- Cam Newton is the highest-ranked player on for Monday Night Football.
- Jamison Crowder is listed at $14,000 on daily fantasy football sites.
- James White is priced at $10,500 on fantasy football sites.
NEW YORK – With Week 9 of NFL action coming to a close, a battle in the AFC East is scheduled for Monday Night Football between the winless 0-8 New York Jets and the 2-5 New England Patriots.
Legal betting sites allow their users to create different fantasy football lineups for Monday Night Football. For this game specifically, it is a five-man lineup with one of the five players being selected as the MVP.
That means that they will earn 1.5 times the points that the other players on the roster will earn. With that said, this is just a suggested lineup and should be switched around to the users liking.
MVP – Cam Newton, QB, $17,000
AnyFlex – Jamison Crowder, WR, $14,000
AnyFlex – James White, RB, $10,500
AnyFlex – La’Mical Perine, RB, $9,500
AnyFlex – Damiere Byrd, WR, $9,000
Starting with the MVP slot is Cam Newton. Newton has played exceptionally well in his first year with the Patriots and will look to keep adding to his 2020 resume here in Week 9.
Newton has a great matchup with the Jets defense that ranks 26 on daily fantasy football sites when defending opposing quarterbacks. Newton is one of the better dual-threat quarterbacks in the league as he has just 2 passing touchdowns on the season but he also has 6 rushing touchdowns as well.
Something else to keep in mind is that in three of the Jets last four games, they have allowed opposing quarterbacks to go for over 300 yards and multiple touchdowns in each game. Newton will add value in any situation on any roster.
The first Flex slot is filled out by Jamison Crowder. Crowder is easily the best offensive player that the Jets have and by a longshot.
In the four games that Crowder has been active this season, three of them have gone for over 100 receiving yards. Crowder also gets used the most in this system as he has seen double-digit targets in every game as well.
He has broken 20 fantasy points twice in those four games and could be on pace for another nice game. Crowder can and should be rostered in all formats for this Week 9 bout.
Filling out the second Flex roster spot is James White. Some might think that this is a stretch of a pick, but White could be in for a busy and beneficial night. Looking at his matchup with the Jets defense and they rank 23 in the NFL when defending against opposing running backs.
However, White is more of the pass-catching back in New England.
That being said, he will more than likely be a part of a committee between Damien Harris and the returning Sony Michel, but being that they are more run-heavy backs, it leaves White to take on all of the targets on receiving yards from the running back position.
The third Flex spot is taken by La’Mical Perine. This could be considered another risky pick here but the stars are aligning for Perine to have himself a nice game.
The Patriots have also not looked great when defending the run as they rank 25 in the league when defending opposing running backs. In their last three games specifically, they have allowed 86 yards, 112 yards, and three touchdowns, and 101 yards.
Perine has been splitting carries with Frank Gore since the Jets parted ways with Le’Veon Bell but has been feeding into Gore’s carries. With that said, Perine could have himself a nice night on the ground.
The final roster spot is filled out by Damiere Byrd. Byrd should be considered a breakout candidate here in Week 9 as he will be given the start being that the Patriots starting receivers, Julian Edelman and N’Keal Harry are both out.
Byrd could not have asked for a better matchup here than the Jets as they rank 23 when defending against opposing wide receivers. Not to mention, the Jets are coming off of an awful performance in Week 8 against the Chiefs where they allowed four different players to score five touchdowns and three players to go for over 90 receiving yards.
Even with Byrd at the WR2 slot, he offers tremendous value against a vulnerable Jets defense.
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