2016 FanDuel Fantasy Focus: Week 9

Intro: Colts.com’s Andrew Walker brings you his fantasy lineup, sleepers and passes for Week 9 of the 2016 NFL season, as well as a look back at the previous week’s results.

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INDIANAPOLIS — I think this says it all:

Unfortunately, the results speak for themselves.

I had a miserable week last week in my one-on-one weekly FanDuel Fantasy Focus against Colts.com's Kevin Bowen — in fact, I had my worst week of the year — as my dependence on the Indianapolis Colts' main three offensive weapons fell short in my 20-point loss, dropping me to 2-6 on the year.

Heck, this week my defense, the Denver Broncos (20 points), was my top scorer.

We all saw what happened to Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton and Jack Doyle against the Kansas City Chiefs, so it's no surprise it reflected so poorly in my fantasy lineup.

It also didn't help that Spencer Ware was knocked out of the game early with a concussion, Mike Evans had his worst game of the season and Larry Fitzgerald was never able to get anything going for the Arizona Cardinals.

But I digress.

I've perhaps made the same mistake this week, this time putting a lot of chips in the basket of the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense, taking their top running back and wide receiver with Ben Roethelisberger expected to make his return to the lineup.

We'll see how this one goes.

So, without further ado, here's my full Week 9 FanDuel lineup, sleepers and passes, as well as the full results from last week's action.

As always, send me any chatter, questions, "LOL"s or anything else to @AWalkerColts on Twitter using #FanDuelFF.

Also, be sure to catch this week's FanDuel Fantasy Focus show LIVE around 3:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) on Colts.com and/or on the Colts Mobile App, as Caroline Cann, Kevin and myself discuss the upcoming week in fantasy football.Andrew's Week 9 FanDuel Lineup:QB: Andrew Luck ($8,000; at Green Bay): I think this is a big bounce-back game for Luck and the Colts' offense. Their backs are up against the wall heading into the bye week, and while Luck might be under pressure a lot, I think he'll make some big plays.RB: Le'Veon Bell ($8,700; at Baltimore): Bell comes up big in this rivalry matchup at M&T Bank Stadium. I think with Big Ben coming back from that injury, he'll lean on Bell a lot to get things going early, as well as in the red zone.RB: Charcandrick West ($5,600; vs. Jacksonville): With Spencer Ware knocked out of last week's game with a concussion, look for West, as usual, to get a bulk of the action at running back for the Chiefs. West had his best performance in a fill-in role last week vs. the Colts, so I look for that to continue.WR: Antonio Brown ($8,700; at Baltimore): Again, Big Ben is coming back from injury, so he'll undoubtedly lean on his main playmakers in this one — and maybe even more than he usually does. Brown's numbers took a dip without Roethlisberger in the lineup, so look for him to get back to a 20, 21, 22 point outing this time around.WR: Demaryius Thomas ($7,400; at Oakland): I was going to go with T.Y. Hilton in this spot and pair him with Luck again, but I'm weary of Hilton's hamstring. Thomas is the safer pick, and plus, with Oakland's defense the way it is, Thomas could be in for a big day.WR: Stefon Diggs ($6,500; vs. Detroit): Diggs might actually benefit from Norv Turner's abrupt resignation as offensive coordinator, as Pat Shurmur might want to mix things up and go big a little more. Plus, it doesn't hurt that the Lions' defense ranks 28th in the league in defending opposing teams' top wide receivers.TE: Kyle Rudolph ($5,000; vs. Detroit): I'm giving him one more go at this, mainly because I'm so intrigued by how the Vikings' offense will respond under a new offensive coordinator. He needs to get back to his numbers from the first four weeks of the season — maybe that continues against the Lions.K: Josh Lambo ($4,600; vs. Tennessee): Just a value pick here; couldn't get one of the top kickers with the budget I had left, so I chose Lambo with a home game against a team they should beat. I'd expect the 10 to 13 range in points out of Lambo.DEF: Minnesota Vikings ($5,300; vs. Detroit): After an embarrassing loss to the Chicago Bears, I want to see this Vikings defense answer the call against the Lions. Now, Matthew Stafford is having a great year, but it's not like he's really doing is via the big play. If Minnesota can minimize the damage from the dinks and dunks, I think its defense will be alright.Andrew's Guys To Pass On:
QB Derek Carr ($7,700; vs. Denver): He had a monster game last week with 35.82 points, but he won't do that again, particularly against Denver's defense. The Raiders also were able to overcome a ton of mistakes to win; that won't happen against the Broncos.

RB Ezekiel Elliott ($9,200; at Cleveland): The one thing Cleveland has done OK at is stopping the run; I don't really see why Elliott's value jumped $700 this week. He's on the road, he's bound to have a bad game sometime.

RB Spencer Ware (8,000; vs. Jacksonville): We saw Ware get banged up last week with a concussion against the Colts; who knows how effective he can be — or if he can even play — this Sunday against the Jaguars?

QB Russell Wilson ($7,800; vs. Buffalo): I don't like this matchup for Wilson against Buffalo's defense. Wilson has really struggled the past three weeks coming back from injury, but he really, outside of a 23-point performance against the Jets Week 4, hasn't been all that great this year, anyway.Andrew's Sleepers ($6,000 or less)
TE Dwayne Allen ($5,300; at Green Bay): If Allen's able to return to the lineup, I think Andrew Luck goes his way early and often. I can understand is value being so low at this point, so he'd be a great value pick if you needed one.

TE Antonio Gates ($5,500; vs. Tennessee): Another tight end with low value and a high upside. We saw what Jack Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox did to Tennessee's defense, so you know Gates is more-than-able to do the same.

WR Torrey Smith ($5,300; vs. New Orleans): I always pick against the Saints' secondary, and this is another good-value/high-ceiling pick. Smith put up 15.1 points in Week 6, so maybe that's all you would need out of your final WR spot.———————————

Week 8 ResultsAndrew's Week 8 FanDuel Lineup:
QB: Andrew Luck ($7,900; vs. Kansas City): 19.4 points (19.75 minimum value; -0.35 in total value)
RB: Spencer Ware ($7,400; at Indianapolis): 5.7 points (18.5 minimum value; -12.8 in total value)
RB: Devontae Booker ($5,600; vs. San Diego): 14.9 points (14 minimum value; 0.9 in total value)
WR: Mike Evans ($7,900; vs. Oakland): 9 points (19.75 minimum value; -10.75 in total value)
WR: T.Y. Hilton ($7,800; vs. Kansas City): 2.5 points (19.5 minimum value; -17 in total value)
WR: Larry Fitzgerald ($7,000; at Carolina): 12.4 points (17.5 minimum value; -5.1 in total value)
TE: Jack Doyle ($4,900; vs. Kansas City): 4.6 points (12.25 minimum value; -7.65 in total value)
K: Adam Vinatieri ($5,100; vs. Kansas City): 2 points (12.75 minimum value; -10.75 in total value)
DEF: Denver Broncos ($5,000; vs. San Diego): 22 points (12.5 minimum value; 9.5 in total value)
= 92.5 total points (-54 in total FanDuel value; -6 per player)Kevin's Week 8 FanDuel Lineup:
QB: Aaron Rodgers ($8,800; vs. Atlanta): 33.84 points (22 points minimum value; 11.84 in total value)
RB: Devonta Freeman ($6,900; vs. Green Bay): 19.8 points (17.25 minimum value; 2.55 in total value)
RB: Jacquizz Rodgers ($6,600; vs. Oakland): 14.3 points (16.5 minimum value; -2.2 in total value)
WR: DeAndre Hopkins ($7,600; vs. Detroit): 6.4 points (19 minimum value; -12.6 in total value)
WR: Larry Fitzgerald ($7,000; at Carolina): 12.4 points (17.5 minimum value; -5.1 in total value)
WR: Julian Edelman ($6,500; vs. Buffalo): 11.7 points (16.25 minimum value; -4.55 in total value)
TE: Jack Doyle ($4,900; vs. Kansas City): 4.6 points (12.25 minimum value; -7.65 in total value)
K: Matt Prater ($4,500; vs. Houston): 8 points (11.25 minimum value; -3.25 in total value)
DEF: Oakland Raiders ($4,500; vs. Tampa Bay): 2 points (11.25 minimum value; -9.25 in total value)
= 113.04 total points (-30.21 in total FanDuel value; -3.36 per player)WEEK 8 WINNER:Kevin (6-2)WEEK 8 PICK OF THE WEEK: QB Aaron Rodgers, Kevin (33.84 points; 11.84 in total value)
WEEK 8 JOKE OF THE WEEK: Andrew's entire lineup; WR T.Y. Hilton, Andrew (2.5 points; -17 in total value)REVIEW: Week 8 Guys To Pass OnAndrew:
RB Ezekiel Elliott ($8,500; vs. Philadelphia): 16.8 points (21.25 minimum value; -4.45 in total value)
QB Drew Brees ($8,000; vs. Seattle): 20.7 points (20 minimum value; 0.7 in total value)
WR Julio Jones ($9,200; vs. Green Bay): 4.4 points (23 minimum value; -18.6 in total value)
ANDREW'S RECORD: 2-1
ANDREW SAVED YOU: 22.35 in total valueKevin:
QB Matt Ryan ($8,500; vs. Green Bay): 24.42 points (21.25 minimum value; 3.17 in total value)
RB David Johnson ($8,700; vs. Carolina): 14.3 points (21.75 in minimum value; -7.45 in total value)
RB LeSean McCoy ($7,800; vs. New England — DID NOT PLAY): 0 points (19.5 minimum value; -19.5 in total value)
WR Julio Jones ($9,200; vs. Green Bay): 4.4 points (23 minimum value; -18.6 in total value)
KEVIN'S RECORD: 3-1
KEVIN SAVED YOU: 42.38 in total valueREVIEW: Week 8 SleepersAndrew:
TE Jack Doyle ($4,900; vs. Kansas City): 4.6 points (12.25 minimum value; -7.65 in total value)
WR Jordan Matthews ($6,000; at Dallas): 18 points (15 minimum value; 3 in total value)
TE Kyle Rudolph ($5,100; at Chicago): 5.6 points (12.75 minimum value; -7.15 in total value)
ANDREW'S RECORD: 1-2
ANDREW COULD'VE GIVEN YOU: -11.8 in total valueKevin:
RB Devontae Booker ($5,600; vs. San Diego): 14.9 points (14 minimum value; 0.9 in total value)
RB James White ($5,800; vs. Buffalo): 3.9 points (14.5 minimum value; -10.6 in total value)
TE Jack Doyle ($4,900; vs. Kansas City): 4.6 points (12.25 minimum value; -7.65 in total value)
KEVIN'S RECORD: 1-2
KEVIN COULD'VE GIVEN YOU: -17.35 in total value

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