NFL Sunday Preview: Week 9

Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys rolls out to pass during the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on November 24, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.

Ahead of another NFL Sunday, we’ve previewed the slate and picked our favourites for Sunday




Dak Prescott (Cowboys @ Chiefs)

If you take out last week’s rain induced aberration, Prescott has consistently been one of the best fantasy quarterbacks on a week to week basis.

It looks like he may have Zeke at his side, and with that Dallas line in front of him, Dak should carve up the Chiefs 29th ranked pass defence.

Russell Wilson (Seahawks v Redskins)

Wilson struggled for a few weeks earlier in the season, but has rebounded strongly and shredded the Texans in last week’s classic duel with the sadly injured Deshaun Watson.  The Redskins defence is giving up 25.7 points per contest and with Seattle’s run game struggling, Wilson will likely be putting the team on his back again this week.




Alvin Kamara (Saints @ Buccaneers)

The rookie Kamara made Adrian Peterson expendable, and has grabbed a sizable role for himself in the Saints offense, both as a runner and receiver. With Mark Ingram suffering a bout of fumble-itis last week, Kamara may see more carries going forward, although he likely won’t become a true lead back.

The Buccs have struggled with passing backs all season, due to a revolving door at linebacker and they haven’t faced many as dynamic as this one.

Chris Thompson (Redskins @ Seattle)

The Seahawks are tough to run against, meaning Thompson will likely be the back to own for the Skins this week. He’s one of the most dynamic pass catching backs in the league, and one would expect his side may play this game from behind.

After being humiliated last week, the Legion of Boom will not be allowing anybody throw deep on them, so Thompson should thrive in the short areas of the field.



Mike Evans (Buccaneers v Saints)

The Saints defence is nowhere near the laughing stock it used to be, but Evans is such a beast it may not matter. If Tampa can keep him away from rookie corner Marshawn Lattimore, Evans will feast on the rest of their secondary. Even against Lattimore, Evans’ size and strength means he’s open even when he’s covered.

Will Fuller/DeAndre Hopkins (Texans v Colts)

The injury to Deshaun Watson obviously lessens these two value, but fading them against the lowly Colts would be a mistake. Every QB who has ever played with Hopkins (except Brock Osweiler) has been able to get production by just lobbing it in his direction.

The Colts defence is statistically the worst in football in points and the second worst in yards, and for one week only the loss of Watson won’t cripple these two.



Ed Dickson (Panthers v Falcons)

Dickson has shone more this year, thanks to the injury to Greg Olsen, and now the trade of Kelvin Benjamin to the Bills means he will get even more opportunities. Expect him to see six to seven targets in the Panthers pass catcher starved offense.

Jack Doyle (Colts v Texans)

Doyle was considered here to be a serious breakout candidate after the Colts traded away the tight end formerly known as Dwayne Allen. An early season injury derailed those predictions, but he has exploded with 25 catches over the last three weeks, including 12 last week.

He should get double digit targets against a defence struggling for pass rush without JJ Watt.