Week 9 Underdog Pick’ems of the week
Here are my favorite NFL Week 9 Underdog Pick’ems for you all to follow! If you are new to Underdog Fantasy, sign up here and be sure to use code FANSPEAK for 100% deposit match up to $100! Double your money to play more Pick’ems! Now let’s get to why I like these Week 9 picks.
Aaron Jones– Higher than 100.5 rushing + receiving yards:
Not a lot has gone right for the Packers’ offense this season, but one thing is clear Aaron Jones is their clear-cut number 1 weapon. He’s now got 3 games with over 100 yards rushing and has 4+ targets in 6 of 8 games. While even with his usage he’s not always cracked this 100-yard combined number, the opportunity is clearly there. What sets this apart is that the Lions’ defense is one of the worst in the league. They are getting torn apart both through the air and on the ground. Given that the Packers are still trying to hang in with the wild card race, I expect them to come out firing in this game. There should be a heavy dosage of Aaron Jones early, and there is no good reason why he can’t hit this line.
Justin Fields– Lower than 173.5 passing yards:
Fields has hit this line four times this season, but only just barely each time. Chicago’s offense simply doesn’t pass a lot as they have only one game above 23 pass attempts (27), and they will try to keep the ball on the ground. The Dolphins’ defense has some issues, but I don’t see Fields suddenly picking them apart and throwing the ball 35+ this game. Chicago will attempt some deep passes, which would be the one way this line goes higher, but if those fall incomplete (like they have for much of the season), it will be a struggle for Fields to reach this mark.
PJ Walker- Lower than 187.5 passing yards:
Walker had a 300+ yard passing game in last weeks overtime match-up versus the Falcons, but a lot of that was on the final fluky play of regulation. Walker was once again ineffective and clearly not a strong passing threat. The Panthers could even turn to another QB if Walker struggles early in the game. The Bengals are missing a couple top corners, but their defense as a whole should be good enough to shut down the Panthers passing offense, which lacks weapons beyond D.J. Moore. I think last week’s game was a clear fluke and Walker will struggle to hit this line again.