Gambling911.com has your Rams vs. Vikings Daily Fantasy NFL picks and betting odds for Week 9.
The line on this game was set at -2.5 favoring Minnesota. On the surface this would not appear to be a fantasy-friendly matchup with a total of 39.5, and with good reason, however, we do believe St. Louis has two key players deserving of a look here.
What to Look for With the St. Louis Rams – Tough on opposing quarterbacks, top ranked run defense and St. Louis is not bad against opposing receivers and tight ends either.
What to Look for With the Minnesota Vikings – Minnesota ranks 30th at defending running backs. As such this is a position that St. Louis can exploit. They have what it takes in Todd Gurley. The Vikings are also considered among the more favorable teams to play opposing tight ends, however, St. Louis does not have any true talent in this position.
Who to Play –
Todd Gurley ($6.9K) - Hurley rushed for 133 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries while catching all three of his targets for 13 yards last week in the Rams win over San Francisco. He may not put up the same type of numbers versus Minnesota but is certainly doable in Week 9.
Tavon Austin ($4.8K) – Worth a close look this week as he is among the top targeted in the pass game for St. Louis. Austin caught 4-of-7 targets for 98 yards and one touchdown while rushing three times for 21 yards and another touchdown.
- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com