5 must-start wide receivers for fantasy football in Week 9

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2.) DeVonta Smith vs. Dallas Cowboys

Coming off his second best game of the season (7 targets for 7 catches and 99 yards and a score), DeVonta Smith now heads into a division game against the Cowboys. This will be Smith’s fifth time playing against Dallas, in which the last two times he has posted a total statline of 13 catches (17 targets) for 157 yards and 3 touchdowns. In the last four meetings, the Eagles have lost three of them and the winner of this game will take the lead of the division.

The Dallas defense has only allowed one game of over 250 passing yards, meanwhile the Eagles have averaged 286 yards through the air since Week 4. When it comes to Smith’s production, it is going to come down to whether or not Jalen Hurts faces pressure upfront and if Smith is able to get an extra step on the defender. With this being a rival game with the lead of the division up in the air, it is important for both teams to get everyone involved and Smith could very well see more targets this game.