With the usual prime time games, a London game, and the Chargers, Cowboys, Falcons, and Titans on bye, week 8 features another 10 game main slate on FanDuel and DraftKings. Despite having fewer games, the implied totals are up this week, and we think money lines on both FanDuel and DraftKings will be up as well.
Week 8 Quarterback Picks
DraftKings Price – $6,300 | FanDuel Price – $8,300
It took Luck less than a month to start looking like the guy that we saw two seasons ago. It doesn’t matter who is in, who is out, or who the opponent is, he’s going to give you 30 points most weeks. While their fantasy PPG allowed may not reflect it, Oakland is quickly becoming our top team to target in DFS.
The Raiders are 28th in opponent passer rating allowed at 106.6, 28th in points allowed, have only 7 sacks on the season, and are only getting worse as we get deeper into the season. Luck is averaging 29.7 DraftKings PPG over the past month and this is his most favorable matchup in that stretch.
DraftKings Price – $5,600 | FanDuel Price – $7,300
Stafford is averaging just a bit under 4x his current salary on DraftKings, and that is with some defenses that are significantly better than what the Seahawks are currently running out there. Seattle has played arguably the easiest QB schedule in the league, and certainly have not been tested on the road the way this Detroit offense will test them in week 8. The continued development of Galloway and the Detroit running game have made the Lions offense all but impossible to stop.
Week 8 Running Back Picks
DraftKings Price – $7,300 | FanDuel Price – $7,800
We think the injury to Kwon Alexander provides a considerable boost to both Joe Mixon and C.J. Uzomah in a matchup that was already extremely favorable. The Bucs are the 11th most favorable RB matchup despite facing only 115 carries on the season, easily the lowest amongst teams ranking in the bottom 20 in fantasy scoring vs RB’s. The loss of Alexander takes away arguably the second best player on that defense and should give Mixon space on the second level and as a pass catcher this week.
DraftKings Price – $5,200 | FanDuel Price – $6,000
Even before the Freeman injury, Lindsay would have been on our radar in this rematch with the Chiefs. While the Kansas City defense has looked improved against the run over the past few weeks, they are still the number 2 RB matchup in fantasy, allowing just under 33 fantasy PPG. The Broncos offensive line put together one of the more dominating performances we have seen this season when these two teams last met, and Lindsay may be get most if not all of the work this time around.
DraftKings Price – $3,800 | FanDuel Price – $5,600
It is starting to look like the 49ers may finally shut Breida down for a game or two. If that is the case, Mostart is a guy that could hold solid value for week 8. The 49ers face an Arizona defense that is dead last in fantasy PPG allowed to opposing RB’s this season. Mostert is averaging 6.5 YPC on the season, and is coming off his best performance as a pass catcher with 4 receptions last week.
Week 8 Wide Receiver Picks
DraftKings Price – $6,300 | FanDuel Price – $7,400
There has never been a season where Hilton and Luck have played together and Hilton hasn’t been a top 10 fantasy receiver. He hit 3x value in his first game back from injury, and gets a much better matchup this week. Thanks to his versatility and ability to play anywhere in the offense, we know Reich will be able to get Hilton isolated in the matchup he prefers here. You can take your pick, but PFF thinks he will see a lot of Worley who is allowing 2.8 yards allowed per route covered.
DraftKings Price – $5,900 | FanDuel Price – $6,000
Last week was the sort of matchup that we needed heading into a week that we had Golladay circled for… The Detroit passing game was fairly quiet, a time-share tight end scored twice, and Golladay had yet another touchdown called back. As a result you get Golladay in a favorable matchup, at home, at 3x his fantasy PPG heading into this week. Golladay has PFF’s 6th best WR/CB matchup this week with Shaquill Griffin who hasn’t been tested much this season yet still sports a bottom 10 grade out of all corners.
DraftKings Price – $3,400 | FanDuel Price – $4,700
We expect to see Martavis Bryant’s ownership % spike this week, and with good reason… he’s unbelievable talented, has a ridiculously high ceiling, and should absorb a bunch of Cooper’s snaps. That being said, he’s never been a high volume receiver and doesn’t play in the slot (Cooper often did in 3 receiver sets). Roberts may be the sleeper in this Raiders offense and has already hit 3x his current salary this season, and has hit 2x+ each of the last two weeks.
Week 8 Tight End Picks
DraftKings Price – $4,600 | FanDuel Price – $5,700
Njoku makes our article for the second straight week in what should be another high volume game in a favorable matchup for the second year tight end. The Steelers give up the third most fantasy PPG to opposing tight ends this season, and are currently ranked 24th in DVOA giving up just under 80 YPG to opposing tight ends. Njoku is clearly Mayfield’s favorite red zone target, and has seen just under 10 targets per game since the rookie took over at QB.
DraftKings Price – $3,500 | FanDuel Price – $5,400
Uzomah has been a frustrating fantasy commodity this season. He is in a great spot as the starting TE in an offense that leans heavily on the position, but is yet to put together a complete game. He had 6/54 against the Steelers but didn’t score, then found the end zone last week, but only had 2/13. We are betting he finds a way to put together his best fantasy game of the season against a beat up Tampa Bay defense that is especially vulnerable to opposing tight ends. The Bucs are 30th in DVOA vs opposing tight ends, giving up nearly 90 YPG, and lost their best linebacker last week.