Top FanDuel and DraftKings Plays for the NFL Week 8 Slate

Top FanDuel and DraftKings Plays for the NFL Week 8 Slate

Week 8 features one of the smallest featured slates of the 2017 fantasy season, with 10 games in the main FanDuel slate and just 9 in the DraftKings featured slate. These smaller slates tend to see player ownership percentages climb and cash game scoring tighten, so it’s important to hit at every roster spot.

PlayerOpponentFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Cam NewtonCarolina$7,800$6,600
Carson WentzSan Fransisco$7,900$7,200

Newton and the Panthers face a Tampa Bay defense that showed promise early in the season, but are flat out terrible. They are allowing opposing QB’s to complete just under 70% of passes, with a 11/4 TD/INT ratio, and have managed only 7 sacks this season… by far the lowest total in the NFL.

Assuming the weather holds up in Philly (early storms expected) Wentz is a value lock in a great matchup with a San Francisco defense that enters week 8 giving up 27 points per game and over 24 FanDuel PPG to opposing QB’s over the last four weeks.

PlayerOpponentFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
LeSean McCoyOakland$8,400$8,700
Joe MixonIndianapolis$5,900$4,700
Dion LewisSacramento$5,400$4,600

Shady is our favorite high priced RB in this slate. He has averaged 29 opportunities per game over the past two weeks, and this is arguably the most favorable matchup he’s seen this season.

It feels like the Patriots may have had this planned for Lewis all along. I thought he looked like the best early down back on this roster all season, but the Pats have eased him back into a full(er) workload. He’s led the rushing attack for two straight weeks, and faces what is arguably the worst run defense in the NFL in the Chargers this week.

Mixon was noticeably frustrated with a lack of touches after last week’s game, and the Cinci fan base in general is nearly fed up with the offense’s inability to consistently get Mixon and Green the ball. Look for both guys to be extremely busy in their best matchup this season with the Colts traveling to Cinci.

PlayerOpponentFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Antonio BrownDetroit$9,500$8,800
Alshon JefferySan Francisco$6,600$6,700
Devin FunchessTampa Bay$6,500$5,900
Josh DoctsonDallas$5,200$3,900

Antonio Brown is set to feast on Detroit’s bend but don’t break defense on Sunday night. The Lions give up a ton of completions and yardage to underneath routes that Brown runs better than anyone else in the league. He’s averaged 12 targets per game over his past four, and that number hold up with Bryant out this week.

The Eagles are in a great spot to get Alshon Jeffery rolling as they head into the second half of their season. Clearly this is a point of emphasis for them as Jeffery has by far led the team in targets, while Ertz and Agholar continue to outproduce him. That should change against a 49ers secondary that are 28th in DVOA vs number one receivers.

We give Funchess a slight edge over Kelvin Benjamin this week, as Fun has led the Panthers receiver corps in targets by a significant margin over the past 1-2 months. Both players are strong plays against a Bucs defense that will be without both of their starting corners and as we mentioned earlier, has zero pass rush.

Like the Redskins, we are ready to give Doctson a shot. He’s a big play receiver, red zone threat, and will be featured as the starting X receiver for Washington moving forward. As he gets more game and practice reps, look for his production to step up even more. Cousins is hot right now, and we like the upside of Doctson and Reed moving forward this season.

PlayerOpponentFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Jordan ReedDallas$6,500$5,500
Nick O’LearyOakland$4,900$3,100

Dallas has really struggled to put up decent DVOA numbers against any position this season, but they have been bottom three against tight ends, and face what looks like a finally healthy and ready to produce Jordan Reed.

Nick O’Leary has proven a more-than-competent replacement for Charles Clay over the last two games. This is a great matchup with another defense that struggles against the tight end. If the targets are there this week, he could be a top tight end play.

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