NFL DFS Week 8

DFS NFL Week 8

Draftpot NFL Projections

We will follow the same schedule as the previous 7 weeks.

NFL DFS Week 8 NFL Quaterback Rankings

  1. Cam Newton
  2. Matt Ryan
  3. Philip Rivers
  4. Russell Wilson
  5. Drew Brees
  6. Joe Flacco
  7. Eli Manning
  8. Ryan Fitzpatrick
  9. Andrew Luck
  10. Andy Dalton

Week 8 is very interesting at QB because there are many different directions we can go and there are several top tier QB’s who will have single digit ownership levels in tournaments. Cam Newton ranks as our number 1 QB in our model. The #1 ranking is largely due to the high floor he has earned with the rushing yards and the primetime matchup with the Colts. You should be looking at Newton, Rivers and Dalton for your cash games if you’re looking for safe plays. Andy Dalton and Philip Rivers are projected to be the chalk plays this week so I’m fine with fading both players and getting my exposure to them through players like Ladarius Green/Danny Woodhead and A.J. Green.

Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Hoyer – If you’ve been paying attention you will know that we love to essentialy punt the QB position because our data shows that the QB isn’t a very important roster spot in daily fantasy football. I love both Fitzpatrick and Hoyer is juicy matchups with the Raiders and the Titans…. I like both of them enough to consider using them in cash games in week 8 where we can handcuff with Decker (Fitz) and DeAndre Hopkins (Hoyer).

NFL DFS Week 8 NFL Running Back Rankings

  1. Le’Veon Bell
  2. Devonta Freeman
  3. Matt Forte
  4. Justin Forsett
  5. Todd Gurley
  6. Marshawn Lynch
  7. Adrian Peterson
  8. Mark Ingram
  9. Doug Martin
  10. Chris Ivory

Also consider: Danny Woodhead

Running back is extremely loaded with good plays in the mid-top tier range in week 8. Le’Veon Bell is our top play with Big Ben back under center for the Steelers. Bell is going to continue to see heavy usage but we should instantly see a boost in the passing game (back to where he should be). Todd Gurley is the obvious chalk play of the week, but for good reason. The price is too low on DraftKings and pretty fair on FanDuel which makes him a fine play regardless of ownership levels. The monster rookie year for Devonta Freeman is going to prove to be a blessing even if you haven’t cashed in on him because it’s going to help reduce ownership levels of guys like Matt Forte and Justin Forsett. Justin Forsett is a frustrating player to own because he always seems to get TD’s sniped away at the goalline in unfortunate situations. The model loves Forsett… I love the model… I love Forsett. PLEASE don’t let me down, Justin. Also consider Danny Woodhead… many of you know that I play Woodhead every single week on ppr sites because his price never moves. If Antonio Gates is 100% for sure out then fire up Woodhead in all formats.

Draftpot NFL Projections

NFL DFS Week 8 NFL Wide Receiver Rankings

  1. Julio Jones
  2. Antonio Brown
  3. DeAndre Hopkins
  4. Brandon Marshall
  5. Keenan Allen
  6. Odell Beckham Jr.
  7. Demaryius Thomas
  8. A.J. Green
  9. Mike Evans
  10. Alshon Jeffery

Also consider: Eric Decker, Ted Ginn Jr and Nate Washington

Antonio Brown is my favorite WR this week with Big Ben back in the lineup for the Steelers. At this point there really isn’t much I can tell you about Antonio Brown that you don’t already know… he is an elite talent at WR and he is the favorite target of Big Ben in a good matchup.

DeAndre Hopkins – Week 8 is definitely a Hopkins week after Arian Foster went down with an injury in week 7. We owe a big thanks to Nate Washington for the huge game last week that will also help keep Hopkins ownership down a little lower than it might have been.

NFL DFS Week 8 NFL Tight End Rankings

  1. Greg Olsen
  2. Tyler Eifert
  3. Jimmy Graham
  4. Martellus Bennett
  5. Gary Barnidge
  6. Ladarius Green
  7. Austin-Seferian Jenkins
  8. Delanie Walker
  9. Jason Witten
  10. Larry Donnell

Week 8 could be all about Ladarius Green again if we get word that Antonio Gates can’t play. Greg Olsen remains the top target if cap space isn’t an issue. I really think Olsen has a huge game (by tight end standards) against Indianapolis on Monday Night Football.

NFL DFS Week 8 Defense Rankings

  1. St. Louis Rams
  2. Arizona Cardinals
  3. Seattle Seahawks
  4. New York Jets
  5. Atlanta Falcons

Just play the Rams again this week.

NFL DFS Week 8 Kicker Rankings

  1. Justin Tucker
  2. Steven Hauschka
  3. Josh Brown
  4. Matt Bryant
  5. Brandon McManus

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