Each week, I’ll be bringing you suggestions on good plays for DFS games on Fan Duel (FD) and Draft Kings (DK). Here are my targets for Week 8.
Cam Newton $8,000 FD $6,800 DK- Cam has taken the next step this year and become an elite NFL quarterback and possibly a MVP candidate. He gets the atrocious Indianapolis Colts defense at home- a place where the Panthers receivers play much better. He should produce a lot of points and will pump your lineup up the standings as the Monday night hammer.
Andy Dalton $8,100 FD $6,000 DK- Dalton keeps producing and is the number 3 fantasy scorer at quarterback this year. He gets a Pittsburgh defense that is much better at the run than the pass. With options at every position, Dalton should continue to produce.
Running Back (RB)
Devonta Freeman $9,100 FD $8,000 DK- Freeman had his worst game as the full time starter and still had over 100 yards and averaged over 4 yards per carry. This week he gets a much favorable matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Expect Freeman to bounce back and hopefully, will have a drop in ownership percentage.
Todd Gurley $8,100 FD $6,300 DK- Someone whose ownership percentage will not drop is Todd Gurley. He predictably sees a big salary bump but is still underpriced. Another top matchup again this week, he is close to must play again.
Wide Receivers (WR)
DeAndre Hopkins $9,000 FD $8,700 DK- Hopkins burned a lot of rosters last week as he was shut down by Brent Grimes of the Dolphins. This week and for the rest of the year, Arian Foster is sidelined with an ACL injury. This means the Texans will have to throw to Hopkins over and over again. Expect a bounce back week here
Stefon Diggs $6,700 FD $4,800 DK- A little trendy pick here but the value is still there. Diggs has gone from unknown rookie to number one receiver on the 4-2 Minnesota Vikings. Expect the targets to continue against a weak Bears defense.
Tight End (TE)
Tyler Eifert $6,000 FD $5,300 DK- For the same reasons I like Andy Dalton this week, I like Tyler Eifert. If you are only playing the Sunday/Monday slate, you don’t have Gronk at your disposal, meaning you need to find the matchups. The Steelers are one of the worst teams in the league against defending the tight end.
Ladarius Green $5,300 FD $3,000 FD- This is only if Antonio Gates does not play and as of writing this article, Gates has not practiced. Phillip Rivers loves going to the tight end so Green will be a top 5 play if Gates does not go.
Seattle $5,200 FD $3,700 DK- The Seahawks have gone through a tough stretch but now they get another poor option in Dallas. Even if Dez Bryant plays, I am not worried about Matt Cassell. The Seahawks shouldn’t have any trouble getting to Cassell.
St. Louis $5,100 FD $3,200 DK- That Rams Todd Gurley stack that was so popular last week will be great to go to again. I see no reason to avoid the Rams D again this week.
Kicker (K) (Fan Duel only)
Matt Bryant $4,800 FD- I usually target Kickers with a very high team total and Atlanta fits the bill this week with projected 27 points. The offense has been moving the ball at will this season, which should give Bryant plenty of opportunities.