Fantasy Football: NFL DFS Week 8

By: Jared Leonard | @JaredLeonard77

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Our week 8 DFS plays are here and we’re looking forward to giving you the upper hand to help you cash this week. There is a lot of great matchups this week and it provides us the opportunity to construct varieties of different lineups. Remember, make sure to keep up with last minute news and check back here for any last minute updates. Now let’s look at our plays for Week 8 DFS.


The options at quarterback this week are plentiful. You can’t go wrong paying up for the top options at QB this week, but my favorite play is Russell Wilson. I love the matchup against a bad Lions defense and Wilson’s offensive weapons are all finally healthy.

Pat Mahomes

Aaron Rodgers

Andrew Luck

Andy Dalton

Mitch Trubisky

Jameis Winston

Jared Goff

Russell Wilson

Running Backs:

I want studs at the running back position this week. Gurley is always a great play but my favorite play of the week is Kareem Hunt. He has been putting up huge numbers over the past few weeks and that will continue against a terrible Broncos run defense. I also really like, Mixon and Conner this week. My favorite cheap play of the week is, Nyheim Hines. He is a risky play and should only be used in tournaments. However, Marlon Mack was on the injury report all week with a bum ankle and I think he will be limited today, giving Hines more snaps and opportunities.

Todd Gurley

James Conner

Joe Mixon

Kareem Hunt

David Johnson

Kerryon Johnson

Phillip Lindsey

Adrian Peterson

Chris Carson

Nyheim Hines

Wide Receivers:

There’s a ton of wide receiver options this week and this is the position that you want to use to help you build around the rest of your lineup. My favorite play this week is Doug Baldwin. He is finally healthy and has a great matchup against the Lions. My favorite cheap play is, Chris Godwin. The Bucs should work the middle of the field today and that means more targets for Godwin in the slot and Buccaneer tight ends.

Antonio Brown

AJ Green

Davante Adams

Mike Evans

Ju Ju Smith-Schuster

Jarvis Landry

Brandin Cooks

Tyler Boyd

Emmanuel Sanders

TY Hilton

*Allen Robinson (Ruled out- do not play)

Doug Baldwin

Sterling Shepard

Michael Crabtree

Jordy Nelson

Chris Godwin

Courtland Sutton

Tight Ends:

As always, I’m paying down at tight end and my guy this week is CJ Uzomah. The Buccaneers are terrible against the tight end and I’m predicting Uzomah gets in the end zone this week. If you wanted to pay up at tight end, Kelce is a great option and should post good numbers against the Broncos.

Travis Kelce

Jared Cook

David Njoku

OJ Howard

Vance McDonald

CJ Uzomah


I love the Steelers this week. They’re cheap and have a positive matchup at home against the Browns. They will be in all my lineups.







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