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The biggest news of the week is not related to C.J. Anderson’s injury, the return of Donte Moncrief or Joe Biden’s reaction to the Hillary Clinton / Anthony Weiner headlines (priceless). ESPN reported DraftKings and FanDuel are on the verge of a merger with an official announcement coming as soon as next week. What are the ramifications for us, the DFS community? Who cares! We’re on to Week 8 and our Week 8 DFS Lineup.

There are five games in Week 8 with a projected point total of 48 or higher, not bad considering how many teams are on bye this week. The Green Bay Packers at the Atlanta Falcons and the Kansas City Chiefs at the Indianapolis Colts are the two matchups with the highest projected point totals so we’ll make sure we have some shares of players in both games.

DFS players will need to decide if they want to believe in narratives as this week Jimmy Graham faces off against his former squad in New Orleans. Russell Wilson’s health may ultimately be the determining factor. He clearly isn’t the same player with what looks to be four or five of the Brett Favre endorsed, post retirement, knee braces he’s been sporting.

Side Note: Has anyone figured out why David S. Pumpkins is so funny? Is it Tom Hanks? Is it the skeletons? The music? Personally, after having now watched it 10-plus times, I think Kenan Thompson may be the most underrated part of the skit. Nailed it.

Good luck in Week 8, in what looks to be the week of the running back. C.J. Anderson, Tevin Coleman, Jamaal Charles, Doug Martin, Jerick McKinnon, and LeSean McCoy are all no go’s. There is value to be had all over the board but opportunity cost may haunt you if you try and penny pinch (insert inappropriate joke).

Week 8 DFS Lineup Suggestions

Week 8 DFS Lineup: DraftKings – Cash Games

Lineup Number One

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I love me some Famous Jameis Winston this week. He’s at home, Jacquizz Rodgers looks amazing and Mike Evans has a dream matchup. All Winston has to do is hit his season average and he’s more than 3 x his value on DK this week.

Devontae Booker will probably be the most owned player in DFS this week, and for good reason. He’s dirt cheap and looks poised to break out. Don’t get cute. Do it. Do it.

Julio Jones is extremely expensive this week. So is a Lamborghini. I still want both.

Gary Barnidge may return to Barnkowski form with Josh McCown coming back. If McCown can stay healthy for an entire game, we could see Barnidge be a true difference maker in Week 8.

Ty Montgomery has emerged as the swiss army knife of the Packers offense. I’m going to continue to ride the Montgomery train until Green Bay messes up one of the few good things they have going on offense.

 

Lineup Number Two

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Famous Jameis may not be your tempo. Look no further than the man sporting the greatest neck beard you’ve laid your eyes on in Andrew Luck. Jack Doyle has emerged as a viable NFL player, giving Luck another weapon. T.Y. Hilton and Luck have developed some type of Eleven / The Upside Down bond and are becoming extensions of each other. Don’t ask questions, just make money.

It’s time to take Spencer Ware seriously when discussing elite DFS RBs. He’s fully immersed into the Jamaal Charles role and gets the best possible matchup this week.

I’m giving DeAndre Hopkins one last shot. Detroit’s secondary is impaired yet ready and willing to be taken advantage of, just like everyone at the Halloween party you’re attending this weekend.

Matt Jones has turned into a thing as of late but he’s out this week. Rob Kelly for 3k when he could possibly get 15 touches? Yes please.

 

Other Strong Cash Plays in DraftKings

  • Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders
  • David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals
  • Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons
  • Matt Asiata, RB, Minnesota Vikings
  • A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
  • Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals
  • Brandin Cooks, WR, New Orleans Saints
  • Donte Moncrief, WR, Indianapolis Colts
  • Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets
  • Jimmy Graham, TE, New Orleans Saints
  • C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Houston Texans

Week 8 DFS Lineup: FanDuel – Cash Games

Lineup Number One

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Lineup Number Two

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Most weeks I’m doing my best to diversify somewhat but this week I just can’t get away from Jameis, Booker and Barnidge.

For those looking for a different QB option on FanDuel, Drew Brees should be at a low ownership percentage due to his matchup against the Seahawks. The Hawks have some injuries on defense and Brees is at home, where he’s elite. It’s a nice pivot play at QB.

Larry Fitzgerald and Brandon Marshall have cake matchups this week. I love cake, especially that crazy Oreo Cookie cake concoction. I’m not a believer in Carson Palmer or Ryan Fitzpatrick but you can’t ignore the fact the secondaries they’re facing give them a huge ceiling this week.

 

Other Strong Cash Plays in FanDuel

  • Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Latavius Murray, RB, Oakland Raiders
  • Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons
  • Michael Crabtree, WR, Oakland Raiders
  • Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos
  • Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints
  • C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Houston Texans

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John LaPresto

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John has been playing Fantasy Sports for roughly twenty years. He works in the Customer Experience profession by day and is a fan of all things Dynasty, Daily and PPR by night. He currently resides in Boston, MA.
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