Daily Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet For Week 8
Daily Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Week 8 DFS Tips for games on 10/30/16
October 30, 2016
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Here is my NFL lineup for week 8. Probably the smallest slate of games we will have this season, as there are only 12 games following the Thursday nighter. I like the lineup I put together for this week, hopefully we can turn it into some cash.
Here’s my lineup for week 8.
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Quarterback: Tom Brady, NE
Opponent: @ BUF
Analysis: I told anyone who’s read my previous lineups, that there’s a strong possibility I’m going to ride Brady in every lineup the rest of the way. Dude is playing with a massive chip on his shoulder after his suspension, and is going out there, playing at such a high level to try to stick it to the league. Now he gets to feast on a Buffalo Bills team that shut out the Pats in their previous meeting this year, however we all know that was in week 4, just before Brady came back. In 3 games since returning, Brady has 1004 yards, 8 tds, 0 interceptions and 81 fantasy points. And considering his career 25-3 record against Buffalo, I like Brady’s chances to build on those as New England gets revenge on the Bills.
Running Back #1: Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
Opponent: vs. PHI
Analysis: Getting Elliott at this price is a steal considering how much of a monster the guy has been. Elliott has proven he is worth the 1st round pick that the Cowboys used on him in the draft, as he has 703 yards and 5 touchdowns already through 6 games and 4 straight 130-yard games. In that span, Elliott has scored 104.2 fantasy points. That’s downright insane. Take Elliott in at least one of your RB slots on Sunday night.
Running Back #2: Legarrette Blount, NE
Opponent: @ BUF
Analysis: Another great price, this time on the Pats’ lead running back. Blount put up a season-high 127 yards and a pair of touchdowns against a decent Steelers defense. Now although the Steelers were missing Ben Roethlisberger, that has nothing to do with the fact that Blount seemed flat out unstoppable and now gets to take on a Buffalo defense that is bottom 6 in the league against the run? Yes please.
Wide Receiver #1: Demaryius Thomas, DEN
Opponent: vs. SD
Analysis: The reason Thomas’ price is the lowest it’s been all season, is because the Broncos haven’t thrown the ball well and hasn’t even managed 50 receiving yards since week 4. However Thomas has averaged between 7 and 10 targets per game and he does have a receiving touchdown in 3 of his last 4 games, with the only blip being the last meeting with the Chargers. I like Thomas to get on the score sheet here, possibly more than once against a subpar Chargers pass defense.
Wide Receiver #2: Michael Thomas, NO
Opponent: vs. SEA
Analysis: I’ll take a shot with Thomas as you rarely get a receiver at this price point in an offense led by Drew Brees. Thomas has been flying under the radar, with double-digit fantasy points in 5 of the Saints’ 6 games this season. Thomas is coming off of a 10 reception, 130 yard game in week 7 against KC and he did have a touchdown in each of the 3 games before that, so even though the Legion of Boom and the matchup with Seattle scares me a bit, I still think it’s a risk worth taking.
Wide Receiver #3: Ty Montgomery, GB
Opponent: @ ATL
Analysis: I think it’s fairly safe to assume that Aaron Rodgers won’t go 39 of 56 or better for a 2nd straight week. However I do think there is some chance that Montgomery has an impact on the game. Montgomery has 10 catches in back-to-back games, racking up 42 combined fantasy points in the 2 games. Against a Falcons team that can barely play defense, I like Montgomery to come close, if not reach 10 catches for the third straight contest.
Tight End: Rob Gronkowski, NE
Opponent: @ BUF
Analysis: Gronk is officially back, ladies and gents. Gronkowski had his 2nd straight game with a TD while racking up 4 catches for 93 yards. Gronk now has 70.4 points combined in his last 3 games, and like I said before, New England will be out for blood as Buffalo has caused their only blemish on the season so far, and shut them out at that. Side note, the Bills are the only team that Gronkowski has a double-digit touchdown total against in his career, with 10 touchdowns on 47 receptions in 10 games. Look for Gronk to add to those totals in week 8.
Flex: C.J. Fiedorowicz, HOU
Opponent: vs. DET
Analysis: Fiedorowicz’s price actually went up, even after his first non-double-digit fantasy performance in week 7, however that because the Texans face a Lions defense that is giving up the 4th-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season. Before last week, Fiedorowicz had TDs in 2 of his last 3 games, a trend that I like him to improve on in week 8 against Detroit.
Defense/Special Teams: New England Patriots
Opponent: @ BUF
Analysis: Although the Pats burned me on defense last week, I think they have a bounce back game here. New England remembers what Buffalo did to them in week 4, and against a Buffalo offense that is now missing LeSean McCoy and has a banged up Sammy Watkins, I like the Pats’ chances of having a big game, suffocating the Bills’ offense.
Salary remaining (Out of a $50,000 budget): $300