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FanDuel NFL Week 8 Picks

Hey Guys I’m back again for the weekly edition of the Power Plays. This week we take a look at the Week 8 slate in the NFL. Last week was one of our best weeks yet, with the winner of the Millionaire Maker contest on Draft Kings using 4 of the plays found in last week’s article! It’s rewarding to see plays and player you were on in big time winning line ups, because that means the for the people that do follow my plays cashed that weekend as well.

The Quarterback position paid off in a big way for us last week with all 3 of the plays going for 20+ points. Winston looked really good last week traveling to the west coast and lighting up the 49ers, and hooking up twice with another one of our plays Mike Evans. The volume for Evans is insane and is in another great spot again this week at home against the Oakland Raiders. Cousins hit it big time for us as well last week, unfortunately the Skins couldn’t hold the Lions on the last drive of the game. If you play on Draft Kings then you got that nice 300 yard 3 point bonus on the last play of the game. Stacking against the Browns proved to be the play again for another week, with Dalton and AJ Green hooking up for a hailmary TD before the end of the half. That stack provided us with 20+ points from both players. The TY brothers, Hilton and Williams proved to be big plays for us as well, and at reduced ownership making them great tournament plays. Let’s continue the hot streak into this week, and have another big time week here at the Power Plays.

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Quarterbacks

GB – Aaron Rodgers ($ 8800) – The Packers offense has struggled this year, but I like the spot they are in this week coming off of 10 days rest and into a high scoring game. Rodgers has thrown for 9TD’s in his last 4 games. The Falcons are allowing 20+ points and over 2TDs a game, the Packers have a team implied total of 25 and I expect Rodgers to have his had in every point scored.

TB – Jameis Winston ($ 7700) – Winston paid big dividends for us last weekend, and is in another great spot this week against the Raiders. The Raider are giving up 300yards a game, 2Tds, and 20 + fantasy points to opposing QBs. Winston has scored in double digits in every game this year, along with 3 of them being 20+ point games. Vegas has this set to a total of 49, and this game has the potential to be a shootout.

*Tournament Target* HOU – Brock Osweiller ($ 6600) – This play is based purely on match up, and the weapons Brock has around him. The Lions are giving up 285 yards a game, over 2.5 passing TD’s and over 24 fantasy points to opposing QB’s. This offense has too much talent to continue to be this mediocre, I love the low ownership everyone this offense will be in a great spot. Vegas has this set to a total of 45, which isn’t ideal but it’s sufficient.

Running Backs

ATL – Devonta Freeman ($ 6900) – Freeman has gone for 12+ FD points in 4 of his last 5, along with seeing 5+ targets in and 3 catches in three straight games. What that means is Freeman gives us a floor that is safe for cash games, and has a ceiling if Coleman is ruled that could make him a big time tournament play. The Packers on paper have a great run defense but they’ve played multiple teams this year that have subpar run games (Jax, NYG, Minn, Chi, Lions). The one team (Dallas) that can run, torched the packers.

KC – Spencer Ware ($ 7400) – Ware gets a phenomenal match up against the worst ranked defense in the NFL the Colts. Ware has proven himself this year as the best back in the KC backfield this year by putting up back to back 20+ point games. I expect Ware to get the majority of the snaps again this week, but if for some reason Charles is a full go, I will pull off of him in my cash games.

TB – Jacquizz Rodgers ($ 6600) – Man if you got this guy in your season long league, you could be on your way to a big pay off in your season long leagues. Quizz has been a monster the last few weeks carrying the ball over 25+ times in each game and rushing for over 250 yards. Oakland is allowing 117 yards rushing per game and over 4 receptions to opposing RBs.

Wide Receivers

TB – Mike Evans ($ 7900) – Once again I’ll be looking to roster Evans in everything I can, especially when playing Winston at QB. Last week Evans went crazy for 8 – 96 -2 TD’s, and I’m not sure the raiders will be able to slow him down this week.

IND – TY Hilton ($ 7800) – The most targeted WR in the NFL, TY makes the list for the second week in a row in a great spot at home. The Chiefs just got torched by Drew Brees at home, and now travel to visit the Colts in what Vegas says will be a very high scoring game with a 50 point total. The Colts struggle consistently running the ball, and will rely heavily on the arm of luck and the legs and hands of Hilton.

GB – Randall Cobb ($ 6800) – Cobb’s price has not quite caught up with his production as of late. Cobb has the most receptions in the last 3 weeks with 27 receptions, which means I like this play a bit more on DK then I do FanDuel. Any WR seeing that type of volume makes for a nice floor, which makes him cash game safe, in the highest total of the weekend.

*Tournament Target* NYJ – Brandon Marshall ($ 7400) – The browns don’t have a bye week, which means were going to target that porous defense. This week I like the Jets passing game and the WR I like the most is the built by UCF product BMarsh. The Browns allowed another top 10 scoring WR last week in AJ Green, and continue to struggle covering WR1’s. Marshall is coming off two down games which makes him a great target this week.

*Tournament Target* NO – Willie Snead ($ 6400) – Snead has burned us this year, but when the Saints play at home we have to find someone to target. I really like Michael Thomas but he gets the toughest match-up along with cooks having to play on the outside against the Seahawks best cornerbacks. The Seahawks are a bit vulnerable in the slot where Snead lines up, which makes him an interesting play this week. Vegas has the total set to 48, which means there will be scoring.

Tight Ends

SEA – Jimmy Graham ($ 6700) – Finally Jimmy Graham is seeing the volume he deserves, when the Seahawks traded for him nearly 2 years ago. Graham has seen 27 targets the last 3 games, and has converted on 17 of those. The Saints struggle to cover and I expect Graham to continue to get the majority of the looks this week in the red zone and on third down.

MINN – Kyle Rudolph ($ 5100) – Rudolph has seen a nice price decrease in the last two week, but saw 11 targets last week. I expect Rudolph to get back on track this week on Monday Night against the Bears who are struggling covering in the secondary this year.

Defenses

Denver Broncos ($ 5000) – The revenge game from week 6 on Thursday night, where the Broncos most recently lost to the Chargers. The Charges have an implied team total under 20, and the Broncos lead the league in sacks and are 4th in takeaways.

NY Jets ($ 4700) – The Jets have been torched this year in the passing but against capable QBs, the Browns are lacking at the position. The browns will struggle to run the ball as the Jets have one of the better Run defenses in the league. I like the Jets in this spot, sitting back and letting Hogan have to try to beat them through the air.