Welcome to the NFL Week 8 optimal lineup pivots for DraftKings and FanDuel! I’m going to go over the optimal lineups using the Team Rise or Fall NFL Study Hub projections, 4 man game stack, and potential pivots that have tournament winning upside. Let’s get into it!
The optimal went with a budget SF/SEA game stack. Makes a lot of sense with how bad the Seattle defense has been against the passing allowing 368.7 passing yards per game. This stack does rank as one of the top value stacks in the NFL Top Stacks tool as well. For me, it’s a coin flip if I’m choosing between Metcalf and Lockett as a run back option.
Prioritizing Running Backs– The optimal chose 3 out of the top 5 projected running backs in the NFL Study Hub. Kamara, Hunt, and Williams are all in great spots and will be priorities for me on Sunday.
Denzel Mims– He does project as the highest value at Wide Reciever but, I’m not buying into a Jets offense with an implied total of 15. I’ll pivot here.
SF/SEA Game Stack– I’ll stick with the same game stack but, I’d rather have Brandon Aiyuk than George Kittle. For me, Kittle has been too volatile for a $7,000 price tag. I’ll make this more of a value stack and get other studs in my lineup.
Travis Kelce– Kelce is the top projected Tight End in the NFL Study Hub and Kansas City has an implied total of 34 against the Jets. This game should get ugly fast and Kelce should be involved as he usually is.
Keenan Allen– Allen is a target monster and his price tag is very appealing at $6,200. Over the last four weeks, Allen has a market share of 26% and has emerged as Herbert’s go-to target. Sign me up for Keenan Allen.
Back to the well with the SF/SEA game stack. That game definitely stands out in the NFL Study Hub projections and I will have plenty of exposure to this spot on Sunday. This stack is the second-ranked value stack in the NFL Top Stacks tool and provides a lot of upside.
Running Backs– Kareem Hunt and Jamaal Williams pop up in this optimal as well. Per the NFL Study Hub, Las Vegas is giving up 25 fantasy points per game to opposing Running Backs which bodes well for Hunt. Williams grades out as the fourth-best value at Running Back and should see the lion’s share of the touches on Sunday.
Bengals– Giovanni Bernard and Tyler Boyd popped up in the optimal. This could work out similar to Jamaal Williams/Davante Adams last week because Tennessee cannot stop a nose bleed on defense. They’re allowing 129 rushing yards per game and 272 passing yards per game. I expect Cincinnati to put up plenty of points in this spot.
Tennessee Stack– Tennessee pops as a value stack in the NFL Top Stacks tool and they have an implied total of 29.25. The Bengal’s defense has been just as bad as the Titan’s defense allowing 133 rushing yards per game and 261 passing yards per game. I’d run Ryan Tannehill with A.J. Brown, Corey Davis, and run it back with Tyler Boyd.
Myles Gaskin– Gaskin has proven to have a floor around 10 points and has not had a multiple touchdown ceiling game thus far. If you think Miami hangs tough with Los Angeles, Gaskin should be a big reason why. The Rams are allowing 16 points per game to opposing Running Backs per the NFL Study Hub.
Dalvin Cook– Cook is back in the starting lineup and could get overlooked in this spot. Green Bay has allowed 26 points per game to opposing Running Backs (NFL Study Hub) and Cook is one of the highest-rated players in the NFL Study Hub ratings. Cook is a great pivot.
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