NFL DFS Top Plays for Draftkings lineups Week 8
NFL DFS Top Plays for Draftkings lineups Week 8
Welcome to our NFL DFS Top Plays for DraftKings lineups Week 8 article! In this week’s edition, we’ll be diving into the top picks across various positions to help you craft a winning Draftkings fantasy football lineup.
Whether you’re a seasoned DFS pro or just getting started, we’ve got you covered with expert analysis and insights to make informed decisions. So, grab your virtual playbook, and let’s build a lineup that’ll lead you to victory in Week 8!
Jalen Hurts (QB – PHI): $8,200 at WAS
Jalen Hurts has been nothing short of spectacular in the world of NFL DFS. Known for his ability to rush for touchdowns, he’s been consistently delivering for fantasy managers. Facing a Washington team that has been generous to opposing quarterbacks, Hurts is a safe bet. In their recent clash, he put up 27 DraftKingspoints.
Hurts ranks as the QB2 in fantasy, excelling in various metrics, including fantasy points per dropback, yards per attempt, and highly accurate throw rate. While Washington’s pass defense has improved, they still give up passing yards and touchdowns. Hurts is a top play for Week 8.
Lamar Jackson (QB – BAL): $8,100 at ARI
Lamar Jackson is in the prime of his career, and his recent performances reflect that. With his rushing ability and a high floor, he’s a must-play against Arizona, a team that allows plenty of fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Jackson ranks as the QB5 in fantasy and leads in various rushing categories. Additionally, he’s excelling as a passer this season, making him a dual-threat nightmare for defenses.
The Cardinals’ pass defense has its weaknesses, including high yards per attempt, passing yards allowed, and adjusted completion rate. Expect Jackson to dominate once again in Week 8.
Brock Purdy (QB – DK): $5,600 vs. CIN
If you’re looking for a value play, consider Brock Purdy. Priced affordably on DraftKings, he’s a viable option for cash games. The Bengals have a decent pass rush but struggle in coverage.
This sets up a favorable situation for Purdy, especially without Deebo Samuel in the mix. Purdy has shown efficiency in recent games, and despite a few interceptions, he maintains a decent floor. Facing a Bengals defense that ranks 16th against fantasy QBs, Purdy could be a sneaky play in Week 8.
Jordan Love (QB – GB): $5,700 vs. MIN
Jordan Love may not have received glowing reviews, but he’s been a consistent fantasy asset this season. With at least 16 DraftKings points in five of six games, he offers value at his price point. Minnesota, his Week 8 opponent, has an average defense against quarterbacks.
While Love’s real-life performance has its challenges, the Vikings’ pass defense has improved recently. Love’s low passing grade and yards per attempt against the blitz are concerns, but he remains an option for those seeking affordability.
Russell Wilson (QB – DEN): $5,300 vs. KC
Russell Wilson and Jordan Love share similarities in their seasons—both delivering fantasy value despite less-than-stellar performances. Wilson has averaged over 18 DraftKings points per game, primarily due to the need to pass heavily to keep up with his defense’s struggles.
Facing Kansas City, who had one of the best pass defenses in the NFL, presents a challenge. Wilson’s past performance against them wasn’t impressive. While he might not cross the century mark in passing yards, he still has value, but temper your expectations.
Running Backs (RB)
Alvin Kamara (RB – NO): $7,300 vs. IND
Alvin Kamara may be 18th in running back usage this season, but here’s the catch—he’s played significantly fewer games than those ahead of him. His receiving targets are second only to Josh Jacobs among all running backs.
Kamara’s full PPR scoring potential makes him a must-play on DraftKings. Derek Carr‘s fondness for checkdowns has benefited Kamara immensely. Currently, he stands as the RB3 in fantasy points per game. Despite some decline in tackle-breaking ability, Kamara is still a beast with an average of 26.1 touches and 109.6 total yards per game. Indy has a stout run defense, but the Saints are likely to utilize Kamara’s receiving skills to their advantage.
Isiah Pacheco (RB – KC): $6,100 at DEN
Isiah Pacheco is back on our radar for Week 8, facing a Denver defense that has been historically generous to opposing running backs. Pacheco has consistently delivered, scoring at least 13 DK points in five consecutive games.
With Kansas City being a 7.5-point favorite, Pacheco could see some valuable goal-line carries. He ranks as the RB14 in fantasy and has averaged 17.6 touches and 83.2 total yards per game. Facing a Broncos run defense that allows explosive runs, missed tackles, and yards after contact per attempt, Pacheco is in a prime position to shine.
Tony Pollard (RB – DAL): $7,500 vs. LAR
Tony Pollard‘s price may seem daring, but this could be his moment to shine. The Cowboys, coming off a bye week, are 6.5-point home favorites against the Rams, an enticing scenario for running backs. While Pollard’s yards per carry hasn’t been impressive this season, his usage is significant. He ranks as the RB11 in fantasy, with a high snap share, opportunities, and red zone touches.
The explosive dynamo we saw last year may have faded, but his volume remains. The Rams present a neutral rushing matchup, and Pollard’s price discount makes him an intriguing option.
Breece Hall (RB – NYJ): $5,900 at NYG
Breece Hall is gaining momentum in recent weeks, showcasing his potential with impressive outings. With 20 and 31 DraftKings points in his last two games, he’s become a fantasy standout. His yards per carry stands at 6.5, and with an expected increase in touches, he’s set for a strong second half of the season.
Facing the Giants, who rank 22nd against opposing rushers, Hall is poised for success. The Giants have struggled against explosive runs, missed tackles, and yards after contact per attempt, making Hall a top projected RB in terms of value for Week 8.
Chuba Hubbard (RB – CAR): $4,800 vs. HOU
Chuba Hubbard presents an intriguing option, even as the Panthers play the Texans as home underdogs. Hubbard stepped up in Week 6 when Miles Sanders was out, playing 77% of the snaps and delivering a solid performance. With Sanders back, Hubbard may continue to see a significant workload.
Houston’s run defense has its weaknesses, with a high explosive run rate, missed tackles allowed, and yards after contact per attempt. Despite some risk due to the situation, Hubbard’s DraftKings price makes him an affordable choice.
Dameon Pierce (RB – HOU): $5,300 at CAR
Dameon Pierce is a riskier play but one with breakout potential. He’s seen nearly 19 carries on average over his last three games, and he’s primed for a bigger role in the second half of the season. Facing Carolina, a team that has surrendered the second-most fantasy points to opposing running backs, Pierce has an opportunity to shine.
While Houston’s offensive line has posed challenges, Pierce could exploit the Panthers’ weaknesses, including their high explosive run rate and missed tackles per attempt. Keep an eye on his role in Week 8.
Wide Receivers (WR)
AJ Brown (WR – PHI): $8,000 at WAS
AJ Brown has been nothing short of spectacular recently, delivering at least 22 DraftKings points in five consecutive games. He’s the highest-scoring receiver during this span, and his consistency is remarkable. Facing Washington, Brown is a top-three receiver in salary and a must-play.
In the last clash with Washington, he exploded for 42 DK points. Brown’s dominance extends beyond these recent games, ranking as the WR5 in fantasy. With a massive target share, air-yard share, and explosive plays, Brown is a force to be reckoned with. While Washington’s defense has adjusted, Brown’s talent and production are undeniable.
Adam Thielen (WR – CAR): $8,200 at HOU
Adam Thielen is enjoying a strong season, ranking 10th in the league in targets per game. He’s been a reliable option for fantasy enthusiasts, with a DraftKings price that remains appealing for his opportunity. Thielen boasts an impressive 83% conversion rate on his targets, making him an excellent choice for DK.
While he may not be the bargain he once was, Thielen is the primary receiving option for Carolina. He’s the WR6 in fantasy and maintains a high target share and air-yard share. Thielen’s consistency is remarkable, having finished no lower than WR20 since Week 2. Facing Houston, he’s primed for another strong performance.
Jordan Addison (WR – MIN): $5,700 at GB
Jordan Addison‘s price on DraftKings doesn’t reflect his recent Monday Night masterpiece, where he collected 34 DK points. With Justin Jefferson sidelined, Addison has stepped up as a go-to target for Minnesota. His breakout in Week 7 showcased his potential, and he’s set to see an increase in volume.
Priced attractively on both sites, Addison is a value pick. Despite Green Bay’s pass coverage, Addison’s role in the offense is crucial. Over the last two weeks without Jefferson, he’s maintained a significant target share and air-yard share. Addison’s ability to make plays downfield makes him a compelling option for Week 8.
Cooper Kupp (WR – LAR): $9,000 at DAL
Cooper Kupp is coming off a less-than-stellar performance in the previous week, but don’t let that deter you. He has been the highest-scoring receiver in fantasy over the last three years, making him a GPP gem. While Dallas boasts a formidable defense, Kupp’s talent and track record make him a worthy choice.
Since his return, Kupp has maintained a high target share, air-yard share, and overall production. Dallas’s reliance on man coverage could play into Kupp’s hands, as he excels against this type of defense. With a lower roster percentage due to last week’s outing, Kupp is a strong GPP option.
Zay Flowers (WR – BAL): $6,500 at ARI
Zay Flowers may have seen limited throwing opportunities in the beatdown of the Lions in Week 7, but he still managed a 22% target share. Flowers has displayed a knack for double-digit targets in half of his games, and the matchup against Arizona’s defense is enticing. Lamar Jackson‘s ability to shred defenses opens up opportunities for Flowers.
The Cardinals have struggled against wide receivers, making Flowers an appealing choice, especially given his price. As a rookie, Flowers has shown promise, maintaining a healthy target share and deep threat capability.
KJ Osborn (WR – MIN): $4,700 at GB
KJ Osborn presents excellent value as he steps up in the absence of Justin Jefferson. Playing nearly every snap, Osborn has been consistent, recording at least four catches and 47 yards in three straight games.
With 20 targets in that span, he’s a reliable option. Facing Green Bay, Osborn could see increased usage, particularly with the attention likely to be on Jordan Addison. Osborn may not have flashy stats, but his affordability and potential make him a valuable flex play for Week 8.
Tight Ends (TE)
Mark Andrews (TE – BAL): $6,400 at ARI
Mark Andrews may be one of the best tight ends in the NFL, and it’s surprising to see him priced so affordably. He’s consistently been a force in fantasy football, ranking second at the position in DraftKings points per game.
Andrews is coming off a strong performance, scoring 22 DK points last week. Facing Arizona, a team ranked 26th in total defense, he has an excellent opportunity to shine. Andrews ranks as the TE2 in fantasy, with a high red zone target share and deep target involvement. Despite Arizona’s defense, which has been generous to wide receivers, Andrews remains a top-tier option at tight end.
Trey McBride (TE – ARI): $4,700 on FD, $2,800 on DK
Trey McBride has mostly been in a part-time role this season, sharing routes and snaps with Zach Ertz. However, with Ertz out this week, McBride is set to take on a more prominent role. McBride’s limited target share and air-yard share don’t fully reflect his talent level.
Among tight ends, he ranks impressively in TPRR and YPRR, which better represent his skills. While the matchup against Baltimore isn’t ideal, they have allowed the third-fewest receiving yards to tight ends. Nevertheless, with increased opportunities due to Ertz’s absence, McBride becomes an intriguing option, especially considering his price.
Kyle Pitts (TE – ATL): $3,800 at TEN
Kyle Pitts has been a rising star at the tight end position and is still a steal at less than $4,000. He possesses incredible talent and has shown his potential by scoring at least 14 DraftKings points in two of his last three games. As the Atlanta passing game continues to evolve, Pitts is expected to excel.
He currently boasts an 18.3% target share, a 28.3% air-yard share, and has made his mark as a deep threat. Pitts ranks first in deep targets among tight ends and 16th in red zone targets. Tennessee’s defense has been vulnerable to slot receivers, which bodes well for Pitts, who lines up in the slot frequently. Considering his talent and increasing role, Pitts offers excellent value at tight end.
Seattle Seahawks D/ST
The Seahawks defense showed its strength in a recent win over the Cardinals, allowing just 10 points while collecting four sacks. Playing at home against the Browns, who are likely to start PJ Walker instead of Deshaun Watson, the Seahawks present an intriguing option. Their strong home performance and potential for sacks make them worth considering.
New York Jets D/ST: $4,000 at NYG
The Jets defense is flying under the radar despite its impressive performance. They rank near the top of the league in various defensive categories. Facing the Giants, who have surrendered the third-most fantasy points to opposing D/STs, the Jets are in a favorable position. With a 38-point total in the game and the Jets as a 2.5-point favorite, this defense could provide solid value.
Atlanta Falcons D/ST
The Falcons go on the road to face the Titans, who are likely to be without their starting quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, due to a high-ankle sprain. Whether they start Malik Willis or Will Levis at quarterback, it presents scoring opportunities for the Atlanta defense. Both quarterbacks are relatively inexperienced, which could lead to turnovers and defensive fantasy points. Despite their early-season struggles, the Falcons have not given up more than 24 points in a game this season.
Tennessee Titans D/ST: $3,100 vs. ATL
The Titans defense is a top pick for Week 8. Atlanta has struggled, ranking in the bottom five in points scored and turnovers. Tennessee’s defense has been strong all year, making them an excellent choice. With Atlanta’s offensive woes and a low 36-point total expected in the game, the Titans defense could be a key contributor to your fantasy success.
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