Here we go, Week 8. With a few teams on their bye week and another London game, there are 10 games being played this Sunday on the main-slate. We should expect to see a lot more offense this week with four games projected to go over 50 points scored. Let’s take a deeper look into this DFS slate to see if we can find some of the best GPP options on Sunday.
Mitchell Trubisky (CHI) vs. NYJ $7,700
Let’s get this out of the way. Mitchell Trubisky is not a good “real-life” quarterback. He is ranked dead last, among qualified quarterbacks per PFF. Before the final play of the game last week, the Bears QB was 25-49, where he was wildly inaccurate against a pretty soft defense. He is simply bad at reading defenses and continues to miss his receivers, who are among the best corp in the league (talent wise). That being said, Trubisky has gotten the job done on the ground. He has averaged 60 yards rushing in the last three weeks. He has scored 43, 28, and 33 FanDuel points in each of those weeks, respectively, which should continue against the Jets, at home.
Andrew Luck (IND) @ OAK $6,300
Andrew Luck leads the NFL in passing scores inside the 10-yard line. Obviously, Marlon Mack looks healthy now and the production could see regression. However, Luck also threw for a season-low 23 attempts last week and still ranks first in that category among all quarterbacks. The Oakland Raiders have the third worst overall defense, per PFF, which will allow Luck to have success all game. The Raiders should be able to find some offense against the Colts defense, thus providing a positive game script for a high total.
Others to consider: Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Jared Goff, Cam Newton, Baker Mayfield
Chris Carson (SEA) @ DET $6,300
The Seattle backfield is crowded but Chris Carson has shown that he is the best in the group. Most will see the snap-share as a negative impact and avoid the Seahawks running backs altogether. This will lower Carson’s ownership, dramatically, in a great matchup against the Lions who rank 30th in run defense DVOA, 32nd in yards per carry, and 30th in yards allowed per game. At a reasonable price, Chris Carson does not necessarily need to “go off” to hit value and will provide salary relief for top priced studs.
Phillip Lindsay (DEN) @ KC $5,200
Royce Freeman is out this week, giving more opportunities to Phillip Lindsay in a dream matchup. In what should be a shootout, Lindsay should also see more targets his way than usual. The Chiefs have been awful against the run this year and have actually been much worse when they take the lead in games (which is most games I suppose). Lindsay has seen double-digit DraftKings points in all but one game, in a time-share. As the lead back in a great matchup, the Broncos back could be among the highest scoring runners this week at an affordable price.
Others to consider: Todd Gurley, Kareem Hunt, Nick Chubb, Raheem Mostert
JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT) vs. CLE $8,000
At an $800 discount from Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster should be a top wide receiver candidate when building lineups this week. Antonio will likely see shadow coverage from rookie corner Denzel Ward, who has been one of the best this season. JuJu should see double-digit targets this game, at home where we know Ben is much better. The Steelers should have no issue putting points up this week against the Browns. Pittsburg’s defense is not good enough to prevent positive game flow for JuJu.
Devante Adams (GB) @ LAR $7,900
Coming off a bye week, Randal Cobb and Geronimo Allison are expected to make their return. This should leave most people viewing Devante Adams as an afterthought at his price. The targets might dip (16, 12, 14 in the last three games) but Adams is the most talented of the group and one of the best in the league. The Rams corners have been a disappointment this year. Adams will see a lot of Marcus Peters who ranks 100th among all cornerbacks per PFF. We all know how dynamic the Rams offense is, which will lead to a back-and-forth offensive game. Devonta Adams has built a strong relationship with Aaron Rodgers and should have a monster game in one of the highest projected game totals of the week.
Others to consider: AJ Green, Jarvis Landry, Jordy Nelson, Emmanuel Sanders, T.Y. Hilton
Trey Burton (CHI) vs. NYJ $6,400
Although he likely will not see the production from last week, Trey Burton has found the end zone in four of the last five games played. This is positive because his consistency has not been there from a target standpoint. The Jets might involve Allen Robinson in this game more but Burton is a clear check-down option for Trubisky when he feels pressure. Only a GPP option, Burton has GPP winning upside at a price which will keep his ownership down.
George Kittle (SF) @ ARI $5,500
George Kittle is currently fifth in receptions and third in yards among the tight end position. His elite athletic ability makes him a matchup nightmare for defenders as he can create space which is how he is on pace for a 1,200-yard season. Arizona is a nice matchup for a guy who recently caught five balls for 83 yards against, in week five. Without Gronk and Ertz on the slate, the top-tier of tight ends is limited. Kittle has emerged as one of the best at the position and should go under-owned where most people like to spend down at the position.
Others to consider: Travis Kelce, Jared Cook, OJ Howard, C.J. Uzomah
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