Daily Fantasy Football: Week 8 Contests
Recommended Lineup Week 8
All lineups are based off of a $1,000,000 salary cap featured at Daily Joust, you best option in daily fantasy sports gaming. Lineups consist of a quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end, one kicker and one team defense. Teams are created for contests including all Sunday and Monday games.
QB: Robert Griffin (WAS) @ PIT--$214,000--The Steelers defense isn’t what it once was and as the weeks go on Robert Griffin continues to mature into one of the better fantasy options every week. Griffin should be able to pass on the Steelers this week and with his dual-threat ability, expect a big day from him despite the high price tag.
RB: Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) @ DAL--$180,000--The Cowboys defense will be without its leader Sean Lee, which is a huge blow in their run defense. Although Ahmad Bradshaw is priced as the second highest running back this week he is still worth spending the money on considering that the Cowboys have given up three touchdowns in their last two games to opposing running backs.
RB: Alex Green (GB) vs. JAC--$70,000--The Packers face off against the Jaguars this week, and when it comes to run defense the Jaguars are the third worst team against opposing running backs. Alex Green should get a lot of carries in this matchup considering the game will likely be a blow out by halftime, so if you are looking for value, Green is someone to consider.
WR: Antonio Brown (PIT) vs. WAS--$113,000--I seem to roll with Antonio Brown a lot on daily fantasy leagues, but for good reason. This week the Steelers get the Redskins, who have allowed at least one touchdown to opposing wide receivers in every game this season and considering the amount of targets Brown receives, he is in good shape to find the end zone.
WR: Lance Moore (NO) @ DEN--$99,000--Although the Broncos have been sold against the pass this season Lance Moore continues to get a lot of targets in the Saints offense making him a sold buy each week. Moore is coming off of a nine reception for 121 yard performance form a week ago and that type of production could happen again this week in what should be a high scoring contest.
WR: Santana Moss (WAS) @ PIT--$79,000--The Redskins have suffered many injuries in their receiving core, which has opened the door for Santana Moss to become fantasy relevant once again. Moss has scored three touchdowns in the last three games as he continues to build chemistry with Robert Griffin, so expect the two to connect once early and often in this contest as well.
TE: Heath Miller (PIT) vs. WAS--$99,000-- The Redskins are the second-worst ranked defense against opposing tight ends, allowing a touchdown in five of the team’s seven games. Heath Miller continues to be Ben Roethlisberger’s top target in the red zone making him a must start this week in daily fantasy leagues.
K: Nick Novak (SD) @ CLE--$88,000--The Browns defense can’t stop any offense in the NFL and coming off of a bye week the Chargers should come out firing, making Nick Novak a great play this week. Expect the Chargers to get in scoring position early and often in this matchup giving Novak plenty of chances to score big.
DEF: Kansas City Chiefs vs. OAK--$53,000--The Chiefs defense may have yet to live up to its full potential, but coming off of a bye week and playing at home all signs point to a solid performance from this group. The Raiders pass the ball a lot and have a weak offensive line so sacks and interceptions may come in bunches in this matchup.
Total Salary: $995,000
Value Picks for Week 8
Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)--$179,000--The Redskins defense has allowed at least 13 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in each of their first seven games, plus they have allowed 15 passing touchdowns so Ben Roethlisberger is a good start this week.
Philip Rivers (SD)--$159,000--Coming off of a bye week expect Philip Rivers and the rest of the Chargers to be motivated and exploit the holes in the Browns defense, so Rivers is a good start at his current price.
Vick Ballard (IND)--$79,000--A lot of Vick Ballard’s value will be based off of Donald Brown’s availability, so if Brown is rules out expect a big game from Ballard against a poor Titans rush defense.
Jonathan Dwyer (PIT)--$46,000--The Steelers have already ruled out Rashard Mendenhall for this week’s matchup against the Redskins, which means Dwyer should be in line to get a lot of the carries on Sunday.
Denarius Moore (OAK)--$117,000--The Raiders offense relies heavily on the passing game and Carson Palmer has taken a liking to Denarius Moore, so expect the two to connect early and often in this matchup.
Kendall Wright (TEN)--$67,000--The Colts defense has allowed at least 16 fantasy points to opposing wide receivers in each of their first six games including three games allowing 30-plus fantasy points so Kendall Wright is a great start in this one.
Joel Dreessen (DEN)--$75,000--Peyton Manning continues to target Joel Dreessen in the red zone, and has connected with him three times in the last four games for scores, so if you need him he is a good start this week.
Martellus Bennett (NYG)--$50,000--Martellus Bennett had a breakout game against the Cowboys in Week 1 and despite their ability to limit tight end production as of late, he is still worth using in daily fantasy leagues based on his current price tag.
Sebastian Janikowski (OAK)--$96,000
Matt Prater (DEN)--$96,000
New England Patriots--$97,000
San Diego Chargers--$84,000
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