NFL DFS Week 8 Dart Board: Top Value Picks for DraftKings & FanDuel
Published: Oct 30, 2022
NFL Week 8 DFS lineup construction is fixing to be a very interesting endeavor. As you have already read in the NFL Week 8 DFS Playbook, we are in a very interesting spot with so much marquee talent off the board. That means people are paying down in a number of key spots and as DFS bargain-hunters, we need to figure out who is worthy of a spot inside our Dart Board and who is just a cheap play but unlikely to produce. It's like the ol' good chalk vs bad chalk debate, a debate you never want to be on the wrong side of, that's for sure.
Welcome to the DFS Dart Board for NFL Week 8!
If you're new to Fantasy Alarm, the DFS Dart Board is an add-on to the Playbook that I started a few years ago. It came about when I was building GPP lineups and realized I needed more salary relief. As I dug through my notes to see who stood out the most among those players at a more affordable price, it hit me. When I put players in the Playbook, I am thinking primarily about cash lineup plays -- guys with a high floor who I could conceivably put into my core-group and build a lineup around. After those players, I would mix in a handful of guys who had boatloads of upside and were in soft match-ups, but I wasn’t paying as much attention to their salary as I should have. And that's where the Dart Board came into play.
Every now and then, when building lineups while using particular stacks, you need some salary relief. You need a guy who may not be minimally priced, but low enough to give you the flexibility you need to get someone like Cooper Kupp or Saquon Barkley in as a flex play or something. Occasionally you may see a min-priced QB or TE in here, but more often than not, this space is reserved for running backs and wide receivers who are below $6,000 on FanDuel or $5,000 or lower on DraftKings.
Now while we call this a Dart Board, keep in mind that every player has been carefully researched. We're not up here picking players all willy-nilly, desperately hoping they hit. We're looking for the cheapest bargains possible who still have the strongest potential to give you at least a 3-5x return on what you pay.
All set? Great. Let's get to it and while you do, maybe give a listen to this week's NFL DFS Podcast with me & Jon Impemba