Week 8 of the NFL season is here, and we will be turning our attention to the NFL DFS Week 8 main slate over on FanDuel. This week we are looking to break down some players who have seen their salaries rise or fall in the past week and determine if they are worth their new price tags or not. Kenneth Walker III of the Seahawks continues to see his salary jump but is it still not high enough? Derrick Henry and DJ Moore also saw their salaries rise after solid Week 7 games, but we have also seen a drop in the prices of Najee Harris and Michael Pittman. What do we do with these players as we build our DFS FanDuel lineups? Keep reading and make sure you are still checking out the fantasy football DFS player projections as well as checking out the NFL DFS lineup generator when building out your lineups. 




FanDuel NFL DFS Week 8 Risers 

Kenneth Walker III, Seattle Seahawks - $1100 RISE to $8.4K FD

Walker started the season at a modest $5.5K FD backup RB price and now sits with a big boy price tag of $8.4K — the fifth-highest of the Week 8 main slate. The rookie ran for 168 yards (most among NFL backs in Week 7) and two touchdowns in the Seahawks’ 37-23 road victory against the Los Angeles Chargers and is now in the Offensive Rookie of the Year conversation. He now has carried the ball 52 times for 353 rushing yards and four touchdowns over his last three games and as the NFL’s leading rusher since Week 5. Walker should continue to be a main piece of the Seattle offense especially with DK Metcalf likely out this week against the Giants. Even with the price bump, Kenneth Walker III is in play in all formats.


Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans - $800 RISE to $10.0K FD

After three straight 22+ FD fantasy point games, Henry’s huge workload continued last week where he carried the ball 30 times for 128 yards. he failed to find the end zone for the first time since Week 1. With this type of usage, it is rare that Henry does not score so expect him to get back to business in Week 8 against a Houston defense that struggles against the run. His price may have taken a big bump this week, but with the matchup at hand, he is still the top overall RB play on the board and should anchor your cash lineups.


DJ Moore, Carolina Panthers - $700 RISE to $6.2K FD

Moore put up his highest fantasy point total of the season with seven catches, 69 yards, and a touchdown (16 FD fantasy points) in the Panthers win against the Buccaneers last week. This is a team that is in the midst of a rebuilding phase so even though the quarterback situation is still not the greatest we can expect Moore to get a lot of opportunities as the teams alpha receiver. After only 18 targets through his first three games Moore now has 36 targets in his last four games and the Panthers now will face a bad Atlanta secondary that is allowing a league worst 26.2 FD fantasy points to opposing receivers and may be without starting corners A.J. Terrell and Casey Hayward. After seeing his FD price drop for four straight weeks Moore is now back up to $6.2K FD which is still only the 23rd highest priced receiver on the slate. Take a shot on DJ Moore in GPPs.




Other FanDuel Risers:

  • Chuba Hubbard, Carolina Panthers - $1600 Rise to $6.2K FD: May be limited after injuring ankle.
  • D’Onta Foreman, Carolina Panthers - $1500 Rise to $6.4K FD: Led Panthers RBs with 54% snap rate and 145 yards on 15 carries.
  • Michael Carter, New York Jets - $1000 Rise to $6.6K FD: Hall is out for season and Robinson is unfamiliar with offense.
  • Marquise Goodwin (SEA) - $800 Rise to $5.6K FD


FanDuel NFL DFS Week 8 Fallers

Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers - $600 FALL to $6.6K FD

Harris was a DFS poster boy last season due to a huge workload but has fallen on tough times in 2022 due to a very weak Pittsburgh offense. He still gets the work, but he has failed to go over 12 FD fantasy points even once through Week 7. Harris is rushing for an average of 3.3 yards per carry on an offense that ranks second to last in points scored per game and his FD fantasy point average is only 9.5 per game. With a rookie quarterback beside him, Harris and the Steelers are facing the undefeated Eagles and a possible unfavorable game script this week. Even with a $600 discount, Harris will not be in play in cash or GPP formats this weekend.  


Michael Pittman, Indianapolis Colts - $400 FALL to $7.1K FD

Pittman is sitting at one of the lowest price points of the season as he comes in at a bargain rate of $7.1K FD. This is still the alpha of the receiver’s room commanding eight or more targets in five-of-six games played and just two weeks ago, he had a 16-target performance against Jacksonville (13/134/0). Pittman relies on volume and the two games that he had 100+ receiving yards are when he had at least 13 targets. Now with Matt Ryan being benched, Pittman makes an interesting bargain-basement stack with the minimum-priced Colts QB Sam Ehlinger, who is making his first career NFL start. This stack is worth a shot in GPPs as Pittman should be able to have his way with a leaky Washington secondary that already may be without CB William Jackson (back) and is ranked 24th in fantasy points allowed to WRs. 


Other FanDuel Fallers:

  • Deon Jackson, Indianapolis Colts - $1400 Fall to $5.0K FD: Jackson is back to third string with Taylor/Hines returning
  • Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts - $900 Fall to $5.1K FD: Pass catching back with at least four receptions in 4-of-6 games played
  • Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers - $400 Fall to $7.3K FD: Lowest price point of season — dealing with hamstring issue


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