Updated: Sunday, October 30 at 11:30am ET
NFL Week 8 DFS is here and it's time to start building those lineups. By now you should have read through everything – the NFL Week 8 DFS Playbook, all the position coaching pieces, the DFS Dart Board, the NFL Week 8 Matchup Report, etc. You should have also listened to the NFL DFS Podcast and watched all the videos from NFL Week 8 DFS Bargains to the Contrarian Corner. All of this is designed, not to throw a bunch of different names at you, but to ensure that you are looking at the Sunday main slate from every angle. With a London game this morning between the Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars and all the marquee names off the board due to prime-time games, our player pool is a lot smaller and there are multiple ways you can attack your lineup build. Is it a must to get Derrick Henry into our lineups? Can we properly pay down at other positions to fit him? What about the high-priced wide receivers like Cooper Kupp and Justin Jefferson? Are we able to jam them in too or are there not enough Week 8 DFS value picks for us to do so? All of those questions should have been answered in our content throughout the week, but if not, then keep reading and check out what angles we are looking to take.
Just a few notes here about the lineups below...
The cash lineups were built solely off the players I put in the Playbook. These are the guys who, unless I have indicated otherwise, offer up the higher floor and will help you cash in your Double-Ups and 50/50s. For GPP tournaments, particularly the large-field ones, you need to find alternative routes to the cash line. I will utilize players from the Playbook and the DFS Dart Board to fill in the gaps, but what I am looking for are some lower-owned stacks that make sense based on expected game flow and other news. You may also see in the GPP lineups, there may be some names I haven't discussed this week on the site, but have talked about during the week on the Fantasy Alarm Show or even on the Fantasy Alarm Sunday Gameday Show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. You will also notice, though, that others on the site have mentioned some of these players in places such as the position coaches, so it's not like we're trying to hide anything from you. The only time, and I mean the only time you will see a player in a GPP lineup who hasn't been discussed is if we are using a stack and need a player from the other team coming back. But it's rare when that happens.
Again, these lineups are meant to serve as examples for you; a sounding board, as I said. They are not meant for you to plug in as your own. That's the lazy way and we don't condone it. We are trying to teach you how to be a better DFS player; we aren't lineup-sellers. You should be creating your own lineups using all the information we provide you throughout the week and then coming here to see if there is anything you may have missed or simply for an alternative perspective.
Best of luck to you this week and let's make some money!
SUNDAY MORNING NOTES:
According to Adam Schefter:
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott, listed as doubtful with a knee injury, is not expected to play vs Bears
Seahawks activated RB Travis Homer from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the New York Giants
Seahawks’ WR DK Metcalf, who was carted off last Sunday with a patella tendon injury, is listed as questionable for Sunday, will return from his injury sooner than expected and play vs. the Giants
Seahawks’ WR Tyler Lockett, listed as questionable for Sunday due to hamstring and rib injuries, is expected to play vs. Giants
Raiders’ WR Davante Adams, listed as questionable for Sunday due to the flu, is feeling better and is expected to play vs. the Saints
Raiders’ TE Darren Waller will be inactive today vs. the Saints due to his hamstring injury
Texans’ WR Nico Collins was downgraded to out for Sunday’s game vs. the Titans due to a groin injury
Commanders’ TE Logan Thomas, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a calf injury, is expected to play vs. the Colts
Cowboys’ TE Dalton Schultz, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a knee injury, is expected to play vs. the Bears
Players already ruled out Sunday include Baron Browning, Jahan Dotson, William Jackson, Matt Ryan, Marshon Lattimore, Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry, David Andrews, Christian Barmore, Chuba Hubbard, A.J. Terrell, James Conner, Evan Neal, Deebo Samuel, Cam Akers and Allen Lazard.
Rams did not activate RB Kyren Williams (ankle) from injured reserve on Saturday.
Amon-Ra St. Brown expected to play for Lions vs. Dolphins
Mack Hollins (heel) is questionable for Week 8 against the Saints.
Packers WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) was removed from the Week 8 injury report.
Darren Waller (hamstring) is questionable for Week 8 against the Saints.
Steelers ruled out K Chris Boswell (groin) for Week 8 against the Eagles.
Rams C Brian Allen (knee) will play Week 8 against the 49ers.
Bears RT Larry Borom (concussion) will not play Week 8 against the Cowboys.
POTENTIAL WEATHER CONCERNS:
NYG/SEA – stead, light rain with 10-15mph winds
As a reminder, when you're stacking in GPP, you always want to run someone back from the opposing team. One-sided games often turn to a running back seeing higher-than-usual volume or the back-ups start to play. For a stack to really pop, the other team needs to keep things competitive.
Chalk Stacks (Expect High Ownership):
Possible Lower-Owned Stacks:
Dart Throw Stacks: