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Fantasy Football Week 8: DFS Advice

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Suggestions for your DFS lineup.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Pittsburgh Steelers Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Everybody up to speed? The Dolphins got shutout by the Ravens, Blake Bortles looked like a legit QB against Indy and Chicago embarrassed Carolina. Alright, exactly what we expected to happen. This season is destroying stereotypes left and right. As usual, let’s see how last weeks lineup did before getting into this week.

DFS Week 7

POS NAME % DRAFT GAME SCORING FPTS
POS NAME % DRAFT GAME SCORING FPTS
QB Matt Ryan 17.10% ATL 7 NE 23 Final 1 PaTD, 233 PaYds, 37 RuYds 17.02
RB Christian McCaffrey 8.60% CAR 3 CHI 17 Final 10 RuYds, 36 RecYds, 7 REC 11.6
RB Jerick McKinnon 13.80% BAL 16 MIN 24 Final 47 RuYds, 10 RecYds, 3 REC 8.7
WR Nelson Agholor 18.60% WAS 24 PHI 34 Final 1 RecTD, 45 RecYds, 4 REC 14.5
WR Devin Funchess 4.70% CAR 3 CHI 17 Final 41 RecYds, 4 REC 8.1
WR Demaryius Thomas 17.10% DEN 0 LAC 21 Final 9 RecYds, 2 REC 2.9
TE Evan Engram 8.20% SEA 24 NYG 7 Final 1 RecTD, 60 RecYds, 6 REC 18
FLEX Adrian Peterson 22.80% ARI 0 LAR 33 Final 21 RuYds, 12 RecYds, 1 REC 4.3
DST Saints 11.30% NO 26 GB 17 Final 1 SACK, 1 INT, 1 14-20 PA 4
TOTAL FANTASY POINTS: 89.12

Oh God, how awful was that? AP and the Cardinals manage to put up exactly zero points in London and Matt Ryan has his worst performance of the year on the one week I resist my urge to vomit and start him. Ugh, screw it. Moving on.

Quarterback

Andy Dalton

The Colts made Bortles look like a competent quarterback last week. I’m taking a legit signal caller with a high powered offense to put them down early.

Running Back

Jerick McKinnon

McKinnon’s value for me is still worth the start in DFS leagues. He’s got home run ability and a reasonable price tag. Against the Browns I’ll give him the nod and hope they pound it home.

Running Back

Chris Thompson

A pass catching running back in a favorable match up against a soft defense is a good start. Washington and Dallas play each other hard and will look to put their best weapons out front, Thompson being one of those.

Wide Receiver

Will Fuller, V

Seattle will have to contend with a potential Rookie of the Year and DeAndre Hopkins, leaving Will Fuller open to mark yet another game this year with at least one touchdown.

Wide Receiver

Ted Ginn, Jr.

The Bears kept the Panthers out of the end one all day but Carolina lacks that true deep threat that Ted Ginn brings to New Orleans this year. With stunning speed, Ginn can get behind Chicago and take one deep.

Wide Receiver

A.J. Green

One of the best receivers in the league in a match up against one of the worst all around teams. A.J. has the opportunity for a career day against Indianapolis.

Tight End

Kyle Rudolph

You gotta get up pretty early the morning to slow down what the Vikings are doing on offense even with a revolving door at quarterback. Will 9:30 am work? Doubt it. Rudolph should benefit from a team that hasn’t managed to stop anyone from imposing their will all season.

FLEX

LeGarrette Blount

San Francisco has struggled mightily against running backs. They’re allowing the kind of yards that makes Blount, even in a shared backfield an attractive position this week.

Defense/Special Teams

Bengals

Cincinnatti faces a team with 3 points in the last 6 quarters. Enough said really.