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It is finally time for NFL Week 8! If you’re a FantasyDraft DFS player, then this article is for you.
Each week, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy football lineup picks for FantasyDraft. The lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to hit me up on Twitter @BalesSJustin.
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FantasyDraft – DFS Quarterback Pick
Andy Dalton – vs IND ($10,700)
Dalton has been heating up recently, throwing at least two touchdowns in three of his last four games, including a four touchdown performance against the Cleveland Browns. He gets an elite matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, who are allowing 425.4 total yards and 31.7 points per game this season. Dalton isn’t an elite quarterback, but he is fairly cheap and this is a matchup he can take advantage of.
FantasyDraft – DFS Running Back Picks
Mark Ingram – vs CHI ($13,000)
Ingram has been a huge part of the Saints offense since they traded Adrian Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals. In two games without Peterson, Ingram is averaging 130 yards and 1.5 touchdowns on 28 total touches per game. He is also a big part of the passing attack, recording at least five targets in each of those games. He gets a great matchup against the Chicago Bears, and the Saints are huge favorites. Ingram could have a lot of work running out the clock in the second half of the game.
Christian McCaffrey – at TB ($11,200)
McCaffrey is essentially a wide receiver playing running back right now. Through seven games, he’s averaging 6.4 carries and 8.4 targets per game. He gets a great matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have struggled to defend the pass this season. McCaffrey also plays a major role in the Panthers red zone passing attack. He’s fairly cheap, and another way to essentially get a high upside wide receiver in your lineup.
FantasyDraft – DFS Wide Receiver Picks
A.J. Green – vs IND ($15,800)
Green is the perfect stacking option with Andy Dalton. He’s averaging 9.3 targets per game, leading the Cincinnati team. He gets an elite matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, who have arguably the worst defense in the NFL. Green can score from anywhere on the field, as well. He isn’t going to come cheap, but it is tough to avoid him, especially if you’re using Dalton.
Keenan Allen – at NE ($13,200)
Allen has been enjoying a solid season, but he has struggled to find the end zone. He gets an elite matchup against the New England Patriots, who are allowing a league-high 310.0 passing yards per game. They have also allowed a league-high 15 passing touchdowns so far this season. They have specifically struggled against the slot, making Allen an elite option on this slate.
FantasyDraft – DFS Tight End Pick
Jordan Reed – vs DAL ($8,300)
Reed has been dealing with injuries for the majority of the season, but he looked fully healthy for the first time on Monday. In that game, he posted an 8/64/2 line on 10 targets. He should continue to be a big part of the Washington offense, and he gets a rivalry matchup this week. Washington should be able to score quite a bit against a weak Dallas defense, and Reed will be a big part of that. He’s a great option in all leagues.
FantasyDraft – DFS Defense Pick
New Orleans Saints D/ST – vs CHI ($6,300)
The Saints defense has performed well this season. They are currently above average in interceptions and sacks. They also get an elite matchup against the Chicago Bears, who have been an extremely one dimensional team recently. New Orleans is a -9 point favorite in a game set at 47.5 points, giving Chicago a low team total of 19.3 points. New Orleans can be used in all leagues this week.