NFL Fanduel Cash Games: Week 8
Week 7 came and went leaving most everyone underwhelmed. Only 17 non-quarterback players reached 20 points. Of those 17 players, guys like Marlon Mack, Tyrell Williams, and Danny Amendola were likely on your bench in season-long leagues. It is also likely that these players were not in your cash games lineups as well. As week 8 lineups begin to be set, we all hope, for the sake of enjoyment, that this week has more scoring.
Week 8 has 4 more teams on bye, Falcons, Cowboys, Titans, and Chargers. Just like last week, there are games on Thursday night, Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Monday night that are unavailable to the main slate. So again, like in week 7, options are limited in the main slate of week 8.
With that being said, let dive into week 8. Here are my 7 players to consider in FanDuel cash games for week 8.
Recommended DFS Tools:
- Daily Roto – Daily Roto has Redzone data, snap counts, targets, and an awesome Lineup optimizer
- The Quant Edge – TQE has a WR/CB matchup tool that’ll be perfect for WR Start/Sits.
$7,800 at Bengals
I was on Jameis Winston last week and I am back for more this week. The Browns have actually been the 8th best team against quarterbacks in 2018 and Winston still threw for 365 yards. This week Winston gets the Bengals. According to DailyRoto, the Bengals are the 5th worst in quarterback points allowed per game. Over the last 4 games, the Bengals defense has allowed 332.75 passing yards per game and 9 touchdowns. In his first two games, Winston has thrown 41 and 52 passes. Those pass attempts should remain high because the Bucs running game is non-existent. The Bucs defense is also terrible and that should mean a shootout is on the horizon against a Bengals team that also has a struggling defense.
$7,700 vs Jets
A second quarterback option was a tough one for me to choose. There are not a ton of matchups that are must play guys. Andy Dalton was an option but his struggles over the last several games mean I am going to steer clear until he resumes playing better. Mitchell Trubisky, on the other hand, has been white hot since his 6 touchdown game. Over the last 3 games, he is averaging 334.3 passing yards per game with 11 touchdowns. The Jets defense has allowed 326.75 passing yards per game over the last 4 games. I expect Matt Nagy to continue to attack through the air with the success of late. Trubisky has shown a strong connection with Tarik Cohen and Trey Burton. Nagy will continue to find ways to scheme these two guys touches in the passing game and that should result in continued success for Trubisky.
$8,100 vs Broncos
Since week 4 Kareem Hunt has been one of the best backs in football. In that week 4 matchup, the Chiefs played the Broncos and Hunt ran for 121 yards, caught 3 passes for 54 yards, and scored a touchdown. His yardage totals since week 4 have been 94, 185, and 141. Hunt has also scored a touchdown in every game since week 2, including last week’s 3 touchdown performance. Now the Broncos. Since their week 4 meeting with the Chiefs, the Broncos are 4th worst against running backs. Over the same time span, the Broncos have allowed 182.75 rushing yards per game. Hunt is locked in as the workhorse back for the high powered Chiefs offense. He should continue to see work both on the ground and through the air. Fire him up in week 8 as he has a real shot at being the overall RB1 this week.
$6,700 at Raiders
I may be a week too late for Marlon Mack but he has a matchup in week 8 with the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders allow the 7th most points to running backs on the season. However, over their last 3 games, the Raiders have been the worst team against opposing backfields. During that span, the Raiders are allowing an average of 192.33 total yards to running backs. As for Mack, since his return to the field two weeks ago, he has been explosive. Mack had 89 yards on just 12 carries in week 6 and followed that up with 126 yards on 19 carries and a rushing and receiving touchdown. In week 6, Mack out touched all other backs combined, 13 to 10. In week 7, Mack received 21 touches compared to a combined 13 touches for all other backs. The touch numbers in week 7 are skewed slightly as well because it was a blowout game and Mack was removed late in the game. It is another juicy matchup for Mack so feel free to use him with confidence.
$6,800 vs Buccaneers
I already hear you hating on my pick here. Yes, I know, Tyler Boyd caught 3 passes for 27 yards against the Chiefs last week. I am telling you now, get this guy in your lineups! Over the last 4 games, the Bucs slot corner, M.J. Stewart, has been terrible. He is allowing on average, 7 catches, 90.75 yards, and 1 touchdown per game. As for Boyd himself, he has seen 15, 7, and 9 targets in the 3 games prior to week 7. He also had a two-touchdown game in week 6. Boyd has been a key cog in the Bengals passing attack and with a glorious matchup in Week 8, he should return to dominance.
Odell Beckham Jr.
$8,500 vs Redskins
Odell Beckham Jr. has received double-digit targets in every game but one this season. The game that he did not was week 2 when he received 9 targets. Eli Manning, although he has been bad, has targeted Beckham heavily this season. He has been moved around the formation all season. According to The Quant Edge, OBJ is seeing 38.1% of snaps as the left side receiver, 40.4% as the right side receiver, and 27.8% in the slot. By moving him all over the formation, Beckham will be placed into position to receive the best matchup possible. I am sure you have heard it before, but opportunity is king and Beckham will be given plenty of opportunities in week 8. Not to mention, The Redskins are the 3rd worst team against receivers over the last 4 weeks.
$6,400 at Raiders
Eric Ebron has had a resurgence of his career since going to the Colts. Andrew Luck has always utilized his tight ends heavily and with Jack Doyle being sidelined, Ebron has been taking full advantage. He is the red zone target for Luck. Ebron has seen 8 targets in the red zone. No other player has more than 4. He has also seen 7 or more targets in the last 5 games. With the Raiders in full tank mode and the struggles, the defense has shown so far, Ebron is in a great spot to produce again in week 8.
With another week coming and going, let’s keep the cash rolling in. Good luck this week.
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