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DFS Advice for FanDuel and DraftKings for the 2017 in Week 8

The Daily Dos & Don'ts - Week 8 DFS Advice (2017)

Posted by d-Rx on 10/29/17

by   The Archer


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Stagg Party's Week 8 DFS



Pillar: WR, A.J. Green – FanDuel - $8,500 / DraftKings - $8,600

A.J. Green is a lineup lock for me. Coming off a game where he had just three catches for 41 yards Green and Dalton are motivated to get back on track. Coming off games with less than 50 or less receiving yards in the last two plus years Green has averaged 7.5 receptions on 11.33 targets for 106.33 yards and .83 touchdowns. The Colts have allowed the fifth most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers on the season and don’t have a player who can match up with Green on the outside, and their best range safety Malik Hooker is now out of the lineup. A.J. is one of the top five wide receivers in yards per route run and moves around the formation enough that he should get a ton of great coverage. The Colts have allowed three different receivers over 100 yards and have allowed 4 touchdowns to wide receivers. Look for Green to establish himself against this Colts secondary and be the pillar of your lineups.


Sleepers: WR, Chris Hogan – FanDuel - $7,400 / DraftKings - $6,500

Chris Hogan is coming off two underwhelming games, totaling 5 catches for 90 yards on ten targets. This week, the Chargers matchup well with the Patriots pass catchers. Casey Heyward should be on Brandon Cooks but second year standout Trevor Williams is likely to cover Hogan for most of the game. Hogan has been playing half his routes in the slot, allowing him to move around the field and get in favorable spots. The former Lacrosse star is a touchdown waiting to happen, and with Gronk also in a tough spot, he could benefit. The Chargers have allowed the third most touchdowns to opposing wide receivers this season and Hogan is a redzone magnet right now.  


Low Cost Dart Throw: Joe Mixon– FanDuel - $5,900 / DraftKings - $4,700

Joe Mixon is in a great spot this week, much like the rest of the Bengals as the Colts are allowing more fantasy points across the board than anyone. The Colts have allowed the most rushing touchdowns to opposing running backs this season. They have also allowed 414 rush yards to running backs over just the last three weeks and 613 over the last five. Mixon had his best game efficiency wise last week rushing for 48 yards on 7 carries, but did not get a carry in the second half and was vocal about it this week. Look for the Bengals to try and establish Mixon and A.J Green early. For his price, I don’t think there is anyone else with Mixon’s upside this week.  


I’d Avoid – Tyreek Hill – FanDuel - $7,600 / Draftkings - $6,200

Tyreek Hill is going up against the tough Denver Broncos secondary. No matter where Hill lines up this week he will face a tough corner matchup with Roby, Talib, and Harris patrolling the field. With a lot of attention expected to be on Hill I will not be rostering him this week. In two games against the Broncos last season, Hill was targets 15 times hauling in 9 passes for 52 yards and a touchdown. But all that production came in just one game in Week 11 and he was shut out on five targets in Week 16. Tyreek is a game breaker, but I would expect this game to run through Hunt and Kelce in the pass game.  


ØC's Week 8 DFS


Pillar: RB, LeSean McCoy – DraftKings $8,700 / FanDuel $8,400

McCoy is coming off the best performance of his season, which included not one but two rushing touchdowns; the first time he’s tasted the end zone. LeSean also averages just over five receptions and 24.8 total touches per game. If you know anything about how I choose my players, the main statistic to look at is opportunity. This offense revolves around McCoy and will continue to do so at home against an Oakland defense ranked 24 against fantasy running backs.


Sleeper: RB, LeGarrette Blount – DraftKings $5,100 / FanDuel $6,100

LeGarrette Blount is the starting running back for the hottest team in the league but he’s in a semi-slump, totaling 19 FF points over the last three weeks. This is a recipe for a cheap option with tremendous upside. The Eagles face the winless 49ers at home, and San Francisco boasts the worst rushing defense in the league. Zeke Elliot just went to town for over 40 FF points in Week 7, and while you shouldn’t expect a similar output, the 20 FF point range is very much in reach for such a cheap option.


Dart Throw: RB, Jalen Richard – DraftKings $4,300 / FanDuel $5,300

After Marshawn Lynch was ejected from the Thursday Night football match-up in Oakland, Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington assumed a shared role in the Raiders backfield. Washington has 10 touches for 40 yards and touchdown while Richard totaled 13 touches for 76 yards. Washington is the goal line back but proved he won’t be getting many receptions out of the backfield. Buffalo has a top 10 defense against the rush which should mean more passing and check downs to the running backs. Richard is the playmaker who can handle this type of game flow.


Fade: RB, Melvin Gordon – DraftKings $8,100 / FanDuel $7,900

We all know that Bill Belichick and the Patriots love to take away one playmaker on their opponent and force them into a one dimensional game plan. Gordon has a very inconsistent fantasy acumen, posting 36 FF points one game and 5.7 points the next. I believe the Pats will try to force Rivers into throwing the ball which can always lead to two or more interceptions, especially since the Chargers should be playing catch up. Gordon could collect a short yardage touchdown, but it wont be worth the $8k price tag.



RB, LeGarrette Blount – DraftKings $5,100 – FanDuel $6,100

WR, Nelson Agholor – DraftKings $5,400 – DraftKings $6,000





Head-to-Head FanDuel Competition

 - Week 8 -


ØC (4-3 | 822.66 pts) vs. d-Rx® (3-4 | 724.7 pts)


ØC vs d-Rx head-to-head FanDuel Competition - week 8 




FanDuel Points Allowed - 2017


FanDuel Points Allowed chart thru 7 weeks 





DraftKings Points Allowed - 2017

DraftKings Points Allowed thru 7 weeks 





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