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Week 8 NFL DFS Bargains

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There are very few players each week to have confidence in, and they are usually priced up because of it. Because of that, you need a bit of salary relief elsewhere. That is what I’m going to help you with in this article.

These are players who could be valuable and help you with roster construction. They are NOT players you’re necessarily targeting, but rather the players that allow you to target the best plays on the board. They are also the ones that may provide low ownership, thus making them good tournament plays. Let’s reach into the bargain bin and see what we have for this week!


There are actually no quarterbacks I feel comfortable with that are priced within my usual bargain range. If you’re not paying up for one of the obvious studs, you can get a little bit of savings with Philip Rivers against New England or Andy Dalton against Indianapolis. We’ll find some savings elsewhere.

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Running Backs

Joe Mixon, vs. IND

DraftKings: $4,700 | FanDuel: $5,900

Could this be the breakout game for the rookie? He faces a Colts defense that gives up the third-most points to running backs.

Tarik Cohen, at NO

DraftKings: $4,600 | FanDuel: $5,800

The rookie has been fairly quite in recent weeks, but he’s ready to make some noise in this one. The electric rookie has consistently looked like the quickest guy on the field, and now that he’ll be on the turf of the Superdome, that quickness will be enhanced. Combine this with the obvious that the Bears are likely going to be trailing in this game, and Cohen could be back in the spotlight.

Dion Lewis, vs. LAC

DraftKings: $4,600 | FanDuel: $5,400

There’s no shortage of risk involved with this play, but Lewis has been involved for three-straight weeks. The Patriots play the Chargers, who are the worst in the league against the run. I’m guessing the Patriots play a run-first style of game, with Lewis being featured.

Jonathan Stewart, at TB

DraftKings: $3,600 | FanDuel: $5,200

The running game has been ineffective for Carolina, but you’d think it would come around at some point. Stewart is getting the workload, totaling double-digit carries in all but one game. You’re sort of hoping for a touchdown when playing Stewart at this point, but there’s a good chance of that happening this week. Tampa is also below average against running backs, so for the price, Stewart could really be a great value play.

Wide Receivers

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Ted Ginn Jr., vs. CHI

DraftKings: $4,700 | FanDuel: $5,900

I predicted last week that Ginn would have a breakout performance, and he did. This week, he is back on turf against another beatable secondary. Willie Snead will play in this game, which could take a couple targets away from Ginn, but he will still see a couple deep shots down the field.

Torrey Smith, vs. SF

DraftKings: $3,900 | FanDuel: $5,200

This pick is for GPP only. Smith is a boom-or-bust player, but in this juicy matchup against his former team, I could see a boom performance.

Josh Doctson, vs. DAL

DraftKings: $3,900 | FanDuel: $5,200

Doctson has passed Pryor on the depth chart, and the Redskins are hoping he can quickly become the player they drafted him to be. He has a nice matchup with the Cowboys, which should mean a fair amount of good looks his way.

Deonte Thompson, vs. OAK

DraftKings: $3,700 | FanDuel: $4,900

Someone has to catch passes from Tyrod Taylor, and Thompson proved last week that he can be that guy. Will he make it two weeks in a row? I hope so.

Tight Ends

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Jared Cook, at BUF

DraftKings: $3,900 | FanDuel: $5,600

Cook had a breakout performance in week seven against the Chiefs. This week he faces the Bills, who struggle to cover tight ends. If Amari Cooper returns to his underwhelming form, the Raiders will need Cook to win this game.

Jack Doyle, at CIN

DraftKings: $3,700 | FanDuel: $4,900

Cincy is above average against tight ends, but Doyle gets a ton of targets. With 7+ targets in each of the past three games, the opportunity for Doyle to hit value is high.

Nick O’Leary, vs. OAK

DraftKings: $3,100 | FanDuel: $4,900

Again, someone needs to catch passes from Tyrod, and O’Leary has stepped up in Clay’s absence. He has 50+ yards in each of the past two games. He should play an active role in the offense again since the Raiders are below average against tight ends.

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