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2020 NFL DFS Week 8 FanDuel Picks

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Welcome to the 2020 NFL DFS Week 8 FanDuel Picks!

In my articles, it is mostly based on cash game and single entry plays as that is what I typically play.

I will throw a few low owned GPP plays out there and some stacks that I will be targeting in the few GPP entries that I do like.

I will update this page if there is any breaking news, injuries, etc. so be sure to check back between now and game time.

Alright, let’s get to it!

2020 NFL DFS Week 8 FanDuel Picks

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Updates

11/1 10:10 am – I overlooked two guys when originally putting this together. I am interested in both Jonathan Taylor and Nelson Agholor. Taylor is playable in both cash and GPP’s while I view Agholor as more of a GPP play due to his inconsistency. He has, however, managed to find the endzone once in each of his last three games while averaging five targets per game and has a solid matchup against the Browns (giving up 40.56 FD PPG).

Joe Mixon and Aaron Jones are out again this week. This put both of their backups in play once again. Jamaal Williams’ price tag increased quite a bit, but Bernards has stayed relatively cheap so I have a little more interest in Bernard due to the pricing. 

Quarterback

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals – $7,600

The first overall pick had his first 400-yard performance last week in the Bengals Week 7 loss to the Browns. Burrow also threw for four touchdowns and added on 34 rush yards and a rushing TD. That makes it five of his last six games that he has topped the 300-yard mark.

We know the Bengals want to throw the ball, they pass on roughly 60% of their plays, and there’s no reason to believe that won’t continue this week. Burrow should be forced to throw the ball a lot once again to keep pace against a high scoring offense in the Titans.

The Titans have given up at least 250 passing yards and 2+ passing TDs in each of their last five games.

Burrow also has some rushing upside, rushing for three TDs on the year, with two of them coming the last two weeks.

I like Joe Burrow’s floor this week and will be firing him up this week.

Honorable Mentions: Patrick Mahomes ($9,200), Derek Carr ($7,300)

Running Back

Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns – $8,200

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Hunt has a juicy matchup in Week 8 against the Raiders. The Raiders’ run defense currently ranks 29th in DVOA and is allowing the third-most FanDuel PPG (25.4) to opposing running backs.

With Nick Chubb still sidelined, Hunt will continue to be the Browns’ workhorse back as long as he remains healthy. He saw over 90% of the teams’ snaps last week and posted 102 total yards with one TD. Hunt has now found the endzone seven times through seven games this season.

The loss of OBJ could also result in a few more targets headed Hunts’ way.

He has been limited at practice this week, but he is expected to suit up. Just be sure to keep an eye on his status Sunday morning before locking him in.

Honorable Mentions: Derrick Henry ($9,500), JaMycal Hasty ($5,600), La’Michal Perine ($5,300)

Wide Receiver

Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers – $9,100

In the three full games that Adams has played in this year, he is averaging 11-138-1 and 14 targets per game.

He’s already torched this Vikings secondary for 14-156-2 on 17 targets in Week 1.

Until the Packers get Allen Lazard back and/or trade for another receiver, don’t even think about it, just go ahead and lock in Adams every week. #analysis

Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals – $6,400

Boyd is coming off of his best fantasy output game in 2020. Last week, he posted 11-101-1 on 13 targets against the Browns.

He runs the majority of his routes in the slot and will match up against the Titans backup slot cornerback, Chris Jackson. Boyd should have no problem exploiting this matchup as Jackson is currently PFF’s No. 118 graded cornerback (out of 118). Jackson is allowing over 76% of all targets against him to be completed, resulting in a 126.9 QB rating when targeted.

Boyd has received at least eight targets in five of his last six games. If that trend continues, he will have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of his matchup.

I expect Burrow to lean on Boyd all day on Sunday in what should be one of the highest-scoring games.

Honorable Mentions: AJ Brown ($7,500), Keenan Allen ($7,400), Allen Robinson ($6,800), Brandon Aiyuk ($5,900), Marquise Brown ($5,900)

Tight End

Jonnu Smith, Tennessee Titans – $6,100

I typically look to correlate most of my plays, and since I am planning on firing up a couple of Bengals, I’d like to run it back with someone on the other side.

It just so happens that the Bengals are the third-worst defense against opposing tight ends. They are currently giving up 12.59 FanDuel PPG.

Smith got out to a hot start, averaging just over 15 FD PPG in his first four games. However, he has been a bit disappointing over the past two weeks, only recording one catch in each game.

I’m expecting a bounce-back game here for Jonnu against the Bengals, who just surrendered three touchdowns to the Browns’ tight ends last week.

Honorable Mentions: Travis Kelce ($7,900), Jimmy Graham ($5,400)

Defense

Kansas City Chiefs – $5,000

Here we go again paying up at D/ST. I don’t love the price, but there are enough savings elsewhere that it shouldn’t be an issue fitting them in.

Outside of their loss to the Raiders, they have not allowed more than 20 points in a game and are averaging 13 FD PPG.

They are playing (most likely) the worst offense in the league and are 19.5 point home favorites. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen that large of a spread.

If you can fit them in your builds, go ahead and fire them up.

Honorable Mentions: Chargers ($4,300), Saints ($3,600)



Core Four – Burrow/Hunt/Adams/Boyd

Favorite Game Stacks – MIN/GB, LV/CLE, CIN/TEN

GPP QB – Justin Herbert
GPP RB – Clyde Edwards-Helaire
GPP WR – Stefon Diggs
GPP TE – Rob Gronkowski


Click here for updated NFL DFS Projections. You can download them and use the optimizer for free!

About Kyle Salamido

Kyle is a lifelong Green Bay Packers fans and sports betting degenerate. His love of fantasy football started when his Dad let him co-own one of his teams when he was 10. He’d spend every Sunday at his neighbor’s house watching every game with his DirecTv Sunday Ticket. To this day, he still watches every game and doesn’t miss a play. Kyle has 15+ seasons of fantasy football under his belt and has found success in DFS since its’ inception.

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