2020 NFL DFS Week 8 Team Stacks

by Bobby Shepherd
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Things are progressing a little smoother now. Star players in the league are starting to get a little healthier and targets and touches are becoming more clear. This is the time of year where the 2020 NFL DFS Week 8 Team Stacks seems to write itself.

With five games projected to have over 50 points scored there should once again be no shortage of production.

While we all may appreciate Tuesday Night Football, it's nice to have as many players as possible to choose from in the player pool.

With only three teams on bye weeks, the pool remains strong even if the QB and high price WR options feel a bit more limited this week.

2020 NFL DFS Week 8 Team Stacks

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Game of The Week: San Fransisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks

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This game pits strength against strength in what will likely be the most entertaining game of the week. As Jimmy G and the 49ers methodically grind downfield, Russell Wilson and this explosive offense will seek to prove that they can a firm grasp on the division lead.

Jimmy G as always remains a talented but low volume option at the position. The Seahawks run defense should keep them passing the ball enough for Jimmy G to return value in a head to head game. But I'm not putting him in too many (if any) big money contests.

Brandon Aiyuk has shown some brilliance so far this season, and with injuries further inhibiting this offense, his volume has a chance to increase dramatically. Kendrick Bourne is also a decent enough dart throw in a lineup if you're willing to risk a potential zero.

At the same time, the backfield that's also decimated by injuries is likely to be a split between Hasty the rookie, and McKinnon the surprisingly healthy vet. The backfield seems to be shaping up to be predominantly run by Hasty based on the performances against the Patriots, but we've been surprised before.

Does anything need to be said about the Seahawks passing offense? Russlel Wilson can hit a fly from 30 yards and his freakishly athletic receivers seem to always be beating coverage. It's unclear who is going to draw coverage from top corner Jason Verrett. But it's also unclear if that really matters as Tyler Lockett repeatedly burned Patrick Peterson last week.

As for DeeJay Dallas, the young player has only had four touches so far this season. So he may or may not be effective. But the opportunity will likely be there since everybody else is hurt. Is he worth rolling the dice on? For a $4,000 salary, I'd say throw him in a few lineups.

Cincinnati Bengals vs Tennessee Titans

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The Bengals have struggled with tackling this year. Pair that with the devastating raw power of Derrick Henry and you've got a high likelihood of trailing.

On a related note, Joe Burrow has thrown 36 or more passes in all but one game this season. Joe Burrow is so far this season as likely to throw 60+ passes as he is to throw 30. Joe Burrow should be started as often as possible most weeks but especially this week.

All three pass catchers are viable options in any given week. It's a matter of preference and budget that is the only deciding factor because there is a case to be made for all of them to return value.

Currently, Joe Mixon isn't practicing so Gio remains a safe start pending the Friday and Saturday updates.

Las Vegas Raiders @ Cleveland Browns

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Derek Carr has a solid matchup against a tougher than we expected but certainly still beatable Browns defense. He's averaging over 21 points per game and has only dipped below 20 twice this season.

Josh Jacobs is questionable currently but a fine option if he does start. If he is out, Jalen Richard and Devontae Booker seem equally likely to handle the backfield responsibilities. I'm personally drawn to the option with the pass-catching upside, but Booker has the goal line upside as well. With both at a $4,000 salary it's just a matter of which role you prefer.

Are you sick of me mentioning Nelson Agholor yet? He and Henry Ruggs can both coexist as Ruggs seems to be a low volume, yet explosive option. Agholor had 9 targets (tied for team lead) last week as he seems to have found his groove in Vegas. And Hunter Renfrow remains the security blanket for Carr to lean on.

Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots

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In what will likely be a get-right game for this Bills rushing attack, Josh Allen feels a little expensive. The Patriots earlier this year, though not the past few weeks, have done well against opposing passing attacks. But his explosive upside is worth pursuing, I'm just not going to be putting him in a lot of lineups.

Singletary and Moss have been limiting each other's upside all year. In what is clearly a team built to throw the ball, the backfield has been lacking production. But does any of that matter against a team that can't score points or stop the run? Moss has been the hot hand as of late and I'm expecting the targets and touches to reflect that, but Singletary is an equally viable starter as he tends to lead the backfield in targets.

Another team with three noteworthy receivers, the question becomes who can you count on. The lone bright spot of this Patriots defense has been the starting DBs. Jonathon Jones, J.C. Jackson, and Stephon Gilmore have been playing solid football and limiting passes deep all season.

But the slot receivers have done quite well against the Pats. Brandon Aiyuk, Hunter Renfrow, and Travis Kelce leading their teams in receiving prove the way to attack this team is over the middle. For that reason, I'm rolling out Cole Beasley most often. Both Diggs and Brown have desirable upside.

Tyler Kroft is currently the only healthy TE on the team. Everybody else is as of Friday Morning, in COVID protocols. He is a cheap low floor option with TD upside.

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