[esi cache="public" adrotate group="1" ttl="60"]Each week, I will give you a discount player at each position (QB, RB, WR, TE, DST) to help you build your winning lineup. Now, let’s jump into my DraftKings DFS value picks for Week 8!
Week 8 DFS Picks
QUARTERBACKDerek Carr ($5,500), Las Vegas Raiders @ Cleveland Browns First of all, get ready for a bunch of Raiders in this article :-). I’ve been talking up Ryan Tannehill so much about how he’s thrown multiple touchdowns in all but one game this season. Well, the same thing can be said about Derek Carr. Not only has Carr thrown a touchdown in all but one game, but he’s also inside the top 10 for most TD passes in the league. Carr has done a great job protecting the football, as well, throwing just 2 interceptions on the season. He has completed 72% of his pass attempts this year. Look for him to continue his hot streak against the Browns’ defense, which has given up the fifth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.
RUNNING BACKLe’Veon Bell, Kansas City Chiefs ($4,600) vs New York Jets Apparently, DraftKings has never heard of revenge games, because Le’Veon Bell is ridiculously priced (in a good way) for his Week 8 matchup against his former team, the New York Jets. Last week, in his first game with the Chiefs, Le’Veon Bell was already seeing some decent time on the field. He played 33% of the Chiefs’ offensive snaps and had just two fewer carries than their lead back, Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Bell finished the game with 39 rushing yards (only 7 yards less than CEH) and proved more productive with his carries averaging 6.5 yards per carry vs CEH’s 5.8. Although this is only his second week with the team, it’s the perfect time for head coach Andy Reid to fully unleash Bell and give him every opportunity against his former team. KC will probably be up big throughout the game and should continue leaning on the ground-game duo. I’m sure both would love to show the New York Jets how Bell should have been utilized and regret their decision to let him go. The Jets rank 27th among DraftKings defenses against running backs.
WIDE RECEIVERNelson Agholor, Las Vegas Raiders ($4,700) @ Cleveland Browns If you read my Week 8 Waiver Wire article, you know how much I love what Nelson Agholor has done for the Raiders. Coming off a 107-yard, 1-touchdown game (has now scored a TD in each of his last three games), Agholor should continue his success against the Browns this weekend. Agholor has seen the majority of snaps among all Raiders’ wideouts in the past few games. He also leads the team with 4 receiving touchdowns. Agholor will continue to see an increased target share. He’s earned it. He’s catching passes from the quarterback with the second-best completion percentage in the league, which will help his chances of having a monster game against the Browns. The Browns have given up the fifth-most fantasy points to wide receivers.
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