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Crafting The Perfect DFS Fantasy Football Lineup Week 8

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Aug 17, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) drops back to pass during the first quarter against the New York Giants at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports


Matthew Stafford: ($6,100DK, $7,700FD)

Stafford is a no brainer starter this week after throwing for 364 yards and 4 touchdowns against the Vikings, he draws the 20th ranked Giants defense this week and will look to continue on his fantastic campaign so far. Some experts have gone far enough to put Stafford as the #2 ranked QB this week. We are trusting Stafford and his slew of wide receivers to have a day with the Giants.

Matthew Stafford is projected to be rostered in 10.1% of all DFS lineups.

Russell Wilson: ($7,200DK, $8,600FD)

Completely forget about last week. It’s one week in what has looked like a MVP campaign for the Seattle quarterback. He walks into what very well might be the best matchup in fantasy football, the Falcons are currently the 32nd ranked defense to opposing QB’s and have allowed a 22 yard rush, or a touchdown to a QB in every game this year but one.

Russell Wilson is projected to be rostered in 16.2% of all DFS lineups.

Running Back

Chris Carson: ($7,000DK, $8,000FD)

We try to fade using the same player in these articles on a week to week basis, but this week it’s impossible to avoid starting Carson in a very weak match up against the Falcons, the Falcons are the 20th ranked defense against RB’s in fantasy football and will likely be without Matt Ryan this week to keep drives alive. Seattle will run the ball often and the Falcons won’t be able to stay on the field.

Chris Carson is projected to be rostered in 12% of all DFS lineups.

Ty Johnson: ($4,900DK, $5,200FD)

Injuries breed opportunity and Ty Johnson this week is a prime example of that. Kerryon Johnson is now on injured reserve and that makes the Detroit Lions backfield Ty Johnson’s to lose. Johnson has showed flashes this season already in the limited snaps he’s been given, we fully expect him to perform just fine as the lead back.

Ty Johnson is projected to be rostered in 15.5% of all DFS lineups.

Wide Receiver 

Kenny Stills: ($4,700DK, $5,700FD)

Another case of injury breeding opportunity, with Will Fuller out that means the next person in line, in this case Kenny Stills will look to make the most of the opportunity. He’s already shown us flashes of brilliance. While he didn’t find pay dirt last week, he did catch four out of his five targets for 104 yards. As long as Will Fuller doesn’t play, Kenny Stills becomes a good play week in, week out.

Kenny Stills is projected to be rostered in 13% of all DFS lineups.

Courtland Sutton: ($5,300DK, $6,000FD)

Everybody else is banging the “Sutton SZN” drum, why shouldn’t we? Slotted as the #2 behind Emmanuel Sanders, Sutton to this season has been the 10th best WR in fantasy football and that should only go up from here. Even in a terrible game last week for his team, Sutton managed to bring in six catches for 87 yards.

Courtland Sutton is projected to be rostered in 27.4% of all DFS lineups.

Tight End

Austin Hooper: ($5,500DK, $6,600FD)

This match up becomes a little less reliable with Matt Ryan potentially not playing, however, the Seahawks like to play zone defense and Hooper has absolutely torched the zone defense this year. Against the Colts, Hooper caught six balls for 66 yards and two touchdowns. Seattle has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to the tight end position this season. Don’t be scared of this match up even without Matt Ryan.

Austin Hooper is projected to be rostered in 24.3% of all DFS lineups.

Hunter Henry: ($4,900DK, $6,700FD)

Hunter Henry has posted 14 catches on 17 targets for 197 and two touchdowns in his last two games ass he’ll look to continue that trend against the Chicago Bears. Despite the Bears defense being absolutely stout every week, they are a bit weak against the tight end position ranking 20th.

Hunter Henry is projected to be rostered in 18.5% of all DFS lineups.

Defense/Special Teams

Oakland Raiders: ($1,500DK, $3,100FD)

It’s a common trend in DFS, take the defense playing the Texans. Houston has a terrible offense line that bleeds sacks and the play style of Deshaun Watson opens him up to turnovers. All you need is one of those brought back for the Raiders defense to possibly win you a tournament. You’ll also save lots of money that you can use elsewhere!

Oakland is projected to be rostered in 1.8% of all DFS lineups.

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