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Week 8 Plays for Draftkings.com

Today I am going to take a look at some players that I am considering for my lineup at draftkings.com this week. There will be a mixture of players for 50/50 contests, head to head games and GPP contests. As always these players are recommended for draftkings.com as my numbers are based off their scoring system and the salaries on each player. Let’s jump right into this and see what players are going to make you some cash on draftkings.com this week.

Quarterbacks:

Michael Vick ($7,600): Vick is always a questionable play since you never know if he is going to get hurt or not. If you are playing in a GPP this weekend you may want to consider Vick due to his price-tag being on the reasonable side and he gets a matchup with the Giants who are on a short week and who are allowing the fifth most fantasy points to opposing QB’s. Vick this week ranks number five at draftkings.com for $ per point. As long as he can stay on the field Vick should do just fine against this struggling Giants defense as he will be playing to retain the starting job in Philly.

Matt Ryan ($8,200): Ryan did not miss a beat last week even though he was without his two starting WR’s. This week Ryan gets a matchup with a Cardinals secondary that is allowing 272.4 passing yards per game and 1.9 TD’s per game. Ryan has been a master of consistency this season in which he has scored 16 or more fantasy points in all his games this season while scoring more than 20 fantasy points in five of his six games this season. If I am playing in a head to head contest or a 50/50 contest I am leaning Matty Ice has he should do some damage against an average Cardinals secondary.

Running Backs:

Knowshon Moreno ($6,000): Moreno finds himself a matchup with the Washington Redskins this week who are allowing the third most fantasy points to opposing running backs. This week at draftkings.com Moreno ranks number one for $ per point out of all the starting running backs in which my projections have him pegged at 21.8 fantasy points, which is right along with his average of 18.9. For this price Moreno is going to be hard to pass up with such a favorable matchup.

Marshawn Lynch ($7,300): I mentioned Lynch yesterday in the fanduel.com article and I am going right back to him today as I am a big fan of his matchup with the Rams this week who allow the fourth most fantasy points to opposing RB’s. In two meetings with St Louis last season Lynch ran for 218 yards, one TD on 38 carries while chipping in six catches for 51 yards. My numbers have Lynch as the 8th best for $ per point this week in which I have him pegged at 20.1 fantasy points, which is right above his season average of 19.1. I do not see the Rams slowing Lynch down so he is making my list of potential running backs.

Wide Receivers:

Calvin Johnson ($8,800): Keep an eye on Johnson as he sat out of Wednesday’s practice. If Johnson is good to go this week I am leaning on him to have a big week for a few different reasons. Johnson will face a Cowboys secondary that is allowing the 16th most fantasy points to opposing WR’s. Johnson will also want to prove he is the top WR in this league after the situation that has arisen with Dez Bryant saying he can do anything Johnson does. Not saying that Johnson needs any more motivation to be the best WR but when someone says something like this it is going to fuel his fire even more and he will be out to make a statement.

Marques Colston ($5,200): Colston has been a bit of a disappointment this season from a fantasy perspective as he has yet to score more than 18 points in a game and his last two contests he has scored just 3.5 points and 2.1 points. That should change this week as Colston gets a matchup with a Buffalo secondary that is allowing the second most fantasy points to opposing WR’s. For the price on Colston and the matchup he has he looks like a strong play for GPP tournaments as he should exceed his value at ease this week.

Tight End:

Jordan Reed ($4,300): My projections have six TE’s projected over 14 fantasy points this week, and Reed is coming in with the cheapest price-tag of those six as draftkings.com has yet really to adjust his salary too much. Reed has become a big part of the Washington passing game has he has seen his yards per catch go from 10.0 in week three to 14.5 in week six to 14.9 in week seven. This week Reed will face a Broncos defense that is allowing the eighth most fantasy points to opposing TE’s. Washington will be playing from behind most of this game which means RG lll will be throwing the ball and with the confidence he is gaining in Reed I like Reed to have a productive outing this week.

Andrew Quarless ($3,500): Quarless is going to be the beneficiary of Jermichael Finley going down to a neck injury. Even though we have not seen much from Quarless to gain any estimate on how he will do I am still considering him since Aaron Rodgers likes to use his TE. With all the injuries to the WR’s in GB we could see Quarless start producing as soon as this weekend. This is definitely a play to consider for a GPP tournament as Quarless is dirt cheap and will be facing a Minnesota defense that has allowed the ninth most fantasy points to opposing TE’s.

Defense:

Eagles ($2,300): Yeah some of you may be asking why the Eagles? If you are playing in a GPP tournament you may have to consider Philly since they did have nine fantasy points the first meeting with the Giants and the way Eli Manning is throwing interceptions they could be in line for another decent week. If I am playing a GPP this weekend I am leaning towards Philly as they should be able to exceed value in this matchup.

Seattle ($5,100)/Chiefs ($5,100): If I am playing 50/50 games or head to head contests this week on draftkings.com I am leaning the safe route to either the Seahawks or the Chiefs who are both priced the same and have great matchups. Seattle will face St.Louis and their backup QB while KC gets a crack at the Browns and Jason Campbell who will be getting the start this weekend.

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Mike Cortright

Mike's a former sports bettor turned daily fantasy sports enthusiast. Mike can be found playing daily fantasy basketball, baseball and football at Fanduel.com, FanEx.com, Draftkings.com,Draftster.com and Draftday.com. When not partaking in daily fantasy sports contests Mike enjoys golfing, fishing and hanging out with his son and wife.

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