I had a profitable week last week, as my 4 biggest plays: Forte, Ajayi, Eagles D, and Goodwin had monsters. Unfortunately all 4 of my QBs got me 10-15 points so I wasn’t able to get more than a small profit. Here are some of my core players for week 8 NFL DFS.


A. Rodgers – $7,500
Super chalk, but at QB that’s okay. Might be a good idea to stack him with 2 WR’s, although it’s tough to pinpoint who will be his favorites this week. GB with no running game should mean big things for Rodgers the next few weeks.

D. Carr – $5,900
He should be chalk, but might not be as there are a lot of better matchups this week, and his 19th OPRK might have him less owned than he should be. He has had two down weeks in a row, but I like a buy here when his stock is low.

J. Winston – $5,700
If you’re looking for a cheap QB play this week, look no further. Should be a pretty popular play, but stacked with Evans and reverse stacked with Crabtree or Cooper is a no brainer.

Running Back

L. Miller – $6,300
I like him this week for similar reasons as I picked Forte last week. Everyone is down on him and he has a tough OPRK. However the Texans like the Jets are going to realize very soon that they have to give their star RB the load, as their QB is not playing great. That’s what happens this week, and Miller can do big things when he gets 30 touches. His questionable tag will have him faded as well, but will very likely play due to the status of his shoulder injury.

D. Booker – $3,700
This guy was a great price even with CJ Anderson playing, but with Anderson out look for huge games from this talented young back who now gets the start.

E. Elliott – $7,200
Should be a low owned stud this week, as the majority of players will be on better matchups. While it’s true the Eagles defense is the real deal, it’s also true that Dallas has the best offensive line in the league. And they rushed it just fine at Green Bay who is the #1 team vs the run.

M. Forte – $6,400
I hit big on him last week having him in almost all of my lineups, and he was less than 1% owned which is ridiculous for a running back. He will be pretty popular this week as his matchup vs the Browns is a great one, and the Jets should stick with what worked for at least a game, much like Miami did with Ajayi.

Wide Receiver

M. Thomas – $5,000
It’s super hard to pinpoint a Saints receiver as Brees spreads it out pretty well. But averaging 8 targets a game and has had a great past 4 weeks. Tough oprk should have him virtually un-owned, and Sherman should be focused on Cooks.

M. Evans – $8,100
Can’t miss with Evans, and he has the great matchup this week too.

T. Williams – $4,700
Rivers really likely this guy and he’s a big red one threat. With Hunter Henry likely out and a #1 OPRK vs Denver, he should be a very unpopular play. Rivers is one of the matchup-proof QBs in this league who can handle a pass rush. I think this matchup suits Williams way more than Benjamin. I predict Williams goes off and is very low owned.

J. Hunter – $3,100
I hit big on Goodwin last week for similar reasons. Goodwin is now on concussion protocol which means he likely missed this week and leaves Hunter as the only WR on the field for Buffalo. That should mean at least 10-12 points with an upside of 20.

Tight End

CJ Fiedorowicz – $2,800
Home vs Detroit who are pitiful vs TE and has had a ton of targets. Big upside for this super cheap play. Will likely be a pretty popular play this week.

G. Barnidge – $3,300
Very consistent 12 points a game and that’s without scoring a TD all season. I look for him to have a big game vs the poor pass defense of the Jets, and should be faded by most players.

A. Gates – $2,700
Hunter Henry is on concussion protocol, which to me means he’s very unlikely to play this week, as NFL have been being true to their word about taking concussions most seriously this year so far. He hasn’t looked great and has a tough OPRK so he will be low owned, and had a nice 2nd half of last week’s game once Henry was gone.


Patriots – $3,300
At the very banged up Buffalo Bills, they have a good chance at a lot of sacks and take-aways.

Arizona – $2,700
Looks great this year and has playmakers. Playing vs a Carolina team that can’t seem to get it together.

Carolina – $2,900
Off of a bye vs a Zona team that can be a defense’s dream or nightmare.