27 Oct Daily Fantasy Must Plays for Week 8
Almost to the half way point of the NFL season and boy have we had some excitement so far. Division races are heating up and what comes with them are some daily fantasy matchups that must be played.
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Quarterback – Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
This week I am riding the hot hand in Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers as he faces the Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers is fresh off a four touchdown performance against the Houston Texans in which he torched the Texans secondary all game long. In the Rodgers era, Green Bay has always played the Minnesota Vikings as hard as they could, and I expect that to continue this week.
Minnesota’s defense is currently in the bottom third of the league against opposing quarterbacks and Rodgers is on the war path to show that he is still the top dog of the NFC. Outside of that debacle against Tampa a few weeks ago, Rodgers is averaging over 26 fantasy points per game.
Bye weeks are now in full swing so with limited players up for grabs each week, you must find the guarantees any way you can and take the points. I love Rodgers this week to continue to do his thing and drop 300-plus yards with three more scores, and lead me to another ‘W’ on Sunday.
Running Back – Le’Veon Bell, Kansas City Chiefs
The newest weapon of the Kansas City Chiefs is about to go off this week. Le’Veon Bell faces his former team – the New York Jets – and this will definitely be a revenge game for him. Bell’s departure was highly publicized as he was very unhappy and severely under-utilized in his role with the Jets.
As a Chief Bell has to split time with star rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but as we have seen in the past when a former player gets to face his old team, he always finds a way to get back at his former employer a time or two #RevengeGame #NarrativeStreet.
That is what I expect to happen this Sunday as I see Bell scoring a couple of touchdowns and amassing 100 total yards against the Jets. Daily fantasy is always taking advantage of great matchups and this one is both cheap and advantageous. I am reading the tea leaves with this one and betting big on Bell and you should too.
He is a great player with a great matchup at a great discount. Take advantage everyone because you don’t want to miss out on Bell’s return to fantasy stardom.
Wide Receiver – Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is not only my top wide receiver but he is also my pick to finish as the number one overall fantasy player for the week. Allen has always been the definition of consistency when it comes to fantasy production, but since L.A. made the change to rookie quarterback Justin Herbert he has become fantasy gold.
In the four complete games the two have played together, Allen is averaging 13 targets and nine receptions per game. That is unreal volume which must be in daily fantasy lineups. This week he gets the Denver Broncos in what should be an exciting divisional matchup. Rivalry games bring out the best in teams and this one should be a good one.
I see another 10 catch, 100-plus yard game and two touchdowns. Allen is one of my favorite players in the league and I am cashing in on him this Sunday.
Tight End – Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens
I am back on the Mark Andrews train for this week as the Baltimore Ravens square off against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. Andrews has been an absolute roller coaster ride this season showing us both the fantasy duds and super star performances he comes with. Coming off the bye week I expect Andrews to retake his spot as the lead man for Lamar Jackson and the Ravens offense.
The Ravens are at their best when they pound it down your throat with their zone rushing scheme and then attack you over the middle with Mark Andrews. This game has the makings of a shootout which means tons of opportunities to cash in on some serious fantasy points.
As of late the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has been giving up some air yards in the passing game, and with Andrew’s receiving ability he will have a big day. I see a couple touchdowns coming his way this week.
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