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FanDuel NFL Lineup Advice: Week 8 (Full Slate)

by Elliott Baas | @ElliottBaasBB | Featured Writer
Oct 24, 2018

With a new offensive coordinator and facing a beatable defense, David Johnson could have his best game of the season

We’re looking at the Thursday NFL slate on FanDuel in this article. Every game from Thursday to Monday is on the slate we’re playing, starting tomorrow with MIA @ HOU.  One important thing to note when playing the all-week slate is how the Thursday and Monday games affect ownership.

Often when fantasy players choose to play the all-week slate, it’s because they like a player or players in the Thursday or Monday game. That can make Thursday or Monday players a little more chalky than they usually would be if the game occurred on a Sunday. As a result, sometimes we can get more favorable ownership on Sunday chalk.

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Andy Dalton (CIN vs. TB): $7,800
Dalton was a huge letdown in Week 7, mustering just 8.92 FanDuel points against a weak defense like Kansas City. Hopefully that scares other owners away from him since Dalton has yet another amazing matchup this week taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home. The Buccaneers have been the worst pass defense in the league, allowing the most passing yards per game at 327.5 and the most FanDuel points per game at 27.3. They have also allowed the most passing touchdowns per game despite being one of only 10 teams that have had a bye week already. Look for Dalton to bounce back in a great offensive environment.

Running Back

David Johnson (ARI vs. SF): $7,300
Johnson has been a victim of his own team and coaches through the first seven weeks of the season. This week, however, Arizona is in game they could actually win against San Francisco. Their key to victory will be leaning on Johnson for offensive production and shielding rookie quarterback Josh Rosen. The Cardinals also fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy after a disastrous loss to Denver in Week 7, and new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich will be out to prove he knows how to take advantage of Johnson’s talent. This could be Johnson’s best game of the season, and he comes at a seriously discounted price.

Marlon Mack (IND @ OAK): $6,700
Mack has been shredding opposing defenses since returning from injury, with 31 attempts for 215 yards over his past two games. This job belongs to Mack now, and he draws a great matchup this week. The Raiders have allowed 4.7 yards per carry and the 10th-most FanDuel points to opposing running backs this season. Mack is averaging nearly seven yards per carry since his return and should have no problem keeping the hot streak going against Oakland.

Wide Receivers

A.J. Green (CIN vs. TB): $8,800
Green is tied with Adam Thielen and Antonio Brown for the most expensive receiver on this slate, but he is worth the hefty price tag in this matchup. Green has seen double-digit targets in each of his last three games and has seen no fewer than eight targets in a game all season. That is plenty of volume for an elite receiver against a defense of Tampa Bay’s quality.

Mike Evans (TB @ CIN): $7,800
Evans also gets a great matchup on the Tampa Bay side of this game, as Cincinnati has allowed the third-most passing yards in the league this year. They are allowing 300.7 yards through the air per game. Tampa Bay often finds themselves in shootouts, and with a 54.0 O/U, this should be another one. With Tampa Bay a 4.5-point underdog they should be throwing often, and Evans is their top receiving option.

Danny Amendola (MIA @ HOU): $5,400
Miami is missing Albert Wilson and Kenny Stills this week, leaving Amendola as their number one receiver by default. Amendola had his best game of the season last week, putting up highs in yards, yards per catch, and scoring his first touchdown. Quarterback Brock Osweiler is a checkdown king, which should really benefit Amendola given his role and reliability as a slot receiver.

Tight End

C.J. Uzomah (CIN vs. TB): $5,400
The Buccaneers are unsurprisingly allowing the most points per game to tight ends. They are allowing 16.3 FanDuel points per game to opposing tight ends, which is 1.5 points more than the number two team. Uzomah has scored more than eight points in back-to-back weeks and has done well as the starting tight end for Cincinnati in Tyler Eifert’s absence.


Jarvis Landry (CLE @ PIT): $6,700
Landry has had double-digit targets in all but one game this season and gets a great matchup this week against Pittsburgh. The Steelers have allowed the third-most FanDuel points to opposing wide receivers this season and Landry put 106 yards on them back in Week 1. Few players are as consistently targeted as Landry, and with Cleveland as eight-point underdogs they will be throwing often to keep pace with Pittsburgh.


Washington Redskins D/ST (WAS @ NYG): $4,100
Anyone that watched Monday Night Football last week witnessed perhaps the worst offensive line play of the season. The Giants line had no answer for the Falcons pass rush, a defense that had only 10 sacks in six games prior to Week 7, ranking in the bottom five of the league. Washington should get plenty of opportunities to get after Manning, and unlike Atlanta, Washington has playmakers in the secondary to take advantage of Manning’s mistakes. Washington is also allowing just 87.33 rushing yards per game and is in a better position to contain Saquon Barkley.

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Elliott Baas is a correspondent at FantasyPros. For more from Elliott, check out his archive and follow him @elliottbaasbb.

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