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Top NFL DFS Plays of Week 8 (2020)

Oct 30, 2020

Kareem Hunt is just about a must-play this week in all lineups.

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Salaries referenced are from DraftKings.

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Which stud ($6,500 or higher) are you locking into your lineups?

Kareem Hunt (RB – CLE): $6,900
Kareem Hunt is just about a must-play this week in all lineups. He faces a Raiders run defense that has allowed the most points to opposing running backs on DK. With Chubb out, he is getting a ridiculous amount of the starting snaps and at just $6,900 is actually a value.
– Joe Bond (@f6p_joe)

As long as this game remains competitive, Kareem Hunt should play around 90% of the snaps, and see north of 20 touches, with some involvement in the receiving game. Hunt also has as much TD upside as any player this week but is somehow less than 7K on DraftKings. He faces a Raiders defense that ranks 29th in rush defense DVOA while getting ripped apart by the Panthers, Saints, Patriots, and Bucs rushing attacks. Weather will also likely take people off this spot…but that’s a far greater concern for the passing attack than it is the run game.
– Nick Zylak (@NickZylakFFA)

With the expected windy conditions in Cleveland on Sunday, Hunt should get all the work he can handle in a plus matchup against the Raiders to have just bleed points to opposing running backs. The Raiders rank 29th Defense-adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA) according to FootballOutsiders against the run while allowing 4.86 YPC (27th) and 1.3 touchdowns (32nd) per game to backs. They are also very generous through the air where they have surrendered seven receptions (27th) for 63 yards (31st) per game to pass-catching backs. A game with 150-plus total yards and at least one score seems likely.
– Brad Richter (@rotopilot)

Derrick Henry (RB – TEN): $8,000
He’s not even egregiously priced for a guy who should smash. He’s in a money spot against a Bengals run defense that has allowed the 5th most rushing yards in the NFL. Cincy is also tied for the most 20+ yard runs allowed. Henry shall feast this week.
– Kevin Roberts (@BreakingKevin)

Derrick Henry against the weak Bengals defense seems like a no-brainer to me. He could get 25-to-30 touches in a game the Titans should be able to control easily.
– Geoff Lambert (@geofflambert77)

Henry faces a Bengals run defense that has allowed 5.06 yards per carry to opposing running backs. That number ranks second-worst in the league and we’ve seen Henry score seven touchdowns over the last four games. He’ll be chalky, but if you don’t have him and he goes off for another 264 total yards and two touchdowns like he did against the Texans two weeks ago, you’ll be crying.
– Chet Gresham (@ChetGresham)

Which value play ($5,000 or lower) are you rostering?

Denzel Mims (WR – NYJ): $3,200
I also really like Kendrick Bourne against Seattle. Bourne has the better matchup, but Mims is the superior talent, with a more locked in role. New York are massive 19.5-point underdogs this week, and the Jets should throw all day from behind. Mims saw seven targets in his pro debut, and many more should be coming this week.
– Kevin Roberts (@BreakingKevin)

Denzel Mims at $3,200 on DraftKings seems like an easy choice. The Jets are going to have to throw it a ton, and let’s face it, junk time stats count too and there should be plenty of that in this game.
– Geoff Lambert (@geofflambert77)

Nelson Agholor (WR – LV): $4,700
Agholor facing the horrendous Seahawks pass defense is a great play. Agholor has scored in three straight and I can easily see it being four as he is clearly gaining the trust of Derek Carr.
– Joe Bond (@f6p_joe)

Le’Veon Bell (RB – KC): $4,600
This is probably a popular answer this week, as Bell gets to face the team that just cut him two weeks ago. The Jets also have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to running backs this season and Bell looked much like his old self when given opportunities last week. He will split work with Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but at his low price on DraftKings and likely increased role in a revenge game, I’m on board.
– Chet Gresham (@ChetGresham)

A.J. Green (WR – CIN): $4,500
It pains me to make this recommendation, but I like A.J. Green this week. This Titans @ Bengals game is my favorite spot of the week, so I’ll be creating some sort of game stack around this one. There should be plenty of yards and TD’s…and we know where the production comes from in these two offenses. I love Burrow to Boyd, but if that proves to be too expensive, I’ll pivot down to A.J. Green. He’s getting an incredible amount of air yards, and the production has been solid these last two weeks. It won’t feel good rostering Green, but you’re only paying $4,500 for a player that’s averaged 12 targets and 7.5 receptions per game over the last two weeks.
– Nick Zylak (@NickZylakFFA)

Darnell Mooney (WR – CHI): $3,500
With Allen Robinson still not out of the concussion protocol with the Bears on a short week after playing on Monday night, Darnell Mooney could become the top receiving target for Nick Foles and the Bears passing game this week against the Saints. Mooney has at least five targets in each of the last five games and could push into the double-digits this week if Robinson is out. He’ll face a Saints defense that has been stellar against the run but vulnerable to the pass allowing some big plays including a league-high 15.9 yard per reception to wide receivers. The wind expected in Chicago is some cause for concern, but volume should help keep Mooney a strong, cheap option to consider.
– Brad Richter (@rotopilot)

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