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FanDuel DFS Value Plays for Week 8

Lots of great values out there this week on FanDuel! Waiting 'till Monday might pay off this week.

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Week 8 FanDuel Value Plays

Last week was a wild, high-scoring affair. Hopefully you cashed in. If so, or if not, onwards and upwards to Week 8. There are plenty of nice matchups this week, and as always, plenty of value to be had on FanDuel. I'll go through a few of my favorite plays this week below.


Eli Manning - $7,300

Manning and the Giants head down to New Orleans this week, a homecoming for Eli. The Saints have been pretty generous to opposing passers this year, only holding Jameis Winston, Brandon Weeden, and Matt Ryan under 300 yards passing. Eli has had two poor performances in a row, so he may be lightly owned this week. New Orleans still has enough on offense to get in to a shootout, and the Giants can definitely keep up. I think we see a big week from Manning this week indoors in New Orleans.

Jameis Winston - $6,600

Winston has settled down after a rocky start to his rookie season. The Bucs offense is rounding in to shape nicely heading in to Atlanta this week. The Bucs are getting healthy, and going up against a suspect Atlanta D. With such a low price, Winston doesn't have to give you a ton to meet value. I think he'll do plenty this week, and should be a great salary saver start at QB.

Running Back

Justin Forsett - $6,900

The Ravens host a Chargers team giving up the second most rushing yards per game. San Diego is on a three game losing streak, including a loss to the Mike-Vick-led Pittsburgh Steelers, and San Diego will have to head east to Baltimore to play. The Ravens have had their share of struggles as well, but one of the few things working for Baltimore is leaning on Forsett against weak opponents. I expect Forsett to have a big day in a nice matchup for a very nice price.

Johnathan Stewart - $6,600

Stewart's talent is never the question. Whether or not Carolina is going to commit to giving him the ball has been J-Stew's only problem this year. With the Panthers hosting the Colts on Monday Night Football, I expect Carolina to feed Stewart early and often. The Colts are sputtering on both sides of the ball, while the Panthers have looked strong on both offense and defense. I think the Panthers continue to roll, and the Colts continue to struggle. That bodes well for a big game for Stewart owners this week.

Wide Receiver

Alshon Jeffery - $7,700

Alshon isn't dirt cheap, but he's a great value this week. In his first game back last week, he put up 147 and a touchdown on the Detroit Lions. He's still priced like a solid WR2, when he's clearly back to being the number one option for Cutler. If you're spending up on studs elsewhere, Jeffery makes a great money-saver WR1 this week.

Erik Decker - $6,400

Decker is priced just about right this week. He's not a big threat to drop 35 points for you, but he's probably not going to give you less than 10 either. When you're looking at receivers in this range, you're picking consistency or potential, Decker is that nice, safe, consistency pick.

Michael Floyd - $4,900

Floyd's price-tag is lagging behind is performance of late. He has 2 touchdowns in the past 2 games, and more importantly, Palmer is looking his way more often. The Cardinals offense has laid a couple of eggs this year, but I don't think Cleveland will be able to shut them down. Floyd is another guy with a price tag so low, he has to do so little to pay off. I expect he'll be highly owned, but sometimes that happens for good reason. Take the salary relief and the points here.

Tight End

Ben Watson - $5,400

Watson continues to be a nice surprise for the Saints this year. While he ended up only scoring 7.9 points on FanDuel last week, he was a couple of yards short of handing in another huge day. Watson is the answer at tight end for the Saints. With Colston back, he may not get quite as many looks over the middle, but I think he hands in a big day against at Giants team that is 5th in points allowed to opposing tight ends.

Ladarius Green - $5,300

Green has a great matchup against a Baltimore Ravens team that is very generous to opposing passers and receivers. Antonio Gates is ailing, and if he plays it will cap Green's ceiling a bit. However, I doubt Gates will be able to go with his bad knee, and even when Gates has played, Green still produced.


Seahawks - $5,200

This isn't much of a value pick, the Hawks are the 2nd most expensive defense, but I think you'll get your money's worth out of Seattle this week. Matt Cassel is expect to start again for the Cowboys, and even if Dez does return, I expect the Boys will continue to struggle on offense.

Ravens - $4,400

This is really a 1 stat pick. The Chargers are giving up the most points to opposing defenses, and the Chargers play the Ravens this week. If you have to squeeze some salary from your defense, take a shot on the Chargers continuing their generosity.


Josh Brown - $4,700

I'll take a shot on Brown here, nearly minimum priced, and I think the Giants and Saints are going to be scoring a lot of points.

Chris Boswell - $4,500

If you have to go min-price at kicker (and why not...), Boswell is perfect so far this year. With Ben Roethlisberger expected to return this week, Pittsburgh could end up in a shootout with the Bengals this week.