We’re looking at a smaller slate with 6 teams on by this week. Rest assured, though, there are still plenty of great values out there. Check out a few of my favorite bargains for Week 8.
Josh McCown $6,400 – New York Jets (-3) @ Cleveland, +/- 43
McCown is facing a Jets side as generous against the pass (282 yards per game, 6th worst) as they are stingy against the run (74.9 YPG, 2nd best). Cleveland has given up at least 25 points to every team they’ve faced this year, playing from behind in every contest so far. The Browns have some talent on offense, and McCown has shown he’s capable of exploiting the talent around him. All this lines up pretty nicely for anyone starting McCown.
Devontae Booker $5,600 – San Diego @ Denver (-4,5), +/- 43.5
Over the past few weeks we’ve seen Devontae look good on limited touches backing up starter CJ Anderson. With Anderson now facing a potential season-ending knee injury, Booker will have a chance to cement himself as the workhorse in Denver. Booker will absolutely be highly owned in your GPPs this weekend. I’m fine with that. I’ll look to play contrarian somewhere else and scoop the value with Booker.
Randall Cobb $6,800 – Green Bay @ Atlanta (-3), +/- 52.5
The Packers vs Falcons matchup has the highest over/under here in Week 8. Only the Oakland Raiders give up more passing yards per game than the Falcons, and the Pack have abandoned their rushing attack in favor of a short passing game. We will continue to see Cobb benefit from a pass-heavy approach against Atlanta.
Gary Barnidge $5,000 - New York Jets (-3) @ Cleveland, +/- 43
I’m counting on Barnidge and McCown to rekindle their spicy fantasy affair. When McCown plays, Barnidge produces. In a game where I expect the over/under number to get crushed, Barnidge has a big day this weekend.
Kansas City $4,500 – Kansas City (-2.5) @ Indianapolis, +/- 50
It feels strange and stupid to pick a defense involved in the 2nd highest over/under for the week. This is more of a condemnation of the other matchups on the slate than a ringing endorsement for KC.
Mason Crosby $4,600 - Green Bay @ Atlanta (-3), +/- 52.5
Crosby fits the mold as one of the cheapest kickers expected to be involved in the week’s highest scoring contest.
Good luck out there folks!