John Hazelet's Daily Fantasy Week 8
Week 8 Value PlaysQB’s
Russell Wilson 8200 @ Saints: Wilson has not been a big fantasy producer so far this year. The Saints Defense is one of my favorite to pick against and for good reason. Coming off of a week that they scored 6 points in 5 quarters I like Seattle to bounce back big. Jimmy Graham returning to play his old team is motivation enough for me to take a hard look at Wilson.
Tom Brady 8700 @ Bills: Not exactly a value play at 8700 but the value of QB’s seems to be elevated across the board in Fanduel this week. I like Brady to have a big week. The Patriots will be extra motivated due to the fact that Buffalo shut them out before Brady’s return.
Ryan Fitzpatrick 7300 @ Browns: Not exactly a great start to the season for Fitz or the Jets but the Browns bring a great opportunity to score points. I do not think this game is a slam dunk for the Jets but I do think their offense gets healthy this week. Fitz included.
Derek Carr 7800 @ Buccs, Matthew Stafford 7700 vs Texans, Alex Smith 6800 @ Colts, Jameis Winston 7400 vs Raiders, Matt Ryan 8500 vs Packers
Spencer Ware 7400 @ Colts: Ware had been a fantasy gem this season and playing the Colts this week I see that trend continuing. Look for him to put up some points in the passing game as well.
Jacquizz Rodgers 6600 vs Raiders: Rodgers has been a monster and at 6600 he is a great value. The only thing I will caution is that he is a very popular pick so I assume he will be used by more than 50% in most tournament games.
Devontae Booker 5600 vs Chargers: I love this play. With Anderson out , look for Booker to get the work load out of the backfield. In this offense and against the Chargers, this is another no brainer. Similar to Jacquizz, look for him to be used by the vast majority in tournament play.
Christine Michael 8500 @ Saints, Matt Forte 7300 @ Browns, Devonta Freeman 6900 vs Packers, LeGarrette Blount 6600 @ Bills, Latavius Murray 6600 @ Buccs, Ty Montgomery 6400 @ Falcons
Mike Evans 7900 vs Raiders: Raiders D has been nothing short of trash all year. Evans will get the majority of the targets from Winston for sure. I can see 10 catches for 120 with a TD this week.
Brandon Marshall 7400 @ Browns: No Joe Haden means the Browns have nobody to cover Fitzpatricks favorite target. Marshall should b able to pad his stats this week.
Doug Baldwin 7200 @ Saints: This is a pick against the Saints D as much as it is for Baldwin. I do think the Seahawks will put up good points in this game and that means Baldwin will be targeted early and often.
Amari Cooper 7500 @ Buccs, Terrelle Pryor 6900 vs Jets (if healthy and if McCown starts, Davante Adams 6600 @ Falcons, Jordan Matthews 6000 @ Cowboys, Jeremy Maclin 6400 @ Colts, Quincy Enunwa 6100 @ Browns, Cole Beasley 6100 vs Philly, Donte Moncrief 5400 vs Chiefs (If healthy), Chris Hogan 5200 @ Bills, Robby Anderson 4500 @ Browns
Rob Gronkowski 8100 @ Bills: No shock here. Any time you get Gronk for under 8500 he is a bargain. I like the Patriots to win big this week,
Jimmy Graham 6700 @ Saints: Revenge game! Graham will certainly get the goaline targets and I think there will be plenty of them in this game.
Travis Kelce 5700 @ Colts, Cameron Brate 5200 vs Raiders, C.J. Fiedorowicz 4900 vs Lions
Stephen Gostkowski 4900 @ Bills, Steven Hauschka 4800 @ Saints, Matt Bryant 4800 vs Packers, Cairo Santos 4600 @ Colts, Josh Lambo 4500 vs Broncos
Panthers 4500 vs Cards, Patriots 4500 @ Bills, Jets 4700 @ Browns, Lions 4400 @ Texans, Eagles 4800 @ Cowboys, Cowboys 4600 vs Eagles
Matt Ryan 8500 with Devonta Freeman 6900, Julio Jones 9200 and Matt Bryant 4800 vs Packers. The Falcons offense is one of the best in the league, especially when they play at home. The Packers secondary has been beat up all year and I think Ryan/Jones will take advantage. This stack leaves you a little short on salary cap (6120pp) but if you find yourself some good value to fill the roster I think there is little chance this line up doesn’t cash..
Russell Wilson 8200 with Doug Baldwin 7200 and Jimmy Graham 6700. Wilson @ Saintshas struggled this season fantasy wise and there isn’t a better chance to get fantasy healthy then when you play the Saints. Add the fact that Jimmy Graham is returning to play the Saints and I think this stack could be explosive.
Ryan Fitzpatrick 7300 with Matt Forte 7300, Brandon Marshall 7400 and Quincy Enunwa 6100 @ Browns. The Browns have actually played much better than their 0-7 record and I do NOT think this game is a slam dunk for the Jets. I do however feel they will the chance to put up some big points and that’s why I am stacking with Fitzmagic 2.0
Jameis Winston 7400 with Jacquizz Rodgers 6600 and Mike Evans 7900 vs Raiders: Raiders Defense ranks dead last in the league and I think the Buccs take advantage. Rodgers has been a fantasy stud and his emergence in this offense creates opportunity for Winston and Evans. I could even add Cameron Brate at 5200 to this stack and feel good about it.
Sample lineup using the Falcons stack
QB Matt Ryan 8500 vs Packers
RB Devonta Freeman 6900 vs Packers
RB Devontae Booker 5600 vs Chargers
WR Julio Jones 9200 vs Packers
WR Will Fuller 6600 vs Lions or Davante Adams 6600 @Falcons
WR Mike Evans 7900 vs Raiders
TE Travis Kelce 5700 @ Colts
K Matt Bryant 4800 vs Packers
D Eagles 4800 @ Cowboys