Week 8 NFL DFS Cheat Sheet – 2023

Week 8’s Main slate gives us another round of games with modest scoring projections, but for those looking to pluck some DFS treats, there remains a few sweet matchups.

Shootouts Alert: 3 Games That Could Generate Fat Fantasy Totals

  1. New England Patriots (+9.5) at Miami Dolphins (-9.5) – O/U 47.0
    • New England’s O scored more points last week than they have in the last three weeks combined.
    • Mac Jones may keep that positive momentum going against a Miami D ranked 28th in the NFL in fantasy points allowed to QBs.
    • Tyreek Hill is averaging nearly 129 yards per game and has scored at least 25 FPs in each of the last three games.
  2. Kansas City Chiefs (-8.0) at Denver Broncos (+8.0) – O/U 46.0
    • Patrick Mahomes and the KC scorers will be salivating over a Denver D ranked bottom-10 in FPs allowed to every offensive position.
    • Kansas City’s backs love that Denver sits at the bottom of the NFL in fantasy points given up to RBs.
    • The Broncos have a median of 127 rushing yards across their last four games so they’ll try to get things going on the ground.
  3. Cincinnati Bengals (+5.5) at San Francisco 49ers (-5.5) – O/U 45.5
    • George Kittle will have his best matchup all season as Cincinnati comes in with a 14.3 DvPL4 vs TEs.
    • Both teams are looking to get their offenses back on track after mustering just 17 points each in Week 7.
    • After a slow start to the season, Ja’Marr Chase is averaging 121.5 ypg across his last four games.

Contrarian Corner: 3 Under-the-Radar Players to Watch

  1. Romeo Doubs, WR, Green Bay Packers, $4,900
    • Doubs fell out of favor after mustering just 4 yards in Week 6, but rebounded nicely in Week 7.
    • In half his games this season, Doubs has scored at least 18 fantasy points.
    • The Vikings have a DvPL4 of 31.0 so Doubs should get his share of scoring opportunities.
  2. Elijah Moore, WR, Cleveland Browns, $4,100
    • While Moore hasn’t done much this season, he has seen 7 targets in each of the last two games to go along with some rushing opportunities.
    • The Seattle secondary has been nearly nonexistent lately, with a DvPL4 of 35.3.
    • Moore has a Tgt%L4 of 20% so he could take advantage of a Seattle D ranked 28th in FPs allowed to wide receivers.
  3. Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia Eagles, $4,600
    • The Philly tight end is facing a Washington D ranked 25th in the league in FPs allowed to TEs.
    • After scoring less than 9 FPs in each game to start the year, Goedert has taken his game to the next level, averaging 18.7 fantasy ppg from Week 5 to Week 7.
    • Goedert has 22 targets in his last three games.
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Backup Brilliance: 3 Fill-in Players With Splash Potential

  1. Brandon Powell, WR, Minnesota Vikings, $3,200
    • While Jordan Addison has taken over the brunt of the work since Jefferson went down, Powell has steadily seen some work averaging 5 targets per game since Week 5.
    • The Vikings threw for 378 against a tough SF D so there are plenty of chances for Powell to capitalize.
    • With such a low salary, Powell only needs to eclipse double digits in fantasy points to provide value, which he did in Week 7.
  2. Kareem Hunt, RB, Cleveland Browns, $5,200
    • Hunt has shown the ability to coexist with Jerome Ford and with Ford (ankle) likely limited, Hunt could see more touches.
    • The Cleveland RB has three TDs in his last two games.
  3. Darrell Henderson Jr, RB, Los Angeles Rams $4,800
    • After not even realizing he would start for LA, Henderson led the Rams backfield in touches.
    • Despite not playing a game this year, Henderson still managed to rush for 61 yards and a TD.
    • Henderson had 18 rushes and a couple of targets in his 2023 debut.

Prop Bonanza: Flex players with high prop-to-salary ratios

  1. Isiah Pacheco, RB, KC Chiefs, $6,100
    • The lowest [TDCost] on the slate and a -131 TD prop against a weak DEN run D that should fall behind
  2. Trey McBride, TE, Arizona Cardinals, $2,800
    • With the 4th best [TDCost], he’s filling in for Ertz (IR) and seeing growing targets as a check-down for Dobbs. It’s a tough matchup vs BAL but the price is right.
  3. Tony Pollard, RB, Dallas Cowboys, $7,500
    • 2nd best TD prop line on the board after McCaffrey and the Vegas line suggests DAL will be playing with a lead

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