FanDuel NFL picks, Week 8: Best DFS fantasy football lineup

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FanDuel DFS NFL picks and advice for Week 8 of the 2021 NFL season to help you build the perfect DFS fantasy football lineup.

Welcome back to another week of FanDuel DFS advice, this time for Week 8 of the NFL season. Last week was quite profitable, though Patrick Mahomes certainly tanked a solid amount of my lineups in an outcome that no one could have seen coming. It was actually my lineups based on unorthodox stacks such as the Bengals or Dolphins that ended up paying the highest dividends.

After a week with so many byes, Week 8 sees only the Raiders and Ravens with the week off. However, with the Cardinals and Packers already having played on Thursday Night and the Chiefs, Cowboys, and Vikings all off the main slate, this slate is still missing many key offensive talents.

When talking about players I will reference the salaries and salary cap of a typical FanDuel tournament. I will also show a complete sample lineup, which consists of nine positions: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, FLEX, and DEF.

Note that your individual strategy should change based on the type of contests you enter, though I will reference different strategies for both cash and tournament formats.

Without further ado, here are picks and FanDuel DFS advice for every position for Week 8 of the NFL season!

FanDuel DFS NFL Week 8 picks and lineup advice: Quarterback

The quarterbacks on this slate look highly questionable with every-week studs like Kyler Murray, Lamar Jackson, and Patrick Mahomes all unavailable. Josh Allen ($8800) is the premiere option on the slate against a Miami team that is in a free fall since winning in Week 1. Even though Allen had one of his worst weeks of the year against Miami the first time they played, that was before the Bills’ offense truly got rolling in a game where the Buffalo defense controlled the game.

Jalen Hurts ($8400) has been atrocious in real football but continues to produce for our fantasy lineups. He has rushed for at least 30 yards in every game and is constantly playing from behind, giving him one of the safest floors of any quarterback. Now he gets to play a Lions defense that has shown signs of life but should not end Hurts’ streak of fantasy success.

Matthew Stafford ($8200) has been about as consistent as they come all year, a trend that should continue against an awful Texans defense. Stafford and McVay are not afraid to run up the score, so I am not too worried about a potential blowout leading to them relying on the run or benching Stafford. Additionally, he has shown his ability to put up strong fantasy performances in blowouts simply due to efficiency, such as Week 6 against the Giants.

There are not many quarterbacks I feel comfortable playing this week, though I think Justin Herbert ($7900) will come in severely under rostered and makes for a good play in a tournament in a game that has them with a team implied total of 27 points.