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

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FanDuel DFS NFL Week 8 picks and lineup advice: Running Back

As always, Derrick Henry ($10500) is the most expensive play on the slate, and unlike other weeks there is really no other running back in the same tier as him. I would try and get Henry in your cash lineup if you can since his matchup against the Colts gives him the potential to have a slate-defining week that you do not want to get buried by.

After Henry there is a big group of running backs that I am not too excited to play.

The next running back that I want to lock into as many lineups as possible is Darrell Henderson Jr. ($7700). The Rams are 14-point favorites against an atrocious Texans defense and Henderson has the potential to see 25+ touches in a positive game script. He has flashed his talent and nose for the end zone in previous weeks, so at this price point he is about as good as they come.

Joe Mixon ($7600) is also severely underpriced against a Jets defense that may enter tank mode with Mike White making his first-ever NFL start. Though Mixon has been losing some touches to Samaje Perine and alarmingly saw zero targets last week, he is an incredibly strong play in a game that has the Bengals as 10-point favorites at only $7600.

Damien Harris ($6900) is another running back that has the potential to have a huge day, as he gets a date against a league-worst Chargers rush defense and is coming off a game where he turned fourteen rushing attempts into 106 yards and two touchdowns. Though Harris is still absent in the passing game, he can certainly pay off his salary if he gets 20 opportunities.

As for some cheaper options at the position, Kenneth Gainwell ($5900) should get starter reps against the Detroit Lions with Miles Sanders out and is always heavily involved in the passing game, so if you need a cheap flex with guaranteed production I do not think you can go wrong with Gainwell.

Finally, Elijah Mitchell ($5800) has flashed his talent in every game he has played and is the clear lead back in the San Francisco offense, and even though he has a tough matchup against Chicago his cheap price point and guaranteed volume still makes him an appealing option.