Halfway through the 2018 NFL season, and some traditional fantasy players may already be out of the running in their leagues.
Thankfully, with daily fantasy games, every week is a new chance to find value and make some money.
Take a look below for our picks at every position that looks set to outplay their pricing this week in DraftKings. They will come in handy for when you’ve constructed the perfect lineup only to find that you don’t have quite as much money left for your flex as you expected.
QB: Matthew Stafford, $US5,600
Matthew Stafford and the Lions offence has been on a solid run, averaging 29 points per game over their past three outings. Against the Seahawks defence that is still figuring itself out in a post-Legion of Boom world, Stafford has an opportunity for another big day and is available as one of the cheapest quarterbacks on the board.
RB: Phillip Lindsay, $US5,200
Facing off against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Broncos are going to want to slow things down and control the pace of the game as much as possible. That should translate to a good amount of touches for Phillip Lindsay, who can take advantage of the shaky Chiefs defence.
RB: Chris Carson, $US4,300
The Seahawks rushing attack has been a mixed bag this season, with players trading off the leading role sometimes seemingly at random. But Chris Carson has taken the lion’s share of the carries, and should be fresh and ready to role for the Seahawks coming off of a bye week against a Lions defence that’s one of the bottom 10 in the league against the rush.
WR: Demaryius Thomas, $US4,900
While Lindsay is set for a big day as the Broncos attempt to establish a pace against the Chiefs, Demaryius Thomas should benefit from their need to score and keep up with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City offence. Thomas is no pushover and is more than capable of taking advantage of a Chiefs defence that has struggled to get stops all year.
WR: Sammy Watkins, $US4,600
With the Chiefs scoring so much, it’s a good idea to grab whatever pieces of their offence you can afford. The Denver defence isn’t what it was in years past, but it’s still good enough to prevent Mahomes from always getting his first or second look. If that’s the case, look for Watkins to be scrambling into space for some broken-play completions.
WR: Chris Godwin, $US4,500
Chris Godwin once again reached double-digits last week, albeit with a somewhat underwhelming performance. If you need a high-scoring, boom-or-bust player to fill out your DraftKings receiving corps, it might be best to look elsewhere, but if you’re looking for reliable production you can count on for $US4,500, Godwin is your guy.
TE: Evan Engram, $US4,300
It feels like this is about as cheap as you’ll see Evan Engram this season, and with the Giants desperate for a win, I wouldn’t be shocked if New York finally puts up some points this week against the Redskins.
DEF: Detroit Lions, $US2,400
The Lions’ defence was a bit of a dud for us last week, earning just four points by DraftKings scoring against the Dolphins. But this week the Lions are back home and taking on a Seahawks offence that has Russell Wilson and not much else – if you want to save money on your defence this week, Detroit’s a solid value play.
Now check out our picks for every game on the Week 8 slate.
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