- Joe Burrow is priced at $7,600 on daily fantasy football sites and could be poised for a great game.
- Alvin Kamara is the third-ranked running back on DFS sites.
- Tyler Lockett costs $7,200 on the same sites and provides hidden value.
CINCINNATI, Oh. – With Week 8 of Sunday Football action on the horizon, those playing daily fantasy football should begin setting their lineups.
Daily fantasy football sites allow their users to create one-day lineups for the Sunday main slate of games starting at 1:00 p.m. EST and ending with the late afternoon games. That being said, lineups for all users may vary. But if given the opportunity, this lineup could payout big.
- QB – Joe Burrow, Bengals, $7,600
- RB – Alvin Kamara, Saints, $9,000
- RB – Kareem Hunt, Browns, $8,200
- WR – Tee Higgins, Bengals, $6,000
- WR – Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers, $5,900
- WR – Tyler Lockett, Seahawks, $7,200
- TE – Darren Waller, Raiders, $6,800
- FLEX – Rashard Higgins, Browns, $5,500
- Defense – Detroit Lions, $3,400
Starting at the top with the quarterback position, Joe Burrow fills it out as he has a nice matchup with the Tennessee Titans. The Titans rank towards the bottom when defending against opposing quarterbacks at 23 overall on legal betting sites.
Burrow has been playing spectacular as of late as he has passed for over 300 yards in his past two games and has rushed for a touchdown in each of them.
In his last game specifically, he threw the ball for 406 yards and three touchdowns against a 19th ranked Cleveland Browns backfield. Not to mention, but in the Titans last four games, they have allowed opposing quarterbacks to go for over 250 yards and two touchdowns in each game which makes Burrow a very valuable pick.
The first running back slot is taken by Alvin Kamara who needs absolutely no introduction. He has been on an absolute tear this season without Michael Thomas on the field.
Kamara has topped over 120 scrimmage yards in five of the six games that he has played thus far in the season no matter what defense is being thrown at him. As long as Thomas is not on the field, fantasy owners can always expect a big game from Kamara.
The second running back slot is filled out by Kareem Hunt. Hunt has been filling in as the RB1 for the injured Nick Chubb and has played exceptionally well. The stars are aligning, however, here in Week 8 for Hunt to have a field day with a Raiders defense that ranks 30 in the NFL against the run.
In three of their six games this season, the Raiders have allowed opposing running backs to go for over 75 yards and two touchdowns. That could very well be the case here, especially for Hunt as he adds an elite pass-catching ability as well and with no Odell Beckham on the field, he could see an uptick in targets.
The first receiver spot is taken by Tee Higgins. Many might think that this is a stretch of a pick, but Higgins has proven that have great fantasy value whenever he steps on the field.
He gets more than enough targets to be productive as he has seen six or more targets in five of six games this season and in his last two games especially he has made them count as he has gone for 125 yards in Week 6 and 71 yards and a touchdown in Week 7.
He is also facing off against a Titans defense that is ranked 29 in the league against opposing wide receivers. He could add great value as his ownership won’t be that high.
The second receiver slot is filled out by Brandon Aiyuk. Again, many might think that this is a stretch here, but Aiyuk is in line for a big game in Week 8 as he is the acting WR1 while Deebo Samuel is out and he also faces off against the Seattle Seahawks who are dead last in defending against receivers.
He is also coming off of a huge game where he caught six receptions for 115 passing yards. His ownership should also be low which boosts his value even more.
Rounding out the receivers is Aiyuk’s opponent, Tyler Lockett. Lockett could have himself another big game as he did last week where he went for 200 yards and three touchdowns. It is no secret that DK Metcalf is the WR1 on this team, but that forces opposing defenses to put their best defensive back on him while Lockett still offers WR1 talent but is not being covered by the best defender.
With that said, Lockett offers great value here at his asking price.
The tight end slot is filled out by Darren Waller. Waller has been spectacular for the Raiders as he is undoubtedly the top receiving option here when it comes to red-zone targets.
Waller has caught three touchdowns in six games this season and has gone for over 50 yards in five of six games as well. He has a nice matchup with the Browns defense here in Week 8 who have been more than vulnerable against tight ends. Waller could be a nice addition here at a tight end position that has been relatively thin this year.
The Flex slot is taken by Rashard Higgins. Higgins offers tremendous value as he is priced low and could have a big game now with Odell Beckham sidelined for the year.
Fantasy owners saw a glimpse of what Higgins can do when given the opportunity as last week he went 6/6 on targets and receptions for 110 receiving yards after Beckham went down. With Baker Mayfield also being productive, Higgins could have a repeat performance here in Week 8.
The Lions defense fills out the roster here as they go up against the Indianapolis Colts who seem to be one of the more confusing teams in the league.
Philip Rivers is not what he once was as he seems to be turning the ball over more often than not. The teams receiving group has also lost its identity as well with T.Y. Hilton in the midst of a huge drop off year. The Lions could capitalize on that here and force Rivers to throw under pressure.
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