- Teddy Bridgewater is priced at $13,500 on daily fantasy football sites.
- Julip Jones costs $13,000 on DFS sites.
- Todd Gurley costs $12,000 on fantasy football sites.
CHARLOTTE – As Week 8 of the NFL is on the horizon, those that partake in daily fantasy football should begin setting their lineups for an inter-division matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the Atlanta Falcons.
Being that this is for Thursday Night Football, this is just a five-man daily fantasy football lineup in which one of the five players can be selected to the MVP slot. That being said, the team should be switched around to the users liking.
Thursday Night Football Fantasy
- MVP – Teddy Bridgewater, QB, $13,500
- AnyFLEX – Julio Jones, WR, $13,000
- AnyFLEX – Todd Gurley, RB, $12,000
- AnyFLEX – DJ Moore, WR, $11,000
- AnyFLEX – Robby Anderson, WR, $10,000
Starting at the top with the MVP slot, it is filled out by Carolina Panthers quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater.
Bridgewater is seeing the stars align for a big night on Thursday Night Football as he faces off against a terrible Atlanta Falcons defense that not only ranks dead last in the NFL against opposing quarterbacks but also ranks 28 against opposing wide receivers as well.
Bridgewater is in prime position to throw the ball and make big plays more often in this one. He has also played great this season as in four of his seven games played this season, he has thrown for over 250 yards and at least two touchdowns.
Bridgewater will add great value to any fantasy team in Week 8 especially in the MVP slot.
Filling out the first flex position is Julio Jones. Jones needs no introduction as he is not only the top receiver in Atlanta but also the best receiver amongst the two teams.
There were questions on whether or not he would play this week but he was not listed on the final injury report.
In the five games, he has played this season, he has seen over 95 yards in three of them including a 157-yard game and a 137 yard and two touchdown game.
He is a nightmare matchup for any defensive back and should be added to any and all rosters as his asking price is very reasonable.
The second flex slot is taken by Todd Gurley. Gurley is another player who is bound for a big night due to the defense he is going against.
The Carolina Panthers ranks at the very bottom in defending against the run at 29. Gurley proved that the Panthers have one of the weakest run defenses in Week 5 where he posted 121 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.
It is clear that Gurley has the Panthers number and the Falcons could opt to get more use out of him as he has already proven to be a menace to the defense.
The third flex roster spot is filled out by DJ Moore as he is coming off of an explosive Week 7 where he posted 93 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns for 23.3 fantasy points.
Moore is in position for a similar night as the Falcons defense are way below average at legal betting sites in defending against the pass. Fantasy owners have nothing to worry about here as Moore certainly gets a high amount of usage,
This is true in his last three games where he has drawn 5 or more targets in each game including 11 in Week 6. He has posted 93 yards in each of his last three games as well and has shown no signs of slowing down.
The final roster slot is taken by Robby Anderson who, along with his teammate, DJ Moore, could be in line for a huge game as well.
He has been spectacular thus far in the season as he has posted over 75 receiving yards in six of seven games this season. He is undeniably Teddy Bridgewater’s favorite target as he has pulled in eight or more targets in five of seven games and this one should be no different.
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