Like a little Frankenstein or a miniature Dracula, why don’t we all open up our giant Halloween bags and get ready for week 8? Except it won’t be Kit Kats and Milky Ways pouring into our sacks, it will be cold, hard cash! The Fake Football is here yet again to help you construct the most value packed FanDuel lineup imaginable, and rake in some dough. Before we get into the top bargains of week 8, make sure you sign up for The Fake Football’s Week 8 $200 Fanuel Contest. The entry fee is just a single dollar and the total pot is $200. SIGN UP HERE!
Now, let’s dig into the week 8 players that will lead you down the yellow brick road of FanDuel dominance…
Ben Roethlisberger ($7,900): Large Ben is the 11th priced quarterback this week, making him a great value as he faces the Washington defense. The combo of facing the NFL’s worst pass defense and having a sluggish running game will propel Roethlisberger to a monster week.
Andrew Luck ($7,700): Tennessee’s defense is about as scary as the 5 year olds that will knock on your door next Wednesday, and Luck has been on a roll. Luck will save you $1,500-$2,000 over the top tier week 8 quarterbacks, which will give you a bag full of loot to snag some premier running backs.
Sam Bradford ($6,200): In case you go wild with the credit card at the RB/WR department store, Bradford is here to provide a cheap option at QB. Sam is nothing fancy, but he faces the Patriots defense that routinely gets roasted through the air. Not a bad cheap option if needed.
Reggie Bush ($6,800): Bush is coming off a bye week and gets the Jets, who need a Band-Aid for their run defense. Bush is always involved in the pass game, a nice bonus for a FanDuel selection, and should provide some decent week 8 value.
Willis McGahee ($6,200): A great matchup awaits McGahee, in the New Orleans Saints who play no defense whatsoever. Surprisingly, McGahee has been far more involved in the Denver passing game lately, catching 15 passes over their last 3 games. McGahee is a great bet to crack 100 total yards with a score, which is a great value at $6,200.
Rashad Jennings ($5,600): Jennings gets a crack at being a featured back in week 8, which is something tough to find at a FanDuel price of $5,600. The sheer volume of touches Jennings will get makes him a worthwhile pickup for this week, despite having a mediocre matchup. The best part of this purchase is the fact that Jennings caught a whopping 7 passes last week and should do more of the same this week.
Reggie Wayne ($6,800): Wayne has been incredible this season, with 47 catches through 6 games. In addition, Wayne faces Tennessee, who is giving up 281 yards through the air each game. How, exactly, does this sound like the 13th priced receiver? It doesn’t. Go get some.
Demaryius Thomas ($6,700): While we are on the topic of stud wide outs facing bad defenses, here is another big time purchase for week ocho. The Saints play some serious flag football defense, allowing over 300 yards passing per game. Thomas is a fantastic receiver in line for a HUGE week.
Titus Young ($4,800): In the deep bargain barrel for this week, we have the Lions’ Titus Young. Young was involved heavily in the Lions’ offense on Monday night after Nate Burleson snapped his leg, so the looks will continue to be available for Young. Seattle’s defense is tough, but this is a decent value at a dirt cheap price.
Jason Witten ($5,400): Witten was listed in the Week 7 FanDuel Bargains article, and makes a return appearance in week 8 after catching 6 passes for 44 yards against Carolina. Witten now has 25 catches in his last 3 games and that type of volume is ideal in the world of FanDuel. Witten is a good buy at 9th overall in tight end price.
Dustin Keller ($5,300): Keller made a return to the fantasy landscape last week, as he caught 7 passes for 93 yards against the Patriots. After missing time with a bad hammy, Keller is back and has a good shot at being productive for the remainder of 2012 with Santonio Holmes out. $5,300 is reasonable for a tight end coming off a nice performance and facing a weak Miami pass defense.
Brandon Myers ($5,000): Another tight end making consecutive appearances in our FanDuel Bargains is Oakland Raiders TE Brandon Myers. Myers now has 28 grabs on the year, good for 4.7 per week. The 18th priced tight end, Myers is a great pickup if your FanDuel wallet is running dry as you fill your TE slot, even if he has yet to find the end zone.
As usual, try to keep those kicker and defense selections to $5,000 unless you have a few extra dollars left over after you have skillfully crafted your lineup. Appealing 5K options this week are David Akers at Arizona, and Oakland at Kansas City.