Headsupfantasy.com Week 8 Picks October 25, 2013  |  Jeff


Welcome, Fake Footballers! Aside from smashing on opponents each week in our yearly fantasy football leagues, we at The Fake Football also do some dabbling in the fine arts of Daily Fantasy Sports. If you like the rush of fantasy football in one-week portions (with a few pesos on the line), then Daily Fantasy Sports may be your cup of tea as well. This season, we will be pumping out weekly advice for the daily games run by our pals over at Headsupfantasy.com, which is a new platform that offers daily gaming with NO RAKE taken. Need convincing? Take it from the Headsupfantasy folks themselves:

“It is our goal to present our users with the most enjoyable and affordable form of competition possible. Under no circumstances will Headsupfantasy take any percentages from user funds in challenges or pools.  Users can use our organized categories to find the perfect game for them. We have provided the clearest form of scoring for each sport so that all our users can compete on an even scale.”

So, instead of the host site taking a percentage of your hard earned winnings, you simply purchase “tokens”, and use one per contest. Now that you have an idea of how things work, let’s check out the format:

Each week, players have multiple formats to choose from including 2 athlete, 3 athlete, and 6 athlete contests. Within those formats there are further options for fantasy degenerates to enjoy! All scoring is standard fantasy scoring…4 pt passing TDs and no PPR.

2 Athlete: Choose any TWO fantasy players then compete head-to-head in any one of five categories:

* Most combined fantasy points  * Most touchdowns  * Most passing yards

* Most rushing Yards  * Most receiving yards

 * 3 Athlete: Choose any THREE fantasy players then compete head-to-head in any one of five categories:

* Most combined fantasy points  * Most touchdowns  * Most passing yards

* Most rushing Yards  * Most receiving yards

6 Athlete: Choose any SIX fantasy players then compete head-to-head in either:

* Most combined fantasy points  * Most combined touchdowns

(6 athlete contests can be either QB/RB/RB/WR/WR/TE *fixed format* or six of any position)



With so many different contest options, we are going to highlight our favorite three formats and the picks we’re rolling with this Sunday. With the ability to select any fantasy football player, the options are endless, but here are the top plays for week 8:


* 2 Athlete: Most Rushing Yards

– Usually we like to roll with running backs that are active in their team’s passing attack (Charles/McCoy/Forte types) but this week we are trotting out a pair of “between-the-tackles” mashers in Marshawn Lynch and Frank Gore. Both of these running backs have ideal matchups against weak defenses and will get the added bonus of their teams running the ball to milk the clock in blow out wins. The Rams won’t have an answer for Lynch and the Seahawks while the Jaguars are no match for San Francisco and Mr. Gore. THE PICK: Marshawn Lynch and Frank Gore



* 3 Athlete: Most Receiving Yards

– This week, we will go with a couple of regulars in what should be a nice high scoring game on Sunday when Dallas plays Detroit. Calvin Johnson and Dez Bryant should both be in fine form as they go head-to-head in a matchup of the game’s top two wide receivers. To round out our trio, we will go with Victor Cruz who has a great matchup with Philadelphia. Cruz hasn’t lived up to his billing in gravy matchups as of late but he is overdue for a huge performance and Philadelphia has just the defense to allow a ton of yardage. THE PICK: Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, Victor Cruz


* 6 Athlete: Most Combined Fantasy Points (fixed format)

– In the ‘6 Athlete’ format, we will stay with the chalk at quarterback and tight end and use Peyton Manning and Rob Gronkowski, as both should have their usual huge games. At running back, we will use Lynch and Gore, who we covered above. Calvin Johnson and Dez Bryant will round out our stud heavy lineup, and that is just how we like it. This lineup should be tough to top. THE PICK: Peyton Manning, Marshawn Lynch, Frank Gore, Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, Rob Gronkowski.



Good luck in Week 8, and be sure to check out Headsupfantasy!



One Response

  1. Jermichael says:

    Hi Jeff, 12 Team PPR, I ended up dropping B Tate for Hillis to start as my #2 flex over McGahee this week. It doesn’t sound like Tate is anywhere near being healthy. Anyways, I plan on dropping both Hillis & Mcgahee after this week. Would you pick up M Ball for either Mcgahee or Hillis & which would you drop. Lastly, who would you drop out of those 2 for JStew or Tolbert, & which would you pick up out of those 2.

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