FanDueling Week 8: First Contact

For an explanation of the FanDueling series, click here.


Before we move on to the Week 8 games, let’s take a look at the results from Week 7:

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Whoops. I picked my team earlier today, then totally forgot to do this write-up. My bad. I’ll keep this brief.

Last week was a close victory. I scored 143.30 and the last winning position was 140.90. I had to enter a smaller contest than I would’ve liked, hence the higher overall scores than usual. I had a problem in that my two highest scorers (Todd Gurley and the Rams defense) were also owned by a number of my opponents. Thankfully, Carson Palmer and Michael Floyd came through for me on Monday night.

On to Week 8! Here’s the team I’m rolling with this week:

QB – Philip Rivers (SD@BAL) – $8,500

Much like last week, I’m a fan of the quarterback facing the Ravens.

Also considered:  None

RB – Todd Gurley (SF@STL) – $8,100

This might be the last week we get Gurley at a discount. I’ll enjoy it while it lasts.

RB – Justin Forsett (SD@BAL) – $6,900

Just as the Ravens have a horrendous pass defense, the Chargers have a horrendous rush defense. I was surprised Forsett was this cheap.

Also considered – Le’Veon Bell ($8,900), Doug Martin ($7,500), Darren McFadden ($6,400), Danny Woodhead ($6,100)

WR – Julio Jones (TB@ATL) – $9,200

I’m hoping this is the week Julio gets back on track. The Falcons should be better now that they’re back in the Georgia Dome.

WR – Martavis Bryant (CIN@PIT) – $7,200

This is more of a value play than a matchup play. Bryant has been good without Roethlisberger, so he should have a high ceiling now that Roethlisberger is back.

WR – Michael Floyd (ARI@CLE) – $4,900

Floyd was the top receiver in this price range. He’s been getting a ton of looks in the red zone.

Also considered: Donte Moncrief ($6,400), Marvin Jones ($5,400), Nate Washington ($5,400)

TE – Ladarius Green (SD@BAL) – $5,300

I was under the impression that Antonio Gates wouldn’t play. When I saw Gates was active, I couldn’t find a tight end I liked in this price range. I’m pretty much hoping for a touchdown here.

Also considered: None

K – Matt Bryant (TB@ATL) – $4,800

As I said, I’m hoping the Falcons get back to scoring points now that they’re back in Atlanta.

Also considered: None

D – St. Louis Rams (SF@STL) – $5,100

This was really the only choice. Facing Colin Kaepernick at home without Carlos Hyde? Oh yes, I’ll take some of that.

Also considered: None


TOTAL – $60,000

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