Daily Fantasy Football FanDuel Value Plays: Week 8

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We’re halfway through the fantasy football season, and you’re tired of looking at your redraft fantasy football league. That’s fine, and that’s understandable. You’re 2-5 because of injuries, COVID chicanery coaches not using players the way you think they should. No matter, that’s why we have daily fantasy sports. Here are some daily fantasy football (FanDuel) options to help you fit a bunch of stars into your lineup. Here are some bargain-basement value plays for week eight.

Daily Fantasy Football (FanDuel) Value QB ($7k or less):
Jimmy Garoppolo at Seattle ($6,600)

He seems to have fully recovered from his ankle injury, throwing for 545 yards in the last couple of games. I say “throwing” extremely loosely. He dumped it off or did a little tap pass and let the YAC Bros (Deebo Samuel, George Kittle & Brandon Aiyuk) do the hard part. Still, yards are yards, and yards are points. Unfortunately, the 49ers absolutely turbo smashed the Patriots last week, so Garoppolo ended with zero touchdowns. However, he ended with three against the Rams. Now fully recovered from an ankle injury that cost him 2.5 games, he gets a great matchup this week in Seattle.

The Seahawks let you throw, throw, throw, and throw some more. Their defense is so lax that the opposing QB literally smiles and laughs mid-play when he realizes what they’re up to. They give up a lot of fantasy points to QBs, but they’ve played a lot of good QBs, honestly. Despite allowing the second-most fantasy points to opposing QBs, only two of the six quarterbacks they’ve played this season had their season-high in points. One did it with his legs (Cam Newton) and the other, Kyler, needed 5 quarters to do it. If you have to start Jimmy Garoppolo as a one week stream, I can’t get mad at it. He won’t have Deebo, but Aiyuk, Kittle, and whatever RBs are left can make him a fine punt play. He might top out at 30 pass attempts, but those YAC monsters will make sure they count.

Additional Options: Tua Tagovailoa v LAR ($6.8k)
Daily Fantasy Football (FanDuel) Value RB ($5k or less):
Gus Edwards versus Pittsburgh ($4,600)

This one only flies if there’s no Mark Ingram. J.K. Dobbins is the high-priced option here, but Edwards already has ten carries per game in the last three games (in a three-way split). With no Ingram, fifteen touches feels like a gimme for Gus Edwards. The Steelers yield the second-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs… But I’m not sure how. They’ve allowed five running back touchdowns in six games, and at least one back in each of the last four games has 11.6+ fantasy points in half-PPR. This is a near-bottom punt play, but it’s hard to find 15+ touch upside at $100 more than bare minimum.

Additional Options: Carlos Hyde/Travis Homer/DeeJay Dallas vs SF ($5k/$4.9k/$4.6k), Nyheim Hines @ DET ($4.9k)
Daily Fantasy Football (FanDuel) Value WR ($5k or less):
Nelson Agholor at Cleveland ($4,600)

Nelson Agholor has 174 yards and two touchdowns over the last two games as the new deep threat for the Las Vegas Raiders. He converted 11 targets into a lot of targets, and he even did it while getting some of his patented drops in (three of those guys on Sunday). That has his downside risk actualized en route to getting 107 yards last week. Agholor has a chance to actually produce this week, despite his drops. The Raiders travel to Cleveland this week, who allow the second-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Five wide receivers in the last two weeks have at least 11.7 HPPR fantasy points against them, with four of them topping 14.8 fantasy points.

Additional Options: Breshad Perriman @KC ($5k), Kendrick Bourne @ SEA ($5k), Marquez Callaway @ CHI ($5k), David Moore v SF ($4.9k), Denzel Mims @KC ($4.9k)
Daily Fantasy Football (FanDuel) Value TE ($5k or less):
Albert Okwuegbunam versus L.A. Chargers ($4.7k)

I’m usually not big on rookie tight ends season-long, but I do always acknowledge their week-to-week upside. Okwuegbunam popped off the screen when watching his college tape. He has completely fluid running ability but completely unrefined routes. Albert O wins a bunch of jump balls, and the Broncos are using him properly in a role where he doesn’t block too much. He has 13 targets in his last two games and has turned that into 125 yards and no scores. Don’t worry, the touchdowns will come. This week, he gets a Chargers team that has given up a touchdown to three-of-five tight ends to get at least three touchdowns against them in what could be a shoot out. That TD should come this week.

Additional Options: Drew Sample @ TEN ($4.6k), Irv Smith Jr @ GB ($4,500), David Njoku v LAS ($5k), Cole Kmet vs NO ($4.4k)
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