DraftKings NFL DFS Week 8 Top Picks

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It’s a new season every week when you play DFS. Time to take what we’ve learned, set our DraftKings lineups, and WIN some cash! Here are my DraftKings NFL DFS Week 8 Top Picks!

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Games to Target this Week

  • Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers – Implied Team Totals 51 points
  • Tennessee Titans @ Cincinnati Bengals – Implied Team Totals 53.5 points
  • San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks – Implied Team Totals 54 points
  • New York Jets @ Kansas City Chiefs – Implied Team Totals 49 points (Chiefs are favored by 19.5 points)
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DraftKings Cash Game Lineups

Since you’re playing against smaller fields in cash games, and usually don’t have to place first to win money, the strategy for building cash lineups is to target players that produce consistent fantasy value.

Stay away from risky plays, and go with more proven situations. Here’s a list of recommended players for this weeks DraftKings Main Slate of Cash Games.

NFL Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers walking off the football field after a game.
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Quarterbacks

  • Aaron Rodgers GB vs MIN $7600
  • Ryan Tannehill TEN @ CIN $6800
  • Russell Wilson SEA vs SF $7800
  • Derek Carr LV @ CLE $5500
  • Joe Burrow CIN vs TEN $6200
NFL Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt carrying a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals
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Running Backs

  • Alvin Kamara NO @ CHI $8200
  • Kareem Hunt CLE vs LV $6900
  • Josh Jacobs LV @ CLE $6200
  • Derrick Henry TEN @ CIN $8000
  • Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR @ MIA $5900
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC vs NYJ $6500
  • Myles Gaskin MIA vs LAR $5200
  • Le’Veon Bell KC vs NYJ $4600
NFL Green Bay Packers wide receiver Devante Adams catching a pass against a Washington Football Team defender in a football game.
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Wide Receivers

  • Davante Adams GB vs MIN $8800
  • Keenan Allen LAC @ DEN $6200
  • A.J. Brown TEN @ CIN $6900
  • Tyler Lockett SEA vs SF $7100
  • Tyreek Hill KC vs NYJ $6700
  • Diontae Johnson PIT @ BAL $5500
  • Tyler Boyd CIN vs TEN $6600
  • Brandon Aiyuk SF @ SEA $5800
  • Cole Beasley BUF vs NE $5300
NFL Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller catching a pass against the Indianapolis Colts defender
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Tight Ends

  • Darren Waller LV @ CLE $5600
  • George Kittle SF @ SEA $7000
  • Harrison Bryant CLE vs LV $3200
NFL Green Bay Packers defense sacking Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in a football game.
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Defense

  • Kansas City Chiefs vs NYJ $4500
  • Tennessee Titans @ CIN $3000
  • New Orleans Saints @ CHI $3400
  • Green Bay Packers vs MIN $2900

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DraftKings GPP Tournament Lineups

In contrast to cash, your strategy changes when building GPP (Guaranteed Prize Pool) lineups where you have to beat out thousands of players to get a shot at winning big prizes. In these types of tournaments you’re targeting players that have high-upside for the week and low ownership so you can construct unique rosters.

These risky BOOM/BUST plays may not always hit, but when they do you have the potential to stack up that cash! Here’s a list of recommended players for this weeks DraftKings GPP Tournament Main Slate of games.

NFL Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson escaping the pocket in a football game
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Quarterbacks

  • Ryan Tannehill TEN @ CIN $6800
  • Aaron Rodgers GB vs MIN $7600
  • Russell Wilson SEA vs SF $7800
  • Joe Burrow CIN vs TEN $6200
  • Justin Herbert LAC @ DEN $6900
  • Lamar Jackson BAL vs PIT $7400
  • Josh Allen BUF vs NE $7000
  • Jimmy Garoppolo SF @ SEA $5400
Rams QB Jared Goff with handoff to Darrell Henderson Jr.
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Running Backs

  • Kareem Hunt CLE vs LV $6900
  • Dalvin Cook MIN @ GB $7500
  • Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR @ MIA $5900
  • Derrick Henry TEN @ CIN $8000
  • Jonathan Taylor DET vs IND $6600
  • Josh Jacobs LV @ CLE $6200
  • Myles Gaskin MIA vs LAR $5200
  • James Conner PIT @ BAL $6400
  • Jamaal Williams GB vs MIN $6100 (If Aaron Jones is OUT)
  • Melvin Gordon III DEN vs LAC $5600 (If Phillip Lindsay is OUT)
  • Giovani Bernard CIN vs TEN $5800
  • Le’Veon Bell KC vs NYJ $4600
NFL Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown out stretched catching a pass in a football game against a Washington Football Team defender.
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Wide Receivers

  • Davante Adams GB vs MIN $8800
  • A.J. Brown TEN @ CIN $6900
  • Tyler Boyd CIN vs TEN $6600
  • Jarvis Landry CLE vs LV $5600
  • Marquise Brown BAL vs PIT $6100
  • Kenny Golladay DET vs IND $6600
  • Stefon Diggs BUF vs NE $6800
  • Brandon Aiyuk SF @ SEA $5800
  • Rashard Higgins CLE vs LV $4200
  • Tee Higgins CIN vs TEN $5600
  • Hunter Renfrow LV @ CLE $3800
  • A.J. Green CIN vs TEN $4500
  • Henry Ruggs III LV @ CLE $4900
  • Kendrick Bourne SF @ SEA $3500
  • Denzel Mims NYJ @ KC $3200
NFL San Francisco tight end George Kittle
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Tight Ends

  • George Kittle SF @ SEA $7000
  • Hunter Henry LAC @ DEN $4200
  • Noah Fant DEN vs LAC $4700
  • Jonnu Smith TEN @ CIN $4100
  • Albert Okwuegbunam DEN vs LAC $2800 (If Noah Fant is OUT)
  • Harrison Bryant CLE vs LV $3200
  • Trey Burton DET vs IND $3500 (If Mo Alie-Cox is OUT)
NFL Los Angeles Rams defense playing against Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin
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Defense

  • Kansas City Chiefs vs NYJ $4500
  • Tennessee Titans @ CIN $3000
  • Los Angeles Chargers @ DEN $4000
  • Los Angeles Rams @ MIA $3800
  • Buffalo Bills vs NE $3300
  • Green Bay Packers vs MIN $2900
  • New Orleans Saints @ CHI $3400
NFL Baltimore Ravens quarterback running with the football in a game against the Washington Football Team.
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Stacks

  • Ryan Tannehill QB $6800/Derrick Henry RB $8000/A.J. Brown WR $6900 TEN @ CIN
  • Aaron Rodgers QB $7600/Davante Adams WR $8800 GB vs MIN
  • Russell Wilson QB $7800/Tyler Lockett WR $7100/George Kittle TE $7000 SF @ SEA
  • Russell Wilson QB $7800/DK Metcalf WR $7500/Brandon Aiyuk WR $5800 SF @ SEA
  • Lamar Jackson QB $7400/Marquise Brown WR $6100/Diontae Johnson WR $5500 PIT @ BAL
  • Derek Carr QB $5500/Darren Waller TE $5600/Kareem Hunt RB $6900 LV @ CLE
  • Derek Carr QB $5500/Hunter Renfrow WR $3800/Rashard Higgins WR $4200 LV @ CLE
  • Josh Allen QB $7000/Stefon Diggs WR $6800/Buffalo Bills DEF $3300 BUF vs NE

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