Club Fantasy – How to WIN Money Playing Daily Fantasy – Week 8

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By Commishie

Seems yours truly is on the on-again, off-again relationship with Daily Fantasy. I win one week, the next week Richey destroys me. Josh actually turned in a decent performance last week too, go figure!

So let’s get to it, and check my lineup for what I think will win some money this week!

QB

Aaron Rodgers (FD $8800/DK $7500) – The Packers’ run game has suffered significant injuries and Atlanta is ranked 29th against the pass. Rodgers’ price may scare some people away, but I think he’s worth it this week.

Derek Carr (FD $7800/DK $5900) – The Bucs’ defense improves each week but are still susceptible to giving up plenty of fantasy points to opposing teams. Derek Carr is one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the NFL but his rising price each week in daily fantasy shows you that fantasy players are tuned in.

Jameis Winston (FD $7400/DK $5700) – As he continues to learn the pro game, Jameis Winston will reward owners one week with 3-4 touchdowns and frustrate owners the next with 3-4 interceptions. This week, fantasy’s friendliest defense in the Oakland Raiders comes to town. The Bucs will continue their trend of establishing the run to set up the pass and Winston and Evans will look to benefit.

RB

David Johnson (FD $8700/DK $7700) – Fantasy’s best back and maybe the NFL’s best all around back is the only player keeping Arizona’s playoff hopes alive, and if you own him in season-long, he’s probably guiding you to the playoffs. Start him this week against the Panthers whose 9th ranked defense against fantasy running backs is a mirage.

Spencer Ware (FD $7400/DK $6800) – Allow myself to quote…myself. From last week: Andy Reid told the world that Jamaal Charles is still not 100% and last week’s usage seems to back that statement up. Start Ware against one of the league’s worst defenses. Oh, and I am Richie Cunningham, and this is my running back: Spencer Ware!

Jacquizz Rodgers (FD $6600/DK $5800) – Unemployed three weeks ago to football’s greatest comeback story, Rodgers faces another atrocious defense and is likely to hit the century mark again.

Devontae Booker (FD $5600/DK $3700) – The best value in daily fantasy this week is Devontae Booker. Play him now at this incredible value while you can against the Chargers’ horrible defense. This is your play of the week!

WR

Mike Evans (FD $7900/DK $8100) – Tampa Bay’s other receivers are still developing and logic would dictate that teams would work hard to isolate Evans and force Winston to throw to his other receivers. Throw that logic out the window because of Evans’ outstanding ability and expect him to dominate the porous Raiders defense.

T.Y. Hilton (FD $7800/DK $7900) – Club Fantasy’s third highest scoring wide receiver faces Club Fantasy’s 31st ranked pass defense. Hilton’s a no-brainer this week.

Brandon Marshall (FD $7400/DK $7800) – I expect a top 5 performance from Marshall this week against the horrible Browns secondary.

TE

Rob Gronkowski (FD $8100/DK $7000) – Yeah, yeah, yeah. It’s an expensive price. But is there a surer thing week-to-week than Gronk? Nah. Get him in your lineup.

Jimmy Graham (FD $6700/DK $6100) – Graham’s gotta be salivating to tear it up at his old stomping grounds against the Saints. He will likely be on many rosters, so be careful of that.

D/ST

The Vikings (FD $5200/DK $4100) against the Bears and the Jets (FD $4700/DK $3400) against the Browns are my favorite defenses this week.

Now for our lineups. Richey won last week – can he repeat?

Commishie

QB – Jameis Winston $7400
RB – Spencer Ware $7400
RB – Devontae Booker $5600
WR – Michael Crabtree $7100
WR – T.Y. Hilton $7800
WR – Mike Evans $7900
TE – Rob Gronkowski $8100
K – Nick Novak $4500
D/ST – Bears $4100

Josh

QB – Derek Carr $7800
RB – David Johnson $8700
RB – Spencer Ware $7400
WR – Michael Crabtree $7100
WR – Brandon Marshall $7400
WR – Emmanuel Sanders $6600
TE – Travis Kelce $5700
K – Caleb Sturgis $4600
D/ST – Jets $4700

Richey

QB – Cam Newton $8300
RB – Matt Forte $7300
RB – Chris Thompson $5200
WR – Larry Fitzgerald $7000
WR – Brandon Marshall $7400
WR – Mike Evans $7900
TE – Jimmy Graham $6700
K – Dan Bailey $4700
D/ST – Vikings $5200