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Week 8 DFS Academy Podcast Recap

Welcome to Week 8! Below, you’ll find a quick recap of our most recent DFS Academy podcast with a list of our picks, our favorite props, and a replay of the show, just in case you missed it.

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Recap of DFS Academy for Week 8

Top of the Class

Players that are priced $8,000 or more who we are targeting in Cash Games (Austin) and Tournaments (Kelly)

  • Austin
    • Travis Kelce (DraftKings: $8,400 / FanDuel: $9,000)
      • Do I really need to explain this?
      • Denver has allowed 21.1 DraftKings points per game to opposing tight ends since Week 4
      • Kelce has a 28.7% target share during the same time
  • Kelly
    • Patrick Mahomes ($8.4K DraftKings / $9.0K FanDuel)
      • When shopping for a QB for DFS Week 8, you’re going to have to pay up. The best matchups of the week are also the priciest. Here’s the bright side – picks like Patrick Mahomes also come with the highest projected points for the week, which to me, makes it worth it.

Band Nerds 

Mid-tier players priced between $6,000 and $8,000 who we are targeting in Cash Games (Austin) and Tournaments (Kelly)

  • Austin
    • Alvin Kamara (DraftKings: $7,300 / FanDuel: $8,300)
      • The targets alone are worth it. 
      • Indianapolis has struggled against running backs in recent weeks, giving up the second most points to the position since Week 4
  • Kelly
    • Travis Etienne ($7.2K DraftKings / $8.7K FanDuel)
      • While his salary is on the pricey side, look for him to bring value with 16.3 FPPG projected on DraftKings and 14.8 on FanDuel. Rostership is projected to be on the lower end at 5-6 percent on both platforms, likely due to his salary and there being other serviceable options. Last week, he became the 1st player in franchise history to rush for two touchdowns in three straight games.
    • Mark Andrews ($6.4K DraftKings / $7.7K FanDuel)
      • Mark Andrews managed to bring in two receiving touchdowns last week against the Lions. This week, he’s up against an Arizona defense that allows some of the most points from tight ends. This game could mark his fifth in a row with 60 or more receiving yards. Make that a prop bet, my friends!


Value plays priced between $4,000 and $6,000 we are targeting in Cash Games (Austin) and Tournaments (Kelly)

  • Austin
    • Dameon Pierce (DraftKings: $5,300 / FanDuel: $6,700)
      • Some of this is a gut feeling. It seems like it’s time for Dameon Pierce to pop off
      • Carolina has continued to struggle against running backs and I’m not convinced that changes out of the bye week. Plus, this price is very juicy
    • Diontae Johnson (DraftKings: $5,000 / FanDuel: $6,400)
      • In his first week back he had six targets, translating to a 26% target share
      • 2.5 point spread and the Steelers are underdogs.
      • Jacksonville has not been great at defending the pass game
    • Sam Darnold (DraftKings: $4,300 / FanDuel: $6,100)
      • This feels so gross and yet it seems so right
      • A cheap QB in a Shanahan system? Sign me up.
      • I was already looking at Brock Purdy this week, as I expect San Francisco to bounce back against the Bengal
  • Kelly
    • Breece Hall ($5.9K DraftKings / $7.2K FanDuel)
      • Facing a poorly ranked Giants defense, Breece Hall is in a good position to really make an impact on fantasy rosters this week. Projected for 15 FPPG.
    • Romeo Doubs ($4.9K DraftKings / $6.7K FanDuel)
      • Doubs isn’t projected for as much as it feels he should be, at 9.4 FPPG on DraftKings and 7.9 on FanDuel. Rostership is super low at around 1 percent. This could be his third game in a row at home with five or more catches and 70 or more receiving yards.

C’s get Degrees 

Punt players of the week (less than $4,000) in Cash Games (Austin) and Tournaments (Kelly)

  • Austin
    • Jake Ferguson (DraftKings: $3,600 / FanDuel: $4,900)
    • New England Patriots (DraftKings: $2,000 / FanDuel: $3,100)
      • I know, I know. Just hear me out.
      • All I need is six points.
      • They scored five last week while giving up 25 points to the Bills.
      • The Miami Dolphins are getting a little beat up, particularly on the o-line.
  • Kelly

Prop Quiz

Our favorite prop bets of the week, brought to you by Betspert!

  • Austin
    • Last week went 1 of 7, bringing me to 26 of 46 (57%) on the year
    • Picks
      • Breece Hall over 68.5 rushing yards (Both)
      • Jordan Love under 217.5 passing yards (Both)
      • Desmond Ridder under 217.5 passing yards (Both)
      • AJ Brown over 88.5 receiving yards (Both)
      • Christian Kirk over 52.5 receiving yards (Both
  • Kelly
    • DraftKings
      • 3-pick Parlay +503
        • Mark Andrews Over 53.5 Yards
        • Travis Etienne Anytime TD Scorer
        • Dallas Goedert over 3.5 receptions

Replay of Week 8 DFS Academy

You can find Club Fantasy’s Week 8 rankings here and the rest of our Week 8 content here!

And don’t forget to check out Austin’s A-List for his favorite Cash plays of the week and our Week 8 DFS Matchup Report before you submit those lineups!