DRAFT Week 8 Preview

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The DRAFT week 8 preview is here! Basically in light of our recent partnership with this awesome DFS site I’ll be writing a weekly preview each week highlighting my favorite plays at each position. Now since DRAFT uses a snake draft format without any salary considerations, I’m really just giving you rankings adjusted for the site’s scoring system.

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Your starting lineup on DRAFT is QB, RB, RB, WR/TE, WR/TE with varying league sizes. Aside from H2H matchups, 3 and 6 person drafts seem to be the most common so with regard to my rankings I’ll be giving you guys 6 QBs, 12 RBs, 12 WRs and 6 TEs each week.

That said, I’m certainly not married to this format so if you have any suggestions on how to make it better don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments or on twitter (@D_bro1389).

Off we go!

QB

1. Carson Wentz

  • The TD rate will obviously regress, but SF is a defensive disaster and he’s running a lot more lately.

2. Tom Brady

  • Assuming the Chargers can put up points, Brady will be throwing plenty in this spot.

3. Drew Brees

  • Although Chicago’s conservative offensive approach creates a game-flow concern, Brees should be plenty efficient with his opportunities.

4. Dak Prescott

  • He’s been terrific lately and this is the highest o/u on the board this week.

5. Russell Wilson

  • We’re finally seeing the Wilson we all expected and Houston is missing several key defenders

6. Kirk Cousins

  • Expecting a shootout, though the health of Washington’s offensive line could be an issue here.

RB

1. Le’Veon Bell

  • The amount of work he’s getting makes his match-ups almost irrelevant.

2. Ezekiel Elliott

  • Sure seems like he’s getting back the explosion that was lacking in earlier weeks.

3. LeSean McCoy

  • Home favorite and getting increased looks in the passing game.

4. Mark Ingram

  • Even with Kamara’s increased role he still the GL back and continues to see 5+ targets a game.

5. Devonta Freeman

  • He’s only seen 21 combined carries the past 2 weeks despite averaging 6.67 YPC in that stretch…expect that to correct itself bigtime this week.

6. Kareem Hunt

  • Hasn’t scored since week 3, but over 100 total yards in each game so far.

7. Jordan Howard

  • 76 carries the last 3 weeks so we know the volume will be there.

8. Melvin Gordon

  • Still incredibly inefficient, but NE really struggles against RB’s in the pass game so should see some opportunities in that area.

9. Alvin Kamara

  • Averaging 96 total yards per game over his last 3 so don’t get scared off by Ingram.

10. Carlos Hyde

  • Still clearly the GL back and has been plenty involved as a receiver in recent weeks.

11. Chris Thompson

  • The big plays don’t seem sustainable, but he’s constantly being put in a position to succeed.

12. Doug Martin

  • Has the job all to himself and this game could challenge DAL/WSH for most total points.

WR

1. A.J. Green

  • Ideal spot against a terrible secondary at home.

2. Antonio Brown

  • Bryant/Schuster situation could mean even more targets for AB.

3. Mike Evans

  • Always has a huge physical mismatch.

4. Julio Jones

  • Hopefully last week’s TD leads to more red zone targets.

5. Dez Bryant

  • Went 9/132/2 against them in the playoffs last season.

6. Doug Baldwin

  • Looked to get back on track last week and usually plays better at home anyways.

7. Dez Bryant

  • 4 TD’s in the last 5 weeks, but Norman could be back and he’s only topped 63 yards once this year.

8. Michael Thomas

  • Has had some disappointing games lately, but remains their clear number 1 option.

9. Keenan Allen

  • Will get plenty of work underneath especially if the Chargers are trailing in this one.

10. Brandin Cooks

  • They’re starting to find creative ways to get him the ball and we know he can score from anywhere on the field.

11. Michael Crabtree

  • All the hype on Cooper after last week makes Crabtree a very underrated play.

12. DeAndre Hopkins

  • I don’t love this spot for Watson albeit we know the targets will still be there.

TE

1. Zach Ertz

  • His worst game this year was 10.60 points

2. Rob Gronkowski

  • Still the safest bet at the position to get into the endzone each week.

3. Travis Kelce

  • It just feels like he’s due for a big game.

4. Jordan Reed

  • He’s probably never going to be 100%, but last week showed he doesn’t need to be.

5. Hunter Henry

  • NE gives up a ton of points to TE’s and he’s got 163 yards over his last 2 games.

6. Jimmy Graham

  • Left a ton of points on the field last week.

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