Hello Playmakers! Back again for another week of NFL football. To breakdown this article, I’ve chosen my favourite Week 8 quarterbacks at the top and middle value tiers for the position. Not a whole lot of “value” QBs this week but plenty of options in the mid tier range. Let’s get started with the top tier play of the slate…
Patrick Mahomes | KC | $7000 DraftKings | $9200 FanDuel
Another game with a high total for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. This time they are at home facing the Broncos in the game with the second highest implied total on the slate. The Broncos pass defence ranks 20th in DVOA and 18th in yards allowed per pass. Mahomes dropped 25 FP on the Broncos in week 4 and now he is at home. His price is certainly much too high for cash but his upside for GPP’s means he has to be in consideration.
Andrew Luck | IND | $6300 DraftKings | $8300 FanDuel
The Colts are in Oakland this Sunday facing the Raiders who have been bad against the pass in recent weeks. In three of the last four weeks the Raiders have allowed 20+ FP to opposing QBs. Oakland ranks 31st in DVOA against the pass and 21st in yards allowed. Andrew Luck on the other hand has scored 20+ FP in three of his last four while throwing 15 TDs over the last month. He is priced well on both sites for cash games and can also be played naked as well.
Andy Dalton | CIN | $6200 DraftKings | $7800 FanDuel
The Red Rocket is coming off a few rough outings in a row but this week he gets a prime matchup against the Bucs. Tampa Bays secondary remains basically last in DVOA, yards allowed per pass, fantasy points surrendered to opposing QBs, etc etc etc. They are horrible. The Bengals will head into Sunday with the third highest implied team total on the board so I expect Dalton to be popular for cash on both sites. As he should be in a bounceback spot like this.
Ben Roethlisberger | PIT | $6100 DraftKings | $8400 FanDuel
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Big Ben will get their home matchup with the Cleveland Browns this Sunday. The last couple of weeks the Browns have been starting to look a lot more like the Browns and are due for some regression despite the strong start. Roethlisberger’s strong correlation with his top two receivers and running-back make him a prime play for cash this week because of how easy it is to get a full stack. He is a little bit priced out on FanDuel but should still definitely be in consideration on there this Sunday as well.
Jared Goff | LAR | $6000 DraftKings | $8500 FanDuel
Hard not to consider the QB on the team with the highest implied total on the slate, right? Jared Goff hasn’t scored over 16 FP in a month but he is certainly in play this weekend. The Green Bay pass defence is roughly middle of the pack and coming off a bye week. At home this season Jared Goff is averaging 28 FP and with no Cooper Kupp he gets an even stronger correlation with his healthy receivers. He is underpriced on DraftKings heading into such a good matchup and will be in play on FanDuel as well. Look to roster Goff in cash games or tournaments for Week 8.
John Huish is a NFL analyst for DailyPlayAction. He plays both Draftkings and Fanduel. His picks are subject to change without notice. DailyPlayAction and John Huish are not responsible for losses accrued.