The Sunday kickoffs for Week 8 are almost here, and it’s time to start plotting out your Week 8 DFS lineups. In Week 7, a lot of the usual suspects dominated, but we had some under-the-radar names step up in a big way to key folks to victory.
Obviously, you would love to fill your daily lineup with Pro Bowlers from top to bottom, but spending money on a top-tier player in one spot leaves you potentially scraping the barrel to fill out the rest of your roster.
So here are three quarterbacks that could provide the best value for Week 8. Values from DraftKings.
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Drew Brees (NO) - $6,300
Despite the lip service from Sean Payton, I don’t see a scenario where Drew Brees is healthy but not the starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints this week. However, the uncertainty surrounding his definitive status has made him only the 8th-most expensive quarterback available in daily fantasy this week, and that’s despite playing against a second that’s ranked second-to-last in the NFL defending the pass in the Arizona Cardinals. Drew Brees will likely never be this cheap again.
Jared Goff (LAR) - $6,800
The Cardinals are second-to-last defending the pass, but what team is dead last? That would be the Cincinnati Bengals, the Week 8 opponent for the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams explosive offense will look to have a second strong showing in a row after pummeling the Atlanta Falcons last week, so look for Jared Goff to attack the Bengals in the air with Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, and Brandin Cooks.
Josh Allen (BUF) - $6,500
The secondary of the Philadelphia Eagles has struggled for the second season in a row, and it doesn’t appear to be getting any better after Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys just hung 37 points against the Eagles last week. This week, the are still on the road, this time traveling to upstate New York to play the Buffalo Bills. Josh Allen has a cannon for an arm, and his ability to tuck the ball and gain crucial first downs with his legs provide a relatively high floor on any given week.
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