DraftKings NFL Week 8 Picks & Sleepers: Stack the Dolphins Against the Lowly Lions

Ride with the 'Fins in Week 8 against the Lions.

FINALLY!!! We had ourselves a week, thanks to Mr. Josh Jacobs, Joe Burrow, and rookie sensation Kenneth Walker. Christ, even Jimmy G hit after a slow start. And imagine if Derrick Henry had punched in a touchdown on any of his 30 carries, that would have been huge. We don’t need to get into the receivers, as Romeo Doubs has earned his way onto my shit list for the remainder of the season. Jimbo’s Dog House has a nice top-floor unit there Romeo!

Let’s ride!


Tua Tagovailoa $6,200 (at DET)

Returning from his well-known concussion issue, Tua had a relatively quiet day despite throwing the ball 35 times on SNF. This week looks like an ideal get-right game against a very bad Lions defense and he has the receivers to stack alongside him in DFS. With Tyreek and Waddle at his disposal, Tagovailoa can get rid of the ball quickly and watch them make magic after the catch. Especially on turf, I swear it’ll make the two wideouts even faster.

Andy Dalton $5,500 (vs LV)

Forced to play catchup last week (his own fault), Andy Dalton had to throw 47 times, resulting in 361 yards and four scores. We could have another high-scoring affair in this game against the Raiders featuring two struggling defenses.

Sam Ehlinger $4,000 (vs WAS)

With the injury and subsequent benching of Matt Ryan, Sam Ehlinger was given the QB1 keys in Indy. He’s at the absolute minimum price for quarterbacks this week, as he’s yet to play a snap this season. However, Ehlinger was great in the preseason and can rack up serious yardage on the ground. The Commanders don’t present an overbearing defense, and if the former Longhorn decides to use his legs, then he’ll easily cover his $4k price tag.

Other intriguing options:

Jalen Hurts $8,300 (vs PIT), Kirk Cousins $6,100 (vs ARI)


Saquon Barkley $8,100 (at SEA)

Saquon Barkley is an absolute workhorse in every sense of the term. Barkley has been the heart and soul of this ascending Giants offense and Brian Daboll is deploying him as a true Swiss Army Knife. Matching up with Seattle this week, the Seahawks have been very subpar against running backs this season, which bodes well for Barkley. Expect another high-usage game for Barkley, who’s seen over 20 carries and multiple receptions in back-to-back games.

Kenneth Walker $6,500 (vs NYG)

Since becoming the full-time starter, Kenneth Walker has averaged 22 carries, 132 yards, and 1.5 touchdowns per game. He’s received elite volume and now is a home favorite against the Giants. We saw Travis Etienne have his breakout game against this same defense and Walker looks to run wild in Week 8.

Tony Pollard $6,100 (vs CHI)

With Ezekiel Elliott looking more and more doubtful for Week 8, Tony Pollard could be in line for a huge usage bump this week. Facing the Bears without Robert Quinn, Pollard has a chance to get full workhorse duty against a team without its top defensive lineman. Pollard stans will finally see their guy get a three-down role without him looking over his shoulder at Zeke.

D’Onta Foreman $5,300 (at ATL)

With CMC dealt to San Francisco, D’Onta Foreman carried the ball 15 times for 118 yards despite the team listing Chuba Hubbard as the starter. The Panthers declared Hubbard out for Week 8, so Foreman should see over 20 touches as the team’s lone viable running back. Plus, he gets a Falcons’ defense that ranks in the middle of the pack against running backs.

Other intriguing options:

Derrick Henry $8,400 (at HOU), Josh Jacobs $7,500 (at NO), Miles Sanders $6,600 (vs PIT), Rhamondre Stevenson $6,400 (at NYJ), Raheem Mostert $5,900 (at DET)


Tyreek Hill $8,500 (at DET)

It’s pretty clear Tyreek Hill is the target hog in Miami, seeing five double-digit target games out of seven contests this season. Coming off a 13-target game, Hill should dismantle a Lions’ defense that gets shredded through the air. The formula is there for a patented Tyreek Hill explosion.

DeAndre Hopkins $7,400 (at MIN)

DeAndre Hopkins returned from suspension and immediately returned to alpha status of the Arizona offense. Hopkins caught 10 of 14 Kyler Murray targets for 103 yards against the Saints. The Hollywood Brown injury opened up the target totem pole and Hopkins should see double-digit targets from here on out.

Chris Olave $6,000 (vs LV)

Chris Olave has fully taken advantage of the Saints’ injury issues and has scored double-digits in all but one game this season. As we mentioned with Andy Dalton, the Raiders’ defense is nothing to worry about it it could be one of the higher-scoring games on the slate. Olave is the one consistent on the Saints’ perimeter and the two should put up fantasy points on Sunday afternoon.

DJ Moore $5,300 (at ATL)

After what felt like forever, DJ Moore finally had his breakout game with PJ Walker at the helm. We know Walker is capable of getting Moore the ball unlike the previous quarterbacks and now he can follow up his last great showing with the Falcons’ defense which is absolutely mutilated with injuries. The matchup is juicy, and the price tag is low. Moore is a high risk, but a high reward.

Wan’Dale Robinson $4,700 (at SEA)

Wan’Dale Robinson is getting a lot of hype with the recent Kadarius Toney trade (even though Toney hasn’t played since Week 2), but he’s slowly climbing the Giants’ depth chart and making weekly noise. He was up to eight targets last week and ended up catching six balls for 50 yards. There’s no true playmaking option like Wan’Dale out there and it seems like Daniel Jones and the offense are starting to figure that out.

Other intriguing options:

AJ Brown $7,700 (vs PIT), Deebo Samuel $7,500 (at LAR), Jaylen Waddle $6,700 (at DET), Devonta Smith $6,300 (vs PIT), Brandin Cooks $5,900 (vs TEN)


Tyler Higbee $4,200 (vs SF)

The Rams are looking to get back to their winning ways and while that’ll feature a lot of Cooper Kupp, there should also be a handful of available targets for Tyler Higbee. Despite a few stinkers, Higbee has seen high target numbers in most games, basically being Matt Stafford’s second receiving option. The Niners always present a tough matchup and Higbee can be a nice quick outlet for a stout pass-rushing attack.

Dalton Schultz $3,700 (vs CHI)

Dalton Schultz is still dealing with some injuries and he doesn’t look 100% just yet, but the return of Dak Prescott is a big bump for Schultz’s stock. He’s Dak’s security blanket and always racked up solid numbers when the two play together. With Prescott getting more in tune with the offense, Schultz should be a major role in the offense’s ascension.

Other intriguing options:

Mike Gesicki $3,800 (at DET)


Philadelphia Eagles $3,900 (vs PIT)

The Eagles already have a solid defense, and just added Robert Quinn this week to the roster. Facing the Steelers, Kenny Pickett hasn’t exactly thrived so far and he’s turned it over three times in two of his four games.

New England Patriots $3,000 (at NYJ)

Ownership is likely to be low after Justin Fields and the Bears just thrashed the Patriots on Monday Night. However, it’s a prime spot for Bill Belichick’s defense to bounce back against Zach Wilson and the Breece’less Jets’ offense. This should be one of the lower-scoring games on the slate.

Chicago Bears $2,400 (at DAL)

The Bears actually looked good Monday night against the Patriots, which might be a sign moving forward. Dak Prescott is still working his way back into the offense, as they struggled to put up points against the Lions’ defense. Now, Zeke is looking unlikely for this week so Chicago could be a solid punt play at the position.

Other intriguing options:

Indianapolis Colts $3,700 (vs WAS), New York Jets $2,900 (vs NE)


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