NFL DFS: Hive Five – Week 8
Welcome to the Beeline Hive Five for NFL DFS! We run down either the top or most notable play at each of the DFS positions, making it easier for you to know who to target as you set your DFS lineups for the week.
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Kirk Cousins – One thing that has proven incredibly helpful this season is attacking the New Orleans defense in the passing game. Cousins will have the chance to do that this week. The piece that makes Cousins even more of an attractive option is knowing the Vikings will be playing at home, having home field advantage always gives an extra boost to potential upside. Now Cousins does have the Sunday night game so see below if you are only interested in the main slate.
If you want to pay up at QB, Patrick Mahomes should always be an option in your DFS playbook. But, diving deeper into the matchups, Andrew Luck is becoming a stand out play, the matchup against the Raiders is considerably attractive. I also think Andy Dalton should have some consideration where the Bucs have not had much success stopping any sort of passing game.
Kareem Hunt – To be absolutely honest, I am not sure if I am completely sold on Kareem Hunt, but he is a nice pivot off of Gurley if you want to fade there. Hunt has been very active in the passing game and has good chemistry with Mahomes. We already know he is the main lead back for the Chiefs and that volume is not going anywhere. Fast paced game and potential blowout would also give Hunt additional touches.
It looks like Lindsay is the main back for the Broncos now? He got majority of the snaps last game out, and was also more active of the two in the passing game. Obviously do not sleep on Gurley…pretty much ever. Even if he was going up against the top defense he should still be a highly considered option, this time he has the Packers. Connor gets another chance at the Browns where he had a pretty decent game out last time against them in week 1.
Adam Thielen – I know, another Sunday night play, but if you aren’t stacking the pairing of Cousins and Thielen together you just may be crazy. Thielen is holding a massive streak of 100+ yard games in a row, and is the most targeted receiver in the league right now.
There is some great value at wide receiver this week. It starts with Chris Godwin of the Bucs and ends all the way with Jordy Nelson. If you want to pay up at receiver Antonio Brown is jumping off of the page (as he should), but same with AJ Green. If you can, spend your money at RB instead.
Eric Ebron – He isn’t cheap, but he has had a dominating season for the Colts this season, him and Luck you can tell have a good chemistry going together. If you have the salary you are definitely going to want to pay up at TE as he is about the only one I am looking at on the slate.
I do think there is consideration for CJ Uzomah from the Bengals, he is a nice value option. I will not be dumbing myself down just for the value here, go Ebron and really try to go Ebron.
New England Patriots – Simple rule of thumb for defense…play the defense when the opponent is the Buffalo Bills. Yes, it can be expensive for a defense, but jeez the Bills are just horrible.
I find the price of the Steelers and Browns defense super interesting. A lot more interest with the Steelers since the game is taking place in Pittsburgh. Both are extremely low price and the Steelers defense has enough experience and ability to learn from the past game that they could be a pretty sweet and cheap play.