JBB Week 8 NFL DFS Preview: Draft Kings Lineups

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Wide Receivers

Oct 1, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) catches a pass against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Antonio Brown ($7,800) vs. Cincinnati Bengals:

The Antonio Brown comeback tour got started last week, but things should be back to normal for AB with Big Ben returning from injury.

With Roethlisberger at the helm, Brown posted totals of 31.3 points, 39.5, and 24.8. I expect the duo to pickup right where they left off.

Brown is still priced like Landry or Vick will be starting, so you aren’t going to find better upside for any player at this price point.

Steve Smith Sr. ($6,100) vs. San Diego Chargers:

The Ravens/Chargers game has the second highest over/under projection the week, so it’s a good idea to get a guy or two from each team in your lineups.

Keenan Allen is an obvious one, but I’m very intrigued by Steve Smith this week. Smith is 9th in the NFL in targets and both teams will likely air it out for the majority of the game, so there should be plenty of chances for 89 to find the endzone.

Donte Moncrief ($5,500) @ Carolina Panthers:

Moncrief was pegged by many to be a breakout WR this season, and while that hasn’t quite happened to this point, he’s posted respectable numbers through the first seven weeks.

He’s tied for 22nd in the NFL in targets, tied with Jarvis Landry and ahead of guys like Gronkowski and AJ Green. That number would be higher as well if Luck didn’t miss any time, so the volume will be there for Moncrief.

Donte only has only game below 13.2 points this season, and a high mark of 28.2 points. So his floor is reasonable and there’s plenty of upside to boot.

Josh Norman has basically been death to WR’s since the beginning of last season, but T.Y. Hilton will likely garner most of Norman’s attention. If that’s the case, Moncrief’s name should get called a lot on Sunday.

Stefon Diggs ($4,800) @ Chicago Bears:

Of all of the WR’s in the league with double-digit receptions since Week 4, Diggs ranks 5th in yards per reception at 17.1.

Diggs is also 4th in the NFL the last two weeks with 237 yards and he’s 8th since Week 4, which also includes a bye week for him.

Basically, he’s been a top-ten receiver since he broke onto the scene a few weeks ago, and I don’t see him slowing down this week against Chicago.

The Bears give up the 10th most fantasy ppg to opposing WR’s, and Diggs worst game so far is 6 catches for 87 yards. I think he’s in for another big day and at $4,800, he’s an absolute steal.

Nate Washington ($3,600) vs. Tennessee Titans:

I’ve named a salary relief player at each position so far, so let’s add one more to the list for WR.

Nate Washington had a ridiculous day on Sunday, recording 9 catches for 127 yards and 2 TD’s. While that’s very unlikely to be repeated, he still makes for a solid play at $3,600.

This pick is really just about trying to catch lightning in a bottle for a second time. It’s not often a player can put up 30+ fantasy points while being priced below $4,000, so it’s worth a flier to see if he can duplicate the success.

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