DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2022 Week 8 DraftKings

By Justin Lonero
Justin Lonero

Week 8

(DraftKings Main Slate)



Sam Ehlinger vs. Commanders ($4,000)

The idea behind the Colts paying Matt Ryan big money, was to upgrade the offense. Ryan will be holding the clip board week 8 as Sam Ehlinger takes over. Ehlinger is the minimum on DraftKings. The former sixth rounder will have his hands full against a stout Commanders defensive line. It’s going to make sense to use Ehlinger because of his price, and it’ll also make sense to use the Commanders D/ST in separate line ups, because they could feast.



Kirk Cousins vs. Cardinals ($6,100)

Kirk Cousins has yet to throw for 300 yards, and has eclipsed over 20 FPTS on DraftKings just once so far this season. Yet the Vikings have been successful on offense with balance. He’ll have a great opportunity Week 8 at home against a Cardinals team that just let Andy Dalton throw for 361 yards, and four touchdowns a week ago. Ceiling game is coming for Cousins, and this seems like the right spot to do that. I have no issues using Tua for $100 more against the Lions either.




Running Backs

Kenneth Walker vs. Giants ($6,500)

Kenneth Walker has filled in perfectly for the Seahawks totaling 278 yards from scrimmage, with 23 touches over the last two weeks. It has helped that Geno Smith has been the NFL story of the year at quarterback. The Seahawks may be without DK Metcalf, forcing Pete Carroll to pound the run even more against a Giants team that got lit up by Travis Etienne last week. Walker is playing upwards of 75% of the snaps and that wont change Week 8. For his price, and usage, he’s worth it.



Raheem Mostert @ Lions ($5,900)

Raheem Mostert has had 15 or more touches in four straight games appearing to be the lead dog in the Dolphins back field. He’s also been targeted at least three times in his last 3-of-4 games. Mostert will get a Lions team that has surrendered eight touchdowns to running backs so far this season. His floor seems safe, and his ceiling could be high. Tua-Waddle-Hill will be a popular stack, while Incorporating Mostert could be a differentiator.




Wide Receivers

DJ Moore @ Falcons ($5,300)

Alas! A DJ Moore sighting. All it took was a ton of injuries and the departure of Christian McCaffrey. All that said, I love DJ Moore as a player. Moore caught 7-of-10 targets for 69 yards, and a touchdown week 7 in against the Buccaneers. The good news? He’ll face a Falcons secondary that was absolutely man handled by Joe Burrow last week. I am in. Cash games and tournament lineups.



Chris Olave vs. Raiders ($6,000)

Despite being banged up on offense, Andy Dalton had no trouble dismantling the Cardinals last week. Without Jarvis Landry and Michael Thomas, rookie Chris Olave continues to shine. Olave caught 7-of-14 targets for 106 yards. Dalton has leaned on Olave heavily to bail him out like the old days with A.J. Green. His floor seems safe, and his ceiling is high. Today, Chris Olave appears to be the best rookie wide out in his class




Tight Ends

Tyler Higbee vs. 49ers ($4,200)

If you had an opportunity to watch Patrick Mahomes shred the 49ers last week, then you witnessed greatness. Travis Kelce was a big part of the beating. Tyler Higbee will get the same Niners team this week. Week 4, Higbee caught 10-of-14 targets for 73 yards (17.3 FPTS). As fantasy owners, we will do cart wheels for production like that at the tight end position. It is that bad. If I am not “paying up” for George Kittle this week, I’ll save a couple bucks with Higbee.



Juwan Johnson vs. Raiders ($3,200)

It is tough to advocate for any Saints Tight End not named Jimmy Graham, but a about a decade later, here we are. As I mentioned when talking about Chris Olave, the Saints are hurt as a patch catching unit. Johnson caught all five of his targets last week with two touchdowns. Andy Dalton is leaning on him in the red zone. A couple different sneaky Saints stacks could work this week, sprinkling in some Alvin Kamara.

Defense/Special Teams
Patriots @ Jets ($3,000)