Week 8 DFS Flex Plays DraftKings 2016

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal On DraftKings, there is a flex spot which allows you to take different approaches in your lineup construction. Our goal every week is to find you some solid options that fit in the flex position and provide some nice upside. Let’s dive right into some flex targets for this week.

Running Back

Devontae Booker $3,700 vs. San Diego Chargers
C.J. Anderson is expected to miss multiple weeks with a knee injury. This should create some opportunity for Devontae Booker, who was already cutting into Anderson’s playing time and receiving some touches. Last week against the Texans, he ran for 83 yards on 17 carries and scored a touchdowns. He has a favorable matchup at hand against the Chargers defense that has allowed +2.9 points above expectations to opposing running backs. They are yielding 80.3 rushing yards per game and have given up eight rushing touchdowns, as well as, 8.7 receptions and 67.3 receiving yards per game, while surrendering two receiving touchdowns to running backs. His price is near minimum and is likely going to get 20+ touches in a plus matchup.

Latavius Murray $4,500 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
After missing two game, Murray returned to action last week and had himself a solid day. He rushed for 59 yards on 18 carries and scored two touchdowns. He was also targeted five times and played in 58 percent of the offensive snaps. He continues to see fewer than 60 percent of the offensive snaps, but has scored a touchdown in all but one game this season. The Bucs are yielding 93 rushing yards per game and have surrendered seven rushing touchdowns, as well as, 50.3 receiving yards per game and one receiving touchdown to opposing running backs. Murray has exceed value 50 percent of the time by an average of 2.64 points and his salary has dropped $1,100 since the start of the season. He should be able to pay off his salary this week.

Wide Receiver

Ty Montgomery $5,300 at Atlanta Falcons
The game between the Packers and Falcons has the highest projected total of the slate and just a 2.5 point spread, so both of these teams are expected to score some points. Montgomery has received 25 targets in the last two games and has caught 20 passes for 164 yards, as well as, 12 rush attempts for 66 yards. He has played a high percentage of the snaps in the last two games and has seen a significant increase in usage. The fact that Eddie Lacy went to IR and James Starks is out, has opened the door for Montgomery to get snaps as a running back as well as a receiver. His price has risen, but it still at a reasonable amount and one that he could still provide a good return on investment.

Quincy Enunwa $4,800 at Cleveland Browns
Enunwa is averaging 6.9 targets per game and accounts for 18.6 percent of the Jets targets. This week he is facing off against an atrocious Browns defense that has allowed +3.9 points above expectations to opposing receivers, per Fantasy Labs. They are giving up 181 receiving yards per game and have allowed 10 receiving touchdowns. Enunwa has exceeded value 50 percent of the time by an average of 2.48 points. The quarterback play has been bad all season for the Jets, but a game against the Browns could be just what the doctor ordered, which would benefit Enunwa. He will possibly go overlooked despite being fairly priced in a great matchup.

Tight End

C.J. Fiedorowicz $2,800 vs. Detroit Lions
The first thing I like to do is look at who the Lions are playing and see who the tight end for that team is. In this instance it is Fiedorowicz who is averaging 6.8 targets, 4.8 receptions, 57.3 receiving yards, and 13.5 DraftKings points per game in the last four games. He has also scored two touchdowns in that span. The Lions have allowed +5.0 points above expectations to tight ends, per Fantasy Labs and are yielding 5.7 receptions and 60.4 receiving yards per game, to go along with seven touchdowns. At this price and in such a great matchup, Fiedorowicz makes a lot of sense.

Good luck to all this week. For any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me on the Twitter machine: @Armando_Marsal