Tag: NFL Week 8

NFL WEEK 8 PICKS: 4:00PM GAMES & SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

Colts vs Raiders

This is a tough one, two struggling teams right now, as the Colts battle a plethora of injuries luckily they have TY Hilton back, besides Andrew Luck and Hilton connection there is not many other weapons on this offense for the Colts. James Doyle the tight end is a viable option but he is only going to get 3-4 yards after the catch. The Colts run game is terrible they’ve used four different running backs this season, we cannot rely on much from either offense to be honest. The Raiders have been dealing with QB issues as Derek Carr has not been what they have expected, Marshawn Lynch has been hurt, leaving it to Doug Martin and Jalen Richard, with the departure of Amari Cooper, Martavis Bryant and Jared Cook are the biggest threats on this offense. I would definitely not expect the over of 51.5 to hit. The Colts are favored to win, having to cover a 4 point spread. I would probably either stay away from this game or go Colts money line/under.

49ers vs Cardinals

This is a great game, not so much offensive wise but the 49ers have to cover a 2.5 point spread for this to hit. I would say that is the easiest choice here as the over/under is 40.5 and with the 49ers 22.6 points per game and Cardinals 13.1 points the over is unlikely to hit to be honest. The Cardinals have not clicked in any area of the game, defensively they allow 26.3 points while the 49ers allow 31.1. I’d be surprised to see if the over hits here, I’d stay smart and go 49ers to cover the spread.

Packers vs Rams 

Most likely going to be a shootout. Depending on Aaron Rodgers health and all this game could easily hit the over of 58 points, which would mean the Packers/Rams score around 29 points each. With both offenses averaging around 25+ points each this is do able. The Packers are capable of scoring 30 and the Rams are 100% capable as well. But it seems like a trap game to me, a high over and Packers given 7.5 points to start, it’ll be an interesting game for sure. We know both the offense are good but the Rams also have one of the best defenses in the league. The Rams will for sure score around 30 points and the Packers could drop around 21-27. I would say stay away from the spread and go with the over and Rams here.

Saints vs Vikings (SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL)

We are going to see two shootouts back to back. Both these defenses have not looked great this year and the Saints are known to be a high powered offense that will possess the ball forever and score. The Vikings defense allows on average 23.6 points per game while the Saints offense averages 34 points per game. Easily will see a 30 spot from the Saints and around 27 points from the Vikings. The over here is 54.5 another pretty high over. If the Rams and Packers over does not hit or come close, maybe be smart with this one. With the Saints to cover 2.5 point spread, I think that is do able. I’d go Saints spread, possibly the over. Last game of the day so don’t kill yourself if you are already having a bad day, you won’t resurrect your day by going big on this game and winning it all. If you had some shitty picks in the 1PM and 4PM games call it day and walk away.

 

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NFL Fantasy Football: Week 8 waiver wire transactions

Your Week 8 Fantasy Football waiver wire news. By week 8 you should be able to tell if a player is worthy enough of a roster spot or not. The good part about later in the year adds is you have a sample size of them, you can tell how they have been doing for the last 6-7 weeks, but the downside is usually you will not find a waiver wire hero during this time of the year. Anyways here are my note-worthy waiver wire transactions!

  • Danny Amendola: Kenny Stills is out, the Dolphins basically have no other wide receivers and he is coming off two good weeks. He plays Thursday night so if you are not seeing this right now, you are shot. Amendola is owned in 35% of leagues, he averages 9.05 points per week, he has 30 receptions on 38 targets for 294 yards and 1 touchdown. He saw 11 targets week 6 and 7 targets week 7, he’s definitely a solid add.
  • Kenjon Barner: After Sony Michael went down Barner stepped in last week, while he did not do a great job. Rex Burkhead is also on the IR, so really this is the only option for New England. The upside he is a Patriot in the Patriots offense, has to mean something. He’s owned in 25% of leagues and has been added 15798 times this week.
  • Chris Hogan: Another New England offensive player we can’t deny that the Patriots do a great job on the offensive side of things. Hogan started out rocky with only 17 points in 4 weeks but his most recent weeks have been 10+ point weeks. Last week he saw 7 targets for 63 yards and the week before he saw 4 targets for 4 receptions and 78 yards. Hogan is owned in 50% of leagues and will only increase his workload from here on out.
  • Duke Johnson Jr: Debatable but hear me out, Nick Chubb did not look great last week and Carlos Hyde is gone that backfield is wide open for anyone. Johnson plays a tough Steelers opponent this week but there is room for exposure on that defense. Johnson Jr catches the ball as well, if Chubb does not do well Johnson Jr could step in. Don’t start him, but stash him for next week. Johnson Jr has zero rushing touchdowns and has two 12+ point weeks. He totals around 50.40 points on the year and is owned in 48% of leagues.
  • Vance McDonald: A big TD or bust type of player but last week he saw 8 targets and out snapped Jesse James which is a good sign. McDonald has weeks where he’s tallied 5 points or 20 points. The trend is saying that McDonald looks to be the Steelers number one tight end, in an offense heavy team that is good. McDonald has 20 receptions 274 yards for 1 touchdown. He’s owned in 47% of leagues, it may be smart to go after him this week before he is gone.
  • Benjamin Watson: Same as McDonald in a heavy offensive team Watson favors you here especially with the Saints playing Minnesota this week it will be a shootout. Watson sees around 5-6 targets a game. On the year he has 23 receptions 230 yards and 1 touchdown. He is owned in 47% of leagues.
  • San Francisco DEF: They play Arizona’s offense, need I say more? The Cardinals have been struggling greatly on all sides of the ball but especially offensively. This could be a three week add as well as the 49ers play the Raiders next week and Giants the following week.
  • Washington DEF: Divisional game definitely risky but the Redskins played the Cowboys last week and their defense posted 15 points, plus they managed 7 points vs the Packers in week three. This is a solid addition as they are coming off a big divisional win vs Dallas and now play the Giants. Take a snag at the Washington R words.