Fox Sports: NFL Week 8 Best Buys

Fox Sports LogoNFL Week 8A rookie and a veteran are both set to ball out in Week 8.

Opportunities open up for Denver’s young RB Devontae Booker, while Cards’ star Larry Fitzgerald can expect a lot of looks from QB Carson Palmer.

Here are the Draftstars Best Buys.

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Jameis Winston, TB ($17,350)

The Buccaneers gun-slinger has shown added resilience this year, able to rally from early errors to right the ship and keep the offence (and fantasy points) rolling. A meeting with the Raiders ragtag defence points to a game that should cover the overs, with Jameis ready to make you Draftstars famous in Week 8.

Matthew Stafford, DET ($14,100)

The value play jumping off the menu this week. Stafford got Marvin Jones, Golden Tate and Anquan Boldin firing last week and now has Theo Riddick and Eric Ebron back on deck in his corner as well. This isn’t the Texans defence of a year ago, with the unit regressing in coverage the past fortnight, as injuries and form take its toll.

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Christine Michael, SEA ($15,800)

Coming off a quieter performance against Kansas City, C-Mike runs out against a Saints team that ranks as the NFL’s most generous to fantasy RBs. Add that to the fact New Orleans are 31st in defending passes to tailbacks, and Michael owners will be waking up to a fantasy deluge from the revived rusher Monday morning.

Devontae Booker, DEN ($6,000)

As C.J. Anderson makes his way to IR, the rookie out of Utah will see an ungodly ownership percentage this week, but at bottom dollar, his upside is impossible to ignore. San Diego can be attacked in the ground game, and Booker is a natural pass-catcher to add PPR bonus to a full barrel of carries.

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Jacquizz Rodgers, TB ($9,450)

What are we missing here? 292 yards from scrimmage in the two weeks since taking the lead job, the ‘Quiz Show’ will have ample opportunity to add a stay in the red zone to his yardage totals against the Raiders. Peyton Barber is a promising rookie and merits a few touches, but that will allow the underpriced Rodgers to stay fresh and clean in an offence-heavy tussle.


Julio Jones, ATL ($19,950)

A huge price tag, but huge league-winning potential with Julio in Week 8. If you save salary at the running back slot, ride the Falcons All-Pro against a Packers secondary giving up nearly 11 grabs and over 100 yards a game to opposing no. 1 receivers.

Larry Fitzgerald, ARI ($14,100)

With Michael Floyd and John Brown less than 100% against Carolina’s missing secondary, the target numbers could be astronomical for the Canton-bound Cardinal. No team has been gashed for more WR yards in October than the Panthers, all ingredients for a buffet of receptions for ‘Fitz’ in sunny Carolina.

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J.J. Nelson, ARI ($5,000)

Take a flyer on the flyer out of Alabama Birmingham, who saw 7 targets last week with Brown and Floyd struggling with fitness. Boasting game-breaking wheels to peel off monster plays at any moment, Nelson has the chance to vastly outperform his price-tag against the Panthers’ young corners.



Rob Gronkowski, NE ($13,300)

It’s not often we shoot for the top-priced tight end, but this AFC East grudge match calls for a special occasion. The Bills are ranked 23rd in DVOA vs. TEs, and at the price of a mid-range WR, Gronk has as much upside as anyone in the league.

C.J. Fiedorowicz, HOU ($5,300)

With a mammoth 22 targets over the past 3 games, Fiedorowicz has benefited from the criminally conservative short passing of QB Brock Osweiler. The Lions are bottom 5 in fantasy against tight ends, while Detroit’s potent offence will put pressure on the Texans to keep the chains moving at a crisp tempo.

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San Diego ($5,950)

A touch of contrarianism to cap off your Week 8 line-up, this San Diego front starring Joey Bosa, Melvin Ingram, Jatavis Brown and Denzel Perryman is rising rapidly. First year starter Trevor Siemian may find himself under-fire as the Bolts rein thunder down on the Broncos’ pocket.

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