Weekend Update: #NFL Week 8 – What You Need to Know

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Boy, oh boy. What a day. Points and injuries, and then some points, and more injuries. Defense was viewed the same way pants are at a Lady Gaga concert—optional and frowned upon. And to be honest, I loved every second of it. If you needed fantasy points, which we all did, and wanted to acquire said fantasy points through the use of bargain quarterbacks, then NFL Week 8 has been Christmas, your birthday, and Shark Week thrown into a blender.

Conversely, if you went with another QB, then rostered Steve Smith and Le’Veon Bell, well…

Let’s just jump right into it……(continue reading)

Source: NFL Week 8: Five Things to Know

Injuries Hurt FanDuel Lineups in Brutal Week 8 Slate of Games

If you made a FanDuel lineup in Week 8, there’s a pretty good chance that someone in your lineup went down with an injury.

Sunday’s early slate of games were absolutely brutal on the injury front. Some of the biggest names in the league went down, including some that looked serious enough to keep some of the league’s stars out for the foreseeable future.

Here are the key FanDuel players that went down on Sunday:

Keenan Allen (@BAL) – 12 FDPs, 23% owned

Steve Smith (vs. SD) – 10.7 FDPs, 14.3% owned

Le’Veon Bell (vs. CIN) – 6.8 FDPs, 10.8% owned

Ladarius Green (@BAL) – 1.5 FDPs, 10.7% owned

Nate Washington (vs. TEN) – 15.4 FDPs, 9.7% owned

Matt Forte (vs. MIN) – 8.9 FDPs, 5.7% owned

Larry Donnell (@NO) – 2.7 FDPs, 1.8% owned

Reggie Bush (@STL) – 0 FDPs, 1.2% owned

Orleans Darkwa (@NO) – 2.3 FDPs, 0.4% owned

Khiry Robinson (vs. NYG) – 2.7 FDPs, 0.2% owned

Note: All ownership numbers are from the NFL Sunday Million

 

As you can see, injuries crippled FanDuel lineups with these players in them. Only three players on this list had double-digit FanDuel points, and the argument can be made that only Nate Washington lived up to his value since……(continue reading)