Week 8 optimal Yahoo lineup: Don't shy away from SEA-NO
This is a look at Week 8 in Yahoo DFS. As I will every week, I’ll remind you that it’s important to remember some of the subtle differences between daily fantasy and other types of fantasy football, as well as the differences between the aforementioned DFS game types. Daily fantasy operates under a budget, so the relative value a player offers at his respective price is just as important as his raw statistical production when constructing lineups. As far as cash games vs. tournaments, remember that 50/50s and Double Ups generally have a lower cash line while tournaments will require a unique and high-scoring lineup, so choose the ceilings and floors of your players accordingly.
Here’s my optimal Week 8 tournament lineup on Yahoo’s main slate, which as always includes the Monday night game (an important distinction from the two main sites).
QB: Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks ($31)
A top-five-priced quarterback on both DraftKings and FanDuel, Wilson checks in as merely the QB11 in terms of price on Yahoo. As if that discount wasn’t enough reason to look his way here, Wilson gets a Saints defense that is bottom five in the league in points per game allowed to opposing fantasy quarterbacks. With just a single QB1 week thus far this season (largely due to lingering lower body issues), Wilson is likely to have relatively low ownership. The matchup couldn’t be better, and he will have a blow-up week eventually. I don’t want to miss it.