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Week 8 brings no shortage of juicy matchups for stud players, particularly among running backs and receivers. Plus, with big ticket quarterbacks and tight ends either drawing tough opponents (Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck), not in the main weekend slate (Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce), or on bye (Jordan Reed, *cough* Sam Bradford), it makes paying down to free up salary more attractive. The fact that cheaper quarterbacks have regularly been hitting adds to the appeal.
While the two passers below will be low-owned, it’s rare that any quarterback has a truly prohibitive ownership percentage. The goal here is to gain salary and, if you stack either with one or more of their teammates, lineup diversity. At tight end, Ladarius Green is both a great value and the only one at his position who will be extremely high-owned. Eating the chalk with him, or Tyler Eifert to a lesser degree, is certainly an option. We can make our lineups unique in other ways.
With prices getting tighter, and several popular players unavailable, the key to the week will be saving in the places where it’s relatively less painful.
On to the Week 8 FanDuel tournament picks.
Pat Thorman is a Lead Writer for PFF Fantasy and was named 2013 Newcomer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. You can follow him on Twitter at @Pat_Thorman