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DraftKings Week 8 Roster Breakdown – $1.25 Million Contest

Before you set your lineups on DraftKings, take a look at some of the preferred plays at each position this weekend!

DraftKings is hosting a $1.25 Million Dollar Tournament this week. Here are some of the contest details:

  • $1.25 Million prize pool
  • $100,000 first place prize
  • FREE for new players
  • Starts Sunday at 1PM

The Thursday night game is not included so you have until Sunday at 1PM to set your lineup. You can also make individual game time changes for players in the later games.


Let’s recap Week 7 before we move on to Week 8. Ryan Tannehill was my tournament play of the week and he delivered with 4 TDs in the first half. His day could have been even bigger if the Dolphins scored more than 3 second half points. Take a look at some of the hits and misses of Week 7. If a player reached value, he would be considered a hit. Most of the misses this week were high priced players.


Ryan Tannehill
Lamar Miller
Mark Ingram
Todd Gurley
T.Y. Hilton
Donte Moncrief
Michael Floyd
John Brown
Eric Decker
Nate Washington
Rams DEF


Devonta Freeman
DeAndre Hopkins
Larry Fitzgerald
Willie Snead
Greg Olsen


Cam Newton – $6,800 – Cam threw a few interceptions that cost him some points last week, but he still managed a few TDs and some rushing yards. He gets the Colts in primetime where I expect him to shine.

Drew Brees – $6,700 – Brees could be flying a little under the radar this week in a decent matchup with the Giants. New York has faced Matt Cassel, Sam Bradford, and Colin Kaepernick the last three weeks so the numbers they have been putting up on defense may be a bit skewed. I expect a high scoring game in the Super Dome.

Tournament Plays

Jay Cutler – $5,200
Teddy Bridgewater – $5,100

The Bears-Vikings game has a Vegas total of 42 points, which is on the low-end of the week totals. However, I think this game has a chance to be high scoring and potentially similar to the Lions/Bears matchup a few weeks ago. If you want to roll the dice in tournaments, take a look at a sneaky stack from this game.



Le’Veon Bell – $8,300 – The Pittsburgh offense will be jumpin’ this week if Ben returns. I would pay up for Bell or Peterson this week at RB.

Adrian Peterson – $7,400 – Here is one of those potential monster games for AP. A multiple-touchdown performance could be on the horizon against the Bears defense.

Todd Gurley – $6,300 – His price tag has jumped from $4,300 to $5,000 to $6,300 since Week 4 and is clearly justified. He gets the 49ers at home and while he has been hot, the increase in his salary may have some people shy away.

Doug Martin – $5,500 – Martin is another back who has been hot. He takes on the Falcons, who rank 31st against opposing RBs in fantasy.

Ronnie Hillman – $4,600C.J. Anderson is losing more carries to Hillman, who is getting first-team reps in practice this week. The Broncos cannot trust Peyton Manning to put the load on his shoulders so they need to get the running game going.

Jonathan Stewart – $4,100 – Stewart gets the Colts on Monday night football at home and his price should be at least around $5,000 after his last two performances. Take advantage of this cost.

Keep an eye on Jeremy Hill ($5,300). He is a tournament-type play that is bound to rumble for over a hundred yards and multiple scores in one of these games. An NFC North battle in Pittsburgh could be the perfect time for smash mouth football from Hill.

About Nick Pagliuca

Nick has been competitively playing fantasy sports for over ten years and has recently become very active in daily fantasy in the last three years. Nick participates mainly in fantasy football followed by fantasy baseball and basketball.