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Week 8 Daily fantasy picks: FanDuel tournament advice

Sep 9, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

What are the best FanDuel tournaments and GPPs strategies and players for optimal lineups for Week 8 of the 2018 NFL season? This piece will run through each by offering up chalk plays, contrarian plays, and stack options — all from a tournament perspective.

All projected ownership figures come from our FanDuel ownership projections data file. Looking to play cash games on FanDuel? Be sure to check out Tyler Buecher’s Week 8 FanDuel cash game guide.

Quarterbacks

Chalk: Patrick Mahomes ($9,200). Mahomes will be the highest-owned quarterback of the week (17%) after hanging 22.86 DraftKings points on these Broncos (in Denver) in what was his “worst” game of the year. This go-round, the Broncos travel to Kansas City.

Chalk: Andrew Luck ($8,300). Luck has been on fire. He has four touchdowns in three of his last four games and over 300 yards in three of his four as well. The Raiders have given up multiple passing touchdowns in five of six games.

Contrarian: Eli Manning ($6,700). Manning could be one of the three lowest-owned quarterbacks of the week (0.5%), but this is a solid home matchup against the Redskins, who have given up the 10th-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.

Contrarian: Cam Newton ($8,100). Newton has a bad passing matchup against the Ravens — there’s no getting around this fact — but Newton’s legs always make him an interesting tournament option, especially when his ownership is lower (3% this week).

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