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NFL Fantasy Football: Week 8 best and worst picks

These are the players you should pick or avoid for 2015 NFL Week 8.

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SB Nation has partnered with FanDuel, which is a daily and one-week fantasy game. It's like your regular fantasy football leagues in that you pick players to represent your team and they put up points based on their stats. Where it's different is that you're not drafting the players. You're starting with a given amount of money and purchasing the players based on their prices. It's like playing fantasy but with a salary cap and you can win money each week.

So now that you're interested in checking it out, I'm here to guide you with who you should/shouldn't pick to be in your fantasy lineup. The Eagles don't play this week so I'm just going to share my lineup with you.

QB: I'm taking Eli Manning against a Saints defense that ranks second to last by Football Outsiders. Manning is only the 14th most expensive quarterback so he comes at bit of a bargain.

RB: Adrian Peterson and Justin Forsett seem like a good pairing to me. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Peterson will play, so he'll be facing Chicago's 29th ranked run defense. Forsett, meanwhile, is facing San Diego's 31st ranked run defense while playing at home in Baltimore.

WR: Julio Jones against Tampa Bay's 29th ranked pass defense is an easy call. The Falcons struggled to score on the road last week but they will bounce back home against a bad Buccaneers team. Stefon Diggs (shout out to Dan Klausner) has really burst on to the scene in recent weeks. He's quickly become a favorite target of Teddy Bridgewater so he's a very reasonable buy. Michael Floyd is my third receiver. I didn't have much money left to work with so I'm hoping to get lucky with him. At least he's coming off the best performance of his season.

TE: Tyler Eifert is my pick at tight end. The Steelers rank 22nd against the pass and I'm hoping Andy Dalton will be able to find him in the red zone.

K: After seeing the Raiders demolish the Chargers in San Diego last week, I think the Ravens should be able to do some damage. Tucker should have his fair share of opportunities.

DEF: Matt Cassel threw three interceptions last week in his first start with the Cowboys. That was against an average Giants defense. Now he has to face a Seahawks team that is coming off extra rest and might be turning things around after a slow start to the season.


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