FF Astronauts DFS Week 8

Welcome to the FF_Astronauts weekly DFS column.

The column will cover values picks, must have players, bust players and key positional players each week from Nathan McGuire, Alex Edwards and @FF_Spotlight.

Let's take a look at week 7 of the Sunday main slate.

Value Pick

Darnell Mooney, Chicago, $3,500

This isn't just a value pick but an extremely valuable pick! This week Mooney only cost $3,500! He had a very impressive game last week against the Rams despite only scoring 7 points on DraftKings, he had 7 targets and beat Jalen Ramsey on a route that would have made his score a lot higher if Foles didn't overthrow the pass. Chicago goes against New Orleans this week who ranks 17th against WRs on DraftKings. That rank is pretty average but New Orleans has also averaged giving up 29 ppg. Despite Foles struggles, this week is a good opportunity for him to improve and Mooney could be beneficial. I predict have his highest reception total this week with a TD. A double-digit score for Mooney would easily have him outperforming his price tag.

Alex Edwards, @ItsDraftSzn

Don't Believe the Hype (Bust Player)

Tyler Lockett, Seattle, $7,100

Lockett has now had two games of 40+ points on DK: 40points on week 3 against Dallas and 56 last week against Arizona. That allows us to blissfully ignore the 5.9 and 8.4 games he had in between. Anyways, I think we can all admit that a 20 target game is far from expected and quite possibly will not happen again in his career. This week he is facing a stingy 49ers defense that has only allowed 206 passing yards per game, 3rd in the league. I foresee this game being a lower scoring bout that does not justify Lockett's $700 price spike (nor DK's $200 jump after a subpar game).

Nathan McGuire, @n_mcguire95

Must Have Players

Kareem Hunt, Cleveland, $6,900

Expect high winds in this game. Weather, or not, this offense relies on the run game. High winds means more rushing attempts for Hunt. Cleveland lost Beckham last week and they can lean on Hunt this week. He hasn’t been scoring many touchdowns yet and it will help that he will be counted on more this week. His previous stats don’t set him up well for this must play, but the conditions and matchup favor him greatly.