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 Jeff Mans Weekly NFL Recap: Week 8
Posted by Jeff Mans on Monday, October 30, 2017 - 13:05

As many of you already know, I don’t miss anything when it comes to the NFL or fantasy football. This is mostly because I watch every single snap of every single game every single week. I have hard drives full of every game that I go back and reference whenever there is something in question. I don’t do all of this for my health, quite the contrary. I do this for all of you. So that when you spend your time and/or money with us here at Guru Elite you will always be in the know.

So, every week once the dust settles I will take my pages of notes from the day of football and put them into proper seasonal and daily fantasy context right here. If you have ANY questions about any game, team, player or situation don’t ever be afraid to reach out and ask.

The great poet Ice Cube once wrote: Today was a good day. Indeed, this week was a much better result than what I/we had suffered over the past two weeks. It really should have been even better if not for a couple HUGE plays called back but beggars cannot be choosers.

 Week 8 NFL Content Schedule
Posted by FantasyGuruElite on Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 01:00

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 In The Trenches: Week 8
Posted by Jeff Mans on Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 20:23

There is not nearly enough information and analysis on or about the players that greatly effect our skill position players. So, I have taken it upon myself to do so. Here are the notable injuries to offensive/defensive linemen, linebackers and defensive backs that never seem to make the headlines. I've decided to post this earlier in the week and update throughout so that we can follow along and factor them in when planning our lineups. 

 Tommy G's Week 8 DFS Rundown
Posted by Tommy G on Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 17:30


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 @MagicSportsGuy's Week 8 DFS Breakdown
Posted by Kevin Adams on Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 17:00

I will be doing a game by game breakdown, breaking down each matchup while giving my own cash game and GPP picks and strategy heading into the weekend. My preferred plays will be in BOLD. As always, if you’re not sure about an acronym, term or stat, please refer to the DFS Glossary as well as the New Analytics in Fantasy Football Breakdown. For more specific CB/WR match-up information, be sure to reference our CB/WR match-up article...

 DFS NFL Cash Game Breakdown: Week 8
Posted by Jeff Mans on Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 16:59

Welcome to the Guru Elite DFS NFL Cash Game Breakdown! In case you haven’t noticed, we are absolutely stocked with talented writers and contributors this NFL season which means Guru Elite is truly your one stop shop for anything you need in either seasonal or daily fantasy football.

 The Percentage Play Report - Week 8
Posted by Jeff Collins on Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 16:57

Below you will find some of the guys I’m considering playing at low ownership in tournaments on both sites, along with some highly-owned players that I’m thinking about fading...

 Vlad's Values - Week 8
Posted by Vlad Sedler on Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 16:57

Six teams on bye and yet another London game means we’ll have our smallest main slate of the season (10 games on FD, nine on DK). You’ll see a lot more commonality among rosters in tournaments with more players pushed up above the 10% and 20% ownership thresholds than we’ve seen all season. Outside of the Colts-Bengals game (42-point total), all of the games have Vegas totals between 45 and 49. The Cowboys-Redskins tilt has the highest total of the slate (49) and is one of only two 4pm ET (1pm PT) games – it’s a game you can be sure we’ll see plenty of DFSers’ attention focused, especially since the other game (HOU-SEA) has fewer interesting options and is projected to be a tighter, defensive battle.

As a reminder, Vlad’s Values will simply serve as a reference point for lower-owned contrarian pivots and punts to help you gain an edge in your GPPs, as well as a splash of some ownership-share assumptions that have traditionally been on point. Alright, let’s dig in...

 Week 8 Rankings
Posted by Jeff Mans on Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 06:00

Welcome to Jeff Mans' Weekly NFL Rankings! Initial rankings for the week will be released every Tuesday and updated later in the week. The weekly rankings are based on a PPR scoring system.



 Ahead of the DFS Curve: Week 8
Posted by Graham Barfield on Friday, October 27, 2017 - 14:43

In Ahead of the Curve, I will try and identify multiple NFL DFS trends that are pertinent for the upcoming week. These trends could be betting related, player- or team-specific, or game theory/ownership topics to help you gain an edge in your lineups.

NOTE: This article is cross-posted as a DFS feature on and

With six teams out on a bye and just ten games between 1 pm and 8:30 pm on Sunday, Week 8 already had the makings of an odd slate. On that same token, there are some significant wind and rain concerns in the northeast and in the south that definitely will have an impact on games. We'll kick the Curve off with some studies on how the weather affects fantasy output:

1. High Winds Affect on Passing Games