Good Job, Good Eifert

On a slate sans-Rob Gronkowski, it’s time to pay up for a different young tight end with similar upside this weekend. Here are my picks for the Sunday-Monday NFL week eight slate:


Quarterbacks (QB)  Running Backs
Wide Receivers (WR) Tight Ends (TE) Defense (DEF)
Carson Palmer, $14,600 Devonta Freeman, $16,300 DeAndre Hopkins, $17,900 Greg Olsen, $13,500 Arizona Cardinals, $7,900
Cam Newton, $13,900 Le’Veon Bell, $16,000 Odell Beckham Jr., $16,500 Tyler Eifert, $11,300 Seattle Seahawks, $7,200
Philip Rivers, $13,500 Matt Forte, $14,100 Keenan Allen, $14,900 Gary Barnidge, $10,900 Atlanta Falcons, $6,600
Drew Brees, $13,200 Todd Gurley, $14,000 Antonio Brown, $14,800 Martellus Bennett, $10,200 St. Louis Rams, $6,600
Andy Dalton, $12,200 Justin Forsett, $11,700 A.J. Green, $14,500 Jimmy Graham, $10,000 Green Bay Packers, $6,500
Marcus Mariota, $10,800 Doug Martin, $11,300 Emmanuel Sanders, $14,400 Delanie Walker, $8,800 Cincinnati Bengals, $6,000
Joe Flacco, $10,800 Danny Woodhead, $10,200 Alshon Jeffery, $12,600 Ladarius Green (if Gates sits), $8,300 New York Jets, $5,700
Ryan Fitzpatrick, $10,500 Chris Johnson, $8,800 Donte Moncrief, $11,600 Austin Seferian-Jenkins, $6,700 Oakland Raiders, $4,400
Teddy Bridgewater, $10,400 Jonathan Stewart, $8,800 Stefon Diggs, $10,300 Jared Cook, $6,200 Indianapolis Colts, $4,000


Quarterbacks (QB)  Running Backs
Wide Receivers (WR) Tight Ends (TE) Defense (DEF)
Aaron Rodgers, $14,500 Devonta Freeman, $16,300 Julio Jones, $18,000 Rob Gronkowski, $14,200 Arizona Cardinals, $7,900
Cam Newton, $13,900 Le’Veon Bell, $16,000 DeAndre Hopkins, $17,900 Antonio Gates (listed as questionable), $11,600 Seattle Seahawks, $7,200
Ben Roethlisberger, $13,600 Todd Gurley, $14,000 Keenan Allen, $14,900 Gary Barnidge, $10,300 Atlanta Falcons, $6,600
Philip Rivers, $13,500 Chris Ivory, $11,800 Antonio Brown, $14,800 Jason Witten, $10,300 St. Louis Rams, $6,600
Drew Brees, $13,200 Danny Woodhead, $10,200 Donte Moncrief, $11,600 Travis Kelce, $10,200 Green Bay Packers, $6,500
Russell Wilson, $12,600 Giovani Bernard, $9,200 John Brown, $11,400 Jordan Reed, $9,000 Carolina Panthers, $6,300
Andy Dalton, $12,200 Chris Johnson, $8,800 Eric Decker, $10,400 Benjamin Watson, $7,400 New York Jets, $5,700
Marcus Mariota, $10,800 Ronnie Hillman, $8,800 Rishard Matthews, $8,000 Eric Ebron, $7,100 Tennessee Titans, $4,800
Jay Cutler, $10,500 Chris Polk, $7,400 Stevie Johnson, $6,400 Ladarius Green (best play at TE if Gates sits), $6,700 New Orleans Saints, $4,200


Top Implied Totals: Falcons, Panthers, Ravens, Saints, Bengals, Steelers, Packers, Texans, Rams and Jets

Other Offenses to Consider: Chargers, Seahawks, Vikings, Bears, Buccaneers, Colts, Browns and Titans

Note: I will update the quick picks throughout the course of the day and adjust picks according to who is active/inactive.

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders is a fantasy sports expert with over 15 years of playing experience. After starting several freelance fantasy sports blogs, Ricky moved up in the fantasy industry when he joined Going9 Baseball. He wrote fantasy baseball content and had a weekly radio spot on the site’s SiriusXM Satellite Radio show. Shortly thereafter, in early 2013, Ricky joined RotoExperts as a three-sport fantasy contributor, eventually becoming one of the site’s lead basketball writers. While writing for RotoExperts, Ricky was introduced to daily fantasy sports and immediately fell in love. With help from some of his mentors, some of the best DFS players in the world, he honed his skills and became the daily fantasy expert he is today. When RotoExperts created a daily-focused website called, Ricky was brought on as one of the main contributors. He still makes frequent appearances on the RotoExperts SiriusXM Radio show and on the FNTSY Sports Television Network, talking daily fantasy sports. He also continues to write for a few DFS content sites: RotoCurve and The Fantasy Fix. Ricky is a proud and active member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He has agreed to be a writer and representative for the FantasyDraft brand and serves as an ambassador to the site. He has no more access to the site than the typical user. Don’t hesitate to contact Ricky with questions on Twitter @RSandersDFS.

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