Best NFL Survivor Picks for Week 8

Max Staley
Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions
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We're now through seven weeks of the NFL season, and if you've made it this far in your survivor pool, you're likely dealing with limited options in Week 8.

If you need some help with your Week 8 survivor pool picks, here are three of the best picks ahead of this week's slate of games.

1. Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, Thursday, Oct. 24, 8:20 p.m. EST

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Kirk Cousins gets a chance for a revenge game on Thursday night against his former team, the Washington Redskins. The Minnesota Vikings' franchise QB got off to a rocky start this year, but he's been lights out over the past three weeks, averaging 325.3 passing yards per game while throwing 10 TDs to one interception while leading his team to three straight wins. Washington, meanwhile, is 1-6 on the season and is arguably the weakest team Minnesota will face for the rest of the season, making this a solid time to use the Vikings in survivor.

2. New York Giants vs. Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. EST

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The Detroit Lions were on the wrong end of some controversial calls in losses to the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers, so they're likely a better team than their 2-3-1 record indicates. Detroit has gone toe to toe with some of the NFL's best this season and much of that can be attributed to the play of QB Matthew Stafford. He's sixth in the NFL in passing yards per game and has thrown 13 TDs to three interceptions in six contests. Against a New York Giants' defense that has surrendered 257.0 passing yards per game (the 10th-worst mark in the NFL), Stafford could lead the Lions to a victory at Ford Field.

3. Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. EST

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Just when it looked like the Denver Broncos might've turned it around, they got blown out by a Kansas City Chiefs team that played the majority of the Thursday Night Football game without reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes. The Indianapolis Colts, on the other hand, are playing some really good football right now, upsetting those same Chiefs in Week 5, and then the Houston Texans in Week 7. With Jacoby Brissett coming off arguably his best game of the season (326 yards, four TDs), the Colts look poised to defend their home field in Week 8.

Honorable Mentions:
- Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. EST
- Cleveland Browns vs. New England Patriots, Sunday, Oct. 27, 4:25 p.m. EST
- Arizona Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints, Sunday Oct. 27, 1 p.m. EST


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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