Week 8 College Football DraftKings DFS Projections

A lineup optimizer that accounts for player salaries and uses projections to maximize expected points.

Below are our comprehensive week eight projections to help identify the top plays on DraftKings on a weekly basis. These projections will be updated throughout the week based on injury news, any key depth chart changes, or any severe weather. If there is a severe change in a player's projections we will call that out in a message up top as well as highlight the players in red if they received a significant downgrade and green if they received a significant upgrade.

The Points/Salary takes a look at which players are the top value plays of the week.

NAMESCHOOLPOSITIONSALARYPYDSPTDRSH YDSRSH TDRECREC YDSREC TDPROJECTED POINTSH-VALUE
Kyler Murray Oklahoma QB 9800 285 2.8 41 0.4 0 0 0 30.59 76.4
Darrell Henderson Memphis QB 8800 0 0 147 1.4 2.2 22 0.2 30.82 86.1
Trace McSorley Penn State QB 8900 255 1.7 52 0.7 0 0 0 27.7 70.8
Laviska Shenault Jr. Colorado QB 8700 0 0 0 0 4.5 55 0.3 12.4 18
Tua Tagovailoa Alabama RB 10200 290 2.4 26 0.4 0 0 0 27.94 62.7
Marquise Brown Oklahoma QB 8400 0 0 0 0 5.5 94 0.8 20.9 46.1
Travis Etienne Clemson WR 9400 0 0 155 1.6 1 10 0 29.76 75.9
Steven Montez Colorado QB 7300 221 1.5 22 0.3 0 0 0 19.37 46.5
Jonathan Taylor Wisconsin WR 9700 0 0 210 1.9 0.9 8 0.1 37.35 109
Miles Sanders Penn State RB 7100 0 0 135 1.4 1.9 14 0.1 28.15 91.3
Jordan Ta\'amu ole miss QB 8700 320 2.5 12 0.2 0 0 0 27 69.3
Jerry Jeudy Alabama RB 8100 0 0 0 0 5.5 95 1.2 23.4 58.1
Drew Lock Missouri RB 9200 300 2.6 7 0.1 0 0 0 24.94 57.1
Scottie Phillips Ole Miss QB 6300 0 0 90 0.7 1.7 17 0.1 18.64 50.4
Felton Davis III Michigan State WR 6300 0 0 0 0 6 88 0.6 19.6 54.9
Karan Higdon Michigan QB 7700 0 0 95 1 0.6 6 0 17.86 38.3
Jake Browning Washington RB 6700 237 1.4 3 0.4 0 0 0 18.43 46.5
Jalen Reagor TCU RB 6900 0 0 0 0 3.1 53 0.5 11.85 21
CeeDee Lamb Oklahoma WR 6700 0 0 0 0 4.5 82 0.5 16.9 40
Trevor Lawrence Clemson QB 8400 235 2.1 5 0.1 0 0 0 19.38 40.4
KJ Hamler Penn State WR 6100 0 0 0 0 5.1 71 0.6 16.7 43
Brady White Memphis RB 6600 265 1.7 0 0.3 0 0 0 19.8 53.4
A.J. Brown Ole Miss RB 8000 0 0 0 0 7 85 0.5 19.7 43.7
Myles Gaskin Washington QB 6400 0 0 88 0.7 2 21 0.2 19.53 53.8
Shawn Robinson TCU WR 8200 216 1.6 24 0.4 0 0 0 20.46 45.5
Trey Sermon Oklahoma WR 5800 0 0 78 0.8 1 9 0.1 15.78 41
Kelvin Harmon NC State RB 7600 0 0 0 0 3.9 63 0.4 13.26 23.1
Aaron Fuller Washington RB 6100 0 0 0 0 3.8 53 0.4 12.05 24.4
Damien Harris Alabama QB 6700 0 0 65 0.7 1.2 9 0.1 13.79 28.1
Darius Anderson TCU WR 4600 0 0 52 0.6 0.8 7 0 11.01 27.7
Ryan Finley NC State WR 7800 215 1.3 7 0.1 0 0 0 15.73 30.3
AJ Bush Illinois WR 4700 135 0.9 23 0.2 0 0 0 13.25 37.4
JaTarvious Whitlow Auburn RB 5400 0 0 58 0.5 0.8 8 0 11.06 23.8
Larry Rountree III Missouri WR 5200 0 0 86 0.7 0.5 4 0 14.92 41.5
Brian Lewerke Michigan State QB 5500 165 1 18 0.2 0 0 0 13.9 34.7
KaVontae Turpin TCU WR 6200 0 0 0 0 4.2 55 0.5 13.3 28.5
Shea Patterson Michigan QB 6200 210 1.8 11 0.2 0 0 0 19.04 53.1
Peyton Ramsey Indiana RB 6100 261 2.2 6 0.1 0 0 0 21.21 65.1
Damonte Coxie Memphis QB 5600 0 0 0 0 4.9 62 0.5 14.72 37.6
Travon McMillian Colorado WR 5500 0 0 14 0.2 1 5 0.1 5.2 6.3
DaMarkus Lodge Ole Miss RB 7100 0 0 0 0 4.1 74 0.7 16.59 36.5
Henry Ruggs III Alabama QB 6400 0 0 0 0 2.9 48 0.4 10.49 18.3
Reggie Gallaspy NC State RB 6100 0 0 50 0.5 1.3 10 0.1 11.36 22.1
Tee Higgins Clemson WR 6000 0 0 0 0 4.5 62 0.4 13.7 31
Jalen Knox Missouri WR 4500 0 0 0 0 4.9 89 0.4 17.44 62.8
Salvon Ahmed Washington RB 5900 0 0 21 0.2 0.6 5 0.2 5.63 6.8
Emeka Emezie NC State QB 4500 0 0 0 0 2.6 41 0.3 8.8 19.2
A.J. Taylor Wisconsin RB 6200 0 0 0 0 3.1 51 0.5 12.13 24.3
Donovan Peoples-Jones Michigan WR 5500 0 0 0 0 3.5 55 0.5 12.6 29.3
Jarrett Stidham Auburn QB 6000 185 1.4 15 0.2 0 0 0 16.33 42
Stevie Scott Indiana QB 5300 0 0 74 0.9 0.7 6 0 14.99 41.1
Ty Jones Washington WR 4900 0 0 0 0 1.9 36 0.2 7.2 12.5
Albert Okwuegbunam Missouri RB 5100 0 0 0 0 3.8 49 0.7 13.25 34.5
Reggie Corbin Illinois RB 4400 0 0 68 0.8 0.8 8 0.1 14.21 45.1
K.D. Nixon Colorado RB 4700 0 0 0 0 4 38 0.3 9.9 22.6
La\'Darius Jefferson Michigan State QB 4000 0 0 55 0.3 1 5 0 9.4 24.2
Damarea Crockett Missouri WR 5100 0 0 80 0.7 0.8 7 0 14.6 40.7
Anthony Schwartz Auburn WR 4600 0 0 0 0 2 45 0.3 8.6 18.1
Connor Heyward Michigan State QB 4700 0 0 35 0.3 0.8 6 0 6.98 12.3
Patrick Taylor Jr. Memphis QB 4400 0 0 62 0.8 1.3 12 0.1 14.87 48.7
Chris Evans Michigan WR 4800 0 0 22 0.2 1.8 19 0.1 7.97 15.2
Justyn Ross Clemson RB 5000 0 0 0 0 3.4 47 0.6 12 29.6
Najee Harris Alabama WR 5000 0 0 64 0.7 0.7 5 0 12.46 31.6
Johnathon Johnson Missouri QB 6000 0 0 0 0 3.8 51 0.4 11.9 24.3
Donavan Hale Indiana RB 4100 0 0 0 0 2.6 40 0.3 8.6 20.3
Irv Smith Jr. Alabama WR 5100 0 0 0 0 2 52 0.5 10.8 24.2
Juwan Johnson Penn State WR 5100 0 0 0 0 3.8 55 0.4 12.3 30.3
Ty Chandler Tennessee WR 4200 0 0 52 0.3 3.5 31 0.2 15.7 56.1
Alex Hornibrook Wisconsin RB 4600 209 1.8 -10 0 0 0 0 15.24 48.7
Jauan Jennings Tennessee QB 3700 0 0 0 0 2.3 33 0.2 6.98 15.6
Sewo Olonilua TCU RB 4500 0 0 40 0.5 1.4 16 0.1 11.01 28.3
Tony Pollard Memphis WR 4500 0 0 0 0 3.7 52 0.3 11.01 28.3
Whop Philyor Indiana WR 4200 0 0 0 0 1.4 18 0.2 4.8 7.2
Darius Slayton Auburn RB 4500 0 0 0 0 3.1 62 0.6 13.24 39
Zach Gentry Michigan WR 4200 0 0 0 0 3 32 0.5 9.5 23.5
Malik Miller Auburn WR 3000 0 0 55 0.6 0 0 0 9.7 34.1
Devonta Smith Alabama WR 5300 0 0 0 0 1.8 22 0.2 5.5 7.2
Hunter Renfrow Clemson WR 4400 0 0 0 0 3.7 41 0.3 9.9 24.1
Nick Westbrook Indiana QB 4700 0 0 0 0 3.5 53 0.4 11.98 31.4
Josh Jacobs Alabama RB 4600 0 0 34 0.3 0.3 3 0 5.99 9.7
Jarrett Guarantano Tennessee WR 4600 155 1 3 0 0 0 0 10.65 26.2
Jakobi Meyers NC State RB 6300 0 0 0 0 4.2 50 0.3 11.16 20.7
Kendric Pryor Wisconsin WR 4900 0 0 0 0 1.8 21 0.2 5.4 7.6
Ryan Davis Auburn TE 4800 0 0 0 0 4.1 51 0.3 11.6 29.1
Ricky Smalling Illinois RB 3500 0 0 0 0 1 12 0.2 3.7 5.5
Taiwan Deal Wisconsin WR 4500 0 0 44 0.5 0 0 0 7.52 14.6
Braylon Sanders Ole Miss RB 5000 0 0 0 0 5.4 72 0.5 16.5 51.4
Jay MacIntyre Colorado WR 3500 0 0 0 0 2.5 33 0.2 7.28 17.8
Nico Collins Michigan RB 4200 0 0 0 0 4 51 0.5 12.7 38.9
Ricky Person NC State WR 4700 0 0 55 0.5 0.9 8 0.1 11.15 27.7
Kyle Evans Colorado WR 4700 0 0 31 0.5 0 0 0 6.4 10.6
Danny Davis III Wisconsin RB 5100 0 0 0 0 2 31 0.3 7.2 12
Amari Rodgers Clemson RB 4500 0 0 0 0 3.4 45 0.2 9.35 21.3
Ty Fryfogle Indiana RB 3500 0 0 0 0 3.4 42 0.2 9.1 26.2
Jaylen Waddle Alabama WR 4400 0 0 0 0 2.4 51 0.3 9.9 24.1
Seth Williams Auburn RB 4000 0 0 0 0 3.1 45 0.3 9.7 25.6
Ricky Slade Penn State RB 3700 0 0 45 0.6 0.8 7 0 9.91 28.7
Marquez Callaway Tennessee WR 3400 0 0 0 0 1.2 24 0.2 5.03 9.7
J-Shun Harris II Indiana WR 4300 0 0 0 0 4.5 51 0.2 11.4 31.5
Brandon Polk Penn State WR 3600 0 0 0 0 2.8 21 0.3 6.35 13.7
Pop Williams Memphis WR 4200 0 0 0 0 4.1 42 0.3 10.4 27.5
Grant Calcaterra Oklahoma WR 3400 0 0 0 0 2.4 40 0.3 8.5 24
Stephen Louis NC State WR 3500 0 0 0 0 2.7 42 0.2 8.62 23.9
Brandon Sowards Michigan State WR 3300 0 0 0 0 1.5 21 0.3 5.7 12.4
Grant Perry Michigan RB 3800 0 0 0 0 1.9 25 0.1 5.39 9.8
Madre London Tennessee QB 3500 0 0 17 0.2 0.2 2 0 3.5 5
Tim Jordan Tennessee RB 3200 0 0 31 0.3 0 0 0 5.2 10.9
Kam Martin Auburn WR 4600 0 0 22 0.3 0 0 0 4.3 5.4
Ra\'Von Bonner Illinois RB 3300 0 0 15 0.2 0.3 2 0 3.47 5.2
Dawson Knox Ole Miss RB 3200 0 0 0 0 2.1 23 0.2 5.9 13.5
DeAndre Thompkins Penn State WR 3500 0 0 0 0 2 31 0.2 6.6 15
Tavien Feaster Clemson RB 3800 0 0 23 0.2 1.2 11 0.1 6.97 15.2
Kabion Ento Colorado WR 3000 0 0 0 0 1.1 15 0.2 4.1 7.7
Antonio Gibson Memphis RB 3200 0 0 0 0 2 21 0.2 5.6 12.4
Jaelan Austin TCU WR 3200 0 0 0 0 1 12 0.1 3.1 4.4
Chico McClatcher Washington WR 3000 0 0 0 0 1 21 0.1 4 7.4
Brandon Johnson Tennessee WR 3000 0 0 0 0 1.4 18 0.1 4.19 8
Mykel Jones Oklahoma RB 3000 0 0 0 0 1.8 26 0.2 5.94 14.6
Jett Duffey Texas Tech WR 8500 352 2.8 0 0.1 0 0 0 27.73 74.3
Pooka Williams Jr. Kansas WR 7400 0 0 122 1.2 0 0 0 21.2 53.6
Antoine Wesley Texas Tech WR 7400 0 0 0 0 7 110 1 25.5 73.8
Ja\'Deion High Texas Tech WR 6600 0 0 0 0 6.5 88 0.6 20.1 54.8
Peyton Bender Kansas RB 5700 292 1.7 -5 0 0 0 0 19.16 58.4
Steven Sims Jr. Kansas QB 5400 0 0 0 0 3.6 45 0.3 10.2 20.7
Ta\'Zhawn Henry Texas Tech WR 5300 0 0 88 1.5 0 0 0 18.8 60.8
Tre King Texas Tech WR 5200 0 0 50 0.6 0 0 0 9.48 18.9
Kerr Johnson Jr. Kansas WR 4200 0 0 0 0 3.3 34 0.3 8.8 20.6
Da\'Leon Ward Texas Tech RB 4200 0 0 31 0.2 0 0 0 4.6 6.7
Khalil Herbert Kansas WR 3900 0 0 38 0.4 0 0 0 6.5 13.1
Jeremiah Booker Kansas RB 3900 0 0 0 0 3.2 34 0.3 8.7 21.7
De\'Quan Bowman Texas Tech WR 3600 0 0 0 0 1.8 22 0.2 5.5 10.6
Stephon Robinson Jr. Kansas RB 3000 0 0 0 0 3.1 33 0.3 8.5 27.1
Drew Sample Washington WR 3400 0 0 0 0 3 32 0.3 8 21.6