8 NFL FanDuel Studs to Target in Week 8
Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
FanDuel Price: $8,700
Projected Points: 22.3
Tom Brady's 25 FanDuel points per game are more than any other player this season. His weekly rank among quarterbacks in FanDuel scoring during his three games has been QB2, QB6 and QB9, respectively.
Brady has thrown multiple touchdown passes in each of his three games and leads all quarterbacks with 0.53 Passing Net Expected Points (NEP) per drop back. He is one of only two quarterbacks this season -- along with Brian Hoyer -- to play in three or more games and not throw any interceptions.
The New England Patriots are favored by 6.5 points on the road this week and have the second-highest implied total of any team. It's a rematch with the Buffalo Bills who beat the Patriots in Week 4 this year. Jacoby Brissett was under center back then, and New England has not lost consecutive games to the Bills since the year 2000.
A quick glance at the how the Bills' defense has fared this season reveals that they have only given up four passing touchdowns through seven games and have only allowed one opposing quarterback to reach 20 FanDuel points. But a deeper look shows that -- among the 45 quarterbacks with 25 or more drop backs this season -- Buffalo has faced six quarterbacks who rank 33rd or worse in Passing NEP per drop back.