Horror movies are dead nowadays, and it's kind of a big disappointment all the way around. It's been so bad, I actually have a list of the top 5 terrible horror movies that have come out since 2000.
1 – Paranormal Activity (All 73 versions of them) – These movies are terrible, just absolutely terrible, and for some reason people still go out and see them. They will continue to make them because of that very reason.
2 – Cabin in the Woods – I think I am the only person in the world that hated this movie, but it was terrible folks, not good at all. Just found ZERO redeeming quality in this movie.
3 – Unfriended – It had a lot of hope. I saw the trailer, and I was pretty excited to see this until I ended up watching it. What an utter disappointment it ended up being,. Unfriended was a good concept that turned to a very laughable, and dumb movie.
4 – The Mist – This should probably be #1, but I can't get over all the other stupid movies ahead of it. The Mist is easily one of the stupidest movies, with one of the worst concepts of all time. Just terrible acting, and the concept of “The Mist” with this weird blood-thirsty creatures, and best of all EVERYONE WAS STUCK IN A SUPERMARKET!!!!! Just absolutely terrible.
5 – Halloween II (Rob Zombies version) – I was rather excited about the idea of Rob Zombie doing these movies, and the first one was actually pretty decent, but then here comes the sequel. Just awful.**Spoiler Alert** After Myers gets killed, Laurie puts on his mask. **Spoiler Over** I hated that ending, and I was so glad they didn't let him make another one of these.
Enough about the worst, let's go ahead and dive right into Week 8. I am going to pair my favorite Horror Movie Killer with my top DFS plays of the week.
Like it – Jason Vorhees – (My top 3 are all really close, but someone has to slot into this spot, and it's got to be Jason. He is a big bad dude walking around slashing people with this big old Machete like knife. I think my favorite thing was watching him slowly stroll through the woods as people run from him, with him catching up, and just slice them up)
Tyler Eifert vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - $5300 (DraftKings) - $6000 (FanDuel)
Eifert has tremendous value this week; this game has points written all over it, with the O/U set at 48. Eifert has a fantastic matchup this week, taking on a Steelers team that has given up the 4th most yards, and 2nd most touchdowns to tight ends this year.
He is Andy Dalton's go to man in the red zone, with 9 targets, and leads the league with 6 touchdowns in the red zone as well.
With Gronk not on the slate for the weekend, Eifert is the #1 tight end.
Joe Flacco vs. San Diego Chargers - $5500 (DraftKings) - $7400 (FanDuel)
Hall of Fame Joe Cool has been far from cool for much of the 2015 season, and I think a lot of has to do with the fact that it's not January. As you'll see below I am big on the Forsett already in this game, but Flacco really provides what could be amazing value on DraftKings especially.
The quarterback position hasn't been one to pay up for this season, and I think this is another one of those weeks.
If you take a look at the O/U for the Ravens, it sits right at 27, and the game total sits around 50. There will be a ton of offense, and not a lot of defense which makes me love some Joe Cool this week.
Love it – Freddy Krueger – (When I was a kid, I was absolutely terrified of this guy; I was one of those kids that thought he was going to haunt my dreams and kill me. I always loved Robert Englund's portrayal of him; he was a sarcastic guy on a killing spree. What's not to love?)
Jonathan Stewart vs. Indianapolis Colts - $4100 (DraftKings) - $6600 (FanDuel)
Stewart is getting disrespected on DraftKings this week, being ranked among the likes of C.J. Anderson, Shane Vereen and Joseph Randle (he's even priced higher).
Stewart is coming off back-to-back solid games, against two of the best run defenses in football. This week he takes on a team that has one of the lesser run defenses in the NFL.
The Panthers are averaging 32 rushes a game, which is the most in football.
The numbers just add up to a big game for Stewart, and I am all in.
Stefon Diggs vs. Chicago Bears - $4800 (DraftKings) - $6700 (FanDuel)
I've really been digging what we've seen out of Diggs in his first 3 games (Please forgive me for that terrible pun).
It doesn't get much better than that after 3 games in the NFL. He is the first receiver since 2012 (Percy Harvin) for the Vikings to record back-to-back 100 yard receiving games.
The Bears have been anything but good on the defensive side of the ball this year, and I don't expect that to change much in this game either.
I am really “digging” (Whoops, I did it again) this matchup, and so should you.
Gotta have it – Michael Myers – (I don't really get scared during movies, but it was the end of Halloween: Resurrection, and the scene was set Michael Myers was “dead," Anyone that watched this movie knew what was about to happen, he was going to open his eyes, and boom end scene. It totally happened just like that, but the suspense of when it happened, it just literally made me jump out of my chair. Myers will always be my favorite slasher)
Justin Forsett vs. San Diego Chargers - $6100 (DraftKings) - $6900 (FanDuel)
After a pair of 100+ yard games, Forsett didn't reach 100 yards in the last two games combined. While finding the end zone last week, he still struggled on the ground. He really hasn't lived up to the hype that he was getting all preseason, but the last time he had a tasty matchup (week 5) against the Browns, he torched them for 121 yards, and a touchdown.
Here comes the San Diego Chargers, who have given up 100+ yards on the ground in 6 straight weeks. This matchup is very much ripe for the picking, and his price on both sites make it him a gotta have for this week.
Julio Jones vs. Tampa Bay Bucs – $9200 on DraftKings and FanDuel
After a couple of pedestrian weeks, Julio got back on the map this past week, catching 9 balls, for 92 yards, and a touchdown, on 17 targets.
This week he has a fantastic matchup against a Bucs secondary, which is atrocious, as they have given up an average of 184 yards, and 1.75 touchdowns over the past 4 weeks.
In two games against them last year Julio caught 17 balls (22 targets) for 280 yards and 2 touchdowns.
As my fellow cafe writer, Jason Guilbault, said in his wide receiver piece (Highly recommend reading)
“There is not much to say about Jones, but he could have one of those weeks, where you are sorry he is not on your roster.”
He's right, pony up the dough for this man this week.