DraftKings Reignmakers | Week 8 Market Report
Haven't been able to keep up with the DraftKings Reignmakers marketplace? Lucky Trader's Hunter Langille catches you up on all the latest risers and fallers ahead of Week 8's kickoff.
Top Risers: CORE Tier
- DeAndre Hopkins (+$12.53, 100%)
- Tyler Boyd (+$9.91, 199%)
- Sam Ehlinger (+$9.00, 300%)
- Tee Higgins (+$4.74, 51%)
- Travis Etienne (+$4.23, 45%)
Top Fallers: CORE Tier
- Matt Ryan (-$11.00, 92%)
- Ja’Marr Chase (-$6.8, 49%)
- Christian McCaffrey (-$2.68, 18%)
- Michael Pittman (-$2.2, 20%)
- Ezekiel Elliott (-$1.22, 23%)
DeAndre Hopkins Core player card NFTs have seen the biggest increase this week. Hopkins displayed his chemistry with Kyler Murray last week against New Orleans, catching ten of 14 targets for 103 yards. With Marquise Brown now on Injured Reserve, there isn’t much competition for targets leading up to a fantasy-friendly game against the Vikings.
Both Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins have seen significant increases after news broke yesterday that Ja’Marr Chase is going to miss 4-6 weeks with a hip injury. In this Bengal’s high-powered passing attack, anyone moving up in the pecking order is going to see their value increase significantly.
Sam Ehlinger has seen a 300 percent increase on his Core cards after he was announced as the starter for the Colts for the foreseeable future. Running for over 1,900 yards at the University of Texas, Ehlinger’s skill set aligns well with DraftKings scoring. In his first start, Ehlinger is projected as a three-point favorite at home against the Commanders.
After the trade of James Robinson to the Jets, rookie Travis Etienne now gets his chance as the lead back in Jacksonville. Now a three-point home favorite against the Broncos in London, it comes as no surprise to see Etienne’s cards rise by 45 percent.
Matt Ryan has seen the largest decline in his Core cards following the news that he is being benched in favor of Sam Ehlinger. The change occurred despite no injury to Ryan and the Colts having a respectable 3-3 record. The 37-year-old’s time as a starter in the NFL is now in question.
Ja’Marr Chase has seen a 49 percent decline in the value of his cards following the news of his extended injury absence. Coming off of back-to-back 130-yard receiving yard games, Chase’s massive role will now be dispersed to Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd.
Christian McCaffrey has seen an 18 percent decrease despite being traded last week to a significantly better offense. Given that McCaffrey takes up a Superstar slot, is still getting accustomed to the San Francisco offense and now has to compete with more talented skill-position players for production, it comes as no surprise to see his Core value decrease by 18 percent.
Despite the rise of Sam Ehlinger, the number one wideout on the Colts has seen a decrease in value as the public seems to have preferred the pocket-passer Ryan for wide receiver production. More information will be provided after this week regarding Pittman’s chemistry with the rookie Ehlinger.
Although not officially ruled out, public sentiment is that Ezekiel Elliott will sit in favor of Tony Pollard this week against the Bears. As 10-point home favorites, whoever gets carries this week is in line for fantasy-success in a game that Dallas should lean heavily on the run.
*This data was retrieved by comparing Core floor prices from Monday (10/24) at 6:00 am ET to Core floor prices from Friday (10/28) at 6:00 am ET.