DraftKings' Arena Football League (AFL) contests are back in Week 8 with a full three-game slate. RotoWire will be providing lineup suggestions for each of the 13 weeks of the AFL regular season, the two weeks of the playoffs and the ArenaBowl.
DraftKings AFL lineups consist of one Captain spot, which sees the player's salary and fantasy points both multiply at a rate of 1.5x, and five Flex positions. The lack of positional specifications means that one could potentially compose a lineup consisting of players from just one position. However, for our purposes, we'll strive to highlight players from at least the top two fantasy-producing positions, quarterback and wide receiver.
Note: Please keep in mind that these are merely recommendations on certain players and are not intended to constitute a lineup that fits under DraftKings' $50,000 salary cap. In fact, the cumulative salary of the players suggested weekly will often check in well over that figure.
For a full overview of the basics of playing AFL DFS contests on DraftKings, review our DFS 101 primer here: https://www.rotowire.com/arena/article.php?id=45291
Week 8 AFL Plays
Captain: Arvell Nelson, QB, WAS vs. ALB ($15,900):
Another week and another Captain's slot recommendation for Nelson, who's displayed tremendous upside throughout the first seven weeks of the season. The veteran continues to do damage through both the ground and air, with the most recent example coming in Week 7 against the Soul. Nelson tallied six passing touchdowns and added a score on the ground, giving him