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Week 8 Sit/Start

By Nate Wenneker

Quarterbacks

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Robert Griffin III, WAS (vs. DEN) – RG3 should be a solid play in Week 8 going against the Broncos who are the most generous defense to opposing QBs and have given up 15 touchdowns to quarterbacks so far this season.  

Carson Palmer, ARI (vs. ATL) – Carson Palmer isn’t a great option in most leagues even with a favorable match-up, but if you are in a bind this week he does have a nice match-up going up against a Falcons team who gives up the fifth most fantasy points to opposing QBs and who are tied for second in the fewest defense interceptions.

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Terrelle Pryor, OAK (vs. PIT) – Pittsburgh’s defense has been fairly stingy to opposing QBs giving up only five touchdowns on the season and giving the third fewest fantasy points.

Runningbacks

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Knowshon Moreno, DEN (vs. WAS) – Even with Peyton Manning, look for Denver to exploit the run game against the Redskins who are the most generous in giving up the fantasy points opposing running backs.

Eddie Lacy, GB (vs. MIN) – Lacy has had carries of more than 20 in each of the last three games and we expect it to continue against a bad Vikings rush defense.  Minnesota is giving up the second most fantasy points to opposing running backs.

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Zac Stacy, STL (vs. SEA) – Stacy is giving the lion’s share of touches in St. Louis, getting over 20 in each of the past two weeks. He did get over 80 all-purpose yards against a good Carolina defense in Week 7, so you could throw him out there and be ok, but important to note that the Seahawks are allowing the fourth fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs and less than 500 yards on the season. Proceed with caution this week.

Steven Jackson, ATL (vs. ARI) – If you’ve been waiting to get Steven Jackson back,you might want to wait one week longer if he does play this week. Arizona has only allowed two rushing touchdowns on the season and is sixth in fewest fantasy points to RBs.

Wide Receivers

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Victor Cruz, NYG (vs. PHI) – Giants finally got a win in Week 7, with a little momentum on their side they will now face one the league’s worst pass defense.  Cruz should be solid start this week.  

Marques Colston, NO (vs. BUF) – Colston has been a disappointment to fantasy owners so far this season, but with Jimmy Graham injured that Saints will have to look to their best receiver, not to mention they are facing the Bills how allow the second most fantasy points to opposing WRs.

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Harry Douglas, ATL (vs. ARI) – With Julio Jones gone for the season and Roddy White likely out another week, Douglas should continue to see targets. Proceed with slight caution though as the Cardinals are allowing the fourth fewest fantasy points to opposing WRs.

Kendall Tompkins, NE (vs. BUF) – Miami is allowing the second fewest fantasy points opposing WRs and the Patriot’s passing game has been poor so far this season.

Tight Ends

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Jordan Reed, WAS (vs. DEN) – With Fred Davis looking like an afterthought, Jordan Reed’s value is growing. He appears to be the favorite redzone target of RG3. Reed has scored five TDs on the season.

Joesph Fauria, DET (vs. DAL) – If you are looking for bye week fill-in, Fauria could have value this week. The release of Tony Scheffler indicates Fauria should be bigger part of the offense. Dallas have given over  500 yards and 4 TDs to TEs this season and Fauria has five TDs on the season.

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Jordan Cameron, CLE (vs. KC) – You’re likely starting Cameron if you have him, but temper your expectations this week as Kansas City has not given a TD to an opposing TE and gives the fewest points to opposing TEs.

Jared Cook, STL (vs. SEA) – Seattle’s defense is solid against TEs and Cook has done virtually nothing since Week 1. With Sam Bradford out for the rest of year, Cook’s value becomes extremely low.

Defense

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Philadelphia Eagles (vs. NYG) – Philly’s defense has improved in recent weeks and it might have an opportunity to shine this week against the NY Giants. Giants are allowing the most fantasy points to opposing defenses.

Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. OAK) –Steelers have a good match-up against Oakland this week who are allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing defenses.  While the Steelers defense is not the every week start like they used to be, they should be a near top ten play this week.

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Arizona Cardinals (vs. ATL) – Arizona Cardinals have been a decent start this season, but going against Atlanta you may want to consider keeping them on your bench this week.  Atlanta has been extremely stingy allowing few points to opposing defenses.

Detroit Lions (vs. DAL) –This week’s match-up against Dallas and Detroit could go several different ways. Both teams are capable of putting up big points but also have been decent fantasy defenses this season. This game could go either way, but it may be safe to look for better options if you have Detroit’s defense. Dallas is allowing the sixth fewest fantasy points to opposing defenses.

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 October 2013 21:29