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Week 8 Start or Sit Advice – Who You Should Start in Your Fantasy Lineup
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This season injuries have kept fantasy owners guessing about who will play and who will get hurt next. As we start Week 8 Brandon Marshall is still ify week to week..
Calvin Johnson and Jimmy Graham have been decoys, A.J. Green is still not healthy and almost every Fantasy owner has dealt with a running back injury or off-the-field situation causing us to work those waiver wires..
All this chaos has made our start or sit articles extremely necessary to help fantasy owners make some informed decisions with their lineups.
Quarterbacks to Start Week 8
Matthew Stafford DET (vs. ATL)
Im not crazy about recommending players from the games in London, but I do like Mathew Stafford this week.. Fantasy owners need to be aware that this game has a 9:30 a.m. ET kick, so set your lineups accordingly. Stafford could hput up big numbers this week against a struggling Atlanta defense that has allowed three of the past four quarterbacks to score at least 20 Fantasy points. Calvin Johnson (ankle) is looks like he will be out again, but Stafford should still have success with Golden Tate picking up the slack.
Ryan Tannehill (vs JAC)
I liked Tannehill as a great bye-week replacement last week, but he comes into Week 8 on an impressive three-game stretch with at least 21 Fantasy points and this week gets a favorable matchup against the Jaguars. Jacksonville has done a nice job lately limiting Ben Roethlisberger, Charlie Whitehurst and Brian Hoyer to 14 Fantasy points or less in each game. Tannehill should be a Top 12 quarterback this week.
Tony Romo (vs. WAS)
Tony Romo and the Cowboys have been hot lately. He had at least 22 Fantasy points in each of his past four games. and has a good history against the Redskins with at least two touchdowns in four of his past five meetings. Did I mention Washington allows the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks?
Russell Wilson (vs CAR)
Wilson looked fine in Week 7 at St. Louis withouts Percy Harvin, who was traded to the Jets just two days before the game. Wilson had his best game of the season with 313 passing yards and two touchdowns and 106 rushing yards and a touchdown for 40 Fantasy points.
He should do great again this week. Panthers defense that has allowed the third-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. The Panthers have allowed each of their past four opposing quarterbacks to score at least 22 Fantasy points.
My Week 8 Sleeper Pick
Nick Foles (vs ARI): Should be able to put up a 20-point game.
Quarterbacks to Sit in Week 8
Matt Ryan (vs. DET)
With an injured offensive line and playing outdoors this week, you should probably sit Ryan this week. He has now gone three games in a row with 16 Fantasy points or less. I expect Detroit to be all over Ryan as they give up the fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks.
Andy Dalton (vs. BAL)
A healthy A.J. Green (toe) will definitely help Dalton, but his status is unknown for now. Sanu showed, needs Green on the other side to be effective. The Ravens have allowed just one quarterback to throw for multiple touchdowns this year..
Ben Roethlisberger (vs. IND)
Roethlisberger put up two disappointing performances at Jacksonville and Cleveland, and 16 point game last week, he has been hard to trust and now plays the Colts who are allowing the second-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season
Running backs to Start in Week 8
Shane Vereen| (vs. CHI)
I liked Vereen last week against the Jets, but you never know week to week who will be the featured back. I think he will do well again this week as he faces a Bears defense that got run over by Miami in Week 7 giving up 14 Fantasy points.
Ahmad Bradshaw (vs PIT)
Putting up nice numbers every week and could see even more work if Trent Richardson(hamstring) is out this week. Bradshaw has reached double digit Fantasy points in five of seven games with minimal touches. The Steelers have allowed five touchdowns to opposing running backs in their past two games so Bradshaw could be a stud this week.
Ronnie Hillman (vs. SD)
Hillman looked great in his last two starts against the Jets and 49ers, Hillman has combined for 174 rushing yards and two touchdowns and seven catches for 45 yards. The Chargers have struggled with opposing running backs catching out of the backfield so Hillman, who could easily reach double digit Fantasy points again this week.
Jerick McKinnon (vs TB)
McKinnon had a nice game last week becoming the first running back with more than 100 rushing yards against the Bills, and he should have an easier time against the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay has allowed eight touchdowns to opposing running backs and seven to reach double digits in Fantasy points.
Lamar Miller (vs Jax) Great matchup and has been playing well.
Darren McFadden (vs CLE)
Joique Bell (vs. ATL)
Week 8 Running Back Sleeper
Travaris Cadet (vs. GB): PPR owners might consider him a must-start RB.
Running Backs to Sit in Week 8
Reggie Bush (vs ATL) Still getting over an injury and playing in England
Bishop Sankey (vs. HOU) We cant keep waiting for his breakout performance. Lets see one before we start him.
Jonathan Stewart (vs. SEA) Seattle hasn’t looked that good as of late, but he’s so hard to trust, especially behind his offensive line. He hasn’t had more than 50 rushing yards or 62 total yards in any game this season and has scored just one touchdown. I’m OK with him as a flex this week, but it’s hard to project a big game for him even in a potentially appealing matchup.
Steven Jackson (vs. DET)
With a bad offensive line, a tough matchup and a running back by committee, I think you get the point.