Start Em Sit Em Week 8

Start Em Sit Em Week 8 2016 by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Week 8 Utter-Fantasy Start Em and Sit Em recommendations for your fantasy football league, based on match ups and who’s healthy.  Like other fantasy prognosticators, below are my Start Em Sit Em Week 8 2016 players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy football owners should start DAL RB Zeke Elliott at home vs the Eagles) For the Record- I don’t claim to have anymore insight on the games than the fantasy league owners reading these, but I do enjoy sharing my opinions on them, as well as reading yours. :) Good Luck this week!

Week 8 Byes: Baltimore, Miami, NY Giants, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

 

Start Em Sit Em Week 8 2016

 

Quarterbacks NFL Start Em Week 8 2016

DET QB Matt Stafford ( vs HOU )- Stafford is currently the #4 QB in the NFL….a must “Start” at home vs the Texans.

SEA QB Russell Wilson ( at NO)- Wilson has had a slow start due to injuries, but this game is what you have been waiting for.

TB QB J Winston ( vs OAK)- Winston is the #13 QB in the NFL, and he may climb some on this list after Week 8. Start him!

MINN QB Sam Bradford ( at CHI)- Bradford has a rough Week 7, but now he plays Chicago in an easier match up, and you may not have many options with 6 teams on a Week 8 bye.

NYJ QB Ryan Fitzpatrick ( at CLEV ) – As I mentioned above, you may not have options with 6 teams on a bye, and Fitz may be a decent start against a bad Brown’s defense.

No Brainers….NE QB Tom Brady ( at BUFF)-  IND QB A Luck ( vs KC)-  OAK QB D Carr ( at TB )

 

Running Backs NFL Start Em Week 8 2016

DEN RB Devontae Booker ( vs SD)- DEN CJ Anderson may be OUT for a few weeks. Expect RB Booker to start Week 8. Going forward, HC Gary Kubiak expects to continue using a 1-2 punch at running back going forward. Booker needs to be added in all formats and has a great match up in Week 8.

CINN RB Jeremy Hill ( vs WASH)-   START EM SIT EM WEEK 7 2016 RECOMMENDATION.  Hill’s match ups of late have been horrendous, but this week it’s as good as the one in Week 7 where Hill had 192 total yards and 1 TD . Washington is 31st vs the run..

TB RB Jacquizz Rodgers ( vs OAK)- Also “Recommended in Week 7″ The Bucs are in no hurry to get RB Doug Martin on the field, because RB Rodgers is doing the job just fine. 20+ carries every time he has started.

NYJ RB Matt Forte ( at CLEV)- 154 total yards and 1 TD for fantasy football owners in Week 7.  I wouldn’t be surprised if he did it again in Week 8.

KC RB Spencer Ware ( at IND)- In Week 7, Ware had 77 yards on 17 carries and added 2 catches for 54 yards. He also had 1 touchdown in Week 7. RB J Charles fantasy football owners don’t like it, but Ware is a big part of this offense likely for the rest of the season.

No Brainers…..TENN RB De Murray ( vs JACK)…..HOU RB Lamar Miller ( vs DET)- if healthy enough to play, The Lions are #32 vs the pass….DEAD LAST!

RB Sleepers Week 8...MINN RB Matt Asiata ( vs CHI)- RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) is just now out of his walking boot Friday. Even if McKinnon plays, he’ll be limited, leaving Matt Asiata as the preferred fantasy play.

 

Wide Receivers NFL Start Em Week 8 2016

GB WR Ty Montgomery ( vs CHI)- Whether he’s a WR in your fantasy football league, or now considered an RB…QB A Rodgers likes having Montgomery as one of his weapons right now.

DET WRs Golden Tate/ Marvin Jones ( vs HOU ) – The Lion’s running game only had 17 carries in Week 7, vs 29 passes by QB M Stafford. Both of these wide outs should get a ton of targets in Week 8.

OAK WRs A Cooper/ M Crabtree ( at TB )- Likely a high scoring game, with both of these guys getting at least 1 TD.

SEA WR Doug Baldwin ( at NO)- The Saints are still one of the worst defenses, so this is a game for both QB R Wilson and WR D Baldwin to have a 2015 type game.

NO WRs B Cooks/ Michael Thomas ( vs SEA )- The Seahawks will shut down the Saint’s running game and force QB D Brees to throw 30+ times. Just the volume of passes make both of these receivers a decent start in Week 8.

No Brainers….IND WR TY Hilton ( vs KC)-  DEN WR Dem Thomas ( vs SD)

WR Sleepers Week 8…

DAL WR Cole Beasley ( vs PHIL)- Even with WR Dez Bryant coming back, there’s no denying that QB Dak Prescott likes WR Cole Beasley.

HOU WRs D Hopkins/ Will Fuller ( vs DET)- The Lions are #32 vs the pass….DEAD LAST!

 

Tight Ends NFL Start Em Week 8 2016

IND TE Jack Doyle (vs KC)-  WR Donte Moncrief is likely to return, but TE Doyle is still a great weapon for QB A Luck. How is Doyle still only owned in 53% of Yahoo fantasy football leagues?

SEA TE Jimmy Graham ( at NO )- If you haven’t noticed, QB R Wilson is targeting Graham a lot lately, and it will continue in Week 8.

No Brainer: TENN TE Delanie Walker ( vs JACK)-

 

Defenses NFL Start Em Week 8 2016

NYJ (at CLEV) – The Jets are 3rd vs the run, so the Brown’s will likely be forced to throw plenty in Week 8, which could lead to a few turnovers for New York.

TENN ( vs JACK)- JACK QB Blake Bortles is playing very poorly, so the Titans will likely force him to make a few mistakes in this one.

ARI (vs CAR) – The Panther’s offense, nor their defense, are playing like the team that went to the Super Bowl in 2015.

No Brainer DEF starts:  DEN (vs SD)….MINN ( at CHI)

 

 

Quarterbacks NFL Sit Em Week 8 2016

ARI QB Carson Palmer ( at CAR)- Palmer only has 2 touchdown passes in his last 4 starts. With so many teams off on this Week 8 Bye, start him if you must, but do not expect a lot. ( Palmer also has only one healthy receiver- WR Larry Fitz)

WASH QB Kirk Cousins ( at CINN)- The Bengal’s defense isn’t playing great, but this game is in Cincinnati and Cousins is only averaging 1 TD pass per game. I would prefer a better match up.

I also do not like…..KC QB A Smith ( at IND)….BUFF QB T Taylor ( vs NE)

 

Running Backs NFL Sit Em Week 8 2016

Any DET RBs ( at HOU )– If the Lion’s can win this game, it will be thru the air with QB M Stafford.

NO RB  Mark Ingram ( vs SEA)– If the Saint’s can win this game, it will be thru the air with QB Drew Brees.

PHIL RB Ryan Mathews ( at DAL)- What has Mathews done for you in 2016….? Not much.

CHI RB J Howard ( vs MINN) – This game won’t be pretty for the Bears.

Sit Em if you can…….IND RB F Gore ( vs KC)

 

Wide Receivers NFL  Sit Em Week 8 2016

All SD WRs ( at DEN)- QB P Rivers will spread it around, trying to do anything vs the great Denver defense, but I do not see any Charger getting into the end zone in Week 8.

CHI WR Alshon Jeffery ( vs MINN)-  Jeffery caught just 3/11 targets for 33 yards Thursday in the Bears’ Week 7, and with QB Cutler back, the targets will go up but the Vikings won’t allow much.

WASH WRs DeSean Jackson/ Pierre Garcon ( at CINN )- QB Cousin’s is only averaging 1 TD pass per game. Versus the last place defense in Week 7 ( Detroit Lions) DeSean Jackson/ Pierre Garcon had a combined 57 receiving yards. ( QB Cousins prefers WR Crowder)

I also do not like any ALL CAR WRS ( vs ARI )- 

 

Tight Ends NFL  Sit Em Week 8 2016

DEN TE Hunter Henry( at DEN)- TE A Gates return to the line up plus the Denver defense makes TE Henry a tough start in Week 8.

DAL TE Jason Witten ( vs PHIL )- The Eagles are allowing only 2 catches per week to opposing tight ends, and have allowed only 1 TD catch so far in 2016.

No Brainer Sit- BUFF TE Ch Clay ( vs NE)- Almost non-existent in the Buffalo offense.

 

Defenses NFL Sit Em Week 8 2016

WASH (at CINN) – The Bengals are the #6 offense while Washington is the #22 defense. Not a good combination.

OAK ( at TB)- I do not see either defense slowing the opposing offense down.

No Brainer DEF sits: SD ( at DEN)….NO ( vs SEA)

 

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Start Em Sit Em Week 7 2016

Start Em Sit Em Week 7 2016 by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Utter-Fantasy Start Em and Sit Em recommendations for fantasy football players in your fantasy league, based on Week 7 match ups. Like other fantasy prognosticators, below are my Start Em Sit Em Week 7 2016 players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy football owners should start the NFL #1 QB Matt Ryan at home vs the Chargers) For the Record- I don’t claim to have anymore insight on the games than the fantasy league owners reading these, but I do enjoy sharing my “IMOs” on them, as well as reading yours :) Good Luck this week!

 

Start Em Sit Em Week 7 2016

 

Quarterbacks NFL Start Em Week 7 2016

DET QB Matt Stafford ( vs WASH )- Although Washington is better against the pass than the run, the Lions do not rush the ball much. 31 passes Week 6 vs 19 carries. Stafford should have a very good day.

SD QB Philip Rivers ( at ATL)- The Falcons defense is near the bottom as usual, and this has the makings for a shoot out. Currently the #8 QB in the NFL.

JACK QB Blake Bortles ( vs OAK ) – Bortles was the #12 QB for Week 6, and this week he is at home vs the Raiders, who have the 4th WORST defense in the NFL.

TB QB Jameis Winston ( at SF)- The 49ers haven’t been able to slow anyone down. Winston is playing better since his Week 5 Bye.

NO Brainers….NE QB Tom Brady ( at PITT)-  NO QB Drew Brees ( at KC)-

 

Running Backs NFL Start Em Week 7 2016

ATL RBs D Freeman/Tevin Coleman ( vs SD)- Both should have a very good day vs the #21 San Diego run defense.

BALT RB Terrance West ( at NYJ)- The Jet’s defense is pretty good vs the run, but QB Geno Smith is starting for New York, and will likely struggle against the #6 BALT defense. West should get lots and lots of opportunities.

LAR RB Todd Gurley ( vs NYG)- the Rams running game needs this one to get back on track. The Giant’s defense is only average, and Gurley has been getting TDs in every other week. This is the week he is suppose to score again.

TB RB Jacquizz Rodgers ( at SF)- With Doug Martin (hamstring) out, Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to start Week 7 against the 49ers. You saw in Week 6 that the Bucs do not mind giving Rodgers 25 touches in a game.

KC RB Spencer Ware ( vs NO)- Although RB Jamaal Charles is playing again, Week 6 proved that Ware is still a big part of this offense.

No Brainer…..TENN RB De Murray ( vs IND)

RB Sleepers Week 7...

CINN RB Jeremy Hill ( vs CLEV) – Hill’s match ups of late have been horrendous, but this week it’s actually a good one. He may be ready to bust out in one.

SF RB Mike Davis ( vs TB)- Coach Chip Kelly said he’ll use a running back rotation due to Carlos Hyde (shoulder) OUT Week 7 against the Bucs.

 

Wide Receivers NFL Start Em Week 7 2016

GB WR Ty Montgomery ( vs CHI)- Montgomery “will get the majority of the running back reps” Thursday night against the Bears with GB RBs E Lay and Starks OUT. Montgomery caught 10-of-12 targets for 98 yards and rushed three times for six yards Week 6 against the Cowboys.

DET WRs Golden Tate/ Marvin Jones ( vs WASH ) – This is another game that could be a shoot out. At home, both Tate and Jones could have big games.

NO WRs B Cooks/ Michael Thomas ( at KC )- The Chief’s secondary can give up big plays, and we know Brees loves Cooks, but Thomas has also been a favorite of Brees’ over the past couple weeks.

OAK WRs A Cooper/ M Crabtree ( at JACK)- Another wide receiver duo where both could have big games vs a bad Jag’s defense.

LAR WR Kenny Britt ( vs NYG)- The Giant’s are 19th vs the pass, and LAR QB Case Keenum and Britt are on the same page of late.

WR Sleepers Week 6…MINN WR Adam Thielen ( at PHIL)- Not a great match up, but before their Week 6 Bye, MINN QB Sam Bradford clearly had chemistry with WR Thielen. ( 7 catches/ 127 yards and 1 TD Week 5)

 

Tight Ends NFL Start Em Week 7 2016

SD TE Hunter Henry ( at ATL )- I have been banging the drums on this guy for 4 weeks now, and still only owned in 35% of Yahoo leagues. Currently the #3 tight end in the NFL, and has 16 targets, 218 receiving yards and 3 TDs in the past 3 weeks.

IND TE Jack Doyle (at TENN)-  QB A Luck raves about TE Doyle and TE Dwayne Allen has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle and is considered week to week.

No Brainer: TENN TE Delanie Walker ( vs IND)-

 

Defenses NFL Start Em Week 7 2016

NE (at PITT) – PITT QB B Roethlisberger is OUT, and QB Landry Jones is starting. The Pat’s defense should feast.

BUFFALO (at MIA) – QB Ryan Tannehill has only 1 touchdown pass in the past 3 weeks, while throwing 3 INTS.

No Brainer DEF starts: BALT (at NYJ)….MINN ( at PHIL)

 

 

Quarterbacks NFL Sit Em Week 7 2016

MIA QB Ryan Tannehill ( vs BUFF)- Tannehill is struggling badly over the past 3 weeks. Tannehill has only 1 touchdown pass in the past 3 weeks, while throwing 3 INTS.

PHIL QB C Wentz ( vs MINN)- This will be a tough one for Wentz, facing the #2 defense in the NFL. The Vikings defense is relentless.

HOU QB Brock Osweiler ( at DEN)- Although Osweiler redeemed himself in Week 6 with a late 4th qtr victory, he struggled badly in Week 6, and there’s no doubt he will at Denver.

ARI QB C Palmer ( vs SEA)- Palmer only had 213 passing yards and 1 TD in Week 6, and he could see similar numbers facing Seattle’s #1 defense.

NOTE: I’m also little worried about IND QB A Luck ( at TENN) The Titans have the 10th best DEF and Luck’s receiving corps are a MASH unit.

 

Running Backs NFL Sit Em Week 7 2016

NYJ RB Matt Forte ( vs BALT )– SO many reasons to sit Forte week 7. He is not playing particular well of late and he’s facing the #1 run Raven’s defense. QB Geno Smith is starting.

MINN RB Jerick McKinnon ( at PHIL)– McKinnon’s match up is not a good one, and RB M Asiata get the goal line carries. Hopefully you have an RB with a better match up.

PHIL RB Ryan Mathews ( vs MINN)- Same reason as above with McKinnon. Mathew’s match up is a tough one, and hopefully you have an RB in a better situation. The Vikings are the #2 defense in the NFL.

CHI RB J Howard ( at GB) – Howard will get plenty of opportunities in Week 6 but I really think Chicago struggles badly in this. Start Howard if you must, but I would like a better match up. The Packer’s are #3 vs the run.

Sit Em if you can…….DEN CJ Anderson ( vs HOU)

 

Wide Receivers NFL  Sit Em Week 7 2016

MIA WRs J Landry/ Stills and Parker ( vs BUFF)- Maybe in a PPR league you start Landry, but QB Tannehill is playing poorly and Buffalo has the #12 defense vs the pass.

HOU WRs De Hopkins/ Fuller/ Strong- It’s not easy recommending fantasy football owners to “Sit” WR Hopkins, but against INDY last week, Hopkins only had 71 receiving yards. It gets EVEN harder in Week 7 at Denver. Start Hopkins happily Week 8 vs the Lions.

CLEV WR Terrelle Pryor ( at CINN )- Pryor has a tough match up and he is not playing healthy. Browns HC Hue Jackson said he’s “very hopeful” Terrelle Pryor (hamstring).

KC WR Jeremy Maclin ( vs NO )- Even in this sensational match up, Maclin is undependable. Maclin hasn’t had a TD reception since Week 1, and the Raiders were a sensational match up in Week 6 ( only 3/ 49 yards )

I also do not like any ALL TENN WRS ( vs IND )- 

 

Tight Ends NFL  Sit Em Week 7 2016

PITT TE Jesse James ( vs NE)- New QB Landry Jones MAY be forced to lean on TE James, but the Pat’s are great against the tight end position. Find a better match up and a more reliable QB at the helm.

SEA TE Jimmy Graham ( at ARI )- Start him if you must, as Graham is playing well…BUT…Arizona is the #1 defense against tight ends playing against them.

MINN TE Kyle Rudolph ( at PHIL)- Rudolph was shut down in Week 5, and Philadelphia is #2 defense against tight ends playing against them.

 

Defenses NFL Sit Em Week 7 2016

PITT (vs NE) – With PITT QB B Roethlisberger out, the Steelers will have a tough time trying to slow down the Pats, because Pittsburgh’s defense will be on the field a lot, and they will get tired.

CHI ( at GB)- Even with the Packer’s struggling to find anyone to run for them in their backfield, the Bears defense is not a good start in week 7.

JACK (vs OAK) – I would not start either of these teams.

No Brainer DEF sits: SD ( at ATL)….NO ( at KC)

 
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