Week 8 Sleepers Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles
A lot of teams on a “bye’ this week, 6 to be exact…Baltimore, Miami, NY Giants, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Heading into Week 8 with players from any of these teams, you may be having a shortage of options to Start and Sit. You also may be dealing with some fantasy football injury concerns in your line ups (such as BUFF RB LeSean McCoy, ARI WR Michael Floyd or WASH RB Matt Jones). Regardless of the league, the waiver wire has likely been picked over. Fantasy sleepers are NFL players who may exceed their statistical expectations, and may be available and options for your fantasy football team roster this week.
Each week Utter-Fantasy tries to find the sleepers which may be available for you, leading up to the NFL Week 8 regular season game. Here are a few player suggestions that may still be available in your fantasy football league.
Week 8 Sleepers Fantasy Football
QB Week 8 Sleepers Fantasy Football
CLEV QB Josh McCown ( vs NYJ)- McCown will start Week 8 against the Jets. This may not be such a bad option Week 8. WR T Pryor is healthy ( heathier) and the Jets are 31st vs the pass.
HOU QB Brock Osweiler ( vs DET )- Brock is playing at home in Week 8, vs the #32 Defense in the NFL. Yes, the Lions are dead last in defense.
Also consider KC QB Alex Smith ( at IND )
RB Week 8 Sleepers Fantasy Football
MINN RB Matt Asiata (at CHI )- It looks like RB McKinnon will sit out Week 8, so Asiata has the duties all to himself. Not a bad match up either.
HOU RB Alfred Blue ( vs DET )- With RB Lamar Miller ailing, the NFL community is wondering why the Texans would even put Miller on the field. RB Blue should see plenty of action.
very deep leagues DEN RN Kapri Bibbs ( vs SD )- RB CJ Anderson is OUT, so RB D Booker will take over, and he will need to be rested a few times during the game. RB Bibbs is next up on the depth chart.
WR Week 8 Sleepers Fantasy Football
ATL WR M Sanu (vs GB )- The Packers have said this week that WR Julio Jones would be the top focus for the GB defense. If Jones is double covered all game, this may open up opportunities for WR Sanu.
DAL WR Cole Beasley- Even with WR Dez Bryant coming back, there’s no denying that QB Dak Prescott likes WR Cole Beasley. Still only owned in 58% of Yahoo legaues.
OAK WR Seth Roberts ( at TB)- In what looks like to be a shoot out in Tampa Bay, and Roberts has 3 TDs so far this season. ( 15 targets the past 2 weeks)
TE Week 8 Sleepers Fantasy Football
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?
MINN TE K Rudolph ( at CHI)- Rudolph has been quiet of late, but before the Minnesota Week 6, he had TD receptions in 3 straight games. This is the perfect game for Viking tight end to get back on track.
Week 8 Fantasy Football DEF Sleepers
CLEV ( vs NYJ )- Ryan Fitzpatrick ( the INT machine) will be the Jets’ starting quarterback after Geno Smith suffered a torn ACL in Week 7. The Browns Defense at home is an interesting play.
BUFF ( vs NE)– The Bills shut out the Pats in Week 4…can they give the Pats fits in Week 8 even with QB Tom Brady?