Fantasy Football Week 8 Start or Sit All Positions

Fantasy Football Week 8 Start or Sit All Positions – See who you should start of leave on the bench

Fantasy Football Week 8 is already upon us so it’s time to take a look at who you should be starting or sitting as you prepare your Week 8 fantasy lineup.

Start’Em

Quarterbacks:

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

Even against the Seattle Seahawks makes a good start in Week 8. If you haven’t noticed, Seattle is letting touchdowns, 12 of them to be exact slip through in six weeks of play. Newton’s rushing yards are increasing also, adding to his value.

Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins

If you need a backup this week, Tannehill fits the bill against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8. Coming off of six touchdowns in his last three games is starting to make Tannehill and the gang look pretty good.

Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens

Playing against Cincinnati’s washed up defense should have Flacco who’s been a touchdown machine as of late scoring once again in Week 8.

Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals

Palmer is facing an Eagles’ defense who’s given up an average of 278 passing yards per game and surrendered 13 touchdowns in six games. That along with awesome receivers, makes Palmer a start in Week 8.

Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

Rested and ready for a Cardinals defense who allows opposing quarterbacks an average of 294 yards per game is a green light to see Foles reward many fantasy points in Week 8.

Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys

He’s actually too good to sit these days and up against Washington’s worst-ranked defense against quarterback should have Romo reigning in the points in Monday Night Football

 

Running Backs:

Joique Bell, Detroit Lions

Bell has a sweet matchup in Week 8 so make sure he’s starting against Atlanta’s horrible rush defense. If the Lions lead early, they’ll run even more.

Ben Tate, Cleveland Browns

Last week he hit a stumbling block, however in Week 8, Tate is a start against Oakland who allow the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing RB’s.

Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders

Guess what? It’s Week 8 and McFadden is still in one piece. Start him in Week 8 as a flex, against a Browns’ defense allowing an average of 27 points per game to the position.

Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings

McKinnon has clearly earned the role as the Vikings’ starter and he faces in Week 8 the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who currently allow running backs nearly 130 rush yards per game. With the Vikings’ passing game suspect, McKinnon makes a great start.

Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints

Ingram faces in Week 8 the Packers who currently surrender 141 total yards to opposing running backs. With Ingram catching passes as well as rushes he makes a handy start in PPR leagues in Week 8.

Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens

He’s flying high and has nearly been topping the century mark these past few weeks. The Bengals have been quite messy allowing 314 total yards to opposing RB’s the last two weeks.

Trent Richardson/Ahmad Bradhshaw, Indianapolis Colts

Against the Steelers who’ve allowed five total touchdowns in just two weeks, both Richardson and Bradshaw are a start in Week 8.

Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers

He’s a start but moving forth as an RB2 because of the timeshare with James Starks. Week 8 has Lacy facing the Saints who’ve allowed seven total touchdowns in six weeks.

Anthony Dixon, Buffalo Bills

As of late the Jets have gone soft on their ground patrol allowing 432 rushing yards and three receiving touchdowns to opposing running backs over four weeks. If Dixon lines up like Fred Jackson did, he might reward a receiving touchdown in Week 8 versus the Jets.


Wide Receivers:

Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers

Allen, if you dared keep him around has a favorable matchup against Denver where he has previously scored two touchdowns per game in his two meetings with the team. A good history could repeat itself. Advised as a flex start only, though is Allen.

Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks

Baldwin has an excellent to earn even more fantasy points in Week 8 against a Carolina Panthers’ defense who have allowed an average of 41 fantasy points per week to wide receivers

Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills

Starting to evolve nicely under quarterback, Kyle Orton with 149 receiving yards and two touchdowns over two weeks should have Watkins remaining a flex starter or even WR2 in Week 8.

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Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers

After seven weeks, Benjamin ranks in the top 10 for wide receiver, he’s targeted heavily and has scored five touchdowns. Seattle does boast somewhat of a challenge, however Benjamin is still a must start as a high end WR2 in Week 8.

Julian Edelman, New England Patriots

He’s been kind of quiet as of late, however the Bears lost their top corner this past week, so Edelman might have a chance for more targets from Tom Brady. The Bears have surrendered 162 yards per week to opposing wideouts.

Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals

With Carson Palmer back, Floyd has been more productive. The Eagles have allowed eight touchdowns to the position in six weeks.

Golden Tate, Detroit Lions

Tate is a sure start in Week 8 even if Calvin Johnson musters the strength to play. In line to receive the Lions’ share (no pun intended) of the carries Tate should fare well against Falcons who’ve allowed an average of 182 yards per game to the position.

 

Tight Ends:

Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles

The Arizona Cardinals allow the 12th most fantasy points to opposing tight ends, so Ertz makes a reputable start in Week 8.

Scott Chandler, Buffalo Bills

Chandler stands a good chance of producing better than normal points in Week 8 against the New York Jets who have let seven TE scores slip by and allow the fifth most points to the position.

Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins

In Week 8, Clay faces the Jacksonville Jaguars who rank fourth-worst in stopping tight ends. With Ryan Tannehill playing incredibly well as of late, a TE2 case could be made for Clay this week.

Jared Cook, St Louis Rams

Cook plays against the Chiefs in Week 8 who’ve allowed six touchdowns to tight ends in six weeks, making him a potential TE2 for the week.

Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts

Allen has another opportunity to score in Week 8 against eh Pittsburgh Steelers who currently allow the seventh most fantasy points to opposing tight ends.

Defenses:

Dolphins versus Jaguars

The Dolphins dished out all kinds of chaos for the Bears last week, now they get to feast on Blake Bortles who’s been sacked 13 times and has had a bazillion turnovers in the past four weeks.

Browns versus Oakland

At home the Browns play some good defense, where they should find opportunity to force some turnovers from rookie Derek Carr.

Texans versus Titans

So far the Texans have been quite adequate at holding Tennessee in check. Factor in a rookie quarterback and the possible return of Jadeveon Clowney and this unit could reward some awesome fantasy points in Week 8.

Patriots versus Bears

Suddenly Jay Cutler is struggling and has been sacked nine times in the past few weeks. The Patriots have seven interceptions on the books and 18 sacks over seven weeks, so they could be a challenge for the bumbling Cutler.

Ravens versus Bengals

With Andy Dalton laying a big goose egg last week, he’s clearly floundering. The Ravens are exceptional at keeping opposing teams from scoring points, allowing only 14.9 average per game.

 

Sit’Em

Quarterbacks:

Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears

Cutler was pretty scary last week, letting Miami beat him up now he faces the New England Patriots who allow the sixth-fewest fantasy points to QB’s.

Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals

It’s really hard to start Dalton after a zero touchdown performance from last week. So you know what? Don’t. The Ravens have only allowed seven passing touchdowns over seven week. Without A.J. Green, Dalton is far less effective.

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Ryan can’t seem to get anything going on the road when he’s in how own country, so you certainly shouldn’t trust starting him in London against Detroit’s top-ranked defense.

Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 8 has Big Ben facing the Indianapolis Colts, who have allowed opposing quarterback an average of only 10.3 fantasy points per game. Look somewhere else for a QB in Week 8.

Colt McCoy, Washington Redskins

Just because Washington is starting McCoy in Monday Night Football doesn’t mean you should. The Cowboys have been a force to deal with, allowing QB’s an average of just 232 yards per game.

 

Running Backs:

Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins

Morris has far-slipped from RB1 status and he’s barely even worth starting these days with a total of 15.6 fantasy points over three weeks. Surely Dallas will take a lead Monday night causing the team to throw more to keep up. Morris is a sit in Week 8.

Steven Jackson, Atlanta Falcons

Don’t even try Jackson against the Lions who have only allowed 443 rushing yards over seven games.

Tre Mason, St. Louis Rams

I know that you don’t want to see your sweet waiver wire pickup here, so if you must start him, keep in mind he faces a staunch Chiefs’ defense who have yet to allow any running back score against them.

Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Martin just falls into the “what has he done for you lately?” category. He’s either hurt, or he’s earning you just one rushing touchdown and 139 rush yards all season. Martin is a sit until he comes to life.

Khiry Robinson, New Orleans Saints

With an healthy Mark Ingram back, Robinson is taking a backseat as he saw a very limited snap count last week. Sit him for now and observe.

 

Wide Receivers:

DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins

Jackson may find himself challenged not only be rotating quarterbacks, but by the fact that the Dallas Cowboys are measuring up to be a pretty tough defense and have only allowed four touchdowns to opposing WR’s this year.

Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints

Cooks has fizzled over the course of the season and isn’t start-worthy in Week 8 against a Packers’ defense have surrendered the third fewest receiving yards to WR’s over the season.

Brian Quick, St. Louis Rams

Quick is slipping in appeal and faces the Kansas City Chiefs, who’ve allowed the fourth fewest fantasy points to wide receivers this year.

Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals were so messy last week and they face another difficult opponent in the Baltimore Ravens who have only allowed opposing teams to score an average of 14.9 points per game against them.

Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons

White doesn’t make your best start against the Falcons who face the Lions who have only allowed three touchdowns to be scored by opposing wideouts.

 

Tight Ends:

Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns

What has he done for anyone lately? Cameron, who has been absolutely awful this season, faces the Raider in Week 8 who have only allowed three touchdowns to be made by tight ends this year and rank eighth-best in defending the position.

Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans

Usually a decent start, Walker looks like as sit in Week 8 with a rookie quarterback under center and a Texans defense who’ve only let two TE scores this season.

Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys

Witten, with only one lonely touchdown, just isn’t getting any love these days from Tony Romo, making him practically a non-factor who you should sit in Week 8.

 

Defenses:

Broncos versus Chargers

The Chargers are scoring way too many offensive points over the course of the season to be slowed down by the Broncos.

Chargers versus Bronco

Ditto on above. The Broncos will score tons in this Thursday Night Football shootout. Leave the Chargers’ defense on the bench in Week 8.

Cardinals versus Eagles

Let the Cardinals sit in Week 8 against an Eagles’ offense who has allowed the sixth least fantasy points to opposing defenses.

Seahawks versus Panthers

Yes, the defense you wasted a seventh-round pick on is struggling. Opposing defenses facing the Panthers have only earned less than five fantasy points per outing making them a not-so-desirable play in Week 8.

Panthers versus Seahawks

Now, the defense you may have wasted your ninth-round draft pick on is a total mess in 2014. I wouldn’t start this unit who has scored negative points in the past two weeks on a grumpy beaten-by Dallas Seahawks offense.

Eagles versus Cardinals

The Eagles are a sit against the Cardinals in Week 8 with Carson Palmer back and the team allowing the eighth-least defensive fantasy points to their opponents.

Bengals versus Ravens

I’m not sure what’s happening with the Bengals’ defense, but they’re a sit against a red-hot Joe Flacco and company in Week 8.

These are my fantasy football start or sit recommendations for Week 8.

 

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