NFL Week 8 Fantasy Football Studs and Duds – Did you play any of these studs or duds in your lineup?
Fantasy Football Quarterback Studs:
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Big Ben was perhaps the biggest stud among the studs in Week 8 throwing for six touchdowns and 522 yards in a big win over Indianapolis. If you started Roethlisberger, he generously awarded 48.78 fantasy points.
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Brady was no slouch either in the fantasy department, launching off 354 passing yards and completing five touchdown passes. Brady owners walk away in Week 8 with 34.16 fantasy points.
Fantasy Football Quarterback Duds:
Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
Quickly landing into dud territory was Flacco in Week 8, throwing two picks and only 195 yards. Add in zero touchdowns, and fantasy owners get ripped off with 4.0 fantasy points.
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Newton was a disaster in Week 8 completing only 171 passing yards, combined with no score, and an interception and fumble to top things off. Hopefully, Newton’s duddy performance and 2.24 fantasy points didn’t cause your team to go under.
Weeden managed to outscore Cam Newton this week while he was in.
— Rich Hribar (@LordReebs) October 28, 2014
Geno Smith and Michael Vick, New York Jets
Hopefully there wasn’t even a single person on this planet who started either one of these dud quarterbacks in Week 8. Even if there were no takers, the numbers these two bozos put up in Week 6 were horrific.
Smith – Five passing yards, three interceptions, zero touchdowns -5.80 fantasy points (benched in Q1)
Vick – 153 passing yards, 69 rushing yards, zero touchdowns, two interceptions, one fumble 3.02 fantasy points
You’re still in the negative if you combine their fantasy points – with six turnovers, these two are the biggest fantasy duds of the week.
Fantasy Football Running Back Studs:
Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Foster is on an incredible stretch and has racked up six rushing touchdowns over his past three weeks. Week 8 had Foster totaling 173 yards, with two rushing and one receiving touchdowns. 39.30 fantasy points were your reward.
FANTASY UPDATE: #Texans Arian Foster into the end zone for the 3rd time today!
— Fantasy Sports Radio (@SiriusXMFantasy) October 26, 2014
Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
Forte put up another strong performance in Week 8 earning him stud status with 168 total yards, one receiving touchdown and a two point conversion. Thank Forte for 30.80 fantasy points.
Fantasy Football Running Back Duds:
Zac Stacy, Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason, St. Louis Rams
The whole bunch of them only tallied up 15.50 fantasy points combined. Mason lagged furthest behind with 32 yards and 4.30 fantasy points. Next was Cunningham at 31 total yards and 4.50 fantasy points. Stacy, who no one bothered to start anyway, finished with 6.70 points on 37 total yards. No running back scores to be seen, made anyone of these running backs a complete dud to start in Week 8.
— Anne Elk (Miss) (@wileyfox2) October 26, 2014
Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
Ranking 37th in fantasy points among his fellow running backs with guys like Alfred Blue, Dexter McCluster and Bilal Powell outscoring him, deems Lynch, who only managed 7.40 fantasy points a Week 8 dud.
Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Studs:
Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
How does two touchdowns and 187 yards sound for Maclin’s fantasy owners? 42.70 fantasy points were rewarded by the Gatorade-soaked Maclin at the end of Week 8.
Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
Hopefully, anyone that owned Sanders played him in his monster Week 8 fantasy performance. Definitely earning fantasy stud status with three touchdowns and 120 yards had Sanders’ owners cashing in on 36.60 fantasy points.
Honorable stud status to Antonio Brown, Brandon LaFell, Larry Fitzgerald, Golden Tate, Brandin Cooks T.Y. Hilton, Martavis Bryant and Sammy Watkins for finishing up in the top 10 fantasy receivers. Certainly some surprise stud names among this huddle in Week 8
Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Duds:
Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Nelson completely left his fantasy owners out in the cold in Week 8. 25 yards on three catches earning 5.50 fantasy points qualifies Nelso as a dud in Week 8.
Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Poor owners of Jackson, 13 yards on one reception and 2.30 fantasy points is all he could offer up to his fantasy owners in Week 8.
Fantasy Football Tight End Stud:
Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Finally Gronk owners reap the rewards of their stud tight end as he caught all nine of his targets for 149 yards and three touchdowns. 41.90 fantasy points was all yours in Gronk’s blazing performance.
Fantasy Football Tight End Dud:
Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Another dud performance from Thomas in Week 8 is starting to get on fantasy owners nerves. With two catches for only 23 yards and another scoreless outing, Thomas only had 4.30 fantasy points to cough up in Week 8.
Are you feeling this guys’ pain?
I will most likely lose this ff game with my only good team because Jordy Nelson and Julius Thomas got me 4 total points
— Corey (@_ThatGuyCorey) October 28, 2014