Week 8 Match-ups!
Saturdays I like to focus on this weekend’s match-ups and throw in a few Sleepers.
Top 3 Rushing Match-ups:
vs – Saints lead the league in rushing TDs allowed. Christine Michael will be money.
vs – Matt Forte is primed to go off on the Cleveland Defense that let Cincinnati run for over 271 yards on them last week.
vs – Spencer Ware is filling in nicely for Jamaal Charles who is just not looking right yet.
Top 3 Passing Match-ups:
vs – Get the picture? Start all Seattle players you can against that lousy Saint Defense.
vs – Carolina’s pass defense has been getting torched pretty bad lately. Look for Palmer to get big numbers again.
vs – With the Chiefs running all over the Colts, I see Luck having to throw a lot too catch-up and TY Hilton benefitting from that the most.
QB – Brock Osweiler
RB – Rob Kelly
WR – J.J. Nelson
WR – Chris Hogan
TE – Charles Clay
News and Notes
CJ Anderson is out for the foreseeable future. Broncos have put him on IR, but he can come back after 8 weeks. Devontae Booker is going to be the main RB in Denver for now. Hopefully you had him on your team just in case something happened to Anderson.
Speaking of which, if you are lucky enough to have one of the top RBs right now, you might want to make sure you have his back-up. David Johnson, you need to get Andre Ellington. Matt Forte, Mike Gillislee is your man. DeMarco Murray, Derrick Henry is a must have. Ezekiel Elliott, get Alfred Morris. Grab them now before someone else does.
Josh McCown fully participated in practice all week. Look for his return, and along with him I bet Gary Barnidge, TE to finally get going with some points.
Geno Smith lasted one start before getting hurt. Fitzpatrick is back, but he is not happy. This could be a very toxic situation to keep an eye on because it could hurt your FF players. But the Jets are playing the Browns this week, so maybe winning big can fix all.
Las Vegas over/under has the Green Bay at Atlanta game as the high scoring game of the week. Start all players you can from these teams because it should be a barn burner.