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Fantasy Football Week 6 Studs and Duds Fowler names the best and worst of fantasy football in Week 6. /fantasy/football/lists/week-6-fantasy-football-studs-duds-101313 http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2013/10/13/101313-NFL-AGENT-ZERO-OB-pi_20131013221015500_136_102.JPG
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Fantasy Football Week 5 Studs Duds Fowler rattles off his best and worst fantasy football players of Week 5. /fantasy/football/lists/week-5-fantasy-football-studs-and-duds-100613 http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2013/10/06/100613-NFL-Seahawks-Colts-TY-Hilton-HILTON-REWARDS-DG-PI_20131006155348890_136_102.JPG
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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 8 31940311 Sit - Jared Cook Sit+-+Jared+Cook Fantasy Football

All jokes aside, St. Louis’ passing offense will struggle with Sam Bradford out for the season with a torn ACL. Along with the wide receivers, Jared Cook will also lose fantasy value. Even if Bradford was starting I would recommend benching Cook because the Seahawks have the second-best passing defense in the league, allowing an average of 191 passing yards per game. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 8 31940924 Sit - Rams' WRs Sit+-+Rams%27+WRs Fantasy Football

While watching the first round of football games with my colleague Ryan Fowler last Sunday, I started a new game that is sure to catch on: “Name that Rams receiver.” First, you go to a local restaurant or bar that is showing multiple games. That’s important because you mustn’t be allowed to hear or get a great view of the Rams’ game, otherwise that is cheating. Then, when there’s a passing touchdown, the first person to name the receiver wins (HINT: the answer is never Chris Givens). Anyways, this may all be for naught because Kellen Clemens will be at the helm this week against Seattle. Maybe you could play “Name that Seahawks secondary” (HINT: the answer is never Walter Thurmond). – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 8 31940922 Sit - Dwayne Bowe Sit+-+Dwayne+Bowe Fantasy Football

Last week against the Texans, Dwayne Bowe was targeted nine times and caught five passes for 66 yards. Those three stats are the most in any week this season for Bowe. While that is both exciting and sad for his fantasy football owners, it won’t be enough to give my blessing for Week 8. Next, he’ll likely get Joe Haden in coverage. Last week, Jordy Nelson caught a one-yard touchdown pass on Haden, the first TD he’s allowed all season. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 8 31940309 Sit - Browns' RBs Sit+-+Browns%27+RBs Fantasy Football

Recently, in the Sunday fantasy football chats (10am to 1pm), whenever I get questions on who to start that include the Browns running backs, I instinctually chose the other RB. It’s not that I have an agenda against Willis McGahee or Chris Ogbonnaya, it’s that I don’t think other defenses respect Cleveland’s passing attack. Frankly, I don’t blame them. After watching the ineptitude of Brandon Weeden on a somewhat weekly basis, defensive coordinators can almost solely focus on stopping the run. Hence the downgrade of the previously mentioned backs, who happen to face a Chiefs defense that allows the second-fewest points to opposing running backs. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 8 31940304 Sit - Mike Glennon Sit+-+Mike+Glennon Fantasy Football

As I mentioned in the start portion of this gallery, Mike Glennon was able to score 24 points in Atlanta last week. Desperate fantasy owners could feel tempted to pick-up and start the Tampa Bay quarterback after two solid weeks of points. However, he now enters a short week with a back-up running back. Also, the Panthers’ defense allows 218 passing yards per game (fifth-best) and five passing TDs (NFL-best). – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 8 31940920 Start - Brandon Pettigrew Start+-+Brandon+Pettigrew Fantasy Football

With six teams on a bye this week, owners could be hard-pressed to find a replacement tight end. This Sunday, I’m recommending Detroit’s Brandon Pettigrew. His teammate, Joseph Fauria, earned plenty of attention two weeks ago when he scored three touchdowns (and for his celebrations). However, it was Pettigrew who found the end zone last week. Also, Pettigrew has averaged 9.9 points in the last four weeks (PPR format) while Fauria has only averaged 6.7 fantasy points (and that’s with the 24.4 points against the Browns). – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 8 31940918 Start - Kenny Stills Start+-+Kenny+Stills Fantasy Football

Speaking of widely available fantasy wide receivers, Kenny Stills is owned in only 2.2 percent of FOXSports.com leagues. In the Saints last game, Stills was the leading receiver. He caught three balls on three targets for 64 yards and a TD. With Marques Colston only catching three passes in the last two games combined and Jimmy Graham not 100 percent, Brees could continue to look toward the rookie receiver. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 8 31940303 Start - Jarrett Boykin Start+-+Jarrett+Boykin Fantasy Football

For those of you who wanted to wait a week and see Jarrett Boykin in action, you might have missed out on your opportunity to sign the receiver. Filling in for the injured Randall Cobb and James Jones, Boykin caught eight passes for 103 yards and a touchdown. If he is still available, I would use my waiver priority on him as the Packers travel to Minnesota. The Vikings own the 29th-ranked passing defense. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 8 31940302 Start - Fred Jackson Start+-+Fred+Jackson Fantasy Football

I think it’s safe to say that a decent percentage of fantasy owners that have C.J. Spiller also have Fred Jackson. Also, it is a safe bet that the owner with both Buffalo running backs has a severe headache. Spiller had first-round draft pick potential this year, yet has only scored double-digit fantasy points twice this season (in PPR formats). Jackson has scored fewer than 14 fantasy points once in 2013. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 8 31940301 Start - Carson Palmer Start+-+Carson+Palmer Fantasy Football

Wait, what? Yes, Carson Palmer. This week, his Cardinals will host the Falcons who allow a league-high 24.3 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Last Sunday, Mike Glennon scored 24 points against Atlanta. That performance was the 11th-highest total by a quarterback in Week 7. Meaning, in a 12-team league, Glennon was startable. I think it’s a safe bet that Palmer will produce similar results. – Adam Meyer

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