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Fantasy Football 2186 1240 Week 8 fantasy studs and duds 30318549 Stud - McCoy vs DAL Stud+-+McCoy+vs+DAL Fantasy Football

Hey, did you know Andy Reid was 12-0 following a bye week?  Well, thanks to LeSean McCoy he's now 13-0.   The Eagles running back had it his way against Dallas Sunday night.  He finished with 185 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries.  In other news, NBC reported Sunday night that Michael Vick bought a parrot during the bye week. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1240 Week 8 fantasy studs and duds 30315791 Stud - Rice vs ARI Stud+-+Rice+vs+ARI Fantasy Football

After that debacle in Jacksonville last Monday night, fantasy owners had to hold their breath and pray the Ravens game against the Cardinals wasn’t déjà vu all over again. After falling behind 24-3, most would assume any type of Ravens’ rally would have to come via the pass, which it did, but Rice put on his Ahmad Bradshaw Halloween mask and punched in three scores from inside the five to make up for his paltry 63 rushing yards. He also chipped in 36 receiving yards, to close within 28 fantasy points. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1240 Week 8 fantasy studs and duds 30315806 Dud - Graham vs STL Dud+-+Graham+vs+STL Fantasy Football

Jimmy Graham’s streak of five consecutive games of 10 or more fantasy points is over. You can chalk it up as a casualty of a great defensive effort by St. Louis. Everybody’s favorite tight end finished with four receptions for 39 yards. He should bounce back next week against a very inconsistent Tampa Bay squad. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1240 Week 8 fantasy studs and duds 30316528 Stud - Long vs NO Stud+-+Long+vs+NO Fantasy Football

Consider Chris Long the fantasy representative of a Rams defensive unit that has Saints’ fans scratching their heads. A week after allowing Demarco Murray to rush for over 250 yards, it was the St. Louis defense, led by Long (three sacks, three tackles for a loss and three hits on the QB), that contained an explosive New Orleans offense long enough to give A.J. Feely and Steven Jackson time to build a 24-0 third quarter lead. Drew Brees could never get into a rhythm on Sunday and it’s because of Long and company. So much for my FOX Survivor lock of the week. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1240 Week 8 fantasy studs and duds 30318388 Dud - Welker vs PIT (ouch) Dud+-+Welker+vs+PIT+%28ouch%29 Fantasy Football

I think opposing defenses are starting to catch on to Tom Brady’s m-O on offense. After starting the season with 124 or more receiving yards in four out of his first five games, Wes Welker has been held under 50 receiving yards the last two games. The slot machine finished with six receptions for 39 yards against Pittsburgh and was actually out-targeted by Rob Gronkowski nine to eight. I have faith Welker still has plenty of fantasy points in his piggy bank. He’ll cash in soon. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1240 Week 8 fantasy studs and duds 30318353 Stud - Bills DEF vs WAS (in Toronto) Stud+-+Bills+DEF+vs+WAS+%28in+Toronto%29 Fantasy Football

Well, I swung and missed on the suggestion to start John Beck against the 30th ranked pass defense of the Bills. Buffalo held the Redskins to 178 total yards in their 23-0 shutout. Beck was picked off twice and finished with a QB rating of 53.6, but that’s not a surprise considering he was also sacked nine times. There are lies, damn lies and statistics and those burned us this week. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1240 Week 8 fantasy studs and duds 30316526 Stud - Washington vs IND Stud+-+Washington+vs+IND Fantasy Football

An owner in our weekly Sunday morning chat asked if Washington was going to exploit the Colts’ pass defense or continue to underachieve. I told him to start Washington. Hopefully he listened. The former Tiffin University Dragon (look it up), finished with two touchdowns on the day – one coming on a three-yard rush and the other on a 14-yard pass play from Matt Hasselbeck. They are his first scores since Week 1, but unless something drastic occurs Washington has a strangle hold on the top receiver slot in Tennessee. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1240 Week 8 fantasy studs and duds 30315799 Dud2K - Johnson vs IND Dud2K+-+Johnson+vs+IND Fantasy Football

I give up. I’m done. I’m throwing up my hands. Johnson finished with 34 yards on 14 carries for a whopping 2.4 yards per rush against one of the worst rush defenses in the NFL. See what you can get for him in a trade – try for an Antonio Brown or a Nate Washington or a coupon for a free sub sandwich. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1240 Week 8 fantasy studs and duds 30316540 Stud - Jackson vs NO Stud+-+Jackson+vs+NO Fantasy Football

File this under “the complete opposite of what you thought was going to happen” and enjoy it owners. Steven Jackson’s 159 rushing yards on 25 carries was his best ground game since Week 17 of the 2008 season when he pounded Arizona for 161 yards and two scores. Like Ray Rice, S-Jax tossed in three fantasy points (standard scoring) with his 32 receiving yards. After what Demarco Murray did to the Rams a week ago, most figured the Saints would build a huge lead and eliminate the need for Jackson, but St. Louis, as their baseball team taught us, enjoys flipping the script. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1240 Week 8 fantasy studs and duds 30316523 Dud - Tebow vs DET Dud+-+Tebow+vs+DET Fantasy Football

As is always the case, it’s all fun and games until somebody starts Tebowing. Tebow fumbled three times (lost one), was picked off once and finished 18-39 for 172 yards. Those passing stats are inflated a bit as the Lions were playing softer coverage with a 45-3 lead in the fourth quarter. As I said on Twitter (@FOXSportsFowler) last week, it’s a shame he gets to play awful pass defenses (MIA, NE) during the fantasy playoffs. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1240 Week 8 fantasy studs and duds 30315783 Stud - Eli vs MIA Stud+-+Eli+vs+MIA Fantasy Football

It took longer than expected, but Manning was eventually able to carve up the Dolphins’ secondary. He finished 31 of 45 for 349 yards and two touchdowns, but it was the way he spread the wealth that impressed this fantasy editor. Five different receivers finished with five or more targets with Victor Cruz posting the best numbers (seven catches, 99 yards and a touchdown). Eli has gone back-to-back games without throwing a pick and now has 11 touchdowns and only five interceptions on the season. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1240 Week 8 fantasy studs and duds 30318371 Week 8 Fantasy Studs and Duds Week+8+Fantasy+Studs+and+Duds Fantasy Football

If you started ALL the Colts, Seahawks and Browns running backs in Week 8, you would have amassed 181 total rush yards and two touchdowns. Steven Jackson nearly achieved those stats by himself. So, owners, if you are working guys like Montario Hardesty, Marshawn Lynch, and Delone Carter into your lineup, please consider the ramifications before tabbing them with another start. This isn’t the first or last time this season these guys will go “dud” on you. – Ryan Fowler

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