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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 8 fantasy football start em sit em 30297554 Sit - Denver WRs vs DET Sit+-+Denver+WRs+vs+DET Fantasy Football

The good news is Joe Flacco actually looked worse than Tim Tebow for a time on Monday night, the bad news is Denver’s new starting quarterback faces Detroit’s ninth-ranked pass defense (205 yards allowed per game) and a Ndamukong Suh pass rush for the first time. The damage Denver does on offense will have to come via Tebow's and Knowshon Moreno’s feet. The Lions still struggle against the rush (129.4 yards allowed per game). Eric Decker, Eddie Royal and Demaryius Thomas owners should keep the trio on the bench. - Ryan Fowler


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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 8 fantasy football start em sit em 30297538 Start – Mario Manningham vs MIA Start+%26ndash%3B+Mario+Manningham+vs+MIA Fantasy Football

For those owners who believe Victor Cruz has completely snatched the #2 WR slot away from Mario Manningham, stop and take a deep breath. In the Giants last game, Manningham finished the game with eight targets (five receptions) compared to Cruz’s four targets (two receptions). The game before that, against Seattle, Cruz erupted for 161 yards on eight receptions (11 targets), but right behind him was Mario with nine targets and five receptions. So, the former Michigan Wolverine is still in the mix. Miami’s defense has allowed the third-most passing touchdowns (12) and is tied for last in interceptions (two). - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 8 fantasy football start em sit em 30297552 Sit - Ryan Fitzpatrick vs WAS Sit+-+Ryan+Fitzpatrick+vs+WAS Fantasy Football

Fitz-magic caught fantasy owners’ attention after tossing nine touchdowns and only three interceptions the first three weeks of the season. His fantasy value has leveled off the last three games with only three touchdown passes and three interceptions; those coming in the Bills’ last two games. The emergence of Fred Jackson as a consistent runner has also negatively impacted Fitzpatrick as a starting fantasy quarterback. Opposing QBs possess a 57.7 completion percentage against the Redskins. Washington’s defense has also allowed the third-fewest touchdown passes this season (5) and is tied for the most sacks in the league with 21. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 8 fantasy football start em sit em 30297549 Start - Antonio Brown vs NE Start+-+Antonio+Brown+vs+NE Fantasy Football

Brown finished with a team-high nine targets and 102 receiving yards against the Cardinals in Week 7. This is a guy fantasy pundits were drooling over in the preseason as a potential sleeper. Well, it’s time to wake-up because if Hines Ward (ankle) can’t go Sunday against the Patriots, Brown will line up opposite Mike Wallace against the worst pass defense in the league. New England has allowed 322 pass yards per game. Ben Roethlisberger is looking to pass first thanks to a weak offensive line and Rashard Mendenhall’s inconsistent play. Brown could hit the century mark again. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 8 fantasy football start em sit em 30297555 Sit - Seattle RBs vs CIN Sit+-+Seattle+RBs+vs+CIN Fantasy Football

Like Cleveland, Seattle’s rushing attack (80.0 ypg.) ranks among the league’s worst. If he stretches correctly this week, the Seahawks should get Marshawn Lynch back (no pun), but against Cincinnati’s fifth-ranked rush defense (89.5 ypg.) owners should seek assistance elsewhere. Only in extremely deep leagues should any owner look to the Great Northwest for running back commodities. Well, at least they gave us Nirvana. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 8 fantasy football start em sit em 30297548 Start - Pierre Thomas vs STL Start+-+Pierre+Thomas+vs+STL Fantasy Football

Drew Brees passes for 15 touchdowns and 700 yards against the Colts and I suggest you start a Saints’ running back the following week. Brilliant! It’s no secret that the Rams straight up stink against the rush (183.8 rush yards allowed/game). Mark Ingram’s bruised heel may keep him out of this contest, leaving more carries for Thomas to share with Darren Sproles (another Week 8 must start). Owners will want to monitor Ingram’s progress throughout the week before choosing to start Thomas.  Regardless, I believe he’s a solid flex play this week. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 8 fantasy football start em sit em 30297553 Sit - Reggie Wayne vs TEN Sit+-+Reggie+Wayne+vs+TEN Fantasy Football

"Misty water-colored memories … of the way we were … scattered pictures…" - Baba WaWa Do you think Peyton Manning sings that to Reggie Wayne at night? The Colts’ premiere receiver has been a shell of his former self in 2011 with Curtis Painter behind center. So much so that Pierre Garcon is tied with Wayne for the team-lead in receptions (30) and only three behind him in targets. What hurts owners the most is the one (1) touchdown Wayne has hauled in and that came with Kerry Collins behind center. I don’t like his chances matched up with Cortland Finnegan on Sunday. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 8 fantasy football start em sit em 30297534 Start – Ryan Torain vs BUF Start+%26ndash%3B+Ryan+Torain+vs+BUF Fantasy Football

I know, I know, I know. I’m abandoning my firm stance against starting a Mike Shanahan running back, but hear me out. We all know Tim Hightower (ACL) is out of the equation. Roy Helu is lurking, but not a serious threat … yet. The Bills are ranked 30th against the rush (135.7 yards per game) and have allowed eight rushing touchdowns (tied fourth-most in NFL). Opposing running backs are gaining 5.1 yards per carry against the Bills (fourth-worst in NFL). Plus, the last time Torain faced a poor rush defense (STL), he ran for 135 yards and a score. The success of Torain’s ground attack will dictate if my suggestion to start Beck was a wise move. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 8 fantasy football start em sit em 30297550 Sit - Browns RBs vs SF Sit+-+Browns+RBs+vs+SF Fantasy Football

Montario Hardesty carried the ball 33 times against the 11th-best rush defense (SEA) and couldn’t crack the century mark. Even if Peyton Hillis (hamstring) returns and shares the load with Hardesty, what do the Browns expect to achieve against San Francisco’s second-best rush defense (74.7 yapg.)? The Niners remain the only NFL team to not allow a rushing touchdown this season. Cleveland (ranked 29th in rush offense) has scored two TDs on the ground (both vs Colts). You’ve been warned. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 8 fantasy football start em sit em 30297547 Start - John Beck vs BUF Start+-+John+Beck+vs+BUF Fantasy Football

As is often the case, a great fantasy football quarterback isn’t necessarily a great NFL quarterback (see: Tebow, Tim Week 7). John Beck scored 20 points for owners against the Panthers (12th-ranked pass defense) behind 279 yards passing and two touchdowns (pass/rush). For owners looking to replace Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Josh Freeman and Mark Sanchez during their bye weeks, the Redskins’ quarterback is a solid option. The Bills rank 30th in pass defense (285 yards per game) and have allowed opposing offenses to pass for 10 touchdowns. Granted, they’ve racked up 12 interceptions, but eight of those picks came in two games (NE and PHI). – Ryan Fowler

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