Week 8 Fantasy Football: Start ’em Sit ’em

Fantasy Football Start 'em Sit 'em
Helu fighting for yards in overtime.

By Staff Writer Ryan Gerrity – @RyanGerrity:


Start ‘Em: 

1.     Justin Blackmon, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars are facing the 49ers this week and will be playing from behind.  This means Henne will be throwing the ball a lot to Blackmon.

2.     Frank Gore, RB, San Francisco 49ers
The offensive line of the 49ers is going to dominate the Jaguars this week, look for Gore to make a huge fantasy impact.

3.     Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
The rookie is fully healthy and is one of the only running backs in the NFL that is considered an “every down back.”  He will be facing the Raiders this week so expect a lot of touches for Bell this week.

4.     Roy Helu, RB, Washington Redskins
Helu scored three times last week, and this week against the Broncos I would expect his role in the offense to increase.

5.     Anquan Boldin, WR, San Francisco 49ers
The most inconsistent fantasy player this year could be Boldin, but anytime a player is facing the Jaguars, the chances go up.  Boldin is better in the slot receiver position and the matchups this week favor him.

6.     Jeremy Kerley, WR, New York Jets
Geno Smith’s most reliable target is Jeremy Kerley because he can do the most after the catch.  Smith might struggle a bit against the Bengals secondary, but when in doubt he will throw the ball to Kerley.

Sit ‘Em:

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1.     Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
Last week Tom Brady was 4/20 on passes that traveled more than ten yards.  Even though the Patriots are taking on the Dolphins he is not getting any help.

2.     Alfred Morris, RB, Washington Redskins
After a very exciting and unexpected rookie campaign, Morris is struggling to find his rhythm this year.  It does not help that the Roy Helu, his backup, scored three times last week.

3.     Vincent Jackson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Carolina Panthers defense is very efficient and they play smart.  Now that Doug Martin is out for the year, they will do everything they can to not allow Jackson to get the ball this week.

4.     Giovanni Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals offensive line and their running backs are going to have a difficult time this week taking on the number 2 run defense in the league in the New York Jets.  I see a lot of play action pass from the Bengals this week to avoid having to run the ball.



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