• Matthew Brosnan

Fantasy Football Week 8 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Wide Receivers



By Matthew Brosnan.


Start 'em:

A.J. Brown

Tennessee Titans @ Cincinnati Bengals

In the past three weeks Brown has really started to show that he is a number one receiver in the NFL. He has a touchdown in each of his last three games and has over 14 Fantasy points in each. Against a very tough Steelers defense in week 7, Brown went over 150 yards and recorded 21.30 Fantasy points. The Bengals defense ranks 25th in the league against the pass and I would expect a big showing this week from the Titans star receiver. The Bengals will likely try to stuff the line of scrimmage and force Tannehill to throw the football, this could lead to a big game for Brown.

Chris Godwin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New York Giants

In a season that has been blighted by injuries for Godwin, it seemed like he was back to his old self in week 7 as he had 9 receptions on 9 targets and had a receiving touchdown. We all expected big things from Godwin and Brady this season and it seems like we are just starting to see how good this connection really could be. With all the weapons the Bucs have on offense, it would be impossible for the Giants to double Godwin, so expect him to have plenty of one on one coverage and a lot of deep balls thrown his way.

D.J. Moore

Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons

This is a fantastic match up for Moore as he goes up against the Falcons who rank 31st in the NFL against the pass, allowing 333.4 passing yards per game. In the matchup between the Panthers and Falcons in week 5, D.J. Moore had 15.30 Fantasy points and I would expect similar if not better numbers this week. Moore had two touchdowns in a massive performance against the Saints this past week and with an easier match up this week it could be a big game for the Panthers offense that is not short of receivers.

Sit 'em:

Mike Evans

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New York Giants

Mike Evans is a fantastic wide receiver and is one of the best in the NFL when healthy, the problem is he is not fully fit and probably should have been rested the last two weeks. Evans has three catches total in his last two games combined and will more than likely take the field again this week despite not being fully fit. This should be a fairly easy game for the Bucs so there would not be much need for them to risk further injury to Evans by trying to force the ball to him, they have plenty of other weapons to rely on.

CeeDee Lamb

Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles

Last week I told you to bench another Cowboys wide receiver in Michael Gallup and he recorded zero points and I feel equally as good about this pick this week. With the Cowboys likely down to their third choice quarterback this week, expect the offense to go almost entirely though Elliott and the running game. Last week CeeDee Lamb had zero receptions on five targets which are numbers that won't impress the offensive coordinator and I would not be surprised if his targets decrease. The Eagles defense is the 7th best in the NFL against the pass and all around this is a bad match up for the Dallas receivers.

Darius Slayton

New York Giants vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Slayton is one of very few offensive weapons that the Giants have, and I would expect Todd Bowles and his defense to have a plan on how to limit him. Last week Slayton had a poor game only scoring 2.30 Fantasy points. The Bucs will more than likely control the game forcing many three and outs against a bad Giants offense, for the time the Giants have the ball I wouldn't expect many fantasy points from anyone on their offense.


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