Take a listen to Smitty and Russ Bliss talks Week 8 Fantasy Football on Russ’ NBC Radio 1060am Red Zone fantasy football show, which is the longest running fantasy football radio program in the world. For over 20 years, Russ has had this amazing show, and Smitty has been honored to be a part of it every single Tuesday for the last 3-4 years. This week’s topics: Sleepers, Buy Lows, Sell Highs, Injuries, Start Bench Advice and more.
Below you will find our Week 8 Projections for the 2016 fantasy football season. The table below is sortable by both PPR and Non-PPR, so sort based on your preference. These projections/stats were created based on standard scoring.
These projections are compiled using half of Smitty’s rankings and half previous year’s stats against SOS
Ok, immediately below are a list of players that should NOT be available, as they were either on last week’s list (or the week before, or both). However, be certain to check your wire and just hope you are able to land any of these three gems:
The guy just ran for his second-straight 100-yard game and looks like a strong RB2 for the moment. I almost started him at my RB2 this past week in one of my leagues, and I had Matt Forte and Spencer Ware already fighting for that role. I went with Ware, who was the smart play, but I’ve got a pretty good dilemma on my hands moving forward, and hopefully many of you do as well, as Quizz as a must-grab of ours more than a week ago!
Ok, this guy better not still be on waivers in your league, as he was number one on our Waiver Wire Adds last week. Ajayi just rushed for his second-straight 200-yard game, something that only a couple running backs have ever done in the history of the game.
Also one of our top add recommends more than a week ago, the guy looks slotted for an awesome workload moving forward. He looks like a ‘slash’ type player that will get a handful of runs and 5+ receptions per game moving forward. Green Bay is going to use him all over the field due to Eddie Lacy’s injury.
In Week 7, the guy pulled in 13 receptions for 132 yards and 2TDs. Temper expectations a bit heading into Week 8, but he is a fine WR3 until he proves otherwise!
Things could change fast after the Monday night game, and we told everyone to grab him last week, so hopefully you already own him. If he gets a huge workload today (Monday night game), he will be the first player added heading into this week’s waiver process. If for some reason he doesn’t make noise and the team sticks with CJ Anderson for the most part, still grab Booker, as I believe his time is coming.
His last three outings: 5/117/1TD, 3/28/0TDs and 7/140/0TDs. Grab him as a WR3/4 moving forward!
His last two games: 3/52/1TD and 7/108/0TDs.
After two fumbles by Matt Jones in Week 7, it’s time to look ahead and anticipate a change. Kelley would be the guy that goes nuts if starting, but the team could turn to Thompson first, so both are players to grab if you have the spots to burn.
Could be a strong low-end TE1 for those looking for a cheap one.
Solid WR4/5 type player if you need one!
Below you will find our ‘Looking-Forward’ Fantasy Football Rankings (dynasty and redraft), and this is entering Week 8 of the 2015 NFL season. Also, our ‘Looking-Forward’ Trade Calculators, they are also ready entering this Week 8!
With Arian Foster (Achilles) out for the year, the Texans will likely turn to one of Alfred Blue or Chris Polk. They could bring in another runner, but both know the offense and have shown signs that they can produce. Now, early predictions across most news wires are pointing to Polk having the edge, but I think Blue has more talent. Talent doesn’t always see the field, for many reasons, so both need to be owned in all formats. Blue catches less passes, so Polk is the better bet in PPR, and Blue the better TD option, but this could go either way and be determined by who gets going first.
Orleans Darkwa could get more and more carries as the Giants runner if he keeps producing per touch. His eight rushes for 48 yards and 1TD was impressive in Week 7. He just looks explosive.
Danny Amendola has nice appeal in NE, for as long as he can stay healthy, and keep in mind that Titans runner David Cobb could be back in Week 9, if you need a deep running back grab.
Make sure all three of Jordan Reed, Charcandrick West and Stefon Diggs are not available in your league. All three should have been grabbed last week, and Diggs has been on the pickup list for multiple weeks now (and WTCM talked this kid up all off-season, nice work, WTCM!).