Fantasy Football Week 8: Start and Sit – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Who to sit: Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) simply isn’t trustworthy health-wise at this point. Phillip Dorsett (Colts) has been non-existent for three straight weeks.

Sleeper: A healthy Donte Moncrief (Colts) might not need much time to produce in this offense, especially with Dorsett banged up.

OAKLAND AT TAMPA BAY

Obvious starters: Derek Carr (Raiders), Amari Cooper (Raiders), Mike Evans (Buccaneers), Jameis Winston (Buccaneers).

Who to start: The Buccaneers’ defense has been sharp against the pass, but Michael Crabtree (Raiders) is targeted too much to be kept on your bench. Jacquizz Rodgers (Buccaneers) is a RB1 as long as Doug Martin (hamstring) is injured.

Who to sit: Despite the match-up, Latavius Murray (Raiders) is too touchdown-reliant for me.

Sleeper: Tight end Cameron Brate (Buccaneers) has a favorable match-up against a soft Raiders secondary.

SEATTLE AT NEW ORLEANS

Obvious starters: Russell Wilson (Seahawks), Doug Baldwin (Seahawks), Jimmy Graham (Seahawks), Seahawks D/ST, Drew Bree’s (Saints), Brandin Cooks (Saints).

Who to start: Christine Michael (Seahawks) is a high-end RB1 against a soft Saints defense. Hopefully, New Orleans paid attention to how Arizona pounded the rock with David Johnson, in order to utilize Mark Ingram (Saints) properly this week. After his second nine-catch game of the season, Willie Snead (Saints) is a solid consideration in PPR leagues.

Who to sit: Rookie Michael Thomas (Saints) faces his toughest test. The Seahawks defense has been ruthless versus opposing tight ends this season, making Coby Fleener (Saints) better off on your bench assuming you have a better option.

Sleeper: Tyler Lockett (Seahawks) has been non-existent since Week 2. It sounds like he may finally be healthy.

DETROIT AT HOUSTON

Obvious starters: Lamar Miller (Texans), DeAndre Hopkins (Texans).

Who to start: Golden Tate (Lions) is viable once again as a flex option in PPR leagues. Brock Osweiler (Texans) has at least 231 passing yards and two touchdowns in three of his four home starts. Will Fuller (Texans) has been much more dangerous at home this season.

Who to sit: It’s hard to bench Matthew Stafford (Lions) and Marvin Jones (Lions), but the Texans have only allowed four passing touchdowns this season. Temper your expectations at least. Unless Theo Riddick returns, stay away from the Lions backfield.

Sleeper: Tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (Texans) has emerged as a solid streaming option with at least four receptions in four straight games.

N.Y. JETS AT CLEVELAND

Obvious starters: Brandon Marshall (Jets), Matt Forte (Jets).

Who to start: The Browns have given up multiple passing scores in every game this season, making Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) a surprising streaming option. Even Quincy Enunwa (Jets) is a flex option against Cleveland’s susceptible secondary. Terrelle Pryor (Browns) was limited last week with a hamstring issue. This week he’ll take advantage of a leaky Jets defense. 

Who to sit: The Jets stout rush defense is still in tact, meaning sit Isaiah Crowell (Browns) on your bench.

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