Fantasy Football Week 8: Start’em / Sit’em

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Wide Receiver

Steve Smith Sr, SD (70%, 10) – The Bolts pass D has given up the fifth most fantasy points to opposing WRs and Smith is the Ravens only reliable receiving option. He should crush his projected total this week.

Alshon Jeffrey, MIN (59%, 11) – Wasn’t close to 100% healthy in his last game and still put up over 20 fantasy points. Jeffrey has a tough match up this week, but is clearly Jay Cutler’s go-to WR and should get enough looks to put up a useful fantasy line.

Stefon Diggs, @CHI (45%, 8) – Has been active for three weeks and has three double-digit fantasy lines. Diggs had an amazing TD catch last week and has earned Bridgewater’s trust enough to expect consistent targets against a suspect Bears secondary.

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Kendall Wright, @HOU (36%, 8) – His value would get a boost if rookie QB Marcus Mariota is healthy enough to play, but even if it’s Mettenberger under center Wright should see enough looks to crack double-digit fantasy points. Wright is a solid WR3 play this week against a Texans D that can’t stop anybody.

Rishard Matthews, @NE (32%, 8) -I think the Phins will be throwing the ball often to keep up with the Pats high powered offense this week. Matthews has been Tannehill’s favorite target in most of this season’s games and could have a big game if/when Miami falls behind.

Stevie Johnson, @BAL (11%, 8) – Is healthy again and the Bolts are really hurting at WR. Johnson should see plenty of looks against a brutal Ravens secondary this week.

Marvin Jones, @PIT (10%, 8) – Not sure why there isn’t more love for Jones in fantasy circles, as he’s had three big fantasy lines this year already and is coming off a season high 12 targets in the Bengals last game. The Steelers secondary has been better than expected, but don’t have enough depth or talent to stop A.J. Green, Tyler Efiert, and Jones. My guess is they focus on taking away Green and Eifert, which could leave Jones open often.

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