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

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Tight End

Gary Barnidge, AZ (67%, 8) –  If QB Josh McCown is out this week, then disregard this recommendation… Barnidge has a tough match up against the the Cards, who are giving up the fewest fantasy points to TEs, but he has faced tough match ups the last few weeks and has still produced at an elite level. It seems like a weird thing to say about a guy I’d never heard of before the season, but Barnidge is a must start regardless of match up right now (as long as Manziel isn’t playing QB).

Delanie Walker, @HOU (64%, 9) – Is averaging over 8 targets per game over the last three and should see around the same amount regardless of who plays QB this week for the Titans. Walker leads the team in receptions and should put up a useful fantasy line against a bad Texans D.

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Martellus Bennett, MIN (52%, 8) – Hasn’t played well the last few games but hopefully the bye week recharged the Black Unicorn. The Vikings D has been solid, but they have been vulnerable to tight ends this season giving up the 7th most fantasy points.

Tyler Eifert, @PIT (48%, 9) – Even coming off a bye week, Eifert’s start percentage is way too low. He’s been a top 5 tight end for fantasy purposes this year and the Steelers have been a bottom five D against tight ends so far.

Ladarius Green, @BAL (22%, 8) – Antonio Gates is questionable to play this week which could lead to an increase in targets for Green. Even if Gates is active, the Bolts have limited options at WR and have been using Green as one the last few weeks.

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