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

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Running Back

Latavius Murray, NYJ (76%, 10) – Had a decent game last week against the Chargers, but this week is facing a Jets D that has allowed the fewest fantasy points to running backs. If you have another decent RB option, use it instead of Murray this week.

Carlos Hyde, @STL (60%, 11) – Has been held under 10 fantasy points in five of the last six games and faces a tough Rams D this week. I own Hyde in multiple leagues and am not starting him in any of them.

Melvin Gordon, @BAL (40%, 8) – He’s banged up, is having fumbling issues, may be in the coach’s dog house, and has a tough match up against a Ravens run D that is still pretty solid. Gordon is way too risky of a start in my opinion.

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Darren McFadden, SEA (21%,13) – I know DMC was awesome last week, but he has a much tougher match up vs the Seahawks in week 8.  Frankly I am not buying that McFadden is back to his early career form all of a sudden. He looked like a stiff in the preseason and for the first six weeks of the year. Until DMC proves otherwise, I’m considering last week a fluke and not expecting anything close to that performance this week (or ever again).

Joseph Randle, SEA (36%, 8) – Lost his starting job to DMC last week, is questionable to even play, and is facing one of the top run defenses in the league. No chance I’d play Randle in any format.

Shane Vereen, @NO (24%, 9) – As I mentioned in the intro, I am staying away from all the Giants RBs until a consistent lead back emerges. Vereen’s usage varies week to week, but he only has two useful fantasy lines in seven games.

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