Fantasy Fix: Week Eight Start/Sits

By: Corey Saunders

Starts:

Ty Montgomery (RB/WR, Green Bay Packers) vs Atlanta Falcons

– This is bound to be a shootout. The guy has Dual Citizenship (my funny way of saying he is listed as a RB/WR) and his production has been off the charts. Keep rolling with him.

Devontae Booker (RB, Denver Broncos) vs. San Diego Chargers- With C.J. Anderson out, Booker has his time to shine. With San Diego on the schedule this week,

– With C.J. Anderson out, Booker has his time to shine. With San Diego on the schedule this week, look for Denver to lean heavy on the run in this division matchup.

Matthew Stafford (QB, Detroit Lions) vs. Houston Texans

– Although on paper the matchup seems tough for Stafford, Stafford is a gunslinger and will be spreading the love all day against Houston. He will have excellent numbers against them.

Mike Gillislee (RB, Buffalo Bills) vs. New England Patriots

– It’s not looking good for Shady McCoy to go this week. If Gillislee is still out there, snatch him up as he seems to be the only decent back out there to roll with from Buffalo. As long as the score doesn’t get out of hand, his production shouldn’t be affected.

Alshon Jeffrey (WR, Chicago Bears) vs. Minnesota Vikings

– As weird as this may sound, Jay Cutler seemingly getting the start is fantastic news. Alshon is his favorite target by far. I see bright days ahead for Jeffrey, even against a stout Minnesota defense.

Sits:

Travis Benjamin (WR, San Diego Chargers) vs. Denver Broncos

– The cornerbacks in Denver are relentless. Benjamin is in for a short, dink and dunk kind of reception day with very limited room for expansion past that. He will be productive for other weeks to come, just not this week.

Jerick McKinnon ( RB, Minnesota Vikings) vs. Chicago Bears

– Jerick suffered an injury last week that saw him lose playing time to Matt Asiata. Although he did return, Asiata looked decent in his absence. They are basically even in touch allocation. If any of that is hampered by his injury, he isn’t worth starting.

Philip Rivers ( QB, San Diego Chargers) vs. Denver Broncos

– A division game against a top defense such as Denver’s almost never goes well. I see this game being won on the ground. Start him if you absolutely need him, but if there is a streaming option out there and you can afford it, I’d look elsewhere.

Coby Fleener ( TE, New Orleans Saints) vs. Seattle Seahawks

– Unless the Saints decoy him as an RB again, I don’t expect him to flourish against the Seahawks, especially with the speedy receivers of the Saints, who will reap the benefits of Brees’ passes against the Seahawks.

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