Thursday, October 25, 2012

Week 8 Fantasy Football Hot 'n' Not - Start'em Sit'em


Philip Rivers – Coming off the bye and having his LT Gaither healthy, Rivers faces the Cleveland Browns and they allow the 4th most fantasy points to QB’s, along with the 3rd most yards and 2nd most passing TD’s to QB’s. He has 2 TD’s in each of his last 3 games.

Sam Bradford – Bradford is facing the New England Patriots and he is surely going to have to throw to keep the Rams in the game. Which is good news for Bradford; because the Pats allow the 5th most fantasy points to QB’s, the 2nd most passing yards and tied for the most passing TD’s allowed.

Honorable mentions:  Carson Palmer and Brandon Weeden


Alex Green – You have to like any RB getting 20+ touches in his last two games. Now while Green hasn’t been overly productive, he is in one of the most productive offenses.  This week Green goes against Jacksonville and they allow the 3rd most fantasy points to RB’s. Rodgers and the aerial attack should pad a lead that lets Green carry the load in the second half setting up 100 total yards and a touchdown.

Reggie Bush – This will be a very heated rematch up against the Jets that has led to lots of trash talking. Reggie should rise to the occasion and blister the Jets D-Line and fly by and maybe just once lay the shoulder into Laron Landry. The Jets allow the 3rd most yards, 10th most fantasy points and 3rd highest total of rushing TD’s to RB’s.

Honorable mentions:  Matt Forte and Michael Bush


Jerome Simpson – Simpson is now declared good and healthy. With AP running like a man on a mission, there will be several opportunities for Ponder to hit the play action to Simpson deep.  The Bucs allow WR’s the 4th most points, 2nd most yards and 4th most receptions.

Malcolm Floyd – I don’t think Joe Haden follows Floyd around the field as he will have his eye on Gates in certain formations as Gates does line up wide at times. This sets up Floyd to take advantage of Cleveland who allows WR’s the most receptions, 3rd most yards and tied for the most receiving TD’s.

Honorable mentions:  Kenny Britt and Josh Gordon


Heath Miller – This is a sweet matchup for recently consistent Heath Miller. He goes up against Washington who is very giving to TE’s. The Redskins allow the 2nd most fantasy points to TE’s. In doing so, they give up the 2nd most yards; tied for 2nd most TD’s and allows the most red zone touches to TE’s.

Honorable mentions:  Dustin Keller and Anthony Fasano



Matthew Stafford – (updated from week 7) Stafford hasn’t had a multi touchdown game all year. Even Megatron only has 1 TD all year. This week Stafford faces the Chicago Bears (Seattle Seahawks) on the road (at home) and they allow (give up) the (3rd) fewest fantasy points to QB’s.

Watch out: Cam Newton (2nd consecutive appearance)


Doug Martin – Traveling offenses are failing to produce their average points on the road in a short week (nearly 8 points fewer per Adam Schefter). Minnesota run defense is a tough test, allowing the 4th fewest fantasy points and 5th fewest rushing yards to RB’s.

Watch out: Mikel Leshoure (2nd consecutive appearance)


Steve Smith – See Calvin Johnson’s performance against Chicago Bear’s Charles Peanut Tillman; 3 catches for 34 yards.

Watch out: Calvin Johnson and Vincent Jackson


Vernon Davis – Vernon faces the Cardinals and they allow the 2nd fewest fantasy points, 2nd fewest yards and only 18 receptions on the year to TE’s

Watch out: Jason Witten