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Fantasy Football 2014: Week 8 Start/Sit

Who to Start and Who to Sit in Fantasy Football Week 8

October 23

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It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time once again for our weekly Start/Sit recommendations for the world of fantasy football. This installment is the Week 8 edition, and we’ve got the usual roundup of tough lineup decisions in store. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see who’s on the list this week.

Start ‘Em:

Fantasy Football 2014: Week 8 Start/Sit


Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: We’re officially on the Tannehill bandwagon now, as he’s coming off his third consecutive multi-touchdown outing against the Bears. He had the read-option offense rocking to the tune of 277 yards, two touchdowns and 48 rush yards in that one. Tannehill now has at least 35 yards on the ground in his last three games. Best of all, he’s going up against Jacksonville this week. Oh yeah.

Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints: For those owners looking for a lower-end matchup play at the RB spot, Ingram seems to be a popular choice this week. He posted 12 total touches in Week 7, but didn’t really do much on the stat sheet.
That said, Ingram should be a key contributor against Green Bay and should get his share of touches with Pierre Thomas hurt and Khiry Robinson in the doghouse.

Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles: Ertz hasn’t exactly been lighting it up this season, and coming out of a bye week he’s not on a lot of owners’ radar screens. Still, he’s got a pretty promising matchup looming against the Cardinals this week, as Arizona gives up some decent points to tight ends.

Sit ‘Em:

Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears: The Chicago Bears seem to be imploding before our very eyes, making this a good week to sit Cutler. He’s coming off yet another disappointing loss, during which the team failed to get the receiving corps involved in the passing attack. Cutler and company will be facing a very scary Patriots pass defense that’s good at finding interceptions.

Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: Even after Bernard’s Week 7 futility, most owners are sticking with him purely out of necessity (he was a top draft pick). That said, it’s not looking like a bounce-back week for him. Bernard will go up against a rough Ravens rush defense that has only allowed two touchdowns to running backs so far.

Torrey Smith, WR, Baltimore Ravens: After two good weeks from Smith, you may be inclined to finally start him this week. Doing so might not exactly go as planned, however, as the Cincinnati defense is great against the pass, and motivated to succeed after a bad outing against the Colts last week. Tread with caution on Smith or any offensive player in this matchup, as it should be a low-scoring affair.

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