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Steve: Week 8 Sit 'em, Start 'em

Steve Geller
October 26, 2017 - 11:01 am

Sit 'em


Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions

Coming off a bye, Detroit is rested and hungry to stop a two game losing skid. The problem is that they have to host Pittsburgh on Sunday night, and the Steelers pass defense is a no bueno match-up. The Black & Yellow lead the NFL in passing D, giving up just 147 yards a game.  Golden Tate is also a bit banged up for the Lions, but even if he was healthy I'd keep Stafford on my bench in week 8.

Will Fuller, WR, Texans

This guy has been one of my waiver wire steals of the season. Fuller came back from a collarbone injury in week 4 and has been a scoring stud with 5 TDs on just 8 catches. The Texans must make the trek to Seattle this Sunday, and the Legion of Boom is still lethal.  The Seahawks have allowed just 3 touchdowns to receivers this season, so I'll have Fuller on my bench and recommend you do the same.  

Bears defense

Chicago's defense has been ballin' the past few games, but look at  the quarterbacks they have played.  Case Kennum, Joe Flacco and Cam Newton. None of those guys are having a good season, and none of those guys are Drew Brees. The surging Saints return to Dome sweet Dome this week riding high on a 4 game win streak.  Daaaaa Bears should get mauled on the indoor fast track.   

Start 'em

Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints 

This rookie has been very active in the offense, amassing 34 rushed for 215 yards along with 28 receptions for another 209 yards. 

Chicago has had some problems handling pass catching RBs, and the Black & Gold's top WR is dealing with a knee injury.  No one knows Mike Thomas' status for Sunday right now, but him hurting could result in an icrease in targets for Kamara.   

Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers

LA heads to Foxborough, and New England's pass defense is dead last in the league, allowing 313 yards per contest. Rivers has tossed 8 touchdons in the last 4 games; and even with the Patriots at home, I see the gunslinger putting up soild stats on the day.  Here's what Bill Belichik had to say about the 14 year vet.

​Mohamed Sanu, WR, Falcons 

Atlanta's offense hasn't looked anything like last year's Super Bowl sqaud despite having basically the same personnel.  Oh yeah, they lost their offenive coordinator.  Coaching does matter.  The Dirty Birds are desperate not to drop a 4th straight game and will try to take out their pent up agggresion on the road aginst the Jets. Sanu came back from a hamsting issue last week and put up decent numbers against the Patriots.  He had 6 ctaches for 65 yards, including an impressive grab over two defenders.  The Jets defense has given up 15 passing TDs on the year, which is bototm of the barrel in the NFL. Matty Ice should warm up in the Big Apple, and Sanu should benefit from the extra attention Julio Jones gets.

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