Some Week 8 Winners/Losers

Some Week 8 Winners

David Garrard – Garrard threw 21 times for 17 completions and 260 yards, and threw as many touchdowns as incompletions. He threw touchdowns to fellow fantasy winners Marcedes Lewis (51 yards, 2 touchdowns), Mike Sims-Walker (153 yards, 1 touchdown) and Mike Thomas. Garrard took advantage of a poor Dallas secondary and he’ll look to do so again against Houston and Cleveland after his bye week. Lewis furthered his argument for becoming a high-end fantasy tight end, he has 25 receptions and 7 touchdowns through the first 8 weeks of the season. Sims-Walker continues to be a fantasy enigma; although the good news for owners (many of whom would have had Sims-Walker on their bench this week) is that 10 of Garrard’s 21 throws were targeted at Sims-Walker, and he held onto 8 of them. Thomas still leads the team in receptions, with 33 on the season.

Matthew Stafford – The second-year quarterback returned from injury with a stellar performance against a usually stingy Washington secondary. He threw an interception and 4 touchdowns, 3 of which went to fantasy winner Calvin Johnson (9 receptions for 101 yards, 3 TDs). The pick was also from a pass intended for Johnson in the end-zone.

Jamaal Charles – Charles broke his first 100-yard rushing game of the season and finally looked back in the form he was in late last season, rushing 22 times for 177 yards, and catching 4 balls for 61 yards. He didn’t have a score, but was still the top scoring fantasy running back (in most formats) this week with 26 touches and 238 total yards.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis – The often confusing New England backfield was led by Green-Ellis this week and he hit fantasy paydirt, rushing 17 times for 112 yards and 2 scores. Fellow RB Danny Woodhead also rushed for a score on a direct snap and totalled 58 yards for a handsome fantasy score of his own. Buyers beware, though, veteran RB Fred Taylor looms recovering from injury and could swoop any week now to snipe some crucial touches from either of these backs.

Some Week 8 Losers

Vernon Davis – The San Francisco tight end was averaging almost 10 fantasy points per week in most formats through week 7, but caught just 1 ball for 12 yards this week. Davis was one of Alex Smith’s favorite targets. If Troy Smith stays in at QB, Davis’ value could drop.

The New York Jets Offense – The Jets were shut out by the Green Bay Packers. This meant some poor fantasy performances from Mark Sanchez, LaDanian Tomlinson, Santonio Holmes, Shonn Greene and Braylon Edwards. Usually reliable kicker Nick Folk was obviously held without score.

Brett Favre – Favre was unable to take full advantage of a Patriots’ defense that has been rather┬ásusceptible┬áto the pass, even though he looked good early. He finished with 256 yards, no touchdowns and a pick. Randy Moss was held to just one catch for 8 yards. On the other side of the ball, Wes Welker had another poor fantasy scoring week. Through a combination of his recovery from knee surgery and the loss of Moss, Welker will definitely be having a down year in fantasy.

Who else was a fantasy winner or loser this week? Post your ideas in the comments section.

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5 Responses to “Some Week 8 Winners/Losers”

  1. john says:

    Yo Oliver – wat bout Amendola? he put up 17 points in my league and flukie said to bench him…

    wat about randy moss getting waived? you think Washington, Oakland, or Seattle sign him? my fantasy team IS SCREWED w.o him

    • Oliver says:

      Do you play PPR? Amendola scored a TD and snagged 6 balls, but he only gained 28 yards.

      Moss will land somewhere and he’ll be a high WR2 for the rest of the season. Unless he ends up back with the Patriots, then he might return to his previous value.

  2. john says:

    yea PPR…. i still cant get over the Moss thang….how DUMB is Minnesota?

    • Oliver says:

      Well from the sound of it he was being quite the disruption… I can see where they’re coming from waiving him, although I wouldn’t have done it myself. I might have tried some Shanahan-esque hardassedness and if he didn’t like it, then I’d waive him.

  3. The Fantasy Flukie says:

    I love Shanahan. I wish all NFL coaches had the balls we had. DMAC isn’t in cardiac shape….bleeping classic. The ONLY reason the Redskins are EVEN competitive this year is BC of his coaching.

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