Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fantasy Football Week in Review - Week 8

Well, the boys bounced back nicely this week with a convincing 40 point win as we put up about 70 more points than we did in Week 7. My starting receivers, who have struggled pretty much all year, combined for 4 touchdowns, LeSean McCoy had a career day running the ball, and pretty much everyone was at least moderately productive. We almost swooped in on the waiver wire and grabbed Julio Jones for Week 9. We'll see if that's the move that can catapult us through the first round of the playoffs this year. At 6-2, I have to say I like how things are shaping up for us. Big showdown against the first place team this coming week which will show us how we stack up against the league's elite.

Here's a look at who the top performers were at each position in Week 8:

QB - Matthew Stafford threw for 267 yards and 3 touchdown passes as the Lions got back in the win column with a 45-10 dismantling of Denver. Fantasy Points: 24
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WR - Antonio Brown might not be the most heralded of the Pittsburgh receivers, but he stepped up in Hines Ward's absence catching 9 passes for 67 yards and a touchdown and also tallying 93 return yards in Pittsburgh's 25-17 win over New England. Fantasy Points: 22
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RB - Ray Rice only ran for 63 yards but found the end zone 3 times and also caught 7 passes as Baltimore pulled off a huge come from behind win against the Cardinals. Fantasy Points: 29
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TE - Jimmy Graham finally missed out on the top spot as Philly's Brent Celek hauled in 7 passes for 94 yards and a touchdown as the Eagles routed Dallas 34-7. Fantasy Points: 17
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K - San Diego's Nick Novak connected on 4 more field goals, but also missed a 52 yarder (his first miss of the year) in an overtime loss to the Chiefs.  Fantasy Points: 15
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DEF - Detroit's defense harassed Tim Tebow and company all day to the tune of 7 sacks, an interception and two fumble recoveries. The Lions D also accounted for a pair of touchdowns in their 45-10 rout. Fantasy Points: 29
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IDP - While there weren't a lot of bright spots for the Cowboys on Sunday night, linebacker DeMarcus Ware was one of them. Ware finished with 11 tackles (10 solo) a forced fumble and 4 sacks. Fantasy Points: 20.5
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QB - Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay - 189 points
WR - Calvin Johnson - Detroit - 164 points
RB - Darren Sproles - New Orleans - 136 points
TE - Jimmy Graham - New Orleans - 122 points
K - Jason Hanson - Detroit - 88.5 points
DEF - Detroit - 99 points
IDP - George Wilson - Buffalo - 74.5 points

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