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Chicago Bears tight end Jimmy Graham will be fired up to face his former team, the Saints, in Week 8. Graham isn't racking up tons of targets on a weekly basis but is still a legitimate red zone threat for a struggling Bears offense. The Saints have allowed the second most fantasy points to opposing tight ends, including six touchdowns to the position through six games. Graham has at least 30 receiving yards in each of his last five games but also has four touchdowns on the season. The veteran tight end will, once again, be a touchdown-dependent option in Week 8.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney will have a favorable matchup in Week 8 against the Saints. The rookie is averaging 6.2 targets over his last five games and could see more opportunities if teammate Allen Robinson II misses the game with a concussion. Mooney also has been overthrown on multiple wide-open touchdowns the past few games and will face a Saints Defense that is allowing the 13th most fantasy points to opposing receivers. The Saints have allowed seven different receivers to post more than 60 receiving yards against them and have surrendered nine touchdowns to the position. Mooney will carry WR5/6 value in Week 8.
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said that wide receiver Allen Lazard (core) will return to practice this week. Lazard blew up for his fantasy managers in Week 3 against the Saints with six catches, 146 yards and a touchdown, but then he needed core muscle surgery. The 24-year-old has been out ever since, but it appears that he's nearing a return. Expecting him to be back on the field in Week 8 against the Vikings is probably premature, but Lazard could be back for his fantasy managers in Week 9, assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks. Tight end Robert Tonyan has benefitted from Lazard's absence the most, but this passing offense continues to flow heavily through Davante Adams. However, Lazard needs to be owned everywhere and should be a WR3 with upside when he's fully healthy.
Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery will try and get his season kick-started in Week 8 against the Saints. It has been a disappointing season to this point for Montgomery, who has 537 all-purpose yards and posting only 3.7 yards per carry. The Bears running game has gone off the rails since quarterback Nick Foles took over at quarterback and will face a Saints Defense that is allowing the eighth fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs. The Saints have not allowed a 100-yard rushing game to an individual runner this season and the Bears are dealing with multiple injuries on their offensive line. Montgomery's value will be no higher than RB3 status and will be best suited to PPR-leagues in Week 8.
Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson will face a Colts Defense in Week 8 that is allowing the fifth fewest fantasy points to the running back position this season. Peterson continues to sit atop the depth chart for the Lions but is losing touches to rookie D'Andre Swift by the week. Peterson has totaled only 105 rushing yards over his last three games and the Colts have not allowed more than 72 rushing yards to an individual runner all season. Peterson is worth a bench stash in deeper fantasy formats but Swift will carry the higher ceiling in fantasy for Week 8.
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) will not practice on Wednesday. Watkins has missed the last two games after getting injured in the Week 5 loss to the Raiders, and he looks likely to miss his third straight game this weekend against the winless Jets. Wideout Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce are must-starts each and every week, but Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman have had more boom/bust WR4/flex appeal in deeper leagues with Watkins sidelined. Robinson had five catches for 69 yards in Week 6 but fell back to Earth in Week 7 against Denver, catching his only target for just four yards.
Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles will try and shake the team's offense out of a huge slump in Week 8 against the Saints. Foles has three touchdowns and four interceptions over his last three games, a span in which the Bears offense is averaging only 15 points a game. Things are not trending in the right direction for the Bears but Foles will face a vulnerable Saints Defense in Week 8. New Orleans is surrendering the sixth most fantasy points to opposing passers this season, including 17 touchdowns through six games. They have allowed multiple touchdowns to every quarterback they have faced and at least 19 fantasy points. That would be a strong starting point for Foles in Week 8 but is far too risky to deploy in single-quarterback leagues.
New York Jets head coach Adam Gase said trade rumors swirling around defensive tackle Quinnen Williams are false. "He's going to be here," Gase said. General manager Joe Douglas has traded away two of the team's previous top-10 picks in the last year, but it appears that Williams won't be on the move. The first-round pick has exceeded his rookie-year production, but he hasn't been the disruptive force that the Jets were hoping he'd be when they took him third overall in 2019. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported over the weekend that more than a few teams had inquired about Williams with the trade deadline approaching, and the Jets would need multiple second-round picks to part with the 22-year-old.
Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift is slowly gaining more traction in the Lions backfield heading into the team's Week 8 matchup against the Colts. Swift has four touchdowns over his last three games and has 11 receptions and 27 carries during that span. He is not the official bell-cow in the offense with veteran Adrian Peterson in the mix but both players with have a tough matchup in Week 8. The Colts are currently allowing the fifth fewest fantasy points to opposing backs and have not allowed more than 72 rushing yards to an individual runner all season. Swift will have fringe FLEX value in deeper leagues and will need a touchdown to produce a solid fantasy line in standard formats in Week 8.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay will try and keep his hot streak alive against a tough Colts Defense in Week 8. Golladay will take back-to-back 100-yard games into this contest but the Colts defense is loaded with talent. Since Week 1, Indy's secondary has given up yards in the passing game but have allowed only two touchdowns to opposing wide receivers during that span. Golladay is the primary target for veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford so getting opportunities should not be a problem. But Golladay finding the end zone and posting a huge fantasy line may prove to be more trick than treat in Week 8.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is 4-0 in his last four meetings with the Chicago Bears, who he will face once again in Week 8. Brees is averaging 308 passing yards per game while completing 78.7 percent of his passes for an 8-0 touchdown-to-interception ratio and a passer rating of 124 in his last four games against them. However, QBs have seen a 20.3-point drop in their passer rating against the Bears Defense in 2020, meaning that Brees may not have it as easy this year. That will especially be true if he remains without receivers Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Chicago allows the fewest fantasy points per game to signal-callers this year, making Brees a shaky QB2 this weekend despite his past success against the Bears.
Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson will try and extend his touchdown-streak to four games in Week 8 against the Colts. Hockenson has amassed only 85 receiving yards over his last three games but has touchdowns in each contest to boost his fantasy value. The second-year tight end will have a tough matchup against a Colts Defense that is allowing the fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season. The Colts have not allowed a touchdown to the position yet this season and not a single tight end has posted more than 10 fantasy points against them. Hockenson will need to find the end zone to justify a start in fantasy lineups for Week 8.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will try and get his team over .500 in Week 8 against a talented Colts Defense. Stafford passed for 340 yard last week but has only two touchdown passes over his past two games. Now he will take on a rested Colts defense that is allowing the second fewest fantasy points to opposing passers. Since Week 1, the Colts have held opposing quarterbacks to only four touchdowns and have picked off 10 passes over their last five games. Opposing passers during that span have failed to exceed 17 fantasy points in a game, making Stafford a huge risk in Week 8.
Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz is no longer in the TE1 rankings for Week 8. Despite a matchup with an Eagles team that allows tons of points to opposing tight ends, Schultz cannot be trusted with seventh-round rookie Ben DiNucci likely in charge of the Cowboys offense. Schultz and all of the Cowboys pass catchers saw a huge downgrade when Dak Prescott (ankle) was lost for the season, but at least Andy Dalton had run an NFL offense successfully in the past. Now with Dalton (concussion) likely out, DiNucci will be thrown to the wolves, making the Eagles Defense a top play while Schultz becomes nothing more than a low-end TE2.
Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein is not a recommended fantasy option in Week 8. Despite going up against an Eagles team that doesn't particularly limit opposing kickers, Zuerlein will certainly be limited by his own team's offense. Andy Dalton (concussion) already wasn't doing much, and now seventh-round rookie Ben DiNucci may be the one in charge in Week 8. Last week, Zuerlein scored the only points for the Cowboys, making a field goal while the rest of the offense did not much else. While Zuerlein was a top-12 kicker with Dak Prescott (ankle) around, he's not even worth rostering in most formats now.
The Dallas Cowboys Defense is not a good idea for fantasy lineups in Week 8. With their entire offense in shambles, the Cowboys defense may end up being on the field for most of the game on Sunday night. Last week, they allowed 397 total yards to a Washington Football Team that came into that game with only one win. The Cowboys defense has finished higher than 16th in fantasy defenses only once this season and should not be relied on in basically any fantasy format at this point.
Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb will look to put last week's near-zero performance behind him in Week 8 against a struggling Eagles secondary. Last week, Lamb could not come up with any of his five targets and rushed for one yard, putting up a score of 0.1 fantasy points in standard formats. Lamb has not had the same opportunities since Dak Prescott (ankle) was lost for the season. Now with Andy Dalton (concussion) looking like he might miss Week 8, Lamb and the Cowboys offense may need to see what they can do with seventh-round rookie Ben DiNucci under center. It's not looking good for any of the Cowboys pass catchers. Lamb is a WR3 with just a tiny flicker of upside in Week 8.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup is not a strong starting option in most leagues for a Week 8 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Gallup was held without a catch in Week 7, coming up empty on just two targets. While Gallup made for a sometimes exciting boom-or-bust play with Dak Prescott (ankle) calling the shots, he's taken a huge downgrade in moving to Andy Dalton at quarterback. Now with Dalton (concussion) also looking like he'll miss a start, seventh-round rookie Ben DiNucci will be tasked with leading the Cowboys offense. Gallup will remain a boom-or-bust option, but there's a much smaller chance of the boom than in any other game so far this season. He's somewhere in the WR4/5 range at best.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper has tumbled out of the WR1 rankings for a Week 8 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles. Through no fault of his own, Cooper is unlikely to do much in a game that looks like it will have seventh-round rookie Ben DiNucci starting under center in place of Andy Dalton (concussion). Dalton was already struggling to move the ball for the Cowboys and DiNucci is unlikely to do much better behind a tattered offensive line. Cooper did catch all seven of his targets for 80 yards last week, but he's only scored two touchdowns so far this season and would likely need to find the end zone to put up significant fantasy points in Week 8. Treat Cooper as a lower-upside WR2 at best.
Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard doesn't make for a strong fantasy option in Week 8 despite an increasing role in the previous week. With starter Ezekiel Elliott failing to distance himself from Pollard and losing two fumbles last week, Pollard has been seeing more and more touches, with a season-high 12 in Week 6 and another nine in Week 7. That's still not enough for consistent production, but it does eat into Elliott's upside. With the Cowboys offense in shambles and perhaps getting even worse this week with Andy Dalton (concussion) on the wrong side of questionable, Pollard should remain on fantasy benches in most formats.
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