Week seven was one of the most boring weeks, fantasy-wise, in recent memory. I guess we’ve been spoiled this year with epic game after epic game.
Teams that have byes this week include Atlanta, Chicago and Green Bay, as well as Oakland, New York Jetsand Tampa Bay. So, now onto the guys I’m high and low on for week eight.
Guys I’m High On:
Matthew Stafford QB Detroit at Denver – Stafford has had a couple bad weeks in a row and was banged up in last weeks game against the Falcons. That being said, I think Stafford bounces back in a big way against one of the worst pass defenses in the league.
Ben Roethlisberger QB Pittsburgh vs. New England – I feel like I say this every week, but you start your quarterbacks against the Patriots. Roethlisberger and the Steelers have bounced back the last few weeks and should continue this trend this week against the Pats.
DeMarco Murray RB Dallas at Philadelphia – No one saw this kid coming. Rushing for a Dallas Cowboy record of 253 yards, Murray broke Emmitt Smith’s single game record. Even if Murray comes back down to earth, Philly’s defense could give up a big run or two.
A.J. Green WR Cincinnati at Seattle – Cedric Benson is suspended and his replacement Bernard Scott could get bottled up early. If so, A.J. Green could go off in a big way. Green is the team’s most viable receiver and has turned into Andy Dalton’s favorite target.
Guys I’m Low On:
Michael Vick QB Philadelphia vs. Dallas – Vick has been terrible against a strong pass rush. Dallas has greatly improved in this area under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. I expect Dallas to blitz early and often against the Eagles.
Tim Tebow QB Denver vs. Detroit – Tim Tebow could end up being one of the most clutch fourth quarter quarterbacks of all time. This Lions defensive front is nasty, and they know how to get into opposing quarterbacks’ heads.
LeSean McCoy RB Philadelphia vs. Dallas – Dallas has one of the top run defenses in the league, and McCoy has been one of the best running backs this season. I don’t think McCoy has a terrible day here, but I do expect him to struggle.
Larry Fitzgerald WR Arizona at Baltimore – Fitz is one of the best weapons in the game and is the only guy in Arizona. Baltimore’s defense is the best in the league and will be keying in on Fitzgerald.