Fantasy Football Week 8: Start Em’ Sit Em’

Charlie Valentincic, Editor

Week eight of the NFL is among us which means we are past the halfway point for most fantasy football weeks. With just a couple of weeks left, owners are going to have to start making a push and get ready to make their final roster for the playoffs.

This week, the NFL has a number of great games with a variety of intriguing fantasy matchups as well.

Start Em’

Travis Fulgham

Philadelphia Eagles receiver Travis Fulgham (Yong Kim / The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Fulgham is playing against a weak Giants defense this week and he is coming off a strong performance in the last couple of weeks. He has racked up double-digit targets in three of the last four weeks and has a touchdown in three of the last four as well. Fulgham has put up great numbers for what could be a cheap acquisition for most teams and owners can expect another strong performance from the second-year player this week.

Jamaal Williams

Jamaal Williams has been a great addition to almost any fantasy team over the last couple of weeks. With Aaron Jones being out last week, Jamaal Williams saw almost all of the meaningful touches against the Texans in the Packers’ blow out a win last week. Even when Jones does play, the Packers still like to give touches to both backs with Williams getting most carries and Jones getting the reception. With Jones’ status still in question for next week, Williams should be a definite start whether Jones plays or not.


Sit Em’

Cam Newton

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton exits the field after a loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Gillette Stadium. ( David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports)

This week, Newton and the Patriots take on their division rival, the Buffalo Bills. Last week, Newton put up the worst performance from any quarterback before eventually being benched in the second half for Jarred Stidham. Newton is playing against an underperforming Bills defense but they are still in the league’s top 50% for this season. Newton has been poor the last two weeks and playing against a solid defense, there are no signs that he will bounce back this week.

D’Andre Swift

Swift and Lions are going up against the Indianapolis Colts this week. Swift has gotten all of the touches for Lions in the past couple of weeks but he is going up against the 4th best run defense this week. Swift has had only one game with more than 30 yards this season and has relied on touchdowns throughout the course of the year. With the Lions playing the Colts who don’t let up a lot of points, Swift’s production is likely to be low.