Week 8 is upon us and with so many injuries to star players during Week 7, fantasy owners have their work cut out for them. There are many favorable matchups out there this week, so make sure you can take advantage of them. Here are some of the players you should sit and start in Week 8.
Denarius Moore- The Oakland Raiders will host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Unfortunately for Denarius Moore, that means the fourth best pass defense in the NFL is coming to town. Moore has enjoyed a good season so far, recording 25 receptions for 399 yards and four touchdowns. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor is still very young and the Pittsburgh secondary is allowing an average of just 194.7 yards per game through the air. Sit Denarius Moore.
Giovani Bernard- Cincinnati Bengals rookie Giovani Bernard has had quite the season so far. He’s recorded 264 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns, to go along with 25 receptions for 233 yards and another pair of touchdowns. However, his Week 8 matchup is less than favorable as the Bengals host the stifling New York Jets rush defense. Gang Green is allowing an average of just 77.7 yards per game on the ground. Keep Gio Bernard on the bench if you can afford to.
Frank Gore- The Jacksonville Jaguars rush defense is bad, very bad. They are currently allowing an average of 153.3 yards per game on the ground. That is 26 more yards per game than the next worst rush defense, New England Patriots. Frank Gore and the San Francisco 49ers will take on this porous Jags rush defense in London this week. Fantasy owners should expect a big day out of Gore.
Jarrett Boykin- The Green Bay Packers wide receivers are dropping like flies as of late which is allowing for many of their backups to receive the honor of catching passes from quarterback Aaron Rogers on Sunday. Jarrett Boykin is one of those players. With James Jones questionable and both Jermichael Finley and Randall Cobb out for Sunday’s game against the weak Minnesota Vikings pass defense, Boykin will be the benefactor of many more targets. If you picked him up off the waiver wire this week, definitely get him into your starting lineup.