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Fantasy Football Report: Week 8

I am coming to you from a barely functioning keyboard that has a missing “A” key and every key on the left side stick because some Dr. Pepper got in there and everything is covered in a delicious dried up syrup. Add this to my hard drive crashing a few weeks ago and we can call this a bad month to be my computer. But hey, tech support has no place in fantasy football so, lets just go to the headlines.

Santonio Holmes Takes A Page Out of the Book of Ricky Williams

Steelers WR Santonio Holmes missed Week 8 after being charged with possession of marijuana. He was disciplined only by the Steelers and not by the NFL. Holmes is slated to play in Week 9.

Steven Jackson Misses Game Against Patriots

Those here who tuned into the Rams-Pats game noticed the absence of Rams RB Steven Jackson. Jackson was nursing a strained quad. No worries though, he is set to play in Week 9.

The Good News and The Bad News: Joseph Addai

Colts RB Joseph Addai, who has missed the past few weeks with a hamstring injury may play this Sunday against New England. That is good news for Addai owners. The unfortunate part is that the Colts have the worst running game in football with less than 80 yds per game.

I now give you the highs and lows of Week 8:

Week 8 Top Performers

Brian Westbrook (RB), Philadelphia Eagles: Fresh off broken ribs, Westbrook showed no signs of injury by rushing for 167 yds and 2 TD. He added 42 receiving yds to his day as well.

  • Week 9 Outlook: Westbrook gets to have fun against Seattle who allow over 120 rush yds per game to opposing backs.

Santana Moss (WR), Washington Redskins: Moss refuses to slow down with 9 catches for 140 yds and a TD.

  • Week 9 Outlook: Moss and the Redskins face a challenge in the Steelers on Monday night as Pittsburgh only gives up 164 pass yds per game.

Roddy White (WR), Atlanta Falcons: White put together his 3rd straight 100 yd game with 113 yds and 2 TD.

  • Week 9 Outlook: White has a chance to make some big plays against an Oakland defense that allows over 360 yds of total offense per game.

Week 8 Duds

Brandon Jacobs (RB), New York Giants: Jacobs rushed for only 47 yds and failed to find the endzone for the first time since Week 2.

  • Week 9 Outlook: Jacobs could hit another road block in the form of the Cowboys who allow less than 100 rushing yds per game.

Michael Turner (RB), Atlanta Falcons: Turner disappointed once again with only 58 rushing yds.

  • Week 9 Outlook: Turner hasn’t rushed for 100 yds since Week 5 but, I guarantee he will this week when he faces Oakland. The Raiders rush defense is horrible as evident by the fact that they give up over 140 rush yds per week.

Reggie Wayne (WR), Indianapolis Colts: Wayne makes the “Duds” section for the 2nd week in a row with only 29 receiving yds and zero TD.

  • Week 9 Outlook: Wayne has a very good shot of scoring against a depleted New England secondary this Sunday. Wayne has 381 yds and 2 TD in 6 career games against the Patriots.

Unexpected Stars

Donnie Avery (WR), St. Louis Rams: I told SoB’s KC to pick him up last Saturday and it was a good thing he listened. The rookie caught 6 passes for 163 yds and a TD.

  • Week 9 Outlook: Avery could be in line for another good game when he faces a Cardinals defense that allows over 220 pass yds per game.

Kevin Walter (WR), Houston Texans: Walter had 70 yds receiving and found the endzone twice for his 4th and 5th TD’s of the year.

  • Week 9 Outlook: Walter may run into trouble when Houston faces the Vikings who are fresh off the bye week and surrender less than 300 yds of total offense per game.

Leonard Weaver (RB), Seattle Seahawks: The starting FB had a career day receiving with 4 catches for 116 yds and 2 TD.

  • Week 9 Outlook: Weaver’s job is to block. This was a fluke game that he will never repeat.

Sports of Boston Friends and Family League

  • I vaulted into 6th place after a 107.38-77.90 victory over SoB’s Jeff. Kurt Warner and Philip Rivers continue to dominate for me. Newly acquired Randy Moss had over 100 yds for me.
  • SoB’s KC continued his dominance with a blowout victory of 123.04-79.24. He remains atop the league with a 6-2 record and 967.96 points.
  • We had a trade go through. I acquired Randy Moss for Matt Ryan and Chad Johnson.
  • SoB Mike’s team pisses me off. Mike has the 2nd lowest point total but thanks to lucky matchups, he is in 4th place. Such is the flaw of head-to-head leagues.
  • The two worst teams in the league belong to guys names Jeff and Geoff. I just thought it was funny.
  • Recent pickups include: Bo Scaife, Josh Morgan, Shaun Hill, Rob Bironas, New England Defense, L.J. Smith, and Nate Washington.

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Discussion

3 comments for “Fantasy Football Report: Week 8”

  1. I made the same observation myself after a close win this week, but I’ll sneak into the playoffs and win it all :)

    Posted by Mike | October 29, 2008, 11:27 am
  2. Luck cant carry you to the championship.

    Posted by Pete | October 30, 2008, 4:38 pm
  3. Never say never, sir.

    Posted by KC | October 30, 2008, 6:50 pm

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