Fantasy Football – NFL Week 8 Recap: Targets, Touches, and Surprises
Eli Manning: Wasn’t a surprise that he produced, but how his team played… Classic 2010 Giants football. Ineffective running game + lazy defense = Eli throws a ton. So much so that he went over 300 and had a decent fantasy day. With Bradshaw banged up this could continue.
Christian Ponder: Displayed much improvement in his second straight. Could be an option given the right matchup.
Beanie Wells: Despite reports early in the week that said he would be out an extended period of time, Beanie carried the load versus the Ravens.
Bernard Scott: Had his one day in the sun with Benson suspended and did well despite a matchup that had above average difficulty. No value now, but something to remember.
Javon Ringer: Got his opportunity and ran with it. As you’ll see below, he also catch whatever was thrown at him.
Eric Decker: Returned to being the #1 WR and also scored a TD.
Doug Baldwin: A surprise from the 2011 class, that has all the skills and game to be a solid player in the slot for years to come.
- Reggie Wayne-14, wasn’t looked at in the redzone and number inflated because they were trailing a lot.
- Eddie Royal-13, encouraging considering Tebow’s limitations…could become that PPR dynamo once again.
- Lance Moore: Always plays well in the Dome and StL was no different. If OL issues linger, could find his role rejuvenated.
- Javon Ringer-6 targets, over 100 combined yards. Bruiser from Michigan State not wasting the moment.
- Marshall-Dropped balls have been ugly and still can’t find the end-zone.
- Gaffney-Had good potential this week, but Redskins aren’t fantasy worthy with Beck and without Moss.
- Fitzgerald-Kolb doesn’t seem to target him enough, doubled or not.
- Harvin-Under-targetted by Ponder, don’t let the rushing TD fool you.
- Nelson-Playing more outside which hurts his value.
RB Watch: Touch Count
- Mendenhall 16 vs. Redman: 8.
- Faulk: 11, almost 3x the amount of snaps as BJGE (who had 5). A lot to do with situation, Welker being covered well by Taylor and Gay did a fine job on Branch, but still Ridley is out of the picture for now as well as Woodhead.
- Torain: 9 & Helu got virtually no run even when they were down and out.
- Carter 11, looked better than stats say (had nice run called back for hold) and Brown took another TD. Team is a mess.
- Murray: 9 while Tanner saw little work.
- Slaton: Despite failures in the redzone for the Texans, looked to be the new goalline back.
- Javon Ringer was more productive than CJ2K yesterday. No reason why we won’t have a committee here with Johnson unable to get on track and Tennessee with playoff aspirations.
- Morris and Williams continued to split carries, but Morris was more productive and used as the goalline back.
- Sproles 12 / PT 11 / Ivory 6
MNF: My boy Baldwin goes deep and goes up for the TD. Looking good Chiefs!
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