Fantasy Football NFL Week 8: Start, Sit Decisions

Ryan LesterSenior Writer IOctober 24, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 14:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts passes under pressure from Muhammad Wilkerson #96 the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on October 14, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Here’s a look at LestersLegends sit and start advice as you set your fantasy lineups for the eighth week of the 2012 NFL season.



Start: Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

Luck has been quiet through the past two weeks after back-to-back games with over 300 yards and two touchdowns. The Tennessee Titans have allowed 16 passing touchdowns and 281.4 yards per game in 2012, and present Andrew with the perfect opportunity to turn his luck around. 


Sit: Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

Stafford has yet to throw more than one touchdown in a game. In fact, the Detroit QB has thrown more picks than TD passes so far this season.

This week, he’s facing a Seattle Seahawks squad that has only allowed six passing scores and 212.3 yards per game in 2012.


Running Backs 

Start: Felix Jones, Dallas Cowboys

He didn’t dominate his plus matchup against the Carolina Panthers, but should get another shot at it against the New York Giants.

Big Blue are giving up 126.4 yards per game at 5.0 yards per carry. Between running and catching the ball out of the backfield, Jones should have another solid day.


Sit: LaRod Stephens-Howling and William Powell, Arizona Cardinals

I’m still not sure how the Cardinals are going to handle their RB situation.

Powell played well, only to be surpassed by Stephens-Howling in the very next game.

Neither are solid starts against the San Francisco 49ers stout defense.


Wide Receivers

Start: James Jones and Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers

With Greg Jennings out, both Cobb and Jones have become weekly must-starts with QB Aaron Rodgers on fire.

They should keep it rolling against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are giving up 264.5 passing yards per game.


Santana Moss, Washington Redskins

Robert Griffin III is going to throw the ball and will likely be productive. Lately, Moss has been his favorite target, averaging 64.3 yards and a touchdown over the past three games.


Sit: Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots

Personally, I have become frustrated with Lloyd. He’s not getting in the end zone and has been held below 70 yards in five of seven games this year.

If weather becomes an issue in London, it’s Lloyd that loses the most.


Tight Ends 

Start: Martellus Bennett, New York Giants

Bennett returned to form last week by catching five passes for 79 yards. He scored in the Giants’ first meeting with Dallas.


Sit: Dustin Keller, New York Jets

Keller was huge last week, but had just two catches for 13 yards prior. The Miami Dolphins have yet to allow a touchdown to a tight end this year.



Start: Green Bay Packers

They aren’t a great defensive unit and just lost Charles Woodson. Nevertheless, they have a dream matchup against Jacksonville, who is playing without Maurice Jones-Drew. The Jaguars rank last in total offense (235.8 yards per game) and scoring offense (14.7 points per game).


Sit: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers, like the Baltimore Ravens, aren’t playing their typical football. I want no part of them against RG3.


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