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2012 Week 8 Fantasy Football Sleepers

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 21:  Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers passes during a game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Ryan LesterSenior Writer IOctober 24, 2012

Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here is a list of Lester's Legends' under-the-radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you in Week 8.


Josh Freeman, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Freeman averaged 374 yards and three touchdowns in his past two games. I don’t see him dropping anything like that on the Vikings, but I also don’t know how they are going to cover Vincent Jackson.


Danny Woodhead, RB, New England Patriots

The Rams are one of eleven teams to have allowed six or more rushing scores. Stevan Ridley is still the lead back, but Woodhead has been getting his share of touches lately. Over the past three games, he has averaged 63.0 total yards.


Chris Givens, St. Louis Rams

I’m guessing the Rams are going to have to throw plenty against the Patriots. They struggle mightily against the pass, allowing 290.0 yards per game and 16 touchdowns. Givens is averaging 65.3 yards over the past four games.


Brandon Myers, Oakland Raiders

 

Myers has quietly become one of the most consistent tight ends in the league. He has four receptions or more in five of the Raiders’ six games. The Chiefs have allowed three tight end touchdowns.


San Diego Chargers Defense

The Chargers are coming off a bye and will likely play a little more conservatively to cut down on the turnovers and not put the defense in a bind. The Browns aren’t a great offensive team and with Trent Richardson banged up, they are even less impressive.

 

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