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Fantasy Football: Week 8 Start or Sit

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 10: Thomas Jones #20 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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Matthew BeckCorrespondent IOctober 28, 2010

Below is a recap of some of my good picks and bad picks from last week’s start or sit decisions:

The Good

Thomas Jones, RB (KC)-Start: Jones rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown last week against the Jaguars.

Steve Johnson, WR (BUF)-Start: Johnson recorded eight receptions for 158 yards and a touchdown in the Bills loss to the Ravens.

Patrick Crayton, WR (SD)-Start: Crayton led the Chargers in receiving with seven receptions for 82 yards against the Patriots.

Ronnie Brown, RB (MIA)-Sit: Brown finished with just nine carries for 14 yards last week against the NFL's best rushing defense.

The Bad

Kenny Britt, WR (TEN)-Sit: Britt ended up playing in Week 7, despite off the field problems and recorded three touchdowns on seven receptions for 225 yards.

Chris Ivory, RB (NO)-Start: Ivory rushed for 48 yards on 15 carries in the Saints loss to the Browns.

Brett Favre, QB (MIN)-Start: Favre's great performances against his former team last year didn't carry over to this season, as Favre threw for just one touchdown and was picked off three times.

Week 8 Start or Sit

Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals–1:00pm

Start: Chad Henne, QB (MIA)

Key Stat: The Bengals gave up 299 yards through the air and three touchdowns against the Falcons last week and the Bengals defense is ranked 19th in passing yards allowed.

Sit: Cedric Benson, RB (CIN)

Key Stat: Benson has just one 100-yard rushing game on the season and hasn't scored a rushing touchdown since Week 3.

Carolina Panthers at St. Louis Rams–1:00pm

Start: Jonathan Stewart, RB (CAR)

Injury: There is a chance that starting running back DeAngelo Williams will not play this week due to a foot injury, which should open the door for Stewart to have a solid game against the Rams.

Sit: Sam Bradford, QB (STL)

Key Stat: I know you may need to play Bradford this week because of all the teams on bye weeks, but the Panthers currently rank 4th in passing yards allowed and haven't had a quarterback throw more than one touchdown against them since Week 2.

Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers–1:00pm

Start: Vernon Davis, TE (SF)

Key Stat: The last two weeks opposing tight ends have led their team's in receiving against the Broncos, plus Davis is averaging 7.5 targets per game over that span.

Sit: Knowshon Moreno, RB (DEN)

Key Stat: Despite getting the bulk of the workload out of the backfield, Moreno is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry on the season.

Green Bay Packers at New York Jets–1:00 pm

Start: LaDainian Tomlinson, RB (NYJ)

Key Stat: On average, the Packers defense gives up 124.3 yards per game to opposing running backs, which ranks them 23rd in the NFL.

Sit: Greg Jennings, WR (GB)

Injury: Jets defensive back Darrelle Revis is said to be at 100 percent for the first time all year and should be covering Jennings all game, which will take Jennings out of commission for Aaron Rodgers.

Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs–1:00pm

Start: Thomas Jones, RB (KC)

Key Stat: Jones is coming off of back-to-back 100-yard rushing games and will now face the NFL's worst ranked rushing defense.

Sit: Fred Jackson, RB (BUF)

Key Stat: The Chiefs have yet to give up a 100-yards rushing to any opposing running back through Week 7 and this week should be no different.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas Cowboys–1:00pm

Start: John Kitna, QB (DAL)

Key Stat: I never thought I would recommend Kitna as a viable fantasy option, but he faces the 27th ranked passing defense in the NFL that gave up two touchdowns last week against the Chiefs.

Sit: Mike Sims-Walker, WR (JAC)

Key Stat: Sims-Walker is averaging just three receptions per game over the last three weeks, plus the Cowboys are solid against the pass.

Washington Redskins at Detroit Lions–1:00pm

Start: Matthew Stafford, QB (DET)

Injury: Stafford will be starting for the first time since he sustained an injury in Week 1 and will face the 31st ranked passing defense, so expect him to bounce back nicely.

Sit: Santana Moss, WR (WAS)

Key Stat: Moss has been rather unproductive on the road this season, with only 11 receptions for 187 yards, compared to 31 receptions for 361 yards at FedEx Field.


See the rest of this week's Start or Sit decisions at Fantasy Frontrunner!

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