Fantasy Football: 10 Surprises from Week 8

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Fantasy Football: 10 Surprises from Week 8
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Week 8 provided feast or famine for fantasy owners, as many games were very low-scoring and involved a lot of great defensive play.

Some big-time players tripped up this week and didn't have great days, and some unknowns rose to the occasion and made plenty of great plays to help their squads. We saw rookies steal the spotlight and superb games from players coming off injuries.

As fantasy owners, you know exactly how it feels when you look over at your opposing team's roster and he has eighth-string running back John Doe starting, and for some reason he has the only great game of his career and it costs you the week.

You yell about how lucky he got and why Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne combined for zero points this week—which would probably never happen in real life, but for all intents and purposes we will just say it did.

So here are my 10 biggest fantasy football surprises this week, and maybe I'll even add an 11 to the list if something out of whack happens in the Monday night game.

Note that these slides aren't in any particular order; they are simply numbered to make things easier.

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