Week 8 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Nate Washington and the 3 WRs To Start

Chris TrapassoAnalyst IOctober 27, 2011

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 02:  Wide receiver Nate Washington #85 of the Tennessee Titans makes a catch in front of defensive back T.J. Ward #43 of the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Every week you're going to start Calvin Johnson, Wes Welker, Steve Smith and Greg Jennings on your fantasy team. 

That's obvious. 

What other receivers are must-starts in Week 8?

Nate Washington

The Titans offense has tapered off a bit after their nice 3-1 start. 

However, they get a horrid Colts secondary this week at home, should be able to bounce back and gain some confidence as they remain in the hunt for the AFC South crown. 

Nate Washington has been Matt Hasselbeck's favorite target since the Kenny Britt injury, (Washington has 29 catches for 399 yards and one touchdown on 42 targets) and he is the lone, established deep threat on the team. 

It might just be for one week, but this is the time to start Washington, especially if you're without a few wideouts because of the bye week. 

Brandon Lloyd

The Saints are going to blow out the Rams; there's just no getting around it. That doesn't mean that Brandon Lloyd can't have a respectable game in fantasy. He had six catches for 74 yards last week in the embarrassing loss to the Cowboys and I'm thinking those numbers could be slightly better this week.

Most of his yards could come in crunch time, but they still count and now with two weeks in the Rams' system, he should certainly be Sam Bradford's favorite target. 

Anquan Boldin

So, you're a little worried after the putrid performance the Ravens offense turned in against the Jaguars. 

Don't be. 

The Cardinals secondary is easily the weak point of their defense and I simply cannot imagine Joe Flacco playing any worse than he did on Monday Night Football last week. (Right?)

He did find Boldin for a touchdown and although it looks like Ray Rice will get more carries, Flacco will still be looking Boldin's way often.

It seems risky, but it's not.