Week 8 Fantasy Football Start Em Sit Em: Nate Burleson, Reggie Bush, Eric Decker, Davone Bess, Torrey Smith, or Dexter McCluster?
The Week 8 fantasy football mailbag is going to solve all of your tough decisions heading into this weekend's NFL action.
This week's first question comes from twitter user Hap Harrington,
Tough might be an understatement for this question!
Eric Decker is probably the only lock on this roster. It's tough to get too excited about him when Tim Tebow is the QB, but he is a No. 1 WR and will get plenty of targets. Don't expect him to put up huge yards, but he does face a Lions team this week that conceded 68 yards per game to No. 1 WRs.
Reggie Bush has been a non-factor this year, even though he was expected to get the bulk of the carries in Miami. Daniel Thomas has now proven to be a better alternative,which it makes it difficult to play Bush.
When he was with the New Orleans Saints, he was at least a legitimate flex play at PPR, because of his ability to catch the bell. Nevertheless, he has just four catches in his past two games.
The Dolphins need to find a way to get Bush the ball more. They should do that this week against the New York Giants who rank 27th in the NFL against the run. Bush is tough to project though, so he makes a very risky play.
Nate Burleson has been very up and down this year, but he could have a big week this week against the Denver Broncos. With Champ Bailey locked down on Calvin Johnson all day, Burleson will have the opportunity to have a big game. The Broncos are giving up nearly 70 yards per game to opposing No. 1 WRs, be sure to include him in your lineup.
Davone Bess was targeted 12 times last week against the Denver Broncos, and may be able to put up solid points this week against a vulnerable Giants secondary. With teams focusing more on Brandon Marshall, Bess is bound to pick up some yards at some point this season. With limited options he would be a wise play.
Torrey Smith has value in some leagues, but as strictly a big play WR, he makes for a risky start. He's not consistent enough to haul is short passes, and will either boom or bust this week. There is always potential for a big week, but he also has the potential to lay a goose egg, which will likely keep him on the bench.
Anthony Armstrong hasn't done much this season, and is another player that could have a solid game, but may also lay a goose egg. You shouldn't put him into your lineup until you know what you're getting from him. He is just too much of a risk.
Dexter McCluster is another player who could have a good week, but could do absolutely nothing. He has been demoted to the third down RB as Jackie Battle is now the new featured back for the Chiefs. The chances are there for him to pick up some catches, and break a big play, but the more likely scenario is a poor performance for the Chiefs RB.
1. Eric Decker
2. Davone Bess
3. Nate Burleson
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