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NFL Fantasy Football 2011: Jon Baldwin and the Week 8 Breakout Performers

Chris FaigCorrespondent INovember 2, 2011

NFL Fantasy Football 2011: Jon Baldwin and the Week 8 Breakout Performers

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    So far this season there have been many young players making a name for themselves and quite a few underdogs that have begun to show some flashes of greatness.  Receivers such as Antonio Brown, Laurent Robinson and Jon Baldwin had a extremely productive Week 8, while Christian Ponder made a impressive start managing the Minnesota offense very well.

    Some players that shined in Week 8 will continue to flourish, while others will begin to fall off.  Now is the most crucial time in fantasy football to get your roster straight and start preparing for the playoffs.  Quite a few players on this list are available and extremely worthy of being added to your roster ASAP.  However, you must be careful, because there are also some players that don't show much hope for the rest of the season.

    Take a look at the breakout fantasy football performers of Week 8.

Buffalo Bills Defense

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    Wins: 5

    Losses: 2

    Passing Defense: Allows 265.9 Passing Yards Per Game (24th Overall) 

    Rushing Defense: Allows 120.0 Rushing Yards Per Game(20th Overall)

    Percentage Owned: 16.6%

    Week 8 Fantasy Points: 23

    Week 9 Opponent: vs. New York Jets (4-3)

    Add/Wait/Fluke?: Wait

WR Laurent Robinson, Dallas Cowboys

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    Height: 6'2''

    Weight: 194 pounds

    Week 8 Fantasy Points: 16 

    Total Fantasy Points For Season: 37

    Week 8 Stats: Five receptions for 103 yards and one touchdown

    Season Stats: 19 receptions for 336 yards and one touchdown 

    Week 9 Opponent: vs. Seattle Seahawks (2-5)

    Add/Wait/Fluke?: Wait

QB Christian Ponder, Minnesota Vikings

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    Height: 6'2''

    Weight: 229 pounds

    Week 8 Fantasy Points: 13 

    Total Fantasy Points For Season: 31

    Week 8 Stats: Completed 18 of 28 attempted passes for 236 yards, one touchdown, a 64.3 CMP percentage and a 102.7 QB Rating

    Season Stats: Completed 40 of 77 attempted passes for 554 yards, three touchdowns, two interceptions, a 51.9 CMP percentage and a 77.5 QB Rating

    Week 9 Opponent: BYE

    Add/Wait/Fluke?: Fluke

WR Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers

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    Height: 5'10''

    Weight: 186 pounds

    Week 8 Fantasy Points: 12 

    Total Fantasy Points For Season: 46

    Week 8 Stats: Nine receptions for 67 yards and one touchdown

    Season Stats: 34 receptions for 431 yards and one touchdown; Three rushing attempts for 19 yards

    Week 9 Opponent: vs. Baltimore Ravens (5-2)

    Add/Wait/Fluke?: Add

RB Maurice Morris, Detroit Lions

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    Height: 5'11''

    Weight: 216 pounds

    Week 8 Fantasy Points: 11

    Total Fantasy Points For Season: 22

    Week 8 Stats: 13 rushing attempts for 58 yards and one touchdown; One reception for seven yards

    Season Stats: 31 rushing attempts for 128 yards and one touchdown; Eight receptions for 75 yards

    Week 9 Opponent: BYE

    Add/Wait/Fluke?: Add (only if you're in desperate need of a RB)

St. Louis Rams Defense

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    Wins: 1

    Losses: 6

    Passing Defense: Allows 226.6 Passing Yards Per Game (15th Overall)

    Rushing Defense: Allows 165.6 Rushing Yards Per Game (32nd Overall)

    Percentage Owned: 3.7% 

    Week 8 Fantasy Points: 20 

    Week 9 Opponent: @ Arizona Cardinals (1-6)

    Add/Wait/Fluke?: Fluke

TE Scott Chandler, Buffalo Bills

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    Height: 6'7''

    Weight: 263 pounds

    Week 8 Fantasy Points: 15 

    Total Fantasy Points For Season: 47

    Week 8 Stats: Two receptions for 35 yards and two touchdowns

    Season Stats: 15 receptions for 133 yards and six touchdowns

    Week 9 Opponent: vs. New York Jets (4-3)

    Add/Wait/Fluke?: Add

WR Titus Young, Detroit Lions

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    Height: 5'11''

    Weight: 174 pounds

    Week 8 Fantasy Points: 12 

    Total Fantasy Points For Season: 31

    Week 8 Stats: Four receptions for 66 yards and one touchdown

    Season Stats: 19 receptions for 275 yards and one touchdown

    Week 9 Opponent: BYE

    Add/Wait/Fluke?: Add

WR Ben Obomanu, Seattle Seahawks

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    Height: 6'1''

    Weight: 204 pounds

    Week 8 Fantasy Points: 10 

    Total Fantasy Points For Season: 35

    Week 8 Stats: Four receptions for 107 yards

    Season Stats: 21 receptions for 242 yards and two touchdowns; One rushing attempt for 13 yards

    Week 9 Opponent: @Dallas Cowboys (3-4)

    Add/Wait/Fluke?: Add

WR Jon Baldwin, Kansas City Chiefs

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    Height: 6'4''

    Weight: 230 pounds

    Week 8 Fantasy Points: 14 

    Total Fantasy Points For Season: 15

    Week 8 Stats: Five receptions for 82 yards and one touchdown

    Season Stats: Six receptions for 96 yards and one touchdown

    Week 9 Opponent: vs. Miami Dolphins (0-7)

    Add/Wait/Fluke?: Add

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