Who To Drop And Who To Keep: Fantasy Football Recap Week 8

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Happy Wednesday! To celebrate another great week of football that has come and gone…

Here are the two players that both helped fantasy owners this week:

QB Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints: 39/50, 505 Yards, 7 TDs, 2 INTS; ESPN Score: 44

The game between the Saints and Giants was very entertaining to say the least. It looked like a game you’d play with your friend in Madden ‘16. Both teams combined over 100 points and broke/tied many offensive records in a game. Brees showed the Giants defense and the league that he can bounce back like a pro from previous weeks, throwing 4 TDs in the first half. To put things in perspective, he had 8 TDs during the whole season coming into that game. Although both defenses will take a lot of criticism in their film study this week, you got to appreciate the performance they both gave during this high scoring affair.

WR Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants: 8 Receptions, 130 Yards, 3 TDs; ESPN Score: 31

Eli Manning had a big challenge on Sunday trying to sling it with one of the best QBs of all time. Although the Giants have a weak receiving core with many injuries suffered, Beckham Jr. stepped up as their #1 and kept the game close for the Giants.

Here are two players that underperformed in week 8:

QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: 14/22, 77 Yards, 0 TDs, 2 Rushes, 31 Yards, 0 TDs; ESPN Score: 6

Rodgers looked very uncomfortable with the Broncos defense hassling him every play in their Sunday game, but Rodgers will still be a top notch QB as long as he plays. All QBs have games like this, so it shouldn’t shake his confidence so much for week 9.

TE Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks: 7 Receptions, 75 Yards, 0 TDs; ESPN Score: 7

Since Graham joined the Seahawks in the beginning of the season, Wilson has had a tough time making him an asset for the offense. A good portion of it is the weakness of the Seahawk’s offensive line and not giving enough time for Wilson and the offense, especially Graham, to make plays.

Here is someone to look out for Week 9:

RB Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams

Gurley is showing everyone that the Rams made a good decision picking him in the first round. He’s had four straight games rushing over a 100 yards and it seems like he’s only going to up from here, eventually making the Rams a playoff contender.

Here is someone you should sit for this week:

QB Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

Luck has been looking lost in the pocket these past couple of weeks. He’s thrown multiple interceptions in five games, and it’s not looking good for him and the Colts. With a Denver defense who held Aaron Rodgers passing under 100 yards this week, it’s going to be tough for the struggling Colts QB to make any plays for the team.

Good luck during week 9!

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