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Kyler’s Fantasy Focus Week 8 Recap and Week 9 Outlook

Reviewing starts and sits from last week and introducing 6 more players you should start or sit.

Kyler Choquette, Staff Writer

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Week 8 Recap 

Starts 

. Phillip Lindsay- Exploded for 17 points proving a more than worthy start. 

. Marlon Mack- Had a phenomenal week with 26.9 points and was the second week in a row he scored 25 plus points. 

. Cooper Kupp- Did not end up playing last minute due to his knee but will be back this sunday. 

Sits 

. Saquon Barkley- Had an underwhelming week with just 38 yards rushing and no touchdowns, but did tack on 73 yards in the air. Still did not produce to his expectations. 

. JuJu Smith-Schuster- Only tallied 3.3 fantasy points on four catches, so he had a horrible week. 

. Carlos Hyde- Could only tack on 1.1 points in his first start. With Fournette returning soon I don’t think Hyde should be on any team at this point. 

5/6 Correct 

Week 9 Outlook 

Starts 

. Tarik Cohen- Tarik has been getting involved more in the Bears’ offense and has now out-touched fellow backfield companion Jordan Howard. He leads the bears in receiving yards as well, so he provides tremendous value, and has a running back flex against a bad Bills team. 

. Adrian Peterson- The ageless wonder has somehow performed like a top five back at 33 years old. The Atlanta defense has lost too many starters to count this season, including their two best run defenders in Deion Jones and Keanu Neal. Peterson will be able to put up starter numbers again for the third week in a row. 

. Brandin Cooks- I expect a shoot-out in New Orleans this Sunday due to the high-powered offenses, so Cooks should put up points. The New Orleans secondary have fallen to earth after an excellent season in 2017, giving a favorable matchup to cooks.  

Sits 

. James Conner- Conner has made the Steelers and fantasy owners alike think “Le’veon Who?” as he ran over defense after defense, but the Steelers and Ravens rivalry games are almost always hard hitting low scoring defensive games. The Ravens this season also carry the 5th best defense and have an excellent linebacker core. Don’t expect Conner to produce. 

. Tyreek Hill- The premiere deep threat in the NFL has some fantastic games, and some, he is nowhere to be seen… He will be matched up against Cleveland’s rookie, Denzel Ward, who has been a shutdown corner so far and Ward ran a blazing 4.32 forty, so he can keep up with Hill’s speed.  

. Kerryon Johnson- Johnson seems to have finally broken the running back curse on the Lions. The rookie is already drawing comparisons to excellent dual threat back Alvin Kamara, but the Vikings’ D he is facing only allows 3.7 ypc to its back and only 17 yards being the longest rush allowed. Johnson should be bottled up in this divisional showdown. 

 

 

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