Fantasy football Player Projections: Breaking down Week 8

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Robert Griffin III has amped up his rushing game over the last two weeks, and will continue vs. Denver.

Robert Griffin III has amped up his rushing game over the last two weeks, and will continue vs. Denver.

Fantasy Player Projections: Week 8

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Quarterbacks

    1. 1
    2. Peyton

      Manning

      Broncos vs Redskins

      QB

    3. PASS YDS404

    4. PASS TD4

    5. INT0

    6. RUSH YDS0

    7. RUSH TD0

    Manning started slow against the Colts last week, but finished with 386 yards and three touchdowns. Washington has allowed quarterbacks to earn 24 fantasy points per game this year, and Manning will surpass that with ease.
    1. 2
    2. Robert

      Griffin III

      Redskins at Broncos

      QB

    3. PASS YDS346

    4. PASS TD3

    5. INT1

    6. RUSH YDS64

    7. RUSH TD0

    Griffin finally looked like himself last week, throwing for 298 yards and two scores while running for 84 yards on 11 carries. He's in for another monster day.
    1. 3
    2. Drew

      Brees

      Saints vs Bills

      QB

    3. PASS YDS338

    4. PASS TD3

    5. INT0

    6. RUSH YDS0

    7. RUSH TD0

    The Bills have allowed the eighth most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. Brees will take advantage.

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Running Backs

    1. 1
    2. Jamaal

      Charles

      Chiefs vs Browns

      RB

    3. RUSH YDS78

    4. RUSH TD1

    5. REC YDS62

    6. REC TD1

    Charles has gone over 100 total yards and scored at least once every single week this year. The streak will continue against the Browns.
    1. 2
    2. Marshawn

      Lynch

      Seahawks at Rams

      RB

    3. RUSH YDS124

    4. RUSH TD2

    5. REC YDS15

    6. REC TD0

    The Rams allow the third most fantasy points per game to running backs. Get ready for a huge day out of Beast Mode.
    1. 3
    2. LeSean

      McCoy

      Eagles vs Giants

      RB

    3. RUSH YDS83

    4. RUSH TD1

    5. REC YDS52

    6. REC TD1

    McCoy was shut down by the Cowboys last week, but the Giants should prove a nice remedy.

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Wide Receivers

    1. 1
    2. Demaryius

      Thomas

      Broncos vs Redskins

      WR

    3. REC YDS122

    4. REC TD2

    Thomas should go off against a Washington defense that allows the sixth-most fantasy points per game to receivers.
    1. 2
    2. Pierre

      Garcon

      Redskins at Broncos

      WR

    3. REC YDS115

    4. REC TD2

    The Broncos allow the third-most fantasy points per game to receivers. Garcon is going to have a monster day.
    1. 3
    2. Jordy

      Nelson

      Packers at Vikings

      WR

    3. REC YDS114

    4. REC TD2

    Nelson should see a ton of targets and have a huge game against a Minnesota defense that allows the ninth most fantasy points per game to receivers.

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Tight Ends

    1. 1
    2. Rob

      Gronkowski

      Patriots vs Dolphins

      TE

    3. REC YDS104

    4. REC TD2

    Gronkowski finally made his 2013 debut, catching eight passes for 114 yards. You want him in your lineup every single week.
    1. 2
    2. Vernon

      Davis

      49ers at Jaguars

      TE

    3. REC YDS86

    4. REC TD1

    Davis caught four of his eight targets for 62 yards last week. The Jaguars have surrendered the sixth most fantasy points per game to tight ends.
    1. 3
    2. Tony

      Gonzalez

      Falcons at Cardinals

      TE

    3. REC YDS86

    4. REC TD1

    Gonzalez got just four targets a week ago, a shock given that Julio Jones and Roddy White were out. After Harry Douglas' big day, defenses might have to allow Gonzalez a bit more freedom to operate.

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Kickers

    1. 1
    2. Garrett

      Hartley

      Saints vs Bills

      K

    3. PAT4

    4. FG3

    With the Saints likely to light up the scoreboard on Sunday, Hartley should have plenty of opportunity to score.
    1. 2
    2. David

      Akers

      Lions vs Cowboys

      K

    3. PAT3

    4. FG3

    Akers went 1-for-2 on field goal attempts last week. It was his third miss of the season.
    1. 3
    2. Mike

      Nugent

      Bengals vs Jets

      K

    3. PAT3

    4. FG3

    Nugent made two of his three field goal attempts last week, one from 48 yards and another from 54. Indoor kicking is a beautiful thing.

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Defenses

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