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A new spate of injuries brings a new slate of start/sit debates and we're here to answer them all for every matchup on the slate. There are glaring Week 8 examples of players you should start and sit. There are also examples of sleepers who could provide unexpected production and big names who could flop based on these Week 8 matchups. Every week we'll break down every game on the slate and pinpoint the players you need to know in every matchup.

The best part is that you get to have a say in who makes this story every week! Follow me on Twitter and look for my weekly #SSSB polls to help me choose who I analyze. 

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Start 'em
10.0-7.00
6.99 - 5.01
5.00 - 0
Sit 'em
Thu, Oct 28 at 8:20 pm ET •
ARI -6.5, O/U 50.5
Start Him
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GB Green Bay • #85
Age: 27 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI ARI -6.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS TE
1st
PROJ PTS
9.5
TE RNK
11th
YTD Stats
REC
15
TAR
25
REYDS
155
TD
2
FPTS/G
6.1
I've called Tonyan a touchdown-or-bust tight end all season, but this week is different. With two of Rodgers' most reliable targets not expected to play, Tonyan should see an uptick in targets and routes run. Case in point: In two games without Davante Adams last year, Tonyan played a few more snaps than normal and scored at least 11 non-PPR points/16 PPR points per game. It's true the Cardinals rank first in fewest Fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends -- they've shut down luminaries such as Tyler Higbee, Tyler Conklin, Anthony Firkser and Jacob Hollister. Not that Tonyan is on the same level as Travis Kelce or even Dalton Schultz, but he has the chance to do more than just score, and that's enough to make him worth starting.
Sneaky Sleeper in PPR
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GB Green Bay • #18
Age: 31 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI ARI -6 O/U 50.5
OPP VS WR
22nd
PROJ PTS
10.9
WR RNK
46th
YTD Stats
REC
14
TAR
18
REYDS
179
TD
2
FPTS/G
6.3
I was pleasantly surprised to see Cobb still get in and out of his breaks and use some speed to help him get open. The stats say he can get the job done against man coverage too: Cobb has a higher target-per-route rate versus man coverage (21.6%) than zone (12.5%). He averages more yards per catch against man coverage (14.2) than zone (12.0), and all three of his end-zone targets have come against man coverage. The Cardinals play the 11th-most man coverage and probably feel comfortable leaving slot corner Byron Murphy one-on-one with Cobb. Rodgers may have no choice but to take that all game long without three starting receivers. Cobb is worth using in PPR as a modest-floor receiver -- assume he'll get a 5-50-0 stat line pretty easily.
Start Them
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ARI Arizona • #2
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs GB ARI -6.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS RB
17th
PROJ PTS
12
RB RNK
22nd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
397
REC
27
REYDS
172
TD
0
FPTS/G
11.7
ARI Arizona • #6
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs GB ARI -6.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS RB
17th
PROJ PTS
9.6
RB RNK
30th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
336
REC
5
REYDS
34
TD
6
FPTS/G
11.1
Edmonds played a season-high 70% of the snaps for the Cardinals, complete with three more fourth-quarter rushes than Conner and one more carry inside the 10-yard line (it went for negative yards). The hunch is it was a one-time thing, which means Conner should still be counted on as the Cardinals' short-yardage bully and game closer. He remains second in the NFL in fourth-quarter carries (32) and is among the league rushing leaders in touchdowns. I'd bank on him as a score-dependent rusher, particularly since Green Bay has allowed six touchdowns to running backs (two receiving) in their last five. The Packers have also allowed touchdowns on nearly 80% of their opponents' red-zone drives. Edmonds feels tougher to trust, especially in half- and non-PPR leagues because of his minimal touchdown potential and suddenly shrinking receiving production -- three or fewer catches in three straight games.
Start 'em
10.0-7.00
6.99 - 5.01
5.00 - 0
Sit 'em
Sun, Oct 31 at 1:00 pm ET •
ATL -3, O/U 46
Bust Candidate
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CAR Carolina • #30
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL ATL -3 O/U 46
OPP VS RB
16th
PROJ PTS
13.8
RB RNK
20th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
309
REC
17
REYDS
110
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.3
On top of his offensive line sabotaging more than half of his carries last week, Hubbard shed a sliver of his rushing work to Royce Freeman. It was more pronounced in the second half when the Panthers were getting blown out, but even in the first half Hubbard had 61% of the snaps compared to Week 6 when he handled 78%. The O-line is a bigger worry anyway -- the Panthers are starting their sixth different combination in eight games. Even Atlanta's underwhelming D-line should be able to hang with them. Hubbard's failed to average 4.0 yards in each of his past two games, has just nine missed tackles and only one carry of 15-plus yards this season, part of why PFF has him ranked 43rd out of 50 qualifying running backs in elusiveness. At best he's a low-end No. 2/high-end No. 3 Fantasy running back with modest potential because he figures to exceed 15 touches. I'd prefer both Cardinals running backs, but I'd take Hubbard over Myles Gaskin.
Start 'em
10.0-7.00
6.99 - 5.01
5.00 - 0
Sit 'em
Sun, Oct 31 at 1:00 pm ET •
BUF -13.5, O/U 49.5
Bust Candidate
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MIA Miami • #37
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BUF BUF -13.5 O/U 49.5
OPP VS RB
1st
PROJ PTS
11
RB RNK
28th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
243
REC
28
REYDS
146
TD
3
FPTS/G
12.1
Gaskin was the next man up for Miami last week and took some advantage of his offensive line pushing around the Falcons' suspect defensive line. The Bills' front is totally different and their defense as a whole is outstanding. Other than Derrick Henry, no running back has exceeded 50 rush yards or scored on the ground against them. That spells trouble for Gaskin, who should piece together a good amount of touches with Malcolm Brown sidelined. Look for Gaskin to keep busy in Miami's passing game -- he's had at least four targets in six of seven games and four-plus receptions in his past three against Buffalo. That solidifies his appeal in full-PPR formats but doesn't do a whole lot in other types. He's more of a sit in non- and half-PPR.
Start 'em
10.0-7.00
6.99 - 5.01
5.00 - 0
Sit 'em
Sun, Oct 31 at 1:00 pm ET •
CHI +4, O/U 39.5
Start Him
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SF San Francisco • #25
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CHI SF -4 O/U 39.5
OPP VS RB
15th
PROJ PTS
11.7
RB RNK
21st
YTD Stats
RUYDS
296
REC
4
REYDS
30
TD
2
FPTS/G
12.2
The 49ers came out of their bye and handed almost the entirety of their rushing-downs work to Mitchell last week. I can't think of a better signal from Kyle Shanahan about how he feels about his run game than that. Truth is, they should have given him more work since he averaged 6.6 yards per carry in the first half and then basically ghosted him in the second half even though he was their early-downs guy. Not only should the speedy zone-running specialist keep his role, he'll do so against a Bears defense that is certain to be without Khalil Mack and may also be down defensive tackle Akiem Hicks. Chicago's given up a touchdown to a back in four of its last five and 90-plus total yards to a runner in two straight. It should mean a very good game for Mitchell.
Start Him
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CHI Chicago • #24
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SF SF -4 O/U 39.5
OPP VS RB
10th
PROJ PTS
12.4
RB RNK
16th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
279
REC
7
REYDS
48
TD
1
FPTS/G
6.5
It's basically a law that if you run for 100 yards against the Buccaneers, you're officially good. Herbert had five ugly runs last week but when his O-line gave him some space he took advantage with very quick acceleration. He even flashed some physicality on some carries, picking up 4.11 yards after contact and totaling nine rushes of five-plus yards. Luckily for him, he'll face a 49ers run defense that's allowed a rushing score to a back in five of six games. Each of the last three running backs with at least 15 carries against the 49ers has posted 10 non-PPR points or more.
Start 'em
10.0-7.00
6.99 - 5.01
5.00 - 0
Sit 'em
Sun, Oct 31 at 1:00 pm ET •
CLE -3.5, O/U 42.5
Flex Starter
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PIT Pittsburgh • #11
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CLE CLE -3.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS WR
27th
PROJ PTS
11.5
WR RNK
26th
YTD Stats
REC
22
TAR
42
REYDS
358
TD
1
FPTS/G
13.3
The Browns have yielded six touchdowns to wide receivers in their past three games, and Claypool had at least 59 yards and at least one touchdown in three matchups with the Browns last season (playoffs included). That's the kind of info that'll make you overlook everything else you're about to read and start Claypool, but just for funsies, let's consider the downside. He disappointed in Week 6 in a juicy home matchup against Seattle, playing a ton of snaps and seeing seven targets including an end-zone look, but finishing with a 2-17-0 stat line with a low-throw drop in the red zone. That's far from the only time he's frustrated Fantasy managers -- he has three games this year with at least seven targets and he's failed to catch even 50% of them twice and gone scoreless in all three. That's not good, and I'm worried the Browns and their top-ranked pass-rush pressure unit will get Ben Roethlisberger jumpy in the pocket, lowering the upside of all of the Steelers receivers. But if Roethlisberger can get any time to throw, which he has sporadically this season, then he should thrive versus a Browns' secondary that's not only not good, but likely to be without top cornerback Denzel Ward. Claypool is just barely good enough to call a low-end No. 2 receiver but should be viewed as a high-upside flex just to be safe.
Start 'em
10.0-7.00
6.99 - 5.01
5.00 - 0
Sit 'em
Sun, Oct 31 at 1:00 pm ET •
DET +3.5, O/U 48
Flex Starter
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PHI Philadelphia • #14
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DET PHI -3.5 O/U 48
OPP VS RB
29th
PROJ PTS
9.3
RB RNK
27th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
120
REC
19
REYDS
164
TD
3
FPTS/G
9.3
Sit Him
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PHI Philadelphia • #35
Age: 26 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DET PHI -3.5 O/U 48
OPP VS RB
29th
PROJ PTS
9.3
RB RNK
35th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
24
REC
3
REYDS
10
TD
1
FPTS/G
1.8
After Gainwell fumbled to end the first half last week, he and Scott had a near-even split of touches. Gainwell worked eight of 11 third- and fourth-downs, so penciling him in as the passing-downs back seems appropriate. Scott should then handle a decent chunk of the rushing work, but Gainwell did play 14 of 30 early downs in the second half last week and Jordan Howard might also see work in short-yardage situations. Without even considering the matchup, it makes Gainwell the best back in Philly this week. Luckily for him and the Eagles, Detroit allows the fourth-most Fantasy points to running backs on the year thanks to a dozen touchdowns (six receiving!) let up to the position through seven games. The Lions also allow an 86% catch rate and 9.1 yards per catch to opposing backs. Gainwell's trustworthy as a flex in PPR leagues while neither back is a shoo-in to help as anything more than low-end options in non-PPR.
Start 'em
10.0-7.00
6.99 - 5.01
5.00 - 0
Sit 'em
Sun, Oct 31 at 1:00 pm ET •
HOU +14.5, O/U 47.5
Start Him
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LAR L.A. Rams • #89
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ HOU LAR -14.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS TE
31st
PROJ PTS
9.7
TE RNK
10th
YTD Stats
REC
27
TAR
33
REYDS
248
TD
2
FPTS/G
9.1
Last week, the Texans took on a veteran tight end playing in his first game with his new team and gave up 66 yards on three catches with a score. Par for the course for the Texans, who have ceded at least one score to the position in four consecutive games. Higbee is tied with Cooper Kupp for red-zone targets over the last two weeks (five) and was close to scoring on multiple occasions two weeks ago. With four-plus catches in five of his seven games, there's really no getting away from him unless you have another excellent tight end. But if he can't do what Zach Ertz, Mo Alie-Cox, Hunter Henry and Dawson Knox (twice!) have done against the Texans, then he can't be called a reliable Fantasy option after this week.
Sit Him
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HOU Houston • #13
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAR LAR -16 O/U 46.5
OPP VS WR
21st
PROJ PTS
12.1
WR RNK
19th
YTD Stats
REC
45
TAR
64
REYDS
502
TD
1
FPTS/G
14.5
In five-plus games with Davis Mills, Cooks has a 67.3% catch rate (not bad), roughly 10 targets per game (also not bad), 9.1 yards per catch (uh oh I knew we'd get to some bad stuff) and one touchdown. Cooks has two games north of 15 PPR points versus the Panthers and Colts and three sub-10 PPR point outings against the Bills, Patriots and Cardinals. Here's another tough pass defense coming Cooks' way in the Rams: they've allowed just four scores to receivers all year, and of the six wideouts with at least 10 targets against them, only three have notched even 15 PPR points. I'll like Cooks once Tyrod Taylor is back under center but until then, Fantasy managers shouldn't run the risk of him turning in a brutal performance against a sterling defense.
Start 'em
10.0-7.00
6.99 - 5.01
5.00 - 0
Sit 'em
Sun, Oct 31 at 1:00 pm ET •
IND -1, O/U 51
Start Him
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IND Indianapolis • #11
Age: 24 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TEN IND -1 O/U 51
OPP VS WR
32nd
PROJ PTS
13.7
WR RNK
21st
YTD Stats
REC
35
TAR
50
REYDS
508
TD
2
FPTS/G
14.1
Pittman has been too good to sit, and in his past five games without T.Y. Hilton, he's caught 30 of 43 targets for 444 yards and a pair of scores with at least 11 PPR points in each. If Hilton plays, Pittman's cozy floor would sag a little bit, but it's still a really good matchup. It's true that the Titans found a way to stymie the Chiefs last week but before that, they allowed well over 200 yards to receivers in four of six games. One where they didn't: their first matchup with the Colts, when Carson Wentz was dealing with significant ankle issues and not throwing well at all. Wentz has clearly recovered -- he hasn't been below 20 Fantasy points in four games since -- and Pittman's been a benefactor. Tennessee's outside cornerbacks have been scorched in coverage, putting some big targets out there for the Colts to attack off of play-action. Even if Hilton plays, Pittman warrants usage as at worst a No. 2 receiver in PPR and a good flex choice in non-PPR.
Start 'em
10.0-7.00
6.99 - 5.01
5.00 - 0
Sit 'em
Sun, Oct 31 at 1:00 pm ET •
NYJ +10.5, O/U 42
Sit Him
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NYJ N.Y. Jets • #32
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CIN CIN -10.5 O/U 42
OPP VS RB
20th
PROJ PTS
9.5
RB RNK
24th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
202
REC
17
REYDS
131
TD
2
FPTS/G
10.1
Carter played 72% of the Jets' snaps in their first game after the bye, his most by a large margin. He also had career-highs in receiving stats: 8-67-0 on nine targets, all from backup quarterback Mike White, who will start against the Bengals. And don't forget that he scored in each of two games prior to the Jets' bye week. So what now? While the Bengals have been squeezed for at least one touchdown by a running back in four straight games (one receiving), their run defense has been otherwise good. I fear a fifth-straight encounter where Carter has a sub-optimal rushing average, and White was far from a passive quarterback last week -- even Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes had smaller average throw depths than White. There's no guarantee Carter will be as productive as a pass-catcher as he was last week, but he should be a little bit better than where he was before White came into his life. Still, it's probably for the best to take a conservative approach with Carter and keep him benched unless you're thin at running back. Chuba Hubbard, Myles Gaskin and Kenneth Gainwell are preferred plays.
Sit Him
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CIN Cincinnati • #85
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYJ CIN -10.5 O/U 42
OPP VS WR
3rd
PROJ PTS
12.9
WR RNK
32nd
YTD Stats
REC
25
TAR
43
REYDS
256
TD
2
FPTS/G
12.5
If you had told me Higgins would have had 15 targets, I would have told you to start him in what would have been the game of his life. Instead, he delivered an unpleasurable 7-62-0 stat line that does absolutely nothing to evoke confidence. After being sort of locked up in coverage by the Lions in Week 6, Higgins couldn't separate from the Ravens' cornerbacks and struggled in contested catch situations. But here come the Jets and their ... stunningly good pass defense?! It's true! They've yielded just three scores to wide receivers this year and only one guy (Tim Patrick) has posted over 80 yards. It's a byproduct of their terrible run defense, plus they've started to bust against tight ends. Figuring the Bengals should play with a lead for most of the game, your only hope for Higgins is that he finds the end zone. Same story as every week. He's at best a PPR flex or No. 3 receiver.
Start 'em
10.0-7.00
6.99 - 5.01
5.00 - 0
Sit 'em
Sun, Oct 31 at 4:05 pm ET •
LAC -6, O/U 49
Sit Him
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NE New England • #16
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAC LAC -6 O/U 49
OPP VS WR
1st
PROJ PTS
10.8
WR RNK
35th
YTD Stats
REC
41
TAR
59
REYDS
390
TD
0
FPTS/G
12
Meyers' best two games of the season were in Week 3 against the Saints (9-94-0 on 14 targets) and Week 3 against the Buccaneers (8-70-0 on 12 targets). He's had 10 or fewer PPR points in every other game ... and Damien Harris has notched 100 rush yards and/or a touchdown in every other game too. There's your correlation, people -- if the Pats running backs can't get going, then Meyers figures to have a busy night. You might think Meyers might have to have a busy night anyway against a Chargers team that averages 24.7 points per game, but expect the Patriots to really test their 31st-ranked run defense.
Start 'em
10.0-7.00
6.99 - 5.01
5.00 - 0
Sit 'em
Sun, Oct 31 at 4:05 pm ET •
SEA -3, O/U 43.5
Sit Him
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SEA Seattle • #41
Age: 27 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs JAC SEA -3 O/U 43.5
OPP VS RB
14th
PROJ PTS
9.2
RB RNK
31st
YTD Stats
RUYDS
260
REC
6
REYDS
65
TD
2
FPTS/G
8.5
The Seahawks offense just cannot be trusted, even in a home matchup against the lowly Jaguars. It's guesswork to suggest Collins will see more playing time after getting just 39% of the snaps last week, but he still figures to lose passing downs work to Travis Homer and probably a handful of carries to Rashaad Penny (you know, just so Pete Carroll is really, really, really sure he stinks). The Jaguars allow the seventh-most Fantasy points to opposing running backs, but it's steeped in touchdown production; they otherwise allow 3.7 rush yards per game and only Derrick Henry amassed over 100 yards against them. For Collins to score, he'll need to play near the goal line. Simple enough, but the Seahawks have run seven total plays from 10 yards or closer to the end zone since losing Russell Wilson. He's a touchdown-or-bust running back in a tougher-than-it-looks matchup without a guarantee of 15 touches.
Sit Him
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SEA Seattle • #16
Age: 29 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs JAC SEA -3.5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS WR
8th
PROJ PTS
14.7
WR RNK
38th
YTD Stats
REC
29
TAR
45
REYDS
437
TD
3
FPTS/G
13
I'm willing to take the "L" if Lockett winds up with a red-zone touchdown reception, but the Seahawks have just 12 red-zone snaps with Geno Smith under center, so I feel pretty good about my chances there. Lockett is otherwise known as a deep-ball receiver, but Smith isn't the right guy for him in that situation either. On passes of 15-plus air yards this season, Smith has completed 4 of 12 for 169 yards, two scores and one interception. Believe it or not, that's actually good compared to his career numbers on throws of 15-plus-yards in the air: a 38% completion rate, 13 touchdowns, 22 interceptions and a QB rating of 60.3. It's a nice matchup against the Jaguars, but Smith is a major obstacle for Lockett to overcome.
Start 'em
10.0-7.00
6.99 - 5.01
5.00 - 0
Sit 'em
Sun, Oct 31 at 4:25 pm ET •
DEN -3, O/U 44
Start Him
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WAS Washington • #24
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DEN DEN -3 O/U 44
OPP VS RB
11th
PROJ PTS
11.9
RB RNK
18th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
408
REC
14
REYDS
124
TD
4
FPTS/G
12.5
It's pretty elementary with Gibson at this point: He can be relied upon as Washington's running-downs back, but if they are in a pass-likely situation, he won't be on the field. According to Pro Football Focus, Gibson has played on 16 "pass very likely" snaps all year compared to 82 for J.D. McKissic. The good news? There might not be as many "pass very likely" situations compared to last week for Washington. Denver's also given up at least one score to a running back in each of its past four games and 120-plus rushing yards in two of its last three. Their acquisitions at inside linebacker might help their run defense a little, but there's still a good chance for Gibson to find solid numbers along with a goal-line carry or two. He remains a start-worthy Fantasy running back.
Sit Them
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DEN Denver • #33
Age: 21 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS DEN -3 O/U 44
OPP VS RB
19th
PROJ PTS
9.9
RB RNK
28th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
320
REC
20
REYDS
122
TD
2
FPTS/G
10.7
DEN Denver • #25
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS DEN -3 O/U 44
OPP VS RB
19th
PROJ PTS
9.6
RB RNK
29th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
350
REC
15
REYDS
133
TD
3
FPTS/G
11.6
Against Cleveland, Gordon enjoyed a 58% snap share, the third time all year he's been above 55%. He also played more on third and fourth downs but sparsely played in the fourth quarter. Of Williams' 20 snaps last Thursday, 11 came in the fourth. It's an interesting development between two backs who had been rotating pretty close to even in terms of snaps and touches. Williams remains a cinch for at least three catches per game and has more volatility -- 27.5% of his carries have gone for zero or negative yards (the most among qualifying running backs), but he's notched a rush of 12-plus yards on 10.1% of his carries (13th highest among all running backs with at least 10 carries). Gordon is much more consistent but without the big play or receiving upside. Neither one should be considered reliable as No. 2 rushers -- they're more like decent flex options if you're sort of thin on receivers. The matchup isn't as good as you might think: Washington's run defense has proven to be susceptible to touchdowns but four of their past five opponents failed to average over 3.6 yards per carry.
Bust Candidate
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DEN Denver • #14
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS DEN -3 O/U 44.5
OPP VS WR
31st
PROJ PTS
14.6
WR RNK
20th
YTD Stats
REC
38
TAR
58
REYDS
539
TD
2
FPTS/G
14.8
WIth Jerry Jeudy set to return in what's clearly a favorable matchup against Washington, I had my pals at TRU Media dig up some stats on Sutton when he wasn't the Broncos' top-targeted receiver. The results are alarming: In three games when Sutton hasn't been the top-target getter, he's averaged 7.3 PPR points per game (and no higher than 11.8 PPR points, which he scored last week at Cleveland). In his only game action this year, Jeudy got a target every 4.4 SNAPS -- not pass attempts, snaps. Part of the allure with Jeudy is his chemistry with Teddy Bridgewater, which isn't to say Sutton doesn't have any himself, but Jeudy figures to be in sympatico with the quarterback. Do not start Sutton with grand expectations.
Start 'em
10.0-7.00
6.99 - 5.01
5.00 - 0
Sit 'em
Sun, Oct 31 at 4:25 pm ET •
NO +5.5, O/U 50
Sit Him
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NO New Orleans • #2
Age: 27 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TB TB -5.5 O/U 50
OPP VS QB
22nd
PROJ PTS
16
QB RNK
16th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1114
RUYDS
126
TD
14
INT
3
FPTS/G
22.2
Is Winston good? Man, we've been chasing the answer to that question for years. What's undeniable is the spot he's in, playing for a whiz playcaller behind a good offensive line. That's great. But he's sporting a 70.6% on-target rate, 31st among quarterbacks with 100-plus pass attempts (even Justin Fields is higher). And of his 13 passing scores this year, nine have come in two games. There's more: TRU Media shared that Winston is far more volatile when pressured (42% completion rate, three interceptions, 5.3 yards per attempt, but eight touchdowns) than not (74% completion rate, no interceptions, 9.4 yards per attempt, four touchdowns). Tampa Bay has pressured opposing quarterbacks at the fifth-highest rate (33% of dropbacks). They also probably know a thing or two about Winston's tendencies that should help them coax some turnovers. Lastly, the Bucs have held three of the last four quarterbacks they've faced to under 20 Fantasy points. They're playing better and Winston is simply too boom or bust to trust.
Start 'em
10.0-7.00
6.99 - 5.01
5.00 - 0
Sit 'em
Sun, Oct 31 at 8:20 pm ET •
MIN +2.5, O/U 55
Start Him
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DAL Dallas • #86
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIN DAL -2.5 O/U 55
OPP VS TE
7th
PROJ PTS
11.6
TE RNK
5th
YTD Stats
REC
31
TAR
37
REYDS
359
TD
3
FPTS/G
14.2
The Vikings did a nice job containing T.J. Hockenson in Week 5, a shade of evidence that they remain strong covering tight ends. Only one tight end all season (Maxx Williams) posted good numbers for Fantasy against them. There's a little more to it than that: According to TRU Media, Dak Prescott tends to play best when he's not pressured, but the Vikings pressure quarterbacks on 35% of dropbacks, the third-highest rate in football. On 51 dropbacks when pressured, Prescott has targeted Schultz five times. It's not like Prescott will have the kitchen sink thrown at him -- and if he did, his O-line is there to absorb some of that pressure -- so expect a solid target share from Schultz. I'd nervously start him in non- or half-PPR, however, since the Vikings have the personnel to limit him.
Start 'em
10.0-7.00
6.99 - 5.01
5.00 - 0
Sit 'em
Mon, Nov 1 at 8:15 pm ET •
KC -9.5, O/U 52
Sit Him
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NYG N.Y. Giants • #28
Age: 29 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ KC KC -9.5 O/U 52
OPP VS RB
25th
PROJ PTS
10.5
RB RNK
25th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
156
REC
12
REYDS
73
TD
3
FPTS/G
8.8
Booker continues to see a slew of snaps and touches in the Giants offense (82% snaps, 16 touches last week), and it's really the only selling point he has besides being a touchdown threat. His rushing average is gross, his O-line is gross, and the Giants offense as a whole isn't too inspiring without its playmakers. Somehow, they won in dominating fashion last week. Anyway, Kansas City's defense has begun playing the run better lately, keeping backs from rushing or catching for scores in three straight games (including Derrick Henry in Week 7). The likelihood is that the Giants will have to play from behind anyway, taking work out of Booker's hands. He's at best a No. 3 running back or a flex who I'd sit for James Conner or Chuba Hubbard.

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