By Sean Reis
For Week Eight, as per usual, I have suggested the minimum players at each position below with varying price ranges, but I also suggest drafting Philip Rivers, Chris Ivory or Stefon Diggs, depending on your weekly budgeting. Good luck!
Matt Ryan ($7,100) — The Atlanta Falcons will be facing the worst team against the pass in Week Eight, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Ryan has been one of the best QBs all season. Although a slightly above average price, Ryan is a no-brainer this week.
Justin Forsett ($6,100) — Again? Yes, Forsett is my top suggested RB again this week. In Week Eight, Forsett is playing the team that allows the most points to RBs, the San Diego Chargers, and he is yet to disappoint, so I have no reason not to draft him against a great match up.
Darren McFadden ($3,800) — When Joseph Randle had to leave the game this past week McFadden attempted to put the team on his back, rushing for 152 yards and a touchdown. In Week Eight, McFadden is playing one of the best run defenses in the league, but Seattle is coming to Dallas so I trust McFadden at his cheap price.
Julio Jones ($9,200) — With Atlanta facing the worst team against the pass this week, Ryan will be looking for Jones to make plays. At $9,200, Jones is the most expensive WR in Week Eight, but there are a lot of good budget players available to help you find room for a top tier receiver.
Jarvis Landry ($6,200) — The Miami Dolphins’ offense exploded this past week, but playing New England in Week Eight, it won’t happen again. However, Landry has still been a stud wideout all season and if you can’t fit Landry in the budget, pick Rishard Matthews instead because Miami will be ready to play in the division match up.
Nate Washington ($4,800) — While Miami’s offense exploded this past week, their opponent’s offense was nonexistent, with one exception, Washington. Washington was the only sign of life the Houston Texans had and I predict his energy will continue in Week Eight when Houston needs him, as well as DeAndre Hopkins, the most.
Benjamin Watson ($3,500) — I liked Watson early in the season, only to be let down. However, his chemistry with Drew Brees has improved drastically the past two weeks, which is why I am giving him one more shot against the New York Giants, who forever fail to cover TEs.
Green Bay Packers ($3,300) — The Green Bay defense has been strong all season so despite not only being on the road, but having to play one mile in the sky, I like Green Bay at Denver. Peyton Manning has struggled week after week and I doubt the offense changes after their bye week.