Another seemingly outstanding Fantasy week looms ahead for
Lynch is tied for the second-most Fantasy points among running backs in NFL.com standard scoring right now with 115.50. Only Jamaal Charles has outscored Lynch to this point, and he is tied with Matt Forte. Lynch has outscored LeSean McCoy and Adrian Peterson. If you have Lynch on your Fantasy team, it is very likely a strong contender. In PPR formats, Lynch also ranks among the very elite on most sites. Considering how many RBs have went down with injuries or have not quite performed up to expectations this year, having Lynch seems to actually be a luxury right now.
Lynch is durable, always highly productive and is consistent TD force. Those three qualities are every rare in today’s Fantasy world. That is why you will likely get frequent trade offers for Lynch if you own him. Unless you can get one of those other big names in return in a deal, you should keep Lynch. You’re getting the offers for him because he is safe Fantasy superstar. Those who are waiting for C.J. Spiller or Ray Rice to display their better form are envious of your RB1 situation. Those who watched Doug Martin go down with an unfortunate shoulder injury wish they had your Seattle Seahawks RB. Make sure you think twice, three and even four or five times before moving Lynch. The thin state of RB in Fantasy right now should make you more thankful than ever to have him on your Fantasy team.
The Rams rank 22nd against the pass, and Russell Wilson could have one of his better games of the year so far in terms of purely throwing the ball. With Lynch loosening up the defense by picking up big chunks of yardage, Wilson should be able to use play-action very effectively and will gun for some big plays.
Wilson won’t hesitate to try and connect with
On the subject of active status and glee in Fantasy, it’s always fun to know you are the one to own the Seahawks defense. Other than the Chiefs, there is no other defense in Fantasy that you can count on as a near every-week play. With Kellen Clemens expected to start for the Rams, St. Louis’ passing game does not stand much chance against the Seattle secondary. Look for some coverage sacks, a low amount of points allowed, and when the Seahawks build an extensive lead, the natural path to turnovers created by the aggressive nature of the defensive unit. The Seahawks are arguably the best unit in the NFL for Fantasy purposes in Week 8. Kicker
Among quarterbacks in other games, expect a very strong performance from Robert Griffin III against Denver, as he is starting to look closer to his better form recently. Colin Kaepernick is also showing signs of his getting back to his best form, and a matchup against the Jaguars will surely lead to a prime statistical outing in Week 8. Terrelle Pryor should at least give you adequate Fantasy totals against the Steelers.
DeSean Jackson is a top WR play as Michael Vick returns to get him back into the prime flow of the offense against the Giants. Larry Fitzgerald is looking better health-wise and has a very attractive matchup against Atlanta. Jarrett Boykin has quickly made an impact with an injury-depleted Packers receiving corps and should shine against Minnesota. Also take note that Greg Jennings faces his former team in the same game, and he will be fired up to get some TD chances against the Pack. Terrance Williams and Rueben Randle are very good WR3 plays again this week.
Charles Clay should be a viable TE play as the Dolphins try to keep pace with the Patriots. Joseph Fauria’s Fantasy arrow is pointing up and he may score again vs. Dallas. Shaun Suisham is coming on strong as a kicker, and New Orleans (vs. Buffalo) and Oakland (vs. Pittsburgh) are two defenses that have exceeded some expectations and are good “streaming” plays for Week 8.
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