Pass Happy/Run Happy – Week 8

4 Star Free Agents – Week 8
October 23, 2018
NFL Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup – Week 8
October 26, 2018


HOU (vs. MIA):  Lamar Miller finally broke through last week with a 100+ yard effort, against Jacksonville no less.  Now, the Jags’ D hasn’t been as dominant as everyone thought they’d be, but it’s still Jacksonville. Now Miller and the Texans face a Miami defense that gives up the second-most fantasy points to RBs.  This is good news for Miller owners. What isn’t good news is that Miller does cede some looks to Alfred Blue.  Blue’s done well in spot duty so can’t blame the Texan coaching staff for wanting to involve Blue.  Still, we think a repeat effort of 100+ combined yards should happen for Miller. Should find the end zone too.  What’s making him only a “good” start, however, is the presence of Blue. And just a heads-up: should Miller get injured, Blue would be a key pickup.  Good Start:  Miller

PIT (vs. CLE):  James Conner has been excellent filling in for that Le’Veon Bell guy.  Conner is doing everything in his power to stave off those that think Bell should still be “the man” when (or is it if?) he returns.  Conner’s gone over 100 yards and has scored twice in each of the past two games. That should be three in a row (at least the yardage), after facing a Cleveland defense – while improving – that will give up plenty of yards.  He torched these Browns Week 1 for 135 yards on the ground, 57 through the air and two scores. Now the Browns are likely without the leader of their defense. Conner is a mega-great start. Great Start:  Conner



LAR (vs. GBP):  Another “start ‘em if you got ‘em” situation.  Aaron Rodgers looks healthy-ish, and the Rams do allow for some QB scoring fantasy-wise.  His WRs have been not healthy as of late, but it looks like Geronimo Allison will be back.  Not sure on Randall Cobb. Davante Adams will continue to be a great play. Ram-wise, Jared Goff should have a field day at home.  His WRs have been banged up too, and Cooper Kupp is probably out again. Look for Brandin Cooks to have a huge game. Jimmy Graham is a good start, but the Rams have nothing at TE.  Great Starts:  Rodgers, Goff, Adams, Cooks  Good Starts:  Graham, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Robert Woods

CIN (vs. TBB):  The Bucs are downright dreadful against the pass, allowing the most fantasy points to QBs and TEs and the second-most to WRs.  Good – nay, great – news for Andy Dalton, A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and C.J. Uzomah. Expect Dalton to have a big bounce-back effort after last week’s stinker.  He should find Green for multiple scores against this defense. Boyd and Uzomah should see a ton of targets. Great Starts:  Dalton, Green, Boyd and Uzomah