Here is your EVT week eight fantasy must-starts.
These four players have favorable matchups this week, and should help guide your fantasy football team to victory. Play ’em if you got ’em.
Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts welcome in the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday, in a match up that is starting to look like a sneaky shootout. Luck has been a monster the last four games, scoring more than 20 points in each contest. Luck should be forced to throw throughout most of the game with his defense currently unable to stop anyone. Donte Moncrief should also be returning this week, which would give Luck another play-making pass catcher to add to his list of options. The Chiefs have a solid defense, but seem to be more suspect on the road than when they play at home. With Frank Gore as the running back for the Colts, Luck could have to put the team on his back and win the game himself.
When teams play against the New Orleans Saints, they automatically are given a fantasy boost. It’s kind of like a baseball team playing in Coors Field. The Saints have one of the worst defenses in the league, and Seattle should have little trouble finding the end zone several times during their Sunday showdown. However, with Russell Wilson reportedly dealing with multiple injuries, this could be setting up for the offensive game plan to center around Michael. Thomas Rawls will be back soon, so except Michael to do everything he can to keep his starting job.
Marshall has seen an uptick in targets since the injury to Eric Decker. However, his production has left fantasy owners longing for more. This is the matchup they’ve been waiting for. Marshall should have little trouble finding lots of yards and possible multiple touchdowns this week against the awful Browns secondary. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is trying to regain the trust of the organization and would love to have a big game. He will definitely be looking to Marshall for plenty of connections.
Even while Wilson isn’t 100 percent, it’s safe to say that Jimmy Graham should be involved in the offense for the Seahawks. With his homecoming to New Orleans, head coach Pete Carroll should allow plenty of opportunities for Graham to stick it to his old team. Narratives aside, he has a great matchup. There should be a lot of offense for the Seahawks on Sunday, and Graham should be right in the middle of all of that.
Thanks for reading, and check back next week for your week nine starters.