Fantasy Moves to Make Ahead of Week 8

Oct 28, 2017

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Week 8 of the NFL season is fast approaching, which means it’s time to get your fantasy lineup for the weekend ready, and also place some wagers on the online betting lines for Week 8.

 

This week, we are looking at five players we think you should make a move for in trade negotiations because they are very likely to have big games this week.

 

Without further ado, here are the moves you should make this week.

 

Sell: Amari Cooper, Wide Receiver, Oakland Raiders.

 

After four quiet games, Cooper broke out with a monster game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football, gaining over 200 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Cooper finished the game with 33 fantasy points, which would have made the owners that started him very happy, and the ones that had him on the bench very upset.

 

Despite the Big outing by Cooper, he isn’t likely going to have another game like that this week, especially with the teams the Raiders face in the next four weeks. Oakland plays the Buffalo Bills this week, followed by the Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, and Denver Broncos.

 

All four teams have pretty good defensive backs, which means he likely won’t be putting up monster numbers against any of them.

 

Buy: Jarvis Landry, Wide Receiver, Miami Dolphins.

 

Landry is second in the league, behind Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown in targets this season, and has scored in three straight games. With the Dolphins already having their bye week, and Matt Moore replacing the injured Jay Cutler, this is the best time to buy Landry because he is expected to catch more passes with Moore under center.

 

In the eight games Moore has started with Landry on the team, the receiver has more yards and touchdowns per game than he does when another quarterback is throwing to him. With the Dolphins having two games against the New England Patriots and Kansas City left on their schedule, Landry is bound to have some really big games against two defenses that have given up a lot of yards and touchdowns to receivers.

 

Wait until after the Dolphins play the Baltimore Ravens before making a move for Landry because the Ravens haven’t given up a lot of yards and touchdowns to receivers, which will make your negotiations easier.

 

Sell: Will Fuller, Wide Receiver, Houston Texans.

 

Fuller missed the first three games of the season with a broken collarbone, but bounced back with a big game in his return to the lineup, with two touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans. In week 5, he added two more touchdowns against the Chiefs, and another touchdown in week 6 against the Cleveland Browns.

 

With Fuller being so productive, why sell him? Easy, The Texans are going up against the Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams, Ravens, and Jacksonville Jaguars in coming weeks. Those defenses haven’t been kind to receivers this year so you’re better off getting something for Fuller while his stock is still very high.

 

Buy: Jordan Howard, Running Back, Chicago Bears.

 

Howard has already been a productive back this year, and over the next month, he will be going against the New Orleans Saints, the Green Bay Packers, and the Detroit Lions. All three of those defenses have been very bad against the run, which means Howard is going to eat.

 

Sell: Chris Thompson, Running Back, Washington Redskins.

 

Thompson is currently the seventh ranked fantasy running back, but his production is expected to drop with his team going up against the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings in coming weeks.

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