Week 8's fantasy football playbook
Your guide to avoiding misery on NFL Sunday.
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We’re nearing the halfway point of the season, how are things looking for ya? You’re likely dealing with some disappointing injuries, and there’s lots of news to update you on there. Keep reading for the latest, plus our usual run-down of fantasy analysis. I’m excited to share the best of what my team has worked on this week, along with my own takes on what you should know heading into Sunday.
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Some Week 8 news you can use
Courtesy of our friends at FantasyPros…
🎉 Henderson good to go: Darrell Henderson Jr. is “feeling good” after an illness and is good to go against the 49ers. Cam Akers has been ruled out again, putting Henderson back in the driver’s seat in Los Angeles’ backfield.
🤕 Chase on shelf: Ja’Marr Chase is dealing with some pretty serious injuries at the moment, having suffered a torn labrum and a hairline fracture in his hip. Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd will both see extra targets while the young stud is out for 4-6 weeks.
📈 Adams trending up. Davante Adams returned to practice following an illness that kept him sidelined Wednesday and Thursday. Adams should be good to go after returning, but it’s worth keeping an eye on.
❌ Conner is out: This will be the third straight game James Conner is unable to go. Darrell Williams is a game-time decision, but Eno Benjamin and Keaontay Ingram could all have larger roles to play with Conner out.
🛑 Also not playing: Michael Thomas, Deebo Samuel, Allen Lazard, Chuba Hubbard, and Jarvis Landry.
😕 Elliott is doubtful: Ezekiel Elliott is listed as doubtful. He’s often played through injury, but most likely he will take some time off to heal. In the meantime, RB Tony Pollard becomes an intriguing start against the Chicago Bears.
❓More question marks: Amon-Ra St. Brown, DK Metcalf and Brandin Cooks, are all listed as questionable this weekend.
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