NFL Bye Week 8 – Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston
Heading into week 8 of the NFL season, it’s time for fantasy owners to focus on the depth of their squads, to add useful options while regular starters are out. Week 8, we have the Ravens, Bills, Bengals and the Texans all out, which means many of you are likely looking to fill a few key positions. Last week with 6 teams on a bye you would expect week 8 to be slim. Last week was full of injuries giving fantasy owners plenty to think about.
Maurice Jones-Drew has already been ruled out for Week 8 with a foot injury. Rashad Jennings stepped quite nicely for MJD with 21 rushes for 44 yards and a touchdown, while adding 7 catches for 58 yards. The matchup this week against the Green Bay Packers isn’t great, but the running back should see a heavy workload and fill in nicely as an RB2.
Chris Givens is the better option than receiver Brandon Gibson. Even though Gibson has been targeted once more per game on average since the injury to Danny Amendola, he has yet to find the end zone while Chris Givens has done so twice in the last three weeks.