Week Eight Picks: QBs & RBs

Wow time is flying! We’re already at the midpoint of the NFL season. The Patriots and Packers seem like the class of each conference, however Cincinnati and Carolina might have something to say about that. It’s time to take a look at the QBs and RBs that I like for week 8. Here they are:


Phillip Rivers vs. Baltimore Ravens

Rivers leads the NFL in passing yards with 2,452. Expect him to add big numbers to that against the Ravens 28th-ranked pass defense.

Brian Hoyer vs. Tennessee Titans

I like Hoyer as a value play at QB if you want to go expensive at other positions. Hoyer has averaged 23.34 FPPG in the Texans last 3 games. I know the Titans are ranked second against the pass, however some of that is because they’re among the worst at stopping the run. I’m not excited about the Texans running backs, therefore expect a lot of passes from Hoyer.

Others: Andy Dalton vs. Pittsburgh; Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Oakland


Chris Johnson vs. Cleveland Browns

Johnson is 2nd in the NFL in rushing and the Browns are dead last at stopping the run, do I need to continue?

Jonathan Stewart vs. Indiapolis Colts

Stewart is coming off a 125-yard performance against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night. The Colts allowed Mark Ingram to run wild on them last week to the tune of 143 yards and a touchdown on just 14 carries.

Others: Mark Ingram vs. NY Giants; Marshawn Lynch vs. Dallas Cowboys


London Fletcher

London Fletcher

London Fletcher is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL). Undrafted in 1998, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams as a rookie free agent and became a Super Bowl champion with the team. He was also a member of the Buffalo Bills, where he played for five seasons, and the Washington Redskins, where he played for seven seasons. Fletcher was well known for never missing a game in his career, being one of only four players in NFL history to play in over 250 consecutive games. Fletcher also holds the record for consecutive starts at the linebacker position. He eventually finished his career with 215 consecutive games started, which ties him for 6th all time along with Alan Page and Ronde Barber. London has agreed to be a writer and representative for the FantasyDraft brand and serves as an ambassador to the site. He has no more access to the site than the typical user.

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