Fantasy Football Week 8 Automated Insights Recap

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Sans Amari Cooper, Derek Carr had his 2nd best fantasy game of the year (27.76 points) throwing three touchdown passes. He completed 75% of his passes but totaled just 244 passing yards. RB Jalen Richard (8) and TE Jared Cook (5) led the team in targets. WRs Jordy Nelson, Seth Roberts and Brandon LaFell all saw four targets. Martavis Bryant did not see a single target.

Larry Fitzgerald has now caught a touchdown in back-to-back weeks and went for 100 receiving yards for the first time this year. Now just 71% owned in Yahoo fantasy football leagues, he was started by just 30% of his owners. The Arizona Cardinals are on bye in Week 9.

Ryan Fitzpatrick returns as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting QB in Week 9 as Jameis Winston continues to turn the football over. Despite playing the Carolina Panthers this Sunday, FitzMagic was the most added player as waivers cleared this morning. He saw a 42% bump in ownership.

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Fantasy Football Week 8 Automated Insights Recap
  • Deshaun Watson lit up the scoreboard with a 73-yard touchdown pass (Will Fuller) and linked up with DeAndre Hopkins for a 49-yard touchdown pass. Watson scored 30.96 points, the highest score for a quarterback this week
  • Russell Wilson made the highlight reel with a 24-yard touchdown pass (Tyler Lockett) and a 45-yard pass (David Moore)
  • Patrick Mahomes had a 23-yard touchdown pass (Kareem Hunt) and a 40-yard pass (Tyreek Hill)
  • Andrew Luck had a 26-yard touchdown pass (Mo-Alie Cox) and a 20-yard touchdown pass (Eric Ebron)
  • Jared Goff had a 30-yard touchdown pass (Todd Gurley)
  • Projected to score 17.8 points, James Conner more-than-doubled that amount by scoring 35.7 points as the Steelers beat the Browns 33-18. He racked up 212 yards from scrimmage and ran for 2 touchdowns. In Week 9, Conner and the Steelers will play the Ravens
  • While racking up 112 yards from scrimmage and running for a touchdown against the Chiefs, Phillip Lindsay tallied 18.7 points this week. His scoring output was 50.7% more than his 12.41-point projection and was much higher than his 11.79-point season scoring average. Lindsay ranks #57 among all fantasy players this season and will face the Texans next week
  • Wendell Smallwood overachieved for the first time this season, scoring 13.6 points against his 7.22-point projection. In a 24-18 win over the Jaguars, he racked up 66 yards from scrimmage and caught a 36-yard touchdown pass. Smallwood will face the Cowboys next week
  • Tarik Cohen had a 70-yard touchdown catch
  • Kenyan Drake caught a 28-yard touchdown, thrown by Danny Amendola 
  • Kareem Hunt had a 23-yard touchdown catch
  • Lamar Miller had a 58-yard run
  • Marlon Mack had a 49-yard run
  • Joe Mixon had a 43-yard run
  • With 20.9 points, Will Fuller more-than-doubled his 10.35-point projection as the Texans beat the Dolphins 42-23. He caught 5 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown. Fuller was lost for the season to knee surgery. The Texans traded for Demaryius Thomas to fill that void
  • Sammy Watkins (26.7 points) registered the second-best score for a WR this week
  • Mike Evans had a 72-yard touchdown catch
  • DeSean Jackson had a 60-yard touchdown catch
  • Antonio Brown caught a 43-yard touchdown
  • Davante Adams had a 48-yard catch and a 41-yard catch
  • Michael Thomas had a 44-yard catch
  • Odell Beckham Jr. had a 44-yard catch
  • Going up against the Bills in Week 8, the Patriots defense allowed only 6 points, surrendered 333 yards, and forced 2 turnovers. In doing so, they put up 20 points to more-than-double their 9.56-point projection. In Week 9, the Patriots will square off against the Packers
  • The Redskins defense allowed only 13 points, surrendered 303 yards, and intercepted 2 passes in a 20-13 win over the Giants. In doing so, they put up 15 points and more-than-doubled their scoring projection. In Week 9, the Redskins will play the Falcons

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