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Fantasy Football Week 8 Automated Insights Recap

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New York Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones led all QBs in fantasy points in Week 8. He threw four touchdown passes and gained 322 passing yards against the Detroit Lions defense. Fellow rookie WR Darius Slayton caught two of those TDs, with RB Saquon Barkley and TE Evan Engram on the receiving end of the other two touchdown passes.

Latavius Murray continues to roll as the Saints RB with Alvin Kamara banged up. He ran all over the Arizona Cardinals, rushing for 102 yards, catching nine passes for 55 yards and scored two touchdowns. Drew Brees returned to the Saints in this one, but they have a Week 9 bye.

Rookie RBs David Montgomery (38%) and Miles Sanders (18%) were on most owners benches, but both scored more than 20 fantasy points!

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Fantasy Football Week 8 Automated Insights Recap
  • Gardner Minshew had a 70-yard touchdown pass
  • Jared Goff had a 65-yard touchdown pass and a 31-yard touchdown pass
  • Matthew Stafford had a 49-yard touchdown pass and a 41-yard touchdown pass
  • Jameis Winston had a 46-yard pass and a 43-yard pass
  • Tevin Coleman overachieved for the third time this season, scoring 36.8 points against his 9.66-point projection. During a 51-13 win over the Panthers, he racked up 118 yards from scrimmage and scored 4 touchdowns
  • Joe Mixon racked up 77 yards from scrimmage and caught a touchdown pass as the Bengals lost to the Rams 24-10. In doing so, he put up 15.7 points to nearly double his 8.27-point projection
  • Aaron Jones had a 67-yard touchdown catch and a 50-yard catch 
  • Christian McCaffrey made the highlight reel with a 40-yard touchdown run
  • James Conner (145 Rush Yds, 1 Rush TD)
  • Saquon Barkley (64 Rush Yds, 79 Rec Yds, 1 Rec TD)
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster (5 Rec, 103 Rec Yds, 1 Rec TD) scored 18.8 points against the Dolphins in Week 8. His scoring output was 35.5% more than his 13.87-point projection and was much higher than his 9.41-point season scoring average 
  • Dionate Johnson overachieved for the third time this season, scoring 16.9 points against his 5.83-point projection. During a 27-14 win over the Dolphins, he caught 5 passes for 84 yards and a touchdown
  • Dalvin Cook racked up 171 yards from scrimmage and ran for a touchdown for 25.6 points
  • Mike Evans scored 37.3 points in a 27-23 loss to the Titans to more-than-double his 13.17-point projection. He caught 11 passes for 198 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • Kenny Golladay scored 25.3 points, the third-highest score for a wide receiver this week
  • Julian Edelman (8 Rec, 78 Rec Yds, 2 Rec TDs)
  • Cooper Kupp (7 Rec, 220 Rec Yds, 1 Rec TD)
  • Julio Jones (10 Rec, 152 Rec Yds) 
  • Stefon Diggs (7 Rec, 143 Rec Yds)
  • Travis Kelce had a 29-yard touchdown catch
  • The Titans defense (23 Pts Allowed, 389 Yds Allowed, 4 Turnovers) scored 11 points in a 27-23 win over the Buccaneers in Week 8. Their scoring output was 54.7% more than their 7.11-point projection and was much higher than their 5.83-point season scoring average. The Titans defense ranks #7 among fantasy DEFs this season