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Winners and Losers from Week 8

Winners and Losers from Week 8. Michael Carter, New York Jets.
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Coming into week 8, I wouldn’t have thought about two Jets players being winners and having Travis Kelce being on my losers list. My opponent this week started Michael Carter and Travis Kelce, and I still lost. Let’s see who else made it to my winners and losers from week 8!

(All point totals are from ESPN PPR)

QUARTERBACK

WINNERS

Since week 2, Josh Allen has dropped at least 20 points and is coming off a great road win with 29.46 points against an underrated Miami Dolphins. Another 30 point performance could be coming against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Who would have thought Mike White would have scored 26.1 points against a solid Cincinnati Bengals defense? Great game, but tough matchup next week against the Indianapolis Colts. I wouldn’t advise you to believe in White’s hype.

LOSERS

Kyler Murray had the yards with 274 yards but zero touchdowns. As well, Murray only had 21 rushing yards getting a bad total of 9.06 points. Look for Murray to bounce back on Sunday against the injured San Francisco 49ers.

RUNNING BACKS

WINNERS

Remember this rookie only getting 4 points in week 1? Well, Michael Carter has gotten in the double-digits in his last four games, including 32.2 points against the Cincinnati Bengals. In Carter’s previous two games, he has received at least nine targets in the passing game. Great sign if you picked him up in your league.

After dropping only 11.9 points against the Baltimore Ravens, Joe Mixon got 25.1 points in a loss against the New York Jets. But Mixon got more volume in the passing game with four receptions. He will look to continue to be involved in the passing game against a great Cleveland Browns defense.

So many people assumed Austin Ekeler would continue to struggle against the New England Patriots. Ekeler got 24.4 points, but the Chargers’ offense struggled big-time against the New England Patriots. Ekeler and the Chargers might struggle again against the Philadelphia Eagles.

LOSERS

Derrick Henry owners must be in pain right now, not only for Henry dropping 6.8 points. Also, Henry got a severe foot injury, which caused him to be placed on the IR and could be out for the rest of the season.

Leonard Fournette, for the first time since week 3, has dropped points in the single-digits with 7.3 points. This performance didn’t surprise most fantasy owners, especially with Tom Brady struggling against the New Orleans Saints.

WIDE RECEIVERS

WINNERS

Ever since week 5, A.J. Brown’s targets have gone up from six to eleven. Brown got 31.5 points and especially with the Derrick Henry injury, look for more volume with Brown. But next week will be challenging against the Los Angeles Rams.

Everybody thought T.Y. Hilton would be stealing targets away from Michael Pittman Jr., But Pittman still was able to get 15 targets and two touchdowns to get 30.6 points, and Pittman is still is too inconsistent to be a WR1.

LOSERS

For the first time since week 1, Justin Jefferson only got 21 yards with 4.1 points. Most of the targets were to Adam Thielen against the Dallas Cowboys.

When Justin Herbert doesn’t play well, don’t expect Mike Williams to get his average amount of points, which is 17.8 points. Williams only got 3.9 points with two receptions against the New England Patriots.

The struggle for Emmanuel Sanders was real against the Miami Dolphins, with dropping 0 points. The excellent news is Sanders should get back to his average of 12.9 points on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

TIGHT ENDS

WINNERS

T.J. Hockenson is the top target in Detroit and only got 18.9 points. Which was great, but the Lions need to show more life in general.

This next winner comes as a surprise for me and many others, which is Dan Arnold. Arnold got 14.8 points with eight receptions. But I wouldn’t start him next week against a tough Buffalo Bills defense.

LOSERS

Hunter Henry has scored in single digits for the first time since week 3, which was 4.3 points. The great news is Henry and the Patriots can learn from his mistakes for their next tough matchup against the Carolina Panthers.

In week 8, I believed Travis Kelce would be on the winners’ list, but instead, he is on the losers’ list. After scoring 13.5 points in week 7, Kelce only got 4.7 points this week against the New York Giants.

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