Week 8 is here and below are the recommended adds and drops for this weekend’s games:
Week 8 Adds
Jacob Tamme (TE): Tamme immediately goes from a nobody to a somebody of interest due to the gaping hole at TE that he will fill after Dallas Clark went on injured reserve. Tamme has played almost exclusively on special teams in his previous two and half years with the team but he now is the starter at TE and thus becomes an intriguing player due to the fact the Colts are one of the best passing offenses in the league. I don’t need to tell you how QB Peyton Manning turns seemingly mediocre players into starts and there is no doubt he will get Tamme involved as the TE spot is a big part of the passing attack. Give him a shot. Could be a diamond in the rough at a shallow spot.
LeGarrette Blount (RB): Blount looks like he is going to get a chance to start for the Buc’s who have gotten nothing out of the running game this season. Carnell Williams is looking like he is finished and so the rookie gets the opportunity to show what he can do. Blount put up big numbers in college and he certainly has the ability to make a difference.
Donald Brown (RB): Browns makes a sneaky good play this week at running back as Joseph Addai is likely to sit this one out with injury. The Colts go up against the Texans who we all know have one of the worst defenses in the league. Browns has good speed and cutting ability so he can easily put up a good line in this game.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB): All right I am sold. Fitzpatrick opened many eyes by throwing for 3 TD’s in a near flawless game against the usually stalwart Ravens defense last week. Fitzpatrick has been very productive for almost a month now and to put it in perspective, his stats are very similar to those of Patriots QB Tom Brady.
Jonathan Stewart (RB): His fellow back DeAngelo Williams is doubtful this week and so Stewart will go right into the drivers seat at running back against an up and down Rams defense. Stewart is much better than he has shown to this point and he is due for a good game. With so many byes this week, Stewart makes a great fill-in in the short term here.
Week 8 Drops:
Tony Romo (QB): By now we all know that Romo broke his left clavicle and that he wont need surgery. The latter part of the statement is the only good news in this mess as he is likely to miss around 8 weeks. That brings him back right into most leagues fantasy football title game and I don’t think anyone would have the guts to start him in such a big game off that long layoff. I know its tough to do but close your eyes and click DROP and be done with it.
Jeremy Shockey (TE): After getting off to a good start to the season, Shockey has been lost once again the last few weeks. The Saints are getting their weapons back so the chances for Shockey to get his hands on the ball will be decreasing. There are much better TE options on the free agent wire if you need it such as Tony Moeaki, Ben Watson, and Brandon Pettigrew.
Donald Driver: Driver is starting to get phased out of the offense as he failed to catch a pass for the first time since his rookie year last week. Driver has also been injured most of the year and age is certainly the cause. James Jones has eaten into his playing time and after his great game last week, it could be a permanent arrangement.
That’s all for this week. There are a ton of teams on byes this week so this is a shorter list than usual but keep on top of all the injuries in all of the games.