Some Notes:

• Lions WR Kenny Golladay will miss at least week 9 with a hip injury.

• Falcons WR Calvin Ridley exited week 8 with a foot/ankle injury and is week to week.

• Colts RB Jonathan Taylor is dealing with an ankle injury.

• 49ers TE George Kittle is out eight weeks with a broken foot.

• 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo will miss significant time with an ankle injury.

• Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew will miss at least week 9 with a thumb injury.

• Jets QB Sam Darnold re-injured his shoulder and is considered day to day.

• Colts WR T.Y. Hilton has a hamstring injury and will miss time.

• Byes of the week: Cincinnati, Cleveland, L.A. Rams, Philadelphia

• Thursday night game: Packers at 49ers

• Monday night game: Patriots at Jets

Hot Pickups Of The Week: See last week … additionally, Damien Harris, Marvin Jones Jr., Gus Edwards, J.K. Dobbins, Eric Ebron, Allen Lazard, Jordan Wilkins, Nyheim Hines, Jordan Reed/Ross Dwelley, Troymaine Pope, Kendrick Bourne, Mick Mullens, Brian Hill

Last Week: Chase Edmonds, Carlos Hyde (dealing with an injury), Tevin Coleman (back soon?), Brandon Aiyuk, Sterling Shepard, Jalen Reagor, Rashard Higgins, JaMycal Hasty (like last week), Lamical Perine, Trey Burton, Corey Davis, Logan Thomas, Albert Okwuegbunam, Harrison Bryant

Two Weeks Ago: Boston Scott, JaMycal Hasty, Justin Jackson, Mike Williams, Tim Patrick, Dallas Goedert, Anthony Firkser … Tua Tagovailoa was named starting quarterback for the Dolphins

You Can Drop: T.Y. Hilton, Matt Breida, Adrian Peterson, Tyler Johnson

Try To Trade For: Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen

Trade Away: Jerry Jeudy, Mecole Hardman

Studs Of The Week:
Quarterback:
Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson
Running Back: Dalvin Cook, Zack Moss and Giovani Bernard
Wide Receiver: Davante Adams, DK Metcalf and Tyreek Hill
Tight End: Travis Kelce

Duds Of The Week:
Quarterback:
Josh Allen and Carson Wentz
Running Back: Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jonathan Taylor
Wide Receiver: Kenny Golladay, Justin Jefferson, Amari Cooper … and so many more
Tight End: Jonnu Smith and Mark Andrews

Fantasy Football Top Scorers Through Eight Weeks (based on points per game, Half PPR):

Quarterbacks (top 12): Russell Wilson, Kyler Murray, Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert, Josh Allen, Deshaun Watson, Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Tannehill, Tom Brady, Lamar Jackson, Carson Wentz, Joe Burrow

Running Backs (top 24): Dalvin Cook, (Christian McCaffrey would be second, hurt), Alvin Kamara, Aaron Jones, Derrick Henry, James Robinson, Chris Carson, Raheem Mostert (hurt), Ezekiel Elliott, Joe Mixon, Miles Sanders, Nick Chubb (hurt), Josh Jacobs, James Connor, Todd Gurley, Kareem Hunt, Austin Ekeler (hurt), Melvin Gordon, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Mike Davis, David Johnson, Ronald Jones, Myles Gaskin, Antonio Gibson, Jonathan Taylor, Kenyan Drake (hurt)

Wide Receivers (top 36): Davante Adams, DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, DeAndre Hopkins, Travis Fulgham, Jamison Crowder, Calvin Ridley, A.J. Brown, Tyreek Hill, Adam Thielen, Allen Lazard, Julio Jones, Stefon Diggs, Keenan Allen, Corey Davis, Tyler Boyd, Will Fuller, Robert Woods, Allen Robinson, Justin Jefferson, Terry McLaurin, Chris Godwin (hurt), Chase Claypool, Robby Anderson, Amari Cooper, DJ Moore, Mike Evans, Brandon Aiyuk, Cooper Kupp, Christian Kirk, Kenny Golladay (hurt), Emmanuel Sanders, CeeDee Lamb, Tee Higgins, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Cole Beasley, Brandin Cooks, Darius Slayton, DJ Chark, DeVante Parker

Tight Ends (top 12): Travis Kelce, George Kittle (hurt), Darren Waller, T.J. Hockenson, Robert Tonyan, Mark Andrews, Noah Fant, Jonnu Smith, Jared Cook, Trey Burton, Jordan Reed (small sample size but), Hayden Hurst, Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski

Defenses: Colts, Ravens, Bucs, Steelers, Dolphins, Chiefs, Rams, Eagles, Patriots, Cardinals

Sleepers Of The Week:
Quarterback:
Drew Lock
Running Back: Brian Hill
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Christian Kirk/Jordan Akins
Defense: New York Giants

Busts Of The Week:
Quarterback:
Ryan Tannehill
Running Back: Jordan Wilkins
Wide Receiver/Tight End: DK Metcalf
Defense: Miami

Locks Of The Week:
2020 Record: 19-5

1. Green Bay over SF
2. Pittsburgh over Dallas
3. Arizona over Miami

Picks With Points
2020 Record: 58-58

NFL Lines For Week Nine
Picks are in bold.

FavoriteLineUnderdogTotal
Green Bay -5.5 At San Francisco 51
Seattle -3 At Buffalo 54.5
At Atlanta -4 Denver 50
At Tennessee -5.5 Chicago 46.5
At Minnesota -4 Detroit 53.5
Baltimore -3 At Indianapolis 45
At Kansas City -10.5 Carolina 52.5
Houston -6.5 At Jacksonville 51.5
At Washington -3.5 New York Giants 41
L.A. Chargers -1.5 Las Vegas 54
Pittsburgh -10 At Dallas Off
At Arizona -4.5 Miami 48
At Tampa Bay -4.5 New Orleans 54.5
New England -7.5 At New York Jets 41

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