Some Notes:

• Eagles RB Miles Sanders has an ankle injury and is considered week to week.

• Packers WR Davante Adams was placed on the COVID list and his Thursday status is in doubt.

• Raiders TE Darren Waller missed Week 7 with an ankle issue.

• Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown missed Week 7 with an ankle injury.

• Panthers QB Sam Darnold was benched in Week 7 but will start against the Falcons in Week 8.

• Jets QB Zach Wilson will miss two to four weeks with a knee injury.

• Former Eagles QB Joe Flacco was traded to the Jets.

• Raiders RB Josh Jacobs exited his team’s Week 7 game with a chest injury.

• Byes: Baltimore and Las Vegas

• Thursday night game: Green Bay at Arizona

• Monday night game: New York Giants at Kansas City

Hot Pickups Of The Week: Kenneth Gainwell, Boston Scott, Russell Gage, Brandon Bolden, Foster Moreau, Michael Gallup, Allen Lazard, Kalif Raymond, Trevor Lawrence, Dan Arnold

Last Week: D’Ernest Johnson, Jimmy Garoppolo, Rhamondre Stevenson, Rashaad Penny, Rashod Bateman, T.Y. Hilton, Michael Gallup, Ricky Seals-Jones, Dan Arnold, Pat Freiermuth, O.J. Howard, Ross Dwelley

You Can Drop: Justin Fields, Sam Darnold, Nyheim Hines, Damien Williams, Ty’Son Williams, Mark Ingram, Brandon Aiyuk, Robby Anderson, O.J. Howard, Miles Sanders (oh my!)

Trade For (Buy Low): Aaron Jones, Joe Mixon, Calvin Ridley, DJ Moore, Tee Higgins

Trade Away (Sell High): Robert Tonyan, Elijah Mitchell, Carson Wentz

Studs Of The Week:

QB: Tua Tagovailoa
RB: Alvin Kamara, Damien Harris, D’Ernest Johnson
WR: Ja’Marr Chase, Cooper Kupp, Mike Evans
TE: C.J. Uzomah

Duds Of The Week:

QB: Patrick Mahomes
RB: Damien Williams, Mike Davis, Aaron Jones
WR: Amon-Ra St. Brown
TE: Noah Fant

Fantasy Football Half-PPR Leaders After Seven Weeks (Points Per Game):

Quarterbacks: Josh Allen, Tom Brady, Jalen Hurts, Kyler Murray, Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes, Matthew Stafford, Justin Herbert, Kirk Cousins, Joe Burrow, Dak Prescott, Aaron Rodgers (Russell Wilson would be eighth)

Running Backs: Derrick Henry, Austin Ekeler, Alvin Kamara, Ezekiel Elliott, Jonathan Taylor, Najee Harris, Cordarrelle Patterson, D’Andre Swift, Nick Chubb, James Robinson, Kareem Hunt, Darrell Henderson, Aaron Jones, Dalvin Cook, Leonard Fournette, Joe Mixon, David Montgomery, Josh Jacobs, Zack Moss, Elijah Mitchell, Damien Harris, Antonio Gibson, Chris Carson, James Conner (Christian McCaffrey would be eighth and Saquon Barkley would be 21st)

Wide Receivers: Cooper Kupp, Deebo Samuel, Ja’Marr Chase, Tyreek Hill, Mike Williams, Davante Adams, Antonio Brown, Marquise Brown, Mike Evans, CeeDee Lamb, DK Metcalf, Justin Jefferson, Diontae Johnson, Adam Thielen, DeAndre Hopkins, DJ Moore, Terry McLaurin, Chris Godwin, Emmanuel Sanders, Stefon Diggs, Amari Cooper, Sterling Shepard, Courtland Sutton, Corey Davis, Robert Woods, Michael Pittman Jr., Christian Kirk

Tight Ends: Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, Dawson Knox, Dalton Schultz, Kyle Pitts, Darren Waller, Mike Gesicki, T.J. Hockenson, Noah Fant, C.J. Uzomah, Logan Thomas, Hunter Henry, Dallas Goedert, George Kittle

Kickers: Tyler Bass, Nick Folk, Greg Joseph, Randy Bullock, Greg Zuerlein, Justin Tucker, Matt Prater, Matt Gay, Graham Gano, Daniel Carlson, Chris Boswell

Defenses: Bills, Cardinals, Cowboys, Saints, Buccaneers, Colts, Patriots, Vikings, Rams, Broncos, Bears, Panthers, Packers

Sleepers Of The Week:

Quarterback: Trevor Lawrence
Running Back: Kenneth Gainwell
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Tim Patrick
Defense: Cincinnati

Busts Of The Week:

Quarterback: Tyler Heinicke
Running Back: Leonard Fournette
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Jaylen Waddle
Defense: New England

NFL Picks For Week 8

Five Games I Like Against The Spread (Season Record: 16-17)

Arizona -6 vs. Green Bay
Los Angeles Rams -14.5 vs. Houston
Tennessee -1 vs. Indianapolis
Pittsburgh +3.5 vs. Cleveland
Cincinnati -10 vs. New York Jets

Four Over-Under Totals I Like (Season Record: 14-15)

Cincinnati-New York Jets OVER 43.5
Philadelphia-Detroit OVER 48.0
Jacksonville-Seattle OVER 44.0
Kansas City-New York Giants OVER 52.0

Three Straight-Up Locks Of The Week (Season Record: 17-3)

Kansas City
Los Angeles Chargers
Cincinnati

Two UNDERDOG Player Props (Season Record: 8-6)

AJ Brown OVER 70.5 receiving yards
Cooper Kupp OVER 85.5 receiving yards

One Bold Pick Of The Week

Week 1: Tua Tagovailoa throws three touchdown passes (miss)
Week 2: Najee Harris scores two touchdowns (miss)
Week 3: Mark Andrews scores two touchdowns (miss)
Week 4: Patrick Mahomes throws five touchdowns passes (got one)
Week 5: Ezekiel Elliott scores two rushing touchdowns (miss)
Week 6: Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams both score touchdowns (miss)
Week 7: Rashod Bateman catches a touchdown pass (miss)
Week 8: James Robinson, Joe Mixon and Josh Allen all score rushing touchdowns

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