Once again, Adam Filadelfo (@Frostt24) is back for our version of start 'em, sit 'em... We call it "Fine or Pine."
It's almost time to get those lineups in for week eight where the
fantasy playoffs are drawing closer. With six teams on bye this week,
some owners may be forced to use certain players that they really don't
want to based on matchups. Setting a fantasy lineup every week can be
stressful so read on for as much help as we can offer to de-stress your situation.
Fine- Robert Griffin III- Coming off of a week seven that saw RG3 pass
for almost three hundred yards and rush for another eighty four, it
looks like RG3 is finally starting to look like his old self again.
Figuring to be playing from behind most of the game this week, RG3 will
be forced to throw a whole lot to keep up with Peyton Manning.
Pine- Jason Campbell- Due to bye weeks and injuries, some owners may
have to consider using Campbell if the waiver wire is thin. Campbell is
making his first start of the season and it will be in one of the
toughest venues to play. With the Kansas City defense tops in fantasy,
this isn't anywhere near a favorable matchup for Jason Campbell.
Fine- Reuben Randle- Although Randle only recorded forty yards in week
seven, he did have a touchdown. That makes four touchdowns in the last
three weeks for Randle. He's quickly becoming the favorite target of Eli
Manning and the last matchup with the Eagles, Randle scored twice.
Pine- Mike Wallace- The hype of Mike Wallace in Miami just hasn't met
expectations so far this season. Coming off of a week seven performance
where Wallace caught five balls for seventy six yards, he is as
inconsistent as fantasy players come and the Patriots figure to take
away the opponent's best player. In six games this season, Wallace has
posted double digits in only half of them. That's not acceptable for a
player considered a receiver one.
Fine- Frank Gore- Frank Gore gets the Jag D in week eight and should
have no problems finishing the week as a top rusher. Gore has missed
posting double digit fantasy points just once this season as reports of
his demise have been greatly exaggerated over the last couple of
Pine- C.J Spiller- Clearly Spiller is still nursing an ankle injury
which would explain the lack of touches the last couple of weeks. It may
be at the point that owners consider benching Spiller if they have
better options because he just doesn't seem to produce anything when in a
lineup. He's posted double digit fantasy points only twice this season.
Fine- Jordan Reed- Reed had his breakout game in week seven posting nine
receptions for one hundred thirty four yards and a touchdown.
Washington will need to throw a ton to keep up with Denver and Reed
should be in line for a lot of targets yet again.
Pine- Marcedes Lewis- Even though Lewis appears to be over his calf
injury that has plagued him the entire season, he hasn't been fantasy
relevant yet and won't be in week eight when the Jaguars face the 49ers.
He had one lone reception for thirty one yards last week and plays in
an anemic offense regardless of the quarterback.
Fine- Carolina- The Panthers D hasn't posted single digit fantasy points
since week two and have been on fire ever since. Carolina has nineteen
sacks and fourteen turnovers on the season and face a reeling Tampa Bay
offense in week eight.
Pine- Denver- Even if Denver wins this week, it will most likely be a
shootout. Last week, the Broncos D posted negative fantasy points and
haven't been as relevant as they were at the beginning of the season.
The Skins offense has looked much improved over the last couple of games
and should continue to produce versus Denver this week.