Fantasy football Player Projections: Breaking down Week 8
Taking over the projections this year has made me more aware of streaks in the NFL. There is one active streak that I feel has gone underreported this season.
Jamaal Charles is probably running third in the informal MVP race behind Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck. Charles has totaled at least 100 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown in every game this season. That's the sort of consistency that fantasy owners prize above all else.
Will Charles keep the streak going this week? And what new streaks might begin on Sunday? Let's find out with the Week 8 Projections.
Click the position labels below for the full list of projected player rankings, and click the team logos, paired by matchup, to see projected stats of each game.
Manning started slow against the Colts last week, but finished with 386 yards and three touchdowns. Washington has allowed quarterbacks to earn 24 fantasy points per game this year, and Manning will surpass that with ease.
Griffin finally looked like himself last week, throwing for 298 yards and two scores while running for 84 yards on 11 carries. He's in for another monster day.
The Bills have allowed the eighth most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. Brees will take advantage.
Charles has gone over 100 total yards and scored at least once every single week this year. The streak will continue against the Browns.
The Rams allow the third most fantasy points per game to running backs. Get ready for a huge day out of Beast Mode.
McCoy was shut down by the Cowboys last week, but the Giants should prove a nice remedy.
Thomas should go off against a Washington defense that allows the sixth-most fantasy points per game to receivers.
The Broncos allow the third-most fantasy points per game to receivers. Garcon is going to have a monster day.
Nelson should see a ton of targets and have a huge game against a Minnesota defense that allows the ninth most fantasy points per game to receivers.
Gronkowski finally made his 2013 debut, catching eight passes for 114 yards. You want him in your lineup every single week.
Davis caught four of his eight targets for 62 yards last week. The Jaguars have surrendered the sixth most fantasy points per game to tight ends.
Gonzalez got just four targets a week ago, a shock given that Julio Jones and Roddy White were out. After Harry Douglas' big day, defenses might have to allow Gonzalez a bit more freedom to operate.
With the Saints likely to light up the scoreboard on Sunday, Hartley should have plenty of opportunity to score.
Akers went 1-for-2 on field goal attempts last week. It was his third miss of the season.
Nugent made two of his three field goal attempts last week, one from 48 yards and another from 54. Indoor kicking is a beautiful thing.
One of the league's best defenses going up against an offense that could be historically bad. The Niners could end up winning you your game this week.
Brandon Weeden in Arrowhead Stadium? The Chiefs could put up huge numbers on Sunday.
With Sam Bradford out for the season, Kellen Clemens will start for the Rams. The Seahawks should thrive.