Complete Week Eight Player Rankings & Projections l More Sit & Starts
A couple of the nation's top receivers, Ryan Broyles and Jermaine Kearse, are poised to make a move towards the top of the Fantasy Leaderboard. And don't look now but a huge Week 7 has Michael Floyd now sitting in the Top 15. However will Floyd's tender hamstring cause fantasy owners to again curse the talented target?
My Week Seven left a lot to be desired. Let's see if a rebound is in the cards.
Last Week's Wide Receiver Starts: Juron Criner (2), Jeff Fuller (12), Kendall Wright (11), Derrell Johnson-Koulianos (25), Kris Adams (4), Greg Salas (15), Eric Page (11), Casey Robottom (11)
Grade: D+. DJK can't make up for Criner and Adams.
Last Week's Wide Receiver Sits: Randall Cobb (17), Mark Dell (6), Ronald Johnson (16), DeVonte Christopher (10), DeMarco Sampson (11), Lance Lewis (15)
Grade: C-. Nobody really blew up, but Cobb and RoJo would've been good starts.
Start Em! Wide Receivers
1. Jermaine Kearse, Washington at Arizona
He's coming off 9-146-4. I can't ignore Mr. Kearse any longer. I like the UA defense, but this game will see more points than many expect.
2. Greg Childs, Arkansas vs. Ole Miss
Ole Miss is 96th against the pass, and Childs is coming off a career week. He keeps rolling.
3. Terrance Toliver, LSU vs. Auburn
Yes, I've looked at the LSU passing numbers. However there will be some points scored in this one, and the Tigers of the Auburn variety will be forced to overplay the run. I think Toliver gets loose for at least one big one.
4. Jarrett Boykin, Va. Tech vs. Duke
Boykin is a tough matchup for anyone, let alone the nation's 101st-ranked defense.
1. Justin Veltung, Idaho vs. New Mexico State
It's one thing to ride the hot hand (four scores last week) and it's another to ride a hot hand about to face the NMSU defense.
2. Cole Beasley, SMU vs. Houston
Beasley is catching a lot of passes and he's started scoring touchdowns. What else do you want?
3. Dwayne Harris, ECU vs. Marshall
Over the last three weeks Harris has caught 26 balls for about 240 yards yet only one score (though he did throw one TD during that span). He's seeing the pigskin and is due for a couple of more touchdowns. Marshall is 80th against the pass.
4. Greg Salas, Hawaii at Utah State
Needed one sure thing on this list. Salas is a sure thing.
Sit Em! Wide Receivers
1. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, Iowa vs. Wisconsin
DJK has been on a tear, with seven scores in his last four games. The Badger defense bears little resemblance to the Michigan unit that was burned last week. Catches and scores won't come as easily.
2. Michael Floyd, Notre Dame at Navy
I own Floyd and really need him this week. So we know that he will struggle.
3. Jeff Maehl, Oregon vs. UCLA
Oregon will gash the Bruins on the ground, thus Maehl's greatest contribution will come from blocking downfield.
1. DeMarco Sampson, SDSU at New Mexico
Other than the opener, things just haven't clicked for Sampson. Sure he went for 4-106 last week, but he again was held scoreless for the fifth straight contest.
2. Jordan White, Western Michigan at Akron
Over the last three outings White has averaged about five catches without any scores. He's not the threat we thought he would be after blowing up in Weeks 2 and 3.
3. Bryant Williams, New Mexico vs. San Diego State
The Aztecs are a very underrated defensive unit, one that's shown the ability to defend the pass.