We had a down week in week seven, going 3-4 to fall to 31-21 on the year. Now it’s time to make some of our boldest predictions of the season as we look to get back in the win column. With that, we begin week eight here on Sit ’em Down!!

QB- Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos (Fanduel Price- $9000, Draftkings Price- $7500)

It might see like blasphemy, but this is purely from a pricing standpoint, as Rodgers hasn’t even topped 20 fantasy points on Fanduel scoring over the last three weeks, and depending on your scoring format, he might have only one week of over 30 fantasy points this season. Now this isn’t to say Rodgers is a dud this year, but against a surprising Denver defense that allows the fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks and has yet to allow a 20 fantasy point performance, do you really want to commit high dollar amounts to him this week? Save it for another time.

QB- Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers (FD- $8800, DK- $7400)

Same premise here. Luck has put up back to back weeks of over 30 fantasy points (depending on the scoring format), but this has still been a bad year in Indianapolis, and they now head to Carolina to take on the second worst defense for fantasy quarterbacks. Why spend that price when Carson Palmer ($8100), Cam Newton ($8000), and Matt Ryan ($8000) are all cheaper and have better matchups?

RB- Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders vs. New York Jets (FD- $6900, DK- $5900)

I like Murray, and he is a definite top 10 running back, but he does tend to be quite streaky along with the Oakland offense, and now they head into Metlife Stadium to face a Jets team coming off a loss to the Patriots and still giving up the fewest fantasy points to running backs. Only Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles managed to score double digits off them this year. Sadly Murray will not be the third.

RB- Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks (FD- $6400, DK- $3800)

I think McFadden has played better than expected this year and, if healthy, is a better back than Joe Randle at full strength. If Randle misses time, McFadden will produce a solid return, but I cannot endorse him this week against the Seahawks, even if Dez Bryant is back to help the passing game.

WR- Demaryius Thomas, Denver vs. Green Bay (FD- $8100, DK- $7700)

Another big name, I still cannot get the image out of my head of Thomas dropping all those passes Peyton through his way in week six against Cleveland. They cost his team, and fantasy owners around the country. Now he faces an improved Green Bay defense allowing the seventh fewest fantasy points to receivers in Lambeau Field. Not a good matchup, especially for those prices.

WR- Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis at Carolina (FD- $6400, DK- $5500)

If Luck is going to be on the list, we should also expect one of his receivers on the list. Moncrief has been a breakout player this year, but we’ve seen on a few occasions this year proof that if there is only one wide receiver on Indy to score in double digits, it’s going to be TY Hilton, so if you have to choose one to pay for, don’t go for the second banana against one of the toughest defenses this season.

WR- James Jones, Green Bay at Denver (FD- $6200, DK- $5700)

I’ve been a fan of Jones this season, and his breakout helped save my fantasy team after Dez Bryant went down in week one. But he’s always been very touchdown dependent, and the yards have been completely hit-or-miss as the season has progressed. I did put Randall Cobb on my Start list, and I do believe if you have to choose one Packer receiver that’s who you go with. I just don’t think Jones overcomes such a stellar defense this week, and will be affected by a low scoring day from Aaron Rodgers.

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