Sneaky Starts: Week 8

Oct 27, 2021
Sneaky Starts: Week 8


All but the luckiest fantasy owners at some point need to find the proverbial diamond in the rough—a waiver wire or bench player capable of putting up some points in a pinch. This weekly feature is dedicated to that part of fantasy football. It's not pretty, but it's part of the game.

Last week’s article had several hits. Ryan Tannehill, Tua Tagovailoa, Matt Ryan, James Conner, Elijah Mitchell, Devontae Booker, Michael Carter, D'Ernest Johnson, Christian Kirk, Mack Hollins, Rashod Bateman, Dallas Goedert, Zach Ertz, Ricky Seals-Jones, Robert Tonyan and Mo Alie-Cox all posted better than expected fantasy lines.

As always, the rankings have the final say about which player is the best start in any given scoring format, but it’s good to dig into the thought process about some of the players who are ranked higher than normal this week.

Let’s take a look at the top Sneaky Starts for Week 8.

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