Fantasy Football Sneaky Starts: Week 8
As injuries pile up and the bye weeks continue, all but the luckiest fantasy owners will at some point need to find the proverbial diamond in the rough -- a waiver wire or bench player who is 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.
Dalton is available in almost 85% of ESPN leagues, so he may be out there in your league if you need a spot start. The Seahawks
are mediocre against QBs and Dalton has thrown four TDs in the last three games, while rushing for one more.
have given up the 6th-most Adjusted FP to QBs this year and Beck accounted for two TDs (one pass, one rush) against the Panthers
in Week 7.
The game against the Saints
was a disaster (67 yards, INT), but in the previous three games, Painter averaged 249 yards and 1.7 TDs. The Titans
have given up the 8th-most Adjusted FP to QBs this season and the game is at home, so Painter should be able to play better in Week 8.
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