Week 8 Fantasy Football Headlines

By Adam McGill
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The eighth week of the fantasy football season saw some pretty amazing performances and thankfully there wasn’t too much on the injury front. Here are the top fantasy headlines from Week 8.

Calvin Johnson Is A Generation Defining WR

After amassing a ridiculous 329 receiving yards against the Dallas Cowboys this weekend, it is obvious how much of a freak Johnson truly is. He quickly made owners forgot about his two-week slump and the receiver is once again outscoring many of the first-round running backs from this summer. Megatron is a fantasy wideout that comes along once in a generation.

QB Andy Dalton Is For Real

Dalton has now thrown 11 touchdown passes over the last three weeks and has averaged a staggering 344.6 yards per game. The first two performances may have been against less than stellar pass defenses, but last week’s five-touchdown outburst was against a very impressive New York Jets’ defense. Dalton has played as good as any signal caller in the league recently and has earned a starting spot in one-quarterback formats.

RB Eddie Lacy Is Finally Breaking Out

After missing two games with a concussion Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy is finally breaking out for fantasy fans. Lacy has now gone over 82 rushing yards in four straight games and has received at least 22 carries in each of those contests. He has also scored a touchdown in the last two games. The rookie has finally matured into the RB2 that the fantasy world has been waiting for.

QB Tom Brady Is Seriously Struggling

The New England Patriots may have a 6-2 record and be leading the AFC East, but QB Tom Brady has not looked like himself this season. Over his last four games alone, Brady has only thrown two touchdown passes and has uncharacteristically thrown four picks. The addition of TE Rob Gronkowski has helped the passing game, but Brady is struggling too much right now to start on a weekly basis.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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