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Fantasy forecast: Week 8

Friday, October 28, 2005

So, how did your fantasy team fare in Week 7? I was fortunate enough to win for the second week in a row and hope that your fortune was as good as mine. Let's get to it.

Always remember, before making the difficult lineup decisions, you should make the easy ones; benching the players on your roster who will be off due to a bye week. Week 8 will have the Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks sitting at home watching the action on TV. Now, for the tough decisions of Week 8-- Good Luck!

QUARTERBACK

Daunte Culpepper (MIN) -- No, I'm not crazy (though suggesting a Minnesota Viking be in your starting lineup makes it seem so). Remember, last week Culpepper threw for two touchdowns and 280 yards. The Carolina defense has also allowed two TDs and 250-plus yards in all but two weeks this season. START HIM.

RUNNING BACKS

Ronnie Brown (MIA) -- Ricky Williams has the name. Ricky Williams gets the press. Ronnie Brown gets the starts and, as a result, the stats. The Saints have been miserable at stopping the run as of late and Brown has been good, gaining 95 yards on just eight carries last week. START HIM.

Kevin Jones (DET) -- He has been brutal. Sure, he is the feature back in Detroit, but that is about as impressive as being the featured star in the local carnival's dunking booth. The matchup against Chicago will be one that produces very few points. The Bears have not allowed a rushing touchdown all season. SIT HIM.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Antonio Chapman (GB) -- Brett Favre is losing wide receivers to injury left and right. Antonio Chapman will slide in to start for Robert Ferguson, who joins Jevon Walker on a stretcher. Ahman Green is also out, which will result in Favre flinging the ball through the air with regularity. Chapman has three touchdowns in limited action this season, but will have a few more balls come his way in Week 8. START HIM.

Kevin Curtis (STL) -- With Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce on the shelf, Curtis becomes the number one target for the St. Louis pass attack. With Marc Bulger (shoulder) again out of the lineup in Week 8, Jamie Martin will have a tough time getting the ball to Curtis against the Jaguars number one pass defense. SIT HIM.

TIGHT END

Heath Miller (PIT) -- Is that chemistry I smell in Pittsburgh? Ben Roethlisberger and Heath Miller have combined for 130 yards and two touchdowns over the last two weeks of the season. With Hines Ward's lingering hamstring problems, Miller is becoming one of "BIG BEN'S" favorite targets. START HIM.

KICKER

David Akers (PHI) -- His injured hamstring kept him out of practice Wednesday afternoon, prompting the Eagles to list him as out for Week 8. He may return to play in Week 9, but for the time being, SIT HIM.

DEFENSE

Lions (DET) -- Kyle Orton Stinks. The Bears stink. Heck, the division stinks! This week the first points that hit the scoreboard may also be the last. I am not sure if I am picking the Lion defense because it is that good or because the bears are that bad. Well, yeah I do. START THEM!

If you have any questions concerning your fantasy football or baseball teams, feel free to email me at cardfan_yak@yahoo.com