Fantasy Football: Week Eight Staff Must Start, Must Sit and Sleeper Picks

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Cyrus Geller

START: Matt Forte, RB – Chicago Bears

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The Patriots’ run defense will improve with the additions of Akeem Ayers and Alan Branch, but Forte is still going to have a huge game on Sunday. The Pats’ linebackers also have trouble covering backs and tight ends across the middle, so that is another area where Forte can hurt New England. Whether it is in the running game, or the passing game, Chicago will target Forte early and often, which makes him a must start for fantasy owners.

SIT: Percy Harvin, WR – New York Jets

I doubt there are many people that want were going to start Harvin anyway, but you should definitely keep the speedy wideout on your bench this week. Going to the Jets is never a good option for wide receivers, especially with a quarterback like Geno Smith. In addition to this, they are facing off with the Bills, which has a defense that is extremely talented. Harvin could possibly breakout for a big score or two, but I wouldn’t count on it.

SLEEPER: Jordan Reed, TE – Washington Redskins


So, I don’t know if it’s obvious, but I love me some Colt McCoy. McCoy will reportedly start this Monday night against Dallas, and he will be targeting his tight end Jordan Reed early and often. The Cowboys are playing great, but they have a weak pass rush, and a secondary that has been overachieving up until now. Reed will have mismatches to exploit all game long, and young quarterbacks love their tight ends as security blankets.