Through 7 weeks, the sample sizes have been analyzed, the handcuffs have been picked up, and now we head into one of the worst stretches of bye weeks this season. If you’re reeling from injuries and have key players resting up in Week 8, it’s time to hit the waivers and consider some of these plays to keep your fantasy season alive, or lumbering forward like a patchwork Frankenstein monster. This is your Halloween-themed Week 8 primer. Scary stuff.
The bye-nado begins: Baltimore, Los Angeles, Miami, NY Giants, Pittsburgh, San Francisco are all on bye.
Start of the Week
Spencer Ware: Jamaal Charles still isn’t right, and Spencer Ware is ballin’, so why stop the freight train? When he gets rolling and is featured, he is the Chiefs offense, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this were a changing of the guard. Charles will have his role, but there’s no need to rush him back and have a setback on his knee, and Andy Reid knows this. He told the Kansas City Star:
“His knee acted up after the last game, and it was up and down through the last week,” Reid said. “We were doing OK without him in there, and I felt like if we could get by with that, (we should).”
So play Spenny Ware, who goes up against the 3rd-worst rushing defense in the league, and the worst rush defense available to play against in Week 8 — the Indianapolis Colts.
Expect to see stuff like this: