Oct 26, 2012
Thankfully we are beyond the point of having six teams on bye, yet we are still stuck in the weeks of having four teams on bye. As fantasy teams are preparing for the stretch run for their playoffs it is important to consider all start/sit decisions regardless of the position. Our Week 8 - Sit ‘Ems are here to help you with out with that.
One of the most popular pickups this week has been Arizona Cardinals running back LaRod Stephens-Howling. Getting his first career 100-yard game and a touchdown last week will cause a spike in pickups like that, yet Stephens-Howling is one of many key players you should avoid this week. More on Stephens-Howling, and the rest of the Fantasy Football Week 8 Sit ‘Ems below.
KICKERS - SIT ‘EM
Alex Henery (Philadelphia Eagles) vs. Atlanta
Momentum is on Alex Henery’s side. The Philadelphia Eagles kicker has two double-digit fantasy games in the last three weeks, but the bad games still stick out. In his other four games Henery one or fewer field goals three times. No team in the league does better against kickers than the Falcons. This season the Falcons have held opposing kickers to an average of 4.3 fantasy points per game, and they’ve given up just two field goals in the last three games. Henery won’t be a total disaster this week, there are simply better options available.
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Lawrence Tynes (New York Giants) @ Dallas
New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes has had more double-digit games than single-digit ones this season, becoming a kicker fantasy owners can rely upon. Yet even that doesn’t preclude him being on this list. Tynes’ worst game this season came in Week 1 when we he faced the Cowboys and hit just one field goal and two extra points. Given how the Cowboys and Giants’ games tend to go, we could likely see only extra points from Tynes this week. We need three-pointers for a kicker to be worthy of a start, so look elsewhere for your kicker this week.