Oct 31, 2012
Welcome to Week 9 of the 2012 NFL season and the fifth week of byes. Four teams are off this week including San Francisco, St. Louis, the New York Jets, and New England. Off the table are players like Sam Bradford, Dustin Keller, the 49ers defense, and no Rob Gronkowski.
Here are our “Fantasy Football Start ‘Ems” for Week 8 of the 2012 season. As a reminder, everyone knows to start elite players like Aaron Rodgers, Calvin Johnson, and LeSean McCoy, so when we compile our list we make sure to focus on serviceable players that will benefit from a favorable matchup.
TIGHT ENDS – START ’EM
Heath Miller (Pittsburgh Steelers) at New York Giants
It’s not been easy finding a regular production from tight end this season but Miller’s six touchdowns are good for second in the NFL at the position. Because he’s the third option on his team, he’ll never get the yards that either Rob Gronkowski or Jason Witten gets but you have to love how Miller’s Ben Roethlisberger’s most reliable target, accounting for 36.4% of the team’s red zone targets.
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Brandon Myers (Oakland Raiders) vs. Tampa Bay
Soaring up the tight end ranks is Myers who is now averaging 54.7 yards per game and is on pace for over 800 yards. The one knock on Myers is that he’s the only top ten TE without a touchdown reception. Hopefully that changes soon, but until then, he remains a solid PPR play.