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2018 Fantasy Football Week 8 Injury Impact


The Steelers are back. After starting the season 1-2-1, the Steelers have won three straight. They are beginning to look like themselves.

They are showing obvious signs of improvement. After tying the Browns in Week one, they were able to defeat the Browns in Week eight. In Week One, the Steelers played flat out terrible against an overrated Browns team.

The Steelers were able to redeem themselves in Week eight. I know some will disagree with me but I felt like the Steelers dominated the Browns. Although they won by just two touchdowns, I felt like the game was much more out of reach than that.

I think the Steelers will finish 12-3-1 and win eight out of their last nine. I think that they will beat out the Bengals and win the division. Then I look for them to go deep into the playoffs and possibly make a Super Bowl appearance.

2018 Fantasy Football Week 8 Injury Impact

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Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

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Hill injured his groin in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game. This was after he caught three passes for 70 yards. It was evident the Broncos were focusing all their attention on Hill.

This led to a breakout game for Sammy Watkins. Hill didn’t have a bad game but he was unable to find the end zone. His injury isn’t expected to be bad and he likely will not miss anytime.

If he were to miss time then Watkins would get a higher target share. If Hill doesn’t miss any time, I look for defenses to continue to focus on him. This will lead to breakout¬†performances for other guys like Watkins performance today.

Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos

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Sanders briefly exited Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. He injured his shoulder in the third quarter and was ruled probable to return. He did return.

This injury wasn’t a major one and only held him out for a short period of time. This is just something to keep an eye on going forward as certain injuries can nag players all season.

Sanders caught four passes for 57 yards and failed to get in the end zone. Sanders still remains the clear cut number one wide receiver in Denver. And a WR1 in my book. I look for him to have a big performance against the Texans next week.

Will Fuller, WR, Houston Texas

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The Texans took on the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football. Fuller played well before getting injured in the fourth quarter. Before his injury, he caught five passes for 124 yards and a touchdown.

On a play in the fourth quarter, his knee seemed to buckle and he immediately grabbed for it. Many feared that he had suffered a major injury.

Their fear was confirmed on Friday. On Friday, Texan’s coach Bill O’Brien confirmed that Fuller had torn his ACL. As this is a major injury, he is obviously out for the season.

This is a big injury for the Texans because Fuller was the number two wideout behind Hopkins. I believe that this injury will allow Keke Coutee to receive a larger target share.

Coutee was held out of Thursday’s game with a hamstring injury. But he will likely return next week to a much larger role.

I am picking up Coutee in all my leagues to provide bench depth. I think going forward he can be a solid FLEX play depending on the matchup.

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About Dylan Small

Dylan Small is from Virginia and is an avid fan of the Washington Redskins. Dylan has been playing fantasy football for the past 5 years and he loves the RB heavy draft strategy. Ask him fantasy questions on twitter @DylanSmallFF1

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