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2020 Fantasy Football Week 8 Trends

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Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 8 Trends!

Does anybody know what time it is? Cause it’s Tua time! When Dan Marino retired after the 1999 season the Miami Dolphins have gone through 21 different starting QB’s. Sunday, Tua Tagovailoa became the 22nd quarterback to start for them and he got the victory. It was possibly the upset of the week as the Dolphins took down the Los Angeles Rams in Miami.

Then the Minnesota Vikings decided to make their case as they took down the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field 28 to 22. Dalvin Cook coming back from his groin injury people weren’t sure if he would still be affected. I think it’s safe to say he fully healed from his ailment as he torched the Packers on the ground. He totaled 226 total yards with four total touchdowns to have one of the all-time fantasy football performances.

Let’s jump into the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 8 Trends to see what I found!

2020 Fantasy Football Week 8 Trends

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1. Damien Harris needs more opportunities.

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There’s a possibility the New England Patriots have found a running back in Damien Harris. He just needs the opportunity to showcase his talents a little bit more in the offense. In four games Harris has broken the 110-yard rushing mark twice with one touchdown. In the two games when he rushed for 100 yards he’s gotten at least 16 carries.

When he hasn’t broken the 100 yards rushing mark he has only received 16 carries in total for 78 yards in total. With Cam Newton struggling right now, Bill Belichick should be force-feeding his young running back. If they can get him going it would take the load off of fantasy managers to decide which guy is the one to own in this backfield.

2. The RB1 in Seattle’s offense is solid gold.

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There’s no question that Pete Carroll is letting Russell Wilson cook this year by hook or by crook. Whether it’s the defense letting up a big score or if they’re in a close game Russ is throwing it. Chris Carson was a big beneficiary of this offense being so potent with six total touchdowns on the season.

Deejay Dallas was no different this Sunday as he found the endzone twice in his first start. He scored one rushing and one receiving touchdown with 23 total touches on the day. That was actually the most any running back has seen in this offense including Carson. Whether it’s Carson, Carlos Hyde, or Deejay Dallas, the running back always seems to find the endzone.

3. A.J. Brown makes Corey Davis fantasy relevant.

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When Corey Davis and A.J. Brown have both been on the field Davis has reaped the benefits. For the second straight game, Davis has seen 10 targets in his direction with A.J. Brown taking all the attention. Then the defense has to worry about Derrick Henry running up the gut for six yards. Because of all those factors, Corey Davis is having a career year.

He’s now got three touchdowns on the year and just had his second 100-yard receiving game. This was by far his best week of the year putting together eight receptions for 128 yards and a score even though the Titans lost. He’s probably not on a lot of waiver wires right now, but he should be started as a low-end WR2 high-end WR3 in this solid Titans offense.

4. Justin Jackson is looking like the more talented running back.

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Joshua Kelley hasn’t been great as of late and it’s showing with Justin Jackson shining the majority of the time. Kelley hasn’t seen a 50%+ snap share since Week 4, that’s most likely because of his fumbling issues. Although Anthony Lynn insists on using a running back by committee approach to this offense and it’s hurting them.

Justin Jackson has flashed a little bit more in the passing game posting 15 receptions for 131 receiving yards. He’s yet to find the endzone on the year, but with the Austin Ekeler injury, he has time to accomplish that task. It’s unlikely that he doesn’t get a touchdown here soon seeing that Justin Herbert is proving to the world he’s the real deal.

Come back next week at the same time and we will build off of the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 8 Trends!


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About Mike LaPlant

Once upon a time, there was this kid who hated to write since high school. Then his friends talked him into writing about Fantasy Football. Now he has the time of his life writing the Weekly Trends article. He's new to the scene, but he always has an opinion for you. He'll give it to you straight even if you don't wanna hear it.

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