Fantasy football guidance, Week 8: Who to start/sit for Dolphins vs. Patriots on Thursday night

New England has actually been possibly the league’s finest group all period, while Miami might assert that over the last 2 weeks.
Given that then, they’ve been as effective as any group in football, going 2-0 with 2 blowout triumphes. The simple grain of salt is the Dolphins 2 challengers in that time, as they beat the Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans, 2 of the league’s worst groups.
A minimum of from a dream point of view, the Dolphins can be found in to Thursday’s video game absolutely healthy, with backup quarterback Matt Moore the closest thing to a fantasy-relevant gamer on the injury report. The Patriots have issues over running backs Dion Lewis and Brandon Bolden, both of whom missed out on Week 7. Lewis is anticipated to return for Thursday, while Bolden is more of an enigma.
The Patriots will host the Dolphins Thursday, with video game time arranged for 8:25 p.m. ET. Let’s have a look at the dream names to think about:
DOLPHINS
He’s near the bottom of the dream beginners, however you’re utilizing him in many leagues. … Lamar Miller has actually been one of the league’s finest dream gamers considering that the bye, with 52 dream points in his last 2 video games.
Start ’em? … Jordan Cameron has 2 or less dream points in there of his last 4 video games. … Andrew Franks has actually been strong considering that the group’s bye/makeover.
Sit ’em: The concern of who the backup remains in Miami has actually been addressed, and it’s Jonas Gray, however as long as Miller is healthy, he’s not likely to obtain much usage, even versus his old group. … Kenny Stills, Greg Jennings and DeVante Parker have to remain on the benches– if they’re even rostered. … The Dolphins’ defense is above average, however versus New England, it’s much better to keep away.
PATRIOTS
Start ’em: We’re 2 months in to the period, and Tom Brady hasn’t had less than 22 dream points in a video game. … Julian Edelman’s numbers have actually taken a bit of a hit considering that his finger injury, however he’s still a must-start.
: Between the group’s substandard offending line, an elite passing offense and injuries and some irregular play, LeGarrette Blount and especially Dion Lewis have huge upside, however both bring huge threat. … You are most likely safe utilizing the Patriots’ defense, though the Miami offense has actually been excellent enough of late to make it less of a sure thing.
Sit ’em: It was a frustrating go back to action for Brandon LaFell, who had a number of drops in Week 7. He has down-the-road upside, however let’s see him reveal some indicators of it prior to tossing him back into lineups. … Scott Chandler has tricky goal capability, however he’s balanced 2 dream points a video game because Week 1, so that goal capability has actually been mainly theoretical.
SUMMARY
Start in every league: Ryan Tannehill, Lamar Miller, Jarvis Landry, Tom Brady, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, Stephen Gostkowski
Start if you’re desperate: Rishard Matthews, Jordan Cameron, Andrew Franks, LeGarrette Blount, Dion Lewis, Danny Amendola, New England defense
Bench: Jonas Gray, Kenny Stills, Greg Jennings, DeVante Parker, Miami defense, Brandon LaFell, Scott Chandler

 

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