We have quite a few games under our belt at the moment, so the landing addictions are starting to level off, which gives us a good idea of who can continue to do well. These are my best bets for week 8 of the NFL season.
On the way back
DAMIEN HARRIS, Patriots
Harris is starting to gain momentum in New England offense, scoring four touchdowns in his last three games and over 100 yards in his last two outs. This week, he will face off against the Chargers, who are suppressing gears but not afraid to run, allowing the league’s second fastest TD in the league this season. With a 39.63% TD dependency, Harris is in the ideal position to maintain his current scoring profile.
JAMES ROBINSON, Jaguars
It’s a good thing the Jaguars said goodbye last week because James Robinson certainly needed a little break from attack for four straight weeks. During that time, he walked over 70 yards per game and scored five TDs, and perhaps only a goodbye would have prevented him from doing it over and over again in Week 7. There is no such barrier in week 8, as Robinson will face Seattle. defense, which has lost the second most points to RB this season and is our sixth best match for RB on Rosterwatch.com.
EZEKIEL ELLIOTT, Cowboys
Elliot has scored one or more TDs in his last four games before being stumped somewhat, at least in the scoring area, by the Patriots defense in Week 6. They allowed 119 yards but didn’t score. Elliott had a week before he faced the Minnesota team, which is the fifth fastest (five) fastest TD allowed this season. He needs to keep his 36.51% TD addiction intact.
JOE MIXON, Bengals
Mixon has his best match of the season this week as he will play against the Jets, which is the best match for opposing RBs in the NFL as he allowed 11 TDs to RB this season. With a four-game TD break, Mixon should have no problem finding a home zone again in week 8.
DARRELL HENDERSON, Rams
Henderson is not your go-to-back prototype, but he is still used as one of them in Los Angeles. In fact, he rarely leaves the field at all, as Henderson has the highest instant scoring (83.5%) of any RB in the league. So chances are high that Henderson will get all the chances to score against the Texas side, which is our fifth best match for the opposing RBs.
MIKE EVANS, Pirates
Evans had a successful seventh week, three of his six traps were touchdowns, and Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski were out. Gronk may return this week, Brown is still unknown, but Evans will remain a strong player to score as the Saints have not yet allowed TD to a tight end this season but have allowed five TDs to become VR.
ADAM THIELEN, Vikings
Thielen bounced back in week 6, running 116 high yards through week 7. He will be looking to continue his recent upward trend against the unbreakable Cowboys defense, but still our fourth-best WR match of the day. CB Cowboys Trevon Diggs will probably give Justin Jefferson the most attention, so Thielen, dependent on 43.17% TD, should see a lot of action on the other side of the pitch.
TYRIK HILL, Chiefs
Kansas City’s offense dropped in week 7 against the Titans as the Chiefs hit three points on a losing streak, so look forward to returning to form against the Giants this week, with Hill as the main playmaker. Clyde Edwards-Heler will be out again this week, so Patrick Mahomes will lean on Hill alongside TE Travis Kelsey. Our sixth best match against WR opponents, the Giants can barely hold 30.49% TD dependent (a whopping 52 receptions) of Hill or any of the Chiefs playmakers outside the end zone.
CEEDEE LAMB, Cowboys
Lamb climbed to the top of the Cowboys’ passing attack in his second year of his professional career with 149 yards and two TDs in his last match against the Patriots. Chief WR in arguably the NFL’s most dynamic offense, Lamb will face mediocre Vikings defense in what looks to be a high-profile, high-score match.
DIBO SAMUEL, 49ers
Jimmy Garoppolo is back in the center for the 49ers, and that’s a boon for the electrified Samuel. When Jimmy G is playing, Samuel has a two-digit target average. His rival this week, the Bears, are half way against WR in footage, but they have allowed the second-most (12) TDs in the league this season.
This column was provided by the Associated Press by RosterWatch, www.rosterwatch.com.