I can safely say I didn’t see Marvin Jones’ outburst coming in week 7. Nobody did.

Jones went for four touchdowns against Minnesota’s defense in week 7. He didn’t even tally 100 yards receiving, but he was able to haul in 10 receptions against a usually viable Minnesota defense.

Jones was a beast in a surprise role in week 7. Can somebody else duplicate that effort? Here’s the start ’em, sit ’em for week 8 fantasy football wide receivers.


John Brown vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Normally I wouldn’t favor the Bills’ offense in fantasy football. Even with a solid season in hand, the Bills offense has been anything but spectacular.

But I can’t ignore the difficulties the Eagles have had against opposing wide receivers. Philadelphia has allowed the most fantasy points per game to wide receivers, with teams passing on this defense early and often.

Brown went for double-digit points in week 7 against Miami. I anticipate he’ll do the same in week 8 against the Eagles.

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Marvin Jones vs. New York Giants

You might as well ride Jones into week 8 as well.

Jones won’t have the same kind of production he did in week 7. He won’t tally four touchdowns and he likely won’t have 10 receptions.

But it’s encouraging that the Lions showed enough trust in Jones to target him so much even in a losing effort to Minnesota.

The Giants are a bottom-10 defense against fantasy football wide receivers. Go ahead and trust Jones in this Lions offense.

D.J. Chark vs. New York Jets

I’m not buying this Jets defense, even with C.J. Mosley back in the lineup. In Mosley’s only other start this season against Buffalo, the Jets needed turnovers to stop Buffalo.

And turnovers have a way of evening out over time.

So we get a bad defense against an offense that can move the ball, especially by using Chark. Chark doesn’t always have a ton of targets, but his talent level is far above his fellow wide receivers, giving him the opportunity to put up big points.


Terry McLaurin vs. Minnesota Vikings

I’ll give Minnesota another opportunity.

The Vikings were atrocious in week 7 against the pass, allowing Jones to grab four touchdown passes. Despite the bad outing, though, I’m not going to completely give up on the Vikings.

Minnesota has been a solid defense against the pass for most of this year, and that should help on a Thursday night against the woeful Washington Redskins.

The secondary should be better, which will limit McLaurin’s touches.

Alshon Jeffery vs. Buffalo Bills

I just don’t want to pick against the Bills defense.

Buffalo’s defense has been one of the best units in the NFL and that should be a major issue for Carson Wentz and Alshon Jeffery.

They haven’t been on the same page for much of this year, and that only got worse with the reports that Jeffery has called out Wentze behind closed doors. There’s major problems in the Eagles lockerroom, so I’m staying away from Jeffery in this negative-matchup.

D.J. Moore vs. San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers defense has been one of the major surprises of the year. And Carolina’s offense is among the worst in the NFL.

Moore has been decent with Kyle Allen at the helm, but this offense just can’t squeeze a pass into the endzone. This is a team that will constantly turn to the run, so there’s little chance that Moore will tack on fantasy points with a touchdown.

The 49ers are among the best in the NFL against the pass and they’ll once again show that in this game.

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