Fantasy Adviser: Put your Best foot forward for Week 8

October 31, 2010 

Let's keep the momentum rolling with these keys to Week 8:

SUIT 'EM UP

Beanie Wells, RB, Arizona -- A fantasy football manager's dream, Wells was named the starter this week, finally surpassing Tim Hightower on the depth chart. It appears the Cardinals are ready to make Wells a feature back, and with a good matchup against a weak Tampa Bay rush defense today, he's a borderline RB1 today.

Jahvid Best, RB, Detroit -- Owners of Best were rewarded early in the season, but his performances in the past four weeks have included no touchdowns and less than 300 total yards. Best blamed the poor performances on a lingering toe injury. Following the Lions' bye week, Best says he is nearly 100 percent now. Expect a bounce-back week.

LET 'EM RIDE THE PINE

Roy Williams, WR, Dallas -- Tony Romo owners weren't the only ones to take a hit when Romo went down Sunday night. All Cowboys will be a little less valuable with Jon Kitna leading the offense, and it's enough to bench Williams for the time being. After Romo's injury last week, Wililams did not catch a pass and was rarely even targeted.

Donald Driver, WR, Green Bay -- A groin injury has limited Driver's production over the past few weeks. Although he says he's feeling better, you shouldn't feel any better about putting him in your lineup. The Packers face a difficult New York Jets secondary, so only Greg Jennings and Aaron Rodgers are worthy of starting for the Packers offense today.

PICK 'EM UP

Jacoby Jones, WR, Houston -- I had Jacoby as one of my sleepers this year. Thus far, that hasn't worked out. But Texans coach Gary Kubiak said his team needs to get Jones more involved in the offense and on special teams. He hinted at using him to return kicks, in addition to his normal punt return duties, so Jones could be especially valuable in return yardage leagues.

SELL 'EM HIGH

Miles Austin, WR, Dallas -- I'm never a big fan of giving up a top wide receiver, and Austin is certainly that. But if you can get top return -- say, a top RB -- I'd suggest you go for it. Romo loved looking Austin's way for big plays and crucial third-down conversions. I don't see the Cowboys offense moving the ball with the same success under Kitna.

BUY 'EM LOW

Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jacksonville -- MJD has been less than stellar as a first-round pick in all drafts this season. He has only one rushing touchdown after scoring 15 a year ago. But here's the deal: The Jaguars have no one else to turn to in their backfield. As long as he's healthy, MJD will get his carries.

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