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2022 NFL Week 8 Spoilers

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We went 8-6 in week 7, including missing out on both our Lock and Upset of the Week (this is an unfortunate trend this season, with how unpredictable the NFL has been).

We're still just below the 60% correct mark, so let's see if we can get there soon!


Last Week's Record: 8-6


2022 Season Record: 63-45


Lock of the Week: 3-4


Upset of the Week: 3-4


Exact Scores Predicted: 0



Best Fantasy Advice: Start RB Josh Jacobs, 36 ppr pts (20 rsh 143 yds 3 td, 3 rec 12 yds)



Worst Fantasy Advice: Sit WR Chris Olave, 17 ppr pts (7 rec 106 yds)

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Baltimore (4-3) @ Tampa Bay (3-4)

Tom Brady and the Tampa offense have been struggling MIGHTILY. The Ravens will come in and (despite J.K. Dobbins being out for at least another month) will run the ball all over this defense. The Bucs will be unable to respond.

Ravens, 30-17


Denver (2-5) @ Jacksonville (2-5)

The Denver Broncos are the absolute worst team in the league. Their pattern of close, low scoring losses will continue as Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne help sneak out a tight victory.

Jaguars, 16-10


Carolina (2-5) @ Atlanta (3-4)

Carolina somehow managed to knock out the Bucs last week, but that will be their only bright spot this season. Atlanta is fighting to control the division, and will take the next step in doing so at home.

Falcons, 28-12


Chicago (3-4) @ Dallas (5-2)

Dak is back and Chicago is Chicago. The elite Cowboys defense will be enough to get the win on their own, but the offense will sprinkle on a little more for good measure.

Cowboys, 27-13

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Miami (4-3) @ Detroit (1-5)

The Lions are in free fall, losing four straight (their last two games by a combined score of 53-6). Miami has the 3rd ranked passing offense, and Tyreek Hill should torch this Detroit defense.

Dolphins, 24-20


Arizona (3-4) @ Minnesota (5-1)

My Game of the Week will be a high scoring affair. Arizona made plays on defense last week, but they will be unable to do the same against the Vikings.

It will be exciting to see Kyler vs Kirk and Hopkins vs Jefferson in a shootout, but ultimately the veteran quarterback clutches out the win.

Vikings, 34-31


Las Vegas (2-4) @ New Orleans (2-5)

Two teams who play much better than their record at times, Vegas is 0-3 on the road this season. The Saints have the better team on paper, but I do believe Josh Jacobs will have another good game (he has 150+ total offensive yards in each of his last three games) on the way to a somewhat surprising win.

Raiders, 27-21


New England (3-4) @ NY Jets (5-2)

It's definitely a major blow for New York to lose rookie star running back Breece Hall. However, after trading for former Jaguar James Robinson, he and Michael Carter should be able to carry this offense moving forward. The defense is great, being the primary focus of the team and should be able to handle New England's offense relatively easily.

Jets, 23-16

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Pittsburgh (2-5) @ Philadelphia (6-0)

Philly is still (at worst) a top two team in the league. The Steelers are really struggling. No trap game here, Jalen Hurts takes care of business at home.

Eagles, 31-9


Tennessee (4-2) @ Houston (1-4-1)

The Texans look like everyone's favorable matchup this season, and that doesn't change here. Derrick Henry will rush for nearly 200 yards as the Titans cruise past their division rival.

Titans, 30-16


Washington (3-4) @ Indianapolis (3-3-1)

This game could go either way. Taylor Heinicke is battling against Sam Ehlinger in a game where we all expected it to be Carson Wentz vs Matt Ryan.

Despite Washington pulling off the upset over Green Bay last week, I have more faith in the unknown of the mobile Sam Ehlinger who will likely spend most of the game handing the ball off to Jonathan Taylor.

Colts, 27-16


San Francisco (3-4) @ LA Rams (3-3)

The west coast Christian McCaffrey will be unlocked this week, as CMC will be a featured weapon against the Rams. San Francisco should terrorize the turnover prone Matthew Stafford on their way to a nice division win.

49ers, 28-20

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NY Giants (6-1) @ Seattle (4-3)

In possibly the most exciting game of the week as far as fantasy football is concerned, I expected a bit of a shootout between two surprise teams.

Daniel Jones has been very solid so far (66.7% completion, 6 passing touchdowns to 2 picks and 3 more rushing scores), as has Geno Smith (73.5% completion, 11 passing touchdowns to 3 interceptions and a rushing score). Both teams also feature an exciting ground game, but the difference in this matchup will be New York's 19th ranked defense, as opposed to the 29th ranked Seattle.

Giants, 31-27


Green Bay (3-4) @ Buffalo (5-1)

The Packers are in a major funk and they're traveling to Buffalo. Aaron Rodgers is undoubtedly a Hall of Fame quarterback... but they are going to get destroyed in this one.

Bills, 41-21


Cincinnati (4-3) @ Cleveland (2-5)

Cincy's offense is red hot (back to back 30+ point games) and Cleveland is not (4 game losing streak). The Browns have a middle of the pack defensive unit who just can't hang with Joe Burrow and the Bengals offense. Jacoby Brissett is a fine player, but he will not win in a shootout with Burrow.

Bengals, 37-20



BYE WEEKS:

Kansas City Chiefs (5-2)

LA Chargers (4-3)

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Fantasy Starts:

- Jets Defense: vs Patriots

New York has a stout defense and the make of their entire roster is reminiscent of the rosters from the Mark Sanchez era - great defense, great running game, keep your quarterback from making too many mistakes.

On the Patriots' side, Bill Belichick has yet to even name the starting quarterback for their game. That team may be in turmoil and it's the perfect setup for an outstanding defensive performance from the Jets.


- QB Daniel Jones, Giants: @ Seahawks

In regards to fantasy football, Daniel Jones is an excellent streaming option. With the help of his rushing ability, he has the upside many other quarterbacks simply don't have.

As the 29th ranked overall defense, Seattle is allowed over 415 yards per game. Jones will absolutely feast on this defense, and put up plenty of fantasy points.

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Fantasy Sits:

- RB Kareem Hunt, Browns: vs Bengals

Kareem Hunt is an excellent running back, but he simply hasn't been seeing many opportunities. It's been three weeks since he's surpassed 50 total yards from scrimmage, yet he has seen seven and five opportunities (carries and targets combined) against the Ravens and Patriots, respectively.

Their upcoming game against Cincinnati should be a high scoring one. Hunt should see targets, but don't expect anything of significance.


- TE Evan Engram, Jaguars: vs Broncos

Normally I'd highly recommend starting the tight end going up against the Broncos, since they have such a long history of struggling to stop the position.

However, Denver has a great defense in 2022 and only allowed a 50+ yard game to a tight end once this season (Donald Parham caught three passes for 53 yards for the Chargers in week 6).

Evan Engram has gained 67+ yards through the air in two of Jacksonville's last three games, but none of those defenses are as stout as the one they will face this week in London. Find another starter at the position.


Game of the Week:

Vikings 34, Cardinals 31


Lock of the Week:

Eagles 31, Steelers 9


Upset of the Week:

Giants 31, Seahawks 27


Player of the Week:

RB Derrick Henry, Titans: @ Texans

26 carries, 188 yds 3 td


Favorite point spread:

Titans (-2.0) @ Texans

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