Keep in mind when you’re reading our weekly Boom or Bust pages, you’ll very rarely find us using top tier, star caliber name players to Boom and low end, underperforming players to Bust. Anyone can tell you Peyton Manning is going to have a monster game but the talent is knowing when Manning’s going to have a not so great week. This is the type of information we try to provide our readers. Let’s get started, shall we?
The following teams will be resting their aching bones this week and you will need to find suitable replacements for players who are off:
New York Giants San Francisco 49ers
Now on to Drew’s Week 8 Booms:
My Quarterback Boom of the week: Kyle Orton, Buffalo Bills – (sing) Learning to walk again. Can’t you see I’ve waited long enough. Where do I begin. Oh sorry, I can’t help it but every time I see the Buffalo Bills quarterback, I can’t help but sing lyrics to a Foo Fighter song. Does anyone else see the comparison? Kyle Orton to Dave Grohl.
Anyway, how can you not like Grohl (oops I mean) Orton this week when he faces one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL, the New York Jets. The Jets have given up an average of 257 yards per game through the air. They’ve also given up the most passing touchdowns (18). I’m thinking this is the week Orton gets the “Best of You” or should I say gives his best to you. He’s definitely not going to be “The Pretender” this Sunday afternoon in New York. If you don’t like the Foo Fighters you wont have any idea what I’m talking about.
Other recommended quarterbacks to Boom are: Ryan Tannehill vs. Jacksonville Jaguars; Teddy Bridgewater vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
My Running Back Boom of the week: Joique Bell, Detroit Lions – the second of three games being played in London this season, the Atlanta Falcons take on the Detroit Lions this coming Sunday morning. Atlanta comes into week eight touting the absolute worst rushing defense in the league. I’ve seen cigar store indians give up less yardage on the ground. The Falcons are giving up an average of 26 fantasy points to opposing running backs per game. Running backs are also averaging 127 yards on the ground at a 4.2ypc pace to go along with 12 rushing touchdowns. My recommendation is to get Bell and even Bush in your fantasy line-ups. Let’s also not forget given the time difference, kick off will be at 9:30am EST.
Other recommended running backs to Boom are: Ben Tate vs. Oakland Raiders; Doug Martin vs. Minnesota Vikings
My Wide Receiver Boom of the week: Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals – It looks as though the Cincinnati Bengals will be without their All-Pro wide receiver, A.J. Green for another week when the Bengals play host to the Baltimore Ravens. Although this doesn’t bode well for Green owners, I’m sure Sanu owners are loving it. Sanu has done a farely decent job taking the place of the injured Green as the Bengals number one wide-out. He looks to be in line for a decent day when he faces the Baltimore pass defense that has allowed both the most receptions (112) and receiving yards (1,415) to opposing wide receivers through seven weeks.
Other recommended wide receivers to Boom are: Justin Hunter vs. Houston Texans; Jeremy Maclin vs. Arizona Cardinals
My Tight End Boom of the week: Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins – Third string quarterback, Colt McCoy starting and going up against the 6-1 Dallas Cowboys on their home turf are the two reasons why I am loving Washington Redskins tight end, Jordan Reed this week. The Cowboys are the worst in the league at defending the pass against opposing tight ends. Given the Cowboys history with opposing tight ends and this being McCoy’s first start in a number of years, who do you think he’ll turn to when the Cowboys start putting the pressure on him through out the game. I’ve got a good feeling it will be Reed.
Other recommended tight ends to Boom are: Scott Chandler vs. New York Jets; Owen Daniels vs. Cincinnati Bengals
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