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Fantasy Football Week 8 Disappointments and Standouts

Sep 8, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

After a fantasy football hiatus, I am back. I’m not taking the loss of Patrick Mahomes very well, panthers got absolutely spanked and I put up a season-low in points so things are not going too hot. I’m sure there are others that feel the same way as me and some that feel the exact opposite. Let’s take a look at who overperformed and who underperformed this week.


Kyle Allen- 2.2 points 19/37 158 yds 3 INT – I’m going to spare Mitchell Trubisky for a week and pick on my boy Kyle Allen. We all knew this day was coming and frankly, I kinda knew it was going to be today. The 49ers have an electric defense and this was Allen’s first real test. The O-line couldn’t protect and Allen just looked in shambles all day. Hopefully he turns it around next week against the Titans.

Zach Ertz – 4 points 2 catches 20 yards – Less of a disappointment and more of Zach Ertz coming back down to earth. Ertz is losing targets to Goedert and posted a season low in targets against a stingy Buffalo defense. Ertz has only 1 TD halfway through the season and with a schedule of Chicago, New England and Seattle, I don’t see that changing soon.

Ty Johnson – 5.5 points 7 carries 25 yards 1 catch 13 yards – Ty Johnson was supposed to be RB1 in replacing Kerryon Johnson this week. People rush to the waivers to pick him up and throw him in their starting lineup only to see Tra Carson get the start. That’s a shaft right there and only putting up 5.5 points doesn’t help at all.


Daniel Jones- 31.4 points 28/41, 322 yds, 4 TDs, 0 INT – Turnover machine Danny Dimes looked great against the lions even though they didn’t come out with the win. He still had a fumble but avoided throwing an interception for the first time since week 3. Jones will hope to keep this streak alive with conference opponents Dallas coming up next week.

Tevin Coleman – 11 carries, 105 yds, 3 TD, 2 catches, 13 yds, 1 TD – This one also hurts as Tevin Coleman absolutely ran through the panthers. Only 105 yards on the ground but the 4 total TDs were what pushed this performance over the edge. The 49ers are the real deal with a vicious defense, a solid RB duo, and a decent passing attack as well. Interesting to see where Jimmy G can take this team.

Ryan Griffin – 24.6 points 4 catches, 66 yards, 2 TD – Yeah I didn’t know who this was either. Griffin cashed in on all four of his targets from Darnold with two of them being in the endzone. This is interesting because if Griffin can keep attracting those red-zone targets, Griffin becomes a name to look for in deeper leagues.

Featured Image – Daniel Jones, QB for the New York Giants. Photo Credit CBS Sports.

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