It was a fun day to play fantasy football as there were a good handful of amazing performances. Here are the top fantasy performers for Week 8 in the NFL. As I write this the Sunday night game is still going on but none of the players in that are a threat to these stats.
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Tom Brady: Just a few weeks ago Tom Brady was done and past his prime. Tom put all that nonsense to rest this week throwing for 5 touchdowns and 354 yards and no interceptions.
Ben Roethlisberger: Things were looking bleak in Pittsburgh after losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Cleveland Browns. Their offense was none existent against Jacksonville and Bill Cowher and Hines Ward were calling these Steelers soft. Ben Roethlisberger shut all the talking heads up throwing for 522 yards and 6 touchdown passes in a 51-34 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
Arian Foster: Houston just got done getting embarrassed on Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. A game against the struggling Tennessee Titans with a heavy dose of Foster provided some positive momentum. Foster ran for 151 yards and 2 touchdowns and also caught 4 passes for 22 yards and a touchdown.
Sammy Watkins: Watkins and Orton continue to get to know each other and develop chemistry on a week to week basis. The benching of EJ Manuel looks like the right move as Watkins caught 3 balls for 157 yards and a touchdown. Watkins started celebrating early on an 84 yard pass and was caught from behind otherwise he could have had 2 touchdowns instead of 1.
Rob Gronkowski: looks like Gronk is completely healthy and rolling. He caught 9 balls for 149 yards and 3 touchdowns. He couldn’t finish the game as he left right after his 3rd score due to dehydration.
Miami: The Miami Dolphins defense scored 26 fantasy points against the hopeless Jaguars. No matter who the defense is it’s a safe start against Jacksonville as they continue to struggle through growing pains.