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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 8

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#1 Evan Engram (TE) New York Giants

I knew that he would get a lot of looks due to the amount of injuries the Giants’ passing attack has endured, but I thought defenses would be aware of that. What I didn’t account for was garbage time and Eli Manning’s ability to force the ball to his main receiving threats. Engram is on two straight weeks of at least 5 catches, 60 yards, and one touchdown.

 

#2 Aaron Jones (RB) Green Bay Packers

I think the Packers have a player that has taken the role of lead back while Ty Montgomery recovers from injury and Jamaal Williams lays an egg on his chance. I will be curious to see what the Packers do after their bye week if Montgomery is back to or close to 100%. This past week, Jones tallied up 17 carries, 131 yards and a touchdown.

 

#3 Ted Ginn Jr. (WR) New Orleans Saints

Where is Willie Snead in this offense? Ginn Jr. has taken over as the deep threat and WR2 in this offense while Snead was out with his 3-game suspension. Brees is becoming more confident in Ginn and will likely still see some deep ball opportunities moving forward. Ginn racked up 7 catches, 141 yards and a touchdown this past week.

 

#4 Tyler Kroft (TE) Cincinnati Bengals

If you need a streamer at tight end this week, grab Tyler Kroft from the Bengals. He plays the Colts next week who are looking horrific on defense and just lost 3 defensive starters in Week 7 to injury. He has become a redzone threat for the Bengals who should have no problem marching down the field on Chuck Pagano’s horrible defense.

 

#5 Josh McCown (QB) New York Jets

Need a quarterback this week? Josh McCown has looked surprisingly good these past two weeks and is likely your best option on the waiver wire. He is moving the ball well down the field with his arm and nabbing touchdowns, grab him if you need him.

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I have always been an avid football enthusiast. The NFL Draft and Fantasy Football is my passion in the realm of football. I write Mock Drafts and inform readers of what is happening during the critical stages of the NFL Draft. I spend way too much time working through Fantasy Football analysis, situations, and thoughts; it is an issue. Follow on Twitter @Dan_R_Collins for Football info and the occasional joke or wisecrack.