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JL’s Week 8 Observation Deck

Sometimes some of the biggest decisions are made by fantasy football managers with only a limited amount of information. Luckily I have put together a few things that you should probably know, but that you probably don’t.

Of the top 20 most targeted wide receivers in the NFL, only one had caught less than 50 percent of their targets, Terrell Owens. With that said, I still believe he is the ultimate buy-low player right now. If you can afford another bad game in week 9, and then a bye in week 10, making a play for TO is not a bad idea. If you takes out weeks 7 through 13 in 2007, Owens only has one 100 yard receiving day in the last 2 years. In that 6 games stretch though, Owens had just under 800 yards and 10 touchdowns. If and when Owens gets hot, nobody in the league is capable is going on a stretch like that. Tony Romo will be back ready to roll folks.

There has been a lot of talk about the demise of Ladainian Tomlinson. And granted I agree he has lost a step. Last Sunday though, he showed he is finally healthy again. More importantly, he is still the number 5 fantasy RB so far in 2008!! In front of Adrian Peterson and Michael Turner. If there is an owner in your league that has given up on LT, go ahead and snatch him up. LT has a bye this week, and if you can survive trading for him and eating his bye, then do so. LT has Kansas City twice, Oakland, Indianapolis and Atlanta still one the schedule. If your league is extremely outdated and still has it’s championship in Week 17, they take on Denver that week! Don’t be afraid to pull the trigger on LT.

There are only 4 receivers in the NFL averaging over 10 targets per game. They are Andre Johnson, Dwayne Bowe, Brandon Marshall and Roddy White.

In standard fantasy leagues, Matt Ryan has 15 plus fantasy points in 4 of the last 5 games.

In the Colts’ 3 wins, Reggie Wayne is averaging 16.3 fantasy points per game, in their 4 losses he is scoring 6.8 points per game.

In standard leagues, David Garrard is averaging over 22 fantasy points per game in his last 4 games. He has thrown no INTs in these games, with no games without a touchown, and 200 yards passing in each of the 4 games.

Kurt Warner already has three 350 yard passing days in 2008 thus far. with 6 consecutive games in which he has thrown multiple touchdowns.

Since becoming the starter in Week 3, Steve Slaton has scored 12.5 fantasy points or more in 5 of his 6 starts, scoring an average of 15.2 points per game. This guy is a top 10 performer.

Anquan Boldin has only been targeted 10 times in the red zone this whole season. He has caught all 10 of those passes though and 6 of those catches were touchdowns, wow.

If your wondering who Drew Brees targets in the redzone, the answer is Lance Moore, he has almost 3 times as many red zone targets as the next closest WR or TE. Overall Moore has 6 or more targets in 6 straight games. He is the most valued fantasy wide out in New Orleans.

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