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Wally’s World – Week 8

It was a bounceback week for the running back position after last weeks ‘wide receiver-palooza.’

There were 10 different backs that rushed for over 100 yards and eight who scored multiple touchdowns.

By comparison, only six wide receivers topped 100 receiving yards this week.

Enough small talk, let’s get to the things that stood out to Old Uncle Waldo this week.

That was quite a game between Jacksonville and Buffalo across the pond.

I am not sure exactly what kind of game it was but it was fun to watch in a sloppy sort of way.

Somebody check the milk carton for Julius Thomas because he has disappeared again.

Now I remember why E.J. Manuel isn’t the starting quarterback for Buffalo.

Ouch. Somebody check the poor kid for color blindness.

A very nice game for T.J. Yeldon especially considering he is dealing with a groin injury.

This is not the Buffalo Bills defense we though we would see under Rex Ryan.

So Colin Kaepernick had zero carries against the Seahawks, eh?

You are officially dead to me sir…and I would surmise to all other fantasy owners as well.

Time to pump the brakes on all that “Seattle is finally making Jimmy Graham a big part of the offense” talk.

Yes, he fell flat again in Week 7.

Meanwhile, Russell Wilson continues to get pummeled on a weekly basis.

How’s that trading away your Pro Bowl center for a tight end you don’t use deal working out Seattle?

Perhaps Marshawn Lynch has a bit more gas left in the tank than some folks thought. ‘Beast Mode’ was on full display last week.

Of course, it was the 49ers.

At least Peyton Manning didn’t throw an interception this week.

Yes, he was on a bye.

Yes, Old Uncle Waldo loves low hanging fruit.

The Texans get taken to the wood shed by the Miami Dolphins and we don’t even get garbage time production from DeAndre Hopkins.

On the plus side, all Nate Washington owners are very happy right now.

Yes, all three of them.

The Lamar Miller bandwagon is filling up fast after he followed up a productive Week 6 with a huge performance on Sunday.

The nice thing is that Miller is getting it done on the ground and in the passing game.

Another tough break for Arian Foster as a torn ACL will end his season.

It was great to see Jordan Reed return with a bang against a Tampa Bay defense that had been shutting down tight ends. This bodes well for Washington heading forward especially if DeSean Jackson is able to return after the Week 8 bye.

Washington TE Jordan Reed.

Despite suffering a loss, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense looked more effective than it has all year.

Jameis Winston, Doug Martin and Mike Evans all came through for their fantasy owners.

Once Austin Seferian-Jenkins returns to the lineup this could be a potent offense.

Seferian-Jenkins better return soon because the Bucs are running out of receiving options.

Everyone who started Orleans Darkwa of the New York Giants raise your hands.


About Wally Spurlin

Wally Spurlin is a Fantasy Football Staff Writer at Fantasy Sharks and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer Association (FSWA). Spurlin’s work has appeared in print publications, including the FSWA award winning 2014 USA Today Fantasy Football magazine as well as the 2015 edition. Wally is also a weekly co-host on the Fantasy Football Feeding Frenzy pod cast on Fantasy Sharks Radio at Blog Talk Radio.Follow him on Twitter @WaltonSpurlin