"Hash Marks" Harris: Halfway Mark

I didn't miss, though, on liking Todd Gurley, Gary Barnidge, Travis Kelce and Antonio Brown. But I need to step up my game for this weekend!

Here's a recap of Week 7's best performers and my Week 8 likes.

Week 7 Top Performers

QB – Kirk Cousins, Washington –I'm sure you've seen the video of him walking back to the locker room screaming, "You like that?" What's not to like about 317 passing yards and four total scores?

RB – Lamar Miller, Miami –175 rushing yards, 61 receiving yards and two touchdowns, what a day for Miller as his Dolphins crushed the Texans.

WR – T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis –My mistake was thinking his quarterback, Andrew Luck, would have a good game. But it was all Hilton, as he recorded 150 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

TE – Rob Gronkowski, New England –After two "normal" games, Gronk put together a ridiculous 11-reception, 108-yard and one touchdown performance.

Defense/Special Teams, St. Louis –I don't think the Rams, overall, get enough credit for being 3-3. Their defense and special teams unit totaled 23 points thanks to four fumble recoveries and one score.

K – Blair Walsh, Minnesota –Walsh connected on all five field goals, including two from 50 yards for a total of 20 fantasy points.

Week 8 Likes


Cam Newton vs. Indianapolis – Newton gets to face a team that has allowed at least two passing touchdowns in five games this season.

Philip Rivers at Baltimore –The Ravens give up an average of 21.4 points per game to opposing QBs. Rivers has thrown for at least 330 yards in four straight games.

Andy Dalton at Pittsburgh –Dalton has plenty of weapons to throw to, and Pittsburgh has given up at least 250 passing yards in five games this season.

Running Backs

Todd Gurley vs. San Francisco –Gurley has three straight 100-yard games, and he has a good chance to make it four in a row. The 49ers give up an average of 23.6 fantasy points per game to opposing RBs.

Justin Forsett vs. San Diego –The Ravens really don't have much to cheer about these days. Forsett gets a favorable matchup this week against the worst fantasy rush defense in the league.

Chris Johnson at Cleveland –What is this, 2009? Johnson has found his stride again, and he faces a team that has given up at least 130 rushing yards in five games this season.

Wide Receivers

Julio Jones vs. Tampa Bay –Jones has been solid in recent games but hasn't gotten the attention. This week he faces a team that gives up an average of 30.2 fantasy points per game to opposing WRs.

Calvin Johnson at Kansas City –The game will be played in London. The Chiefs give up a league worst 36.8 fantasy points per game to opposing WRs. And Johnson has scored in two straight games.

A.J. Green at Pittsburgh –Green has only had one big game this season. But the Steelers' pass defense is in the bottom-10. He had 224 yards and one score in Week 14 last season against Pittsburgh.

Tight Ends

Tyler Eifert at Pittsburgh –Until the Steelers find a way to stop an opposing athletic tight end, I will always go with the tight end that Pittsburgh faces. And it's Eifert this week.

Jordan Cameron at New England –Cameron hasn't done much this season, but the rejuvenated Dolphins have a lot to prove this Thursday, and I think Cameron sneaks by the Patriots' defense.

Heath Miller vs. Cincinnati –I have a hunch this week on Heath. Miller hasn't done much since Roethlisberger was injured, but I think Ben finds his favorite target this game for a score.

Defense/Special Teams

Arizona at Cleveland –Cleveland has allowed 41 fantasy points the past two weeks to the opposing defense/special teams group. I have no faith in Cleveland's offense.

Denver vs. Green Bay –They have totaled at least 10 fantasy points in every game this season. Though they haven't faced anyone the caliber of Aaron Rodgers, Denver is still a good play.

Seattle at Dallas –I think the Seahawks' defense has turned the corner. They've produced double-digit performances in three of their last five games. And, what scares you about the Cowboys' offense?


Blair Walsh at Chicago –Walsh has totaled 32 fantasy points over the last two games. Riding the hot hand here, or leg I should say.

Chris Boswell vs. Cincinnati –I think Pittsburgh settles for too many field goals, which helps Boswell have yet another solid game.

Mike Nugent at Pittsburgh –Nugent has 21 fantasy points in his last two games. And I think the Bengals give him plenty of chances this week to add to that total.

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