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As we do every Friday, The Xpert Eye takes a look at the passing and rushing matchups to identify those you should exploit as well as those you should avoid. As usual, don’t bench your studs because of the matchup; use these write-ups to make decisions between somewhat equally ranked starters.
Kelvin Benjamin may start a trend come next combine. He told ESPN.com on Tuesday that he ran a slower 40-yard dash “because I wanted to play for the Carolina Panthers.” Is he full of shit?
With the exception of a few Wildcat plays here and there, Vick had yet to play any real football for the Jets before Sunday’s game against the Bills. The mobile ex-Falcon and ex-Eagle quarterback didn’t exactly play well, but apparently it was enough to edge out Smith as the starter heading into a game against the Kansas City Chiefs according to Rex Ryan.
Week 9 is going to be a difficult week for many teams. There will be six NFL teams on bye for Week 9 (Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans), leaving gaping holes in some Fantasy team lineups. That means the waiver wire will be humming with action.
Sunday action starts early in Week 8, as the Lions and Falcons kick off at 9:30 am (Eastern) in London, England. Weatherblast.com’s Mark Rosenthal gives you all the weather you need to know — including potentially havoc-causing winds in New England and New Jersey
Welcome to the Friday edition of The Xpert Eye, where we take up our usual Passing and Rushing Matchups to Exploit or Avoid, as we head into Week 8 of the NFL/Fantasy Football season. As always, matchup data is best utilized when comparing somewhat equally ranked players.