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Week 8 Quick Hits

Week 8 is a wrap and we are entering into crunch time in your fantasy season. The playoffs are starting soon and you only have a few weeks to sure up your roster.


Doug Martin had his breakout performance last Thursday night. He rumbled for over 200 total yards and 2 TD's. Even though the Bucs just lost OT Carl Nicks for the season, Martin remains a high upside RB2 play. For Dynasty leaguers, he's got the skillset to be an elite back.

Josh Freeman now has 3 TD passes in 3 straight games. He's still a frustrating talent but at only 24 years old, could very well develop into a regular Top 15 option. At the moment, he's a QB2 until he can iron out his consistency issues.

Brian Hartline, where have you gone?

Reggie Bush has not looked like the same back since getting injured in Week 3. He's playing for a contract, though, so don't be surprised if he has a big 2nd half. Dynasty leaguers should pay attention to the usage of Daniel Thomas, who is the clear choice around the goal line at the moment. If Bush leaves in 2013, Thomas will likely be in a committee with talented rookie Lamar Miller.

Seriously, is there something wrong with Philip Rivers physically? Yes, he lost his favorite weapon this offseason, but just doesn't look like the same player. Second year WR Vincent Brown may give him some help, but he's not expected back until Week 11 or 12.

Andrew Luck is the real deal and will be a QB1 by next season. He does not have the flash of RGIII, which means there is possibly a slim chance his Dynasty owner parts with him. It's worth exploring if you need a long term solution at the position.

The Nick Foles era may not be starting yet in Philly, but it will be sooner or later. It's a potentially explosive offense, making Foles an intriguing option when he takes the helm.

Matt Ryan is taking the next step this season. He's on his way to becoming an elite option. Joe Flacco still has work to do, especially with consistency.

Titus Young picked a good spot for his first 100 yard receiving game. He caught all 9 of his targets and 2 TD's. He's an upside Flex play now with potential to be a high upside WR2/3 long term. With his speed, look for the Lions to start taking a couple shots deep to him. The talent has always been there, but Young is a bit of a headcase and has seemed to lack focus at times. If he keeps things on the level, he's a guy you want on your Dynasty roster. Don't forget about his teammate Ryan Broyles either, he's still got intriguing Dynasty appeal.

Dez Bryant may be massively frustrating to own, but it's only because expectations are so high. He's in the middle of his most productive season as a pro and the best is yet to come. He oozes Beastly talent.

Peyton Manning may not have the same arm strength that he used to, but Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker are helping him have a comeback season. Demaryius is playing up to his WR1 potential and is in the conversation with Julio Jones and AJ Green for best young receiver in the game today. While Decker doesn't have quite that much upside, he's playing as a rock solid WR2 right now.