Find­ing Fuller

Th­ese play­ers saw their fan­tasy val­ues in­crease or de­crease most based on their per­for­mances in Week 8:

USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - LEADING OFF - Tony Holm, Fan­ta­


WR Will Fuller, Hous­ton Tex­ans: Fuller has made the leap to start­ing fan­tasy wide­out with his third mul­ti­ple touch­down game of the sea­son. Fuller has played in only four games this sea­son, and not one team has kept him out of the end zone yet. WR Jami­son Crow­der,

Washington Red­skins: Some gave up on Crow­der, but against the Dal­las Cow­boys he was the fo­cal point for Kirk Cousins and was wide open for good chunks of the game. He caught nine balls for 123 yards and is back in the mix among the Washington re­ceiv­ing group. TE Jack Doyle, In­di­anapo­lis Colts: Doyle erupted with 12 catches for 121 yards and a touch­down, pri­mar­ily be­cause the Cincin­nati Ben­gals tried so hard to take away wide­out T.Y. Hil­ton. Ex­pect more teams to fo­cus on Hil­ton, open­ing Doyle up for more big games ahead. RB Alex Collins, Bal­ti­more Ravens: He has yet to score a touch­down, but he con­tin­ues to pro­duce well with a ris­ing num­ber of car­ries. Per­haps most telling about his fu­ture use were his two re­cep­tions for 30 yards, his first two tar­gets of the sea­son. WR Robby An­der­son, New York Jets: An­der­son con­tin­ues to be more in­volved in the Jets’ pass­ing game, ex­plod­ing for 104 yards and a score against At­lanta. That is three con­sec­u­tive weeks now where his fan­tasy score has been higher than the week be­fore.

FIZZLERS TE Jor­dan Reed, Red­skins: Af­ter he had his first big game of the sea­son, Reed left early in the game against Dal­las with a ham­string in­jury. Ver­non Davis makes a strong pickup this week as he has looked good when given the op­por­tu­nity. WR Pierre Gar­con, San Fran­cisco 49ers: Gar­con has been a steady fan­tasy pro­ducer but a few red flags have ap­peared. First, he left the game at Philadel­phia with a neck in­jury af­ter se­cur­ing just two catches. Sec­ond, con­sis­tency at quar­ter­back is go­ing to be an is­sue un­til new ac­qui­si­tion Jimmy Garop­polo is ready to run the of­fense. RB Wen­dell Small­wood, Philadel­phia Ea­gles: Fan­tasy own­ers have ea­gerly waited for Small­wood to re­turn from a knee in­jury. But af­ter play­ing only 13 snaps Oct. 29, game flow ap­pears to be a big part of whether he will be on the field or not. RB Jay Ajayi, Mi­ami Dol

phins: Ajayi man­aged just 23 yards on 13 car­ries at Bal­ti­more. Which was ac­tu­ally worse than his 23-carry, 51-yard ef­fort the week be­fore. Un­til Mi­ami fig­ures out how to lever­age Ajayi in the pass­ing game, he will strug­gle to pro­duce con­sis­tent fan­tasy points.

RB Car­los Hyde, 49ers: It has be­come harder to trust Car­los Hyde on a weekly ba­sis due to the way the 49ers use him. When they get be­hind on the score­board, they move away from Hyde as a con­trib­u­tor.


Colts tight end Jack Doyle caught 12 passes for 121 yards and a TD against the Ben­gals.

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