Fantasy Football Advice: Jameis Winston is a Must Start in Week 8!

By Anthony Halkias
Oct. 29, 2016

Fantasy Football Start and Sit 'Em: Jameis Winston Week 8 is a must play vs the weak Oakland secondary!
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Week 8 is among us and fantasy football players are scratching their heads.  Some of you players don't know who to pick up on the waiver wire and others simply don't know who to start.  A lot of you probably thought that this was going to be the year of Jameis Winston but it hasn't really been.  He started off hot and has thrown for a lot of yards but has struggled to not turn the ball over.  

However, if you have Jameis Winston on your team or he is available in week 8.  Then, I strongly recommend playing him vs the Oakland Raiders.  I know this sounds crazy because the Raiders defense has looked above average this year.  Well, not really.  The front seven has proved to be an above average defense in this league but when we are talking about the Raiders secondary, not so much.  The Raiders are only behind six teams for most passing yards allowed per game.  The front seven might give Winston some minor issues but have faith in the Tampa Bay offensive line.  

Winston should have just enough time to drop back and sit comfortably in the pocket.  He should have an easy time finding the open receivers like Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson.  Expect Winston to have a good fantasy day and to walk away with just one interception.  Good luck in week 8!