Week 8 fantasy feedback

» Just when you thought it was safe to start Robert Griffin III again, he struggles mightily against the Broncos defense. Next week, he faces the Chargers who have played better against QBs in their past two games.

» Another nice week for Harry Douglas. He didn’t score a touchdown, but finished with 121 receiving yards. Even when Roddy White gets back, it’s going to be hard to bench Douglas.

» When Alfred Morris scored a third quarter touchdown, we thought #Shanahanigans wouldn’t come into play. Until Washington stopped giving the ball to a back who is averaging 6.0 yards per carry for the day.

» This isn’t your big brother’s Raiders defense. This year’s group has played respectable football. And if they have the good fortune to face Matt Barkley next week, they’re a great streaming option.

» Well hello, Marvin Jones. It’s nice to meet you. Your afternoon has now made Mohamed Sanu expendable.

» Andre Ellington is trying to make the most of his chance to start. He has run for 124 yards and a touchdown in the first half. If this doesn’t relegate Rashard Mendenhall to backup duty, I’m not sure what will.

» So far the best fantasy running back today might be Terrelle Pryor. He got things started with a 93-yard touchdown run and topped the century mark in the first half.

» Anything Calvin Johnson can do, Dez Bryant can do better? Uh…not yet. Bryant was good this week. Johnson was amazing.

» The time has also come to wave goodbye to Marques Colston, who has 44 receiving yards in his last three games. Combined.

» Dwayne Bowe is starting in more than 60 percent of leagues. He has surpassed 60 receiving yards once this season. It’s time to move on.

» Credit Jason Campbell for knowing who his playmakers are. Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron combined for 213 receiving yards and a TD. Good on you, Mr. Campbell.

» Remember when Chip Kelly was going to change the way we thought about the Eagles offense? Mission accomplished. Just not how he planned it. Until further notice, start your defense against Philadelphia.

» Getting 12.20 fantasy points from Maurice Jones-Drew? We’ll take that all day. The Jaguars will be the kings of garbage points all season.

» Three straight weeks of Colin Kaepernick posting better than 15 fantasy points. It coincides with him running the ball more often. He’s finally looking like the player you drafted.

» Ridley continues to be the Patriots most productive back, yet New England continues to split carries.

» We’re well past the moment when we acknowledge that Tom Brady just isn’t fantasy royalty this year. He has his top targets back, but still has fewer than six fantasy points.

» Just when things couldn’t get any worse at the running back position, Jamaal Charles leaves the game early with an apparent knee injury.

» Michael Vick’s hamstring didn’t do fantasy owners any favors. But Matt Barkley’s entry into the game should mean plenty of work for LeSean McCoy.

» There have been a lot of frustrations so far today, but Lamar Miller’s 63 first-half rushing yards aren’t one of them.

» For some reason, it took more than a quarter for Stevan Ridley to see his first carry of the ballgame. Since he’s been on the field, he’s been New England’s best running back. This goes beyond Bill Belichick hating your fantasy team. It just doesn’t make sense.

» New quarterback, same results. The Browns offense stinks and is threatening to sink Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron.

» Colin Kaepernick continues to rediscover his effectiveness as a runner. That should only continue to open up the Niners offense.

» With his first quarter TD catch today, Brandon Gibson now has three scores in the past two weeks. Makes it tougher to figure out who’s the guy between Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline.

» Turns out Graham is going to play through pain. We’ll see how effective he can be.

» Earlier this weekend, we learned Percy Harvin won’t play Monday night. It was certainly encouraging to learn that on Saturday versus Monday afternoon. Now comes word that Jimmy Graham looks unlikely to play and even more surprising DeMarco Murray might be sidelined this week. Inactives are coming soon. Stay tuned.

– Follow Marcas on Twitter @MarcasG

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