1. Drew Brees (NO) – The only thing that could prevent him from rebounding from a disappointing week 7 performance this week is jet lag. Brees will take the Saints air show across the pond to London for a week 8 showdown against his former team, the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers currently claim the NFL’s worst pass defense allowing 255 passing yards per game. In addition, they have given up 11 TD’s through the air in just 7 games. Brees has been waiting three long years to play the team that pre maturely gave up on him, and you can bet that he will be playing with a chip on his shoulder.
2. Donovan McNabb (PHI) – He hasn’t been as consistent as we would have liked to have seen to this point, but when the match up has been right, so has McNabb. It just so happens that week 8 offers an excellent match up. He will face a Falcons pass defense that ranks 26th in the NFL allowing 232 yards per game. They have also given up 10 TD’s through the air in 6 games. In addition, McNabb will have a full compliment of weapons at his disposal for the first time this season with the expected return of Brian Westbrook, Reggie Brown and Kevin Curtis from injury. He should be more than solid for your week 8 fantasy roster.
3. Jason Campbell (WAS) – You can’t really say Campbell is in slump, but in terms of fantasy performance, it is certainly fair to call him an underachiever in recent weeks. With a week 8 match up against Detroit in wait, you can probably expect Campbell to break his streak of sub par games. The Lions currently have the second worst pass defense in the NFL, and have allowed 11 passing TD’s in just 6 games, while only posting 1 interception. In 2007, Campbell threw for 248 yards, 2 TD’s and no interceptions against a similarly bad Detroit secondary. He should be a beneficial asset for your starting fantasy roster, at least for a week anyway. Check injury report: groin
4. Phillip Rivers (SD) – He isn’t your most dependable fantasy option, but it’s hard to argue with his NFL leading 16 TD passes. The good news is that Rivers should be very dependable in week 8 against the Saints. New Orleans has struggled against opposing passing games throughout the season allowing 222 yards per game. The game will be played in London, so there could be some jet lag involved, but we still like Rivers’ chances to continue lighting up the score board with this match up.
5. Kurt Warner (ARI) – He will probably have all he can handle this week facing the Panthers 2nd ranked pass defense, but with Anquan Boldin back and the emergence of Steve Breaston, you still have to like his chances for another big fantasy performance in week 8. In spite of the difficult match up against Carolina, Warner remains a must start.
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