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Oct 31, 2017

Week 8 NFL Recap

Week 8 got off to a rough start on Thursday with the 40-0 nail biter in Baltimore.  The fantasy side of the game was as much of a letdown as the actual game, with just two Ravens reaching double digits in Draftboard points (Collins with 15.3 and Maclin with 12.8).

The Texans and Seahawks treated us to a gem of a game and a few monster stat lines. Deshaun Watson continued his rookie tear becoming the first QB in NFL history with four TD passes, 400+ passing yards, and 50+ rushing yards in a game. Deandre Hopkins was a huge beneficiary of Watson’s success exploding for 224 yards and a TD while Will Fuller stayed red hot, cashing in with two TDs on 125 yards for his third two touchdown game in his last four contests.  On the other side of the ball, Russell Wilson somehow managed to outplay Watson’s monster game with four TDs, 452 passing yards and 30 rushing yards while throwing a single interception to Watson's three.

Elsewhere around the league, JuJu Smith-Schuster (owner of the top TD celebration on the year for his hide and seek with Le’Veon Bell) had the best game of his young career with 193 yards on seven receptions and a TD. Jack Doyle led all TE’s in scoring this week with 121 yards on 12 receptions and a TD.  Deandre Washington was the back to own in Oakland, grabbing eight passes and a TD to go with 92 total yards in Lynch’s one week absence.

Dan Quinn
CEO, Draftboard.com