If you have been employing Jared Goff as your team’s fantasy quarterback lately, it might be a good idea to find someone else for this week, if you haven’t already.
Per Jamey Eisenberg of CBS Sports, the Dolphins is no to be taken lightly this week. That, combined with a lack of stellar performances from Goff so far this season, makes it tough to feel confident in the quarterback in Week 8.
“Goff has scored 20 Fantasy points or less in three of his past four games, and I expect him to have another down game this week against the Dolphins,” says Eisenberg. “Miami’s defense has played well aside from two big outings from Josh Allen and Russell Wilson, and the Dolphins have allowed just seven passing touchdowns compared to five interceptions on the season. Coming off a bye week, I expect Miami’s defense to be ready for this matchup, and Goff should be considered a low-end starter in deeper leagues at best.”
There’s a higher chance of rookie Tua Tagovailoa struggling in his first career start than breaking out, so the game script against Miami may also not be all that favorable for Goff, as well. If the Rams find themselves up early, it could be a big outing for the backfield as they try to shorten the game as much as possible.
Now for today’s links.
Listen to the latest comments from the podium on Wednesday (TheRams.com)
Sean McVay doesn’t think there’s added pressure following championships by the Lakers and Dodgers this year (The Rams Wire)
Jared Goff would love to complete a L.A. “three-peat” this year (NFL.com)
Johnny Hekker was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month (TheRams.com)
Which quarterbacks to start or sit in Week 8 (CBS Sports)
Todd McShay discusses Tua before his first start, plus reports on Burrow/Herbert (ESPN+)
Big Ben somehow ended up in a division full of Heisman winners (ESPN)
The Packers are reportedly interested in Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (Pro Football Talk)
Aaron Rodgers thinks it’s crazy that Vikings HC Mike Zimmer is on the hot seat (NFL.com)
Nick Shook highlights the top-10 players in YAC for 2020 (NFL.com)