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INDIANAPOLIS --- If you need some salary relief this week with RBs getting more and more expensive, consider Frank Gore. The Panthers are in the bottom half on the league stopping the run, Gore is a bellcow, and the Colts have said all week they want to get him more involved.
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STEVE'S FANDUEL WEEK 8 LINEUP
QB - Ben Roethlisberger (PIT, $8,200)
RB - Doug Martin (TB, $7,500)
RB - Justin Forsett (BAL, $6,900)
WR - Larry Fitzgerald (ARZ, $7,700)
WR - Antonio Brown (PIT, $8,400)
WR - Tavon Austin (STL, $5,300)
TE - Tyler Eifert (CIN, $6,000)
K - Matt Bryant (ATL, $4,800)
DEF - Rams ($5,100)
Total Salary - $59,000; Remaining Salary - $100
Bonus Sleeper Pick - Chargers RB Danny Woodhead ($6,000)
Big Ben is back, which means Antonio Brown is back too as a top-3 fantasy WR. Brown was the #1 scoring flex player in PPR leagues last season and continued that with Big Ben earlier this season before he got hurt. Hopefully a match-up with the unbeaten Bengals will keep their usage low in tournaments.
The Ravens get a West Coast team coming cross country for an early game that isn't good against the run. Justin Forsett should get a big workload.
John Brown is dealing with a hamstring issue for the Cardinals, which should mean even more targets for Larry Fitzgerald in a great match-up. Don't let his quiet couple of weeks scare you off, like they will the rest of the crowd in your tournaments.
My biggest wild card pick this week is Tavon Austin, and I'm pairing him with the Rams D in hopes of getting double points if Austin has a return for a touchdown on special teams.
Tyler Eifert is probably the safest play among tight ends this week.
Colts Media Reporter Steve Andress' picks for the top fantasy matchups this week.