Week 8: Sleepers of the Week
James Jones and the Green Bay Packers return home to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in week eight. Jones was kept out of the endzone in week seven, breaking his streak of three consecutive two touchdown games. While Jones has been finding the endzone regularly, he has not topped 56 receiving yards since week one, making him a hit or miss fantasy play. With Jones coming off a poor game -- six receptions for just 53 yards -- it is likely that many fantasy owners will return him to their benches. Fantasy owners should not be so quick to bench Jones, as he is still the Packers' go to wide receiver in the red zone. Fantasy owners should continue to start James Jones and can expect 70 receiving yards and a touchdown against a struggling Jaguars secondary.
Titus Young and the Detroit Lions return home to take on the Seattle Seahawks in week eight. Sitting atop the list of many experts' sleepers to start the season, Titus Young has been a tremendous disappointment so far this season, failing to live up to any of the preseason hype. Young did show flashes in a week seven loss to the Chicago Bears in which he caught six passes for 81 yards. Adding to Young's good performance was an injury to Nate Burleson that will keep him out for the remainder of the season, making Young the Lions' clear number two wide receiver. With defenses constantly double teaming Calvin Johnson, Young will have an opportunity to step up against single coverage. Fantasy owners who cut Young (or were on the verge of giving up on the young wide receiver) should give him at least one more week to try to put something together on the field. Fantasy owners in need of a WR 3 can start Titus Young this week and can expect 75 receiving yards and a touchdown.