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Week Eight Fantasy Football Surprises

WR Steve Breaston, Arizona Cardinals:

With WR Anquan Boldin returning, anyone watching the Cardinals expected to see Breaston fade to the background in ways eerily similiar to the way Bryant Johnson did.  This doesn't mean Breaston hasn't proven to be more effective than Johnson. It only means they Cards passing game only has enough balls for two WRs. 

Nine receptions later, Breaston again demonstrated he is no Bryant Johnson.  This occurred despite Bolding and Fitzgerald getting their nine and seven recpetions, respectively. 

This team is going to throw even more.  QB Kurt Warner's fantasy value is up while RBs Edgerrin James and Tim Hightower's value is down.

RB Mewelde Moore, Pittsburgh Steelers:

I did not expect Moore to be so successful with 84 yards rushing and a TD.  Nevermind doing so in a Steelers' loss.  Because Moore has been successful in three consectuive games while filling in for Willie Parker, I expect Moore to take away carries from Parker when he returns.

QB J.T. O'Sullivan, San Francisco 49ers:

Benched at half time in favor of Shaun Hill, JTO's value in fantasy and real-life are down.  He is worth less now than he was when he backed-up Jon Kitna in Detroit and offered hope.

I would not be surprised to see QB Shaun Hill produce as well as JTO did.  After all, a TD and 200 yards minus the INTs and fumbles beats what JTO was doing.

RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, New England Patriots:

After 68 yards in a half's worth of work, I sensed BenJarvus was ready to take the mantle of reliable running back.  13 rushing yards later, I am back where the season began.  Pining for a Sammie Morris' breakout.  The New England rushing game remains a fantasy black hole.

WR Donnie Avery, St. Louis Rams:

He was the first wide receiver selected in the 2008 NFL Draft.  Most people were surprised to even hear his name when all the more hyped WRs had yet to be taken.  This looks like a case of a front office knowing more than the informed masses.  Avery is going to give Eagles' WR DeSean Jackson a run for his money as the top rookie WR.

RB Ronnie Brown, Miami Dolphins:

Yikes!  He is being outplayed by Ricky Williams.  Right now, he is back to sitting on the bench of fantasy teams.

WR Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints:

Can anyone explain the utter lack of production from Colston since he returned two weeks ago?  Given his lofty value when the season started, I can see fantasy teams being reluctant to sit him, but c'mon!  Zero and two catches?