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NFL Week 8 - Bucs At Cardinals: Fantasy Football Focus

With two of the four lowest-scoring teams in the league going head-to-head, there isn’t a whole lot to choose from a fantasy standpoint here. Tim Hightower’s fumble problems have made Beanie Wells the better running back to own on the Arizona side, and the latter seems to be a strong play in what figures to be a run- oriented game plan against a leaky Tampa defense.

Carnell Williams offers some value as a flex option due to his receiving skills, but LeGarrette Blount is an emerging sleeper who’s worth picking up if available. It’s hard to recommend sitting a player as good as Fitzgerald, but the presence of a rookie quarterback really downgrades the star wideout’s potential.

Mike Williams has turned into a pretty consistent performer for the Buccaneers, however, and should make for a solid selection as Freeman’s go-to guy. No other Tampa receiver is a strong choice, and Freeman has yet to become an elite fantasy producer and only possesses upside in two-quarterback leagues.

Hall should not be considered.

Arizona has been a pretty good fantasy defense this season and merits a look in a matchup with a Tampa team that isn’t too explosive.

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