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Erickson: NFL Week 8 fantasy football start 'em or sit 'em

London, England, United Kingdom; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws the ball before an NFL International Series Game against the New York Jets at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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My Week 7 start/sits picks went 16-9-2, with an even split stemming from the tight end position. It's crucial to bounce back with fantasy teams in need of tight end waiver wire pickups due to Mark Andrews and Darren Waller being unavailable while on byes this week.  

It's time to find out which players are tricks and which ones are treats for NFL Week 8.

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KIRK COUSINS, MINNESOTA VIKINGS

NFL fans are rarely treated to a prime-time matchup between two teams that rank in the top six in plays per game, but that’s the case with Sunday night’s marquee dome game that pits the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys in a projected 54.5-point shootout.

Related: NFL Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings via Andrew Erickson

Points are going to be plentiful in this matchup, which is why Cousins should be in all lineups. The Cowboys rank fifth in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks this season, and their reliance on Cover 1 (man coverage with a single safety deep) plays into Cousins’ strengths.

Captain Kirk is PFF’s fourth-highest graded quarterback versus Cover 1 this season (87.7).

CARSON WENTZ, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Two words: Tennessee Titans. Their defense has struggled to stop the passing game this season — outside of the extremely rare Week 7 shutdown of the Kansas City offense — green lighting Wentz as a solid streaming option for Week 8.

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