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NFL Week 8 Fantasy Football Recap: Green Bay Packers vs. Buffalo Bills

Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) is tackled by Green Bay Packers linebacker De'Vondre Campbell (59) after a catch in the second quarter at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Stefon Diggs: 6 receptions, 108 yards, 1 touchdown

Aaron Jones: 20 carries, 143 yards, 4 receptions, 14 receiving yards

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MonitorChristian Watson‘s health: Watson suffered a concussion after his only catch and didn’t return to the game.

  • He had missed the last two weeks and was questionable coming into the game with a hamstring injury.
  • He played six of the first eight snaps, seeing more playing time than fellow rookie Romeo Doubs, albeit in run situations.
  • He was playing across from Sammy Watkins, as Allen Lazard was inactive due to injury and Randall Cobb is on injured reserve.
  • Doubs resumed the starting role after the injury and scored the Packers' first touchdown.
  • Amari Rodgers was used in three-receiver sets from that point on, although he never saw a target.
  • Doubs is worth a waiver wire claim, as he’s the only intriguing healthy option on the offense. He led the team in targets and receiving yards.

Add James Cook: The Bills rookie put up the best numbers of his career and could continue to play more.

  • He ran the ball five times for 34 yards and caught a 41-yard pass.
  • Zack Moss was inactive in Buffalo's last game, which showed Cook was a clear second on the depth chart.
  • Moss was active tonight, but Cook was still the only other running back to see playing time.
  • Buffalo has one of the easiest schedules remaining and will have plenty of low-risk opportunities to let Cook play, giving him a chance to earn more playing time.

Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.


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