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Fantasy Football 2023: Week 8 Quarterback and Tight End Sleepers and Streamers

Once again, we are in the midst of an exciting NFL season. Now begins the process of setting the best lineup possible on a weekly basis. Each week, we have you covered as we go through options at both the quarterback and tight end positions. Let us dig into some Week 8 Quarterback Sleepers and Streamers along with some Week 8 Tight End Sleepers and Streamers. With six teams on bye this week, things are going to be a little tougher and look a little different.

Week 8 Quarterback Sleepers and Streamers

Quarterback Sleepers

Zach Wilson, New York Jets

Delusional Jets fan here. Stick with me though. In each of the past few weeks, it has become quite obvious that Zach Wilson is looking increasingly more comfortable under center. With Breece Hall on the ground, there is a strong base in place for the Jets offensively. Hall is fully past his knee injury from last season, and his presence truly opens up the offense.

That has been on display over the past few weeks and Wilson is coming off two big victories. Prior to their bye, New York defeated Denver before taking down the previously unbeaten Eagles. It is notable that in his last four games, Wilson has just one interception.

One criticism has been that the Jets have been hesitant to truly loosen things up with Wilson. After their bye week though, the expectation is that we will see more from Wilson. This comes in what is a winnable matchup against the Giants.

Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh Steelers

Kenny Pickett was someone a lot of people, myself included, liked heading into the season. To this point, he has not made me look good. Pickett has had his share of struggles. Despite leading Pittsburgh to victory last week, Pickett failed to throw for a touchdown although he did pick one up on the ground.

This week, Pickett has a good matchup to target in facing the Jaguars. Pickett has gone two straight weeks without throwing an interception and getting Diontae Johnson back also helps. The weapons are there with Johnson and George Pickens and Pickett is interesting as one of our sleepers and streamers.

Quarterback Streamers

Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams

It really is time to give Matthew Stafford respect once again. First, he did it with Puka Nacua and TuTu Atwell, but now Cooper Kupp is back as well. This week he faces a Dallas team that is without Trevon Diggs which bodes well for his prospects in the secondary.

With Kyren Williams sidelined this week and the Rams piecing together a running game, the emphasis placed on Stafford is even larger. Last week, Royce Freeman gained 66 yards on 12 carries while Stafford passed for just 231 yards in a losing effort. It is clear that the Rams need their quarterback to complete more than 14 of 29 passes. This week, Stafford figures to be a lot busier. There is also a floor here from the reliable veteran that we don’t get with a lot of other options.

Sam Howell, Washington Commanders

I feel like Sam Howell is a consistent target with my sleepers and streamers. It is for good reason though as Howell continues to be a solid option.

While he didn’t throw for a touchdown last week, Howell did pick up 249 passing yards. Washington does rely on him to move the ball through the air, and that will have to be the case as they try and keep pace with the Eagles. With Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, and Jahan Dotson, Howell is not hurting for weapons.

Week 8 Tight End Sleepers and Streamers

Tight End Sleepers

Trey McBride, Arizona Cardinals

With Zach Ertz on Injured Reserve, it is all about Trey McBride here. We know that the Arizona passing offensive has not been incredibly explosive, but there is a clear answer at the top of the depth chart.

Over the past two weeks, McBride caught seven of 11 targets for 91 yards and the upside is there. The issue though is the Cardinals offense holding him back. The other concern is that it is a tough matchup this week against Baltimore.

Michael Meyer, Las Vegas Raiders

We were on Michael Meyer last week, and that continues this week. The problem though is that the Raiders offense simply didn’t show up. Meyer was only targeted four times against Chicago and turned that into two catches for 13 yards. That came a week after catch five passes for 75 yards, so we know that the upside is there.

In a favorable matchup against Detroit this week, we are giving Meyer another chance. Additionally, the game script should support the Raiders playing from behind and taking it to the air.

Tight End Streamers

David Njoku, Cleveland Browns

The quarterback situation for the Browns is a mess. DeShaun Watson will be sidelined once again this week which means we will be back to P.J. Walker under center. While David Njoku continues to be a large part of the Browns’ offense, the problem is that the results have mixed. To expand on that though, we can say the same about many tight ends so far this season.

From a quantity standpoint, Njoku was busy last week in what was his best game of the season. While he is still looking for his first touchdown, Njoku was targeted nine times. He turned that into five receptions for 54 yards. The good news is that Njoku does have a secure role in Cleveland’s offense.

Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints

Taysom Hill is always going to be a tough player to forecast. He has an interesting role in New Orleans’ offense as well as a unique skill set.

Over the past two weeks, especially with the injury to Juwan Johnson, Hill has been very busy as a receiver. He has been targeted 13 times and Hill has proven to be up to the task. In that stretch, he has 11 receptions for 99 yards, and that is is as good as any when it comes to tight ends these days. Last week, the Saints also gave Hill five carries and he was able to turn that into 18 yards and a touchdown. While we can’t forecast that, it is a nice bonus.

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