Monday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Buccaneers vs Giants

Larry Rupp
Sterling Shepard's chemistry with quarterback Daniel Jones makes him a great start in Week 8.
Sterling Shepard's chemistry with quarterback Daniel Jones makes him a great start in Week 8. / Elsa/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2) look to keep rolling as they head to MetLife stadium to take on the New York Giants (1-6) in a Week 8 Monday Night Football matchup. The Buccaneers are expected to win this game with ease as they are 12.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

But hey, it's Brady vs. the Giants, so who knows what will happen. If you need help with your fantasy football lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for the Week 8 Buccaneers-Giants showdown.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start Scotty Miller, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Buccaneer's wide receiver Chris Godwin is out again this week, which opens up another opportunity for Scotty Miller to be a featured part of the offense. Miller saw 9 targets last week and hauled in 6 of them for 109 yards and scored a touchdown. Miller has seen at least 5 targets in four of his seven games played this season and has proven to be quarterback Tom Brady's favorite deep threat. If your team is struggling with injuries or bye weeks, Miller is more than capable of scoring double-digit fantasy points this week as he faces a Giants' defense giving up 251.3 passing yards per game this season (No. 21 in the NFL).

Start Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants: Sterling Shepard returned to play last week after battling a turf toe injury and caught 6 of 8 targets for 59 yards and scored a touchdown. He played in 77% of the offensive snaps and proved to be one of the Giant's best weapons. Plus, quarterback Daniel Jones has developed a chemistry with Shepard ever since he became the starter midway through last season. If the Giants are forced to play from behind for most of the game as expected, Jones will look Shepard's way early and often. He could be in for a productive night. Shepard is a solid FLEX play in fantasy football both this week and moving forward.

Sit Rob Gronkowski, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Buccaneers' tight end Rob Gronkowski has seemed to find his place in the offense as he has racked up 10 catches for 140 yards and 2 touchdowns over his past two games. As Gronkowski's targets continue to rise, he has also returned to starting tight end consideration in fantasy football. However, he draws a tough matchup this week as the Giants have only given up 1 touchdown to an opposing tight end all season. In fact, this defense has only given up 26 receptions to the position on the year. It's probably best to keep Gronkowski on the bench this week.

Sit Wayne Gallman, RB, New York Giants: When starting running back Devonta Freeman was ruled out for this matchup, many fantasy football managers were quick to pick up Wayne Gallman as he now becomes the expected workhorse for the team. Gallman played in a season-high 53 percent of the offensive snaps last week and rushed for 34 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. He also caught all 5 of his targets in the passing game for 20 yards. Even so, with the Giants offensive line in and out of quarantine this week, it may be tough sledding for Gallman. Plus, he faces a Buccaneers' defense that is giving up just 66.0 rushing yards per game (No. 1 in the NFL). This is a matchup to avoid unless you have no other options at running back.

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