NFL - Fantasy

Week 8 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Dolphins vs Bills

Larry Rupp
Fantasy football picks for the Miami Dolphins vs Buffalo Bills Week 8 matchup, including Emmanuel Sanders, Mike Gesicki and Tua Tagovailoa.
Fantasy football picks for the Miami Dolphins vs Buffalo Bills Week 8 matchup, including Emmanuel Sanders, Mike Gesicki and Tua Tagovailoa. / Bryan M. Bennett/GettyImages

The Miami Dolphins will look to end a six-game losing streak when they go on the road to take on the Buffalo Bills in Week 8 NFL action. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Bills slated as 13.5-point favorites in a game that is sure to have fantasy football implications.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 8 AFC East showdown.

Mike Gesicki Fantasy

Start Mike Gesicki, TE, Miami Dolphins: The return of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has worked wonders for Mike Gesicki's fantasy value. The fourth-year tight end has hauled in 15 of his 17 targets for 200 yards and 1 touchdown over the last two weeks. He ranks as the TE1 in PPR scoring leagues during that span and is averaging a career-high 61.0 receiving yards per game. Buffalo is not an easy matchup by any means, but Gesicki has been posting TE1 numbers for over a month now. Fantasy managers can feel comfortable starting him given the major role he plays in the Miami offense.

Emmanuel Sanders Fantasy

Start Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Buffalo Bills: Emmanuel Sanders has carved out a nice role as the No. 2 WR on the Bills. The veteran pass-catcher has seen at least 5 targets in every game this season and has surpassed 50 receiving yards in all but one performance. Sanders is also averaging a career-high 17.2 yards per reception this year and draws a favorable matchup in Week 8. The Dolphins have posted the seventh-worst pass defense DVOA rating in the NFL and are giving up the third-most PPR fantasy points to opposing wideouts. The Bills should have no trouble moving the ball down the field through the air and that makes Sanders a must-start player this week.

Tua Tagovailoa Fantasy

Sit Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Miami Dolphins: Fantasy managers have to be excited about the potential quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has shown since his return from the injured reserve. He has thrown for 620 yards and 6 touchdowns over the last two weeks, but this is just a horrible matchup for the Dolphins' starter. The Bills have been stout against quarterbacks and are allowing the fewest fantasy points to the position this season. Overall, Buffalo has posted the best total DVOA rating in the NFL and are allowing just 270.2 total yards per game. This is not the week to move Tagovailoa from the bench into the starting lineup.

Devin Singletary Fantasy

Sit Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills: Running back Devin Singletary has taken a backseat in this Bills' offense for the last month or so. He has been out-snapped by fellow RB Zack Moss in each of the last four games and is averaging just 9.0 carries per game during that span. Singletary showed some fake upside hauling in 5 passes last week, but his 38 receiving yards on the season prove he isn't a threat in the passing game. Yes, the Dolphins have been gashed by opposing rushing attacks all season. However, this seems to be Moss' backfield moving forward. That makes Singletary a bench candidate for now.

SIGN UP AND GET AN INSTANT DEPOSIT BONUS UP TO 500! We'll match 20% of your first deposit on FanDuel Fantasy Sports. Max bonus $500

Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.