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Week 8 Live Blog

by Ryan McDowell
Updated On: October 28, 2018, 12:51 pm ET

The Week Eight Sunday slate is underway after the Eagles defeated the Jaguars as QB Carson Wentz tossed three touchdowns. The rest of the day's action includes some potential high-scoring games that should light up fantasy scoreboards.

 

(7:38PM) A turnover on a kickoff return will seal the Packers fate and give the Rams a huge win to stay undefeated. Here are the late afternoon finals...

Rams 29, Packers 27

Cardinals 18, 49ers 15

Colts 42, Raiders 28

 

 

(7:26PM) TOUCHDOWN: What a difference a week makes! The Cardinals have scored a late touchdown on a nine-yard strike from rookie QB Josh Rosen to fellow rookie WR Christian Kirk to take the lead over the 49ers. Rosen then hit WR Larry Fitzgerald for a two-point conversion to make the score 18-15 with just 34 seconds remaining. 

 

(7:16PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Packers have taken a lead with under nine minutes remaining on a 40-yard touchdown pass from QB Aaron Rodgers to rookie WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling

 

(7:15PM) INJURY: Cardinals RB David Johnson is out of the game, being evaluated for a concussion. Johnson has 101 total yards in the game.

 

(6:56PM) TOUCHDOWN: Good things seem to happen when RB Aaron Jones gets the ball. Jones just ran up the middle for a 33-yard touchdown, cutting the Rams lead to just three points as the third quarter nears an end. Jones has 82 rushing yards on the day. 

 

(6:54PM) TOUCHDOWN: The huge day for Colts RB Marlon Mack continues as he scores again, his second of the day. Mack has 146 total yards and just iced the game, putting the Colts up two scores with three minutes left. 

 

(6:51PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Cardinals are hanging around in this game after WR Larry Fitzgerald caught a 13-yard score from rookie QB Josh Rosen. Fitz has six grabs for 71 yards in the game. 

 

(6:44PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Colts finally got veteran TE Jack Doyle back on the field and QB Andrew Luck wasted no time getting him involved in the offense. Doyle has six catches for 70 yards and just caught a 10-yard touchdown, his first of the season. The Colts lead 35-28 with just over five minutes left. 

 

(6:33PM) TOUCHDOWN: There's the Todd Gurley touchdown you were looking for. The Rams RB took a short pass from QB Jared Goff and took it 30 yards for a score. He then caught another Goff pass for a successful two-point conversion. 

 

(6:29PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Colts have tied up the game on a four-yard run from RB Marlon Mack who is up to 101 rushing yards on 17 carries. 

 

(6:22PM) TOUCHDOWN: The 49ers finally found the end zone as QB CJ Beathard hit a streaking WR Marquise Goodwin who took it in for a 55-yard touchdown, giving San Fran a 12-3 lead in a game lacking much offense. 

 

(6:13PM) TOUCHDOWN: Raiders QB Derek Carr stepped away from a sack and found WR Brandon LaFell in the back of the end zone for a touchdown to regain the lead over the Colts. That's three passing scores for Carr today, along with 213 passing yards. 

 

(6:01PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Rams are on the board after QB Jared Goff found WR Josh Reynolds for a one-yard score, making the score 10-8 after an earlier safety. RB Todd Gurley has 115 total yards in the first half but no touchdowns. 

 

(5:58PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Colts have now found the end zone as TE Eric Ebron hauled down another score. Ebron now leads the team with 37 yards in the game on three receptions. QB Andrew Luck has 128 yards and two scores. 

 

(5:56PM) The Raiders have opened a 31-13 lead over the Colts but the Indy running game is keeping drives alive. Rookie RB Nyheim Hines has 47 yards on just five carries while starting RB Marlon Mack just broke a 49-yarder to push his total yardage to 112 yards midway through the third quarter. 

 

(5:25PM) We had all hoped for major changes with the Cardinals Offense and so far, there are mixed results. RB David Johnson has totaled 36 yards on six touches, while WR Larry Fitzgerald has seen a team-high five targets, catching two for five yards. The Cardinals lead the 49ers 3-2.

 

 

(5:19PM) The top-scoring FF WRs of the week, so far...

WR1- Marvin Jones

WR2- Sammy Watkins

WR3- Mike Evans

WR4- Tyler Boyd

WR5- DeAndre Hopkins

 

(5:04PM) The top-scoring FF RBs of the week, so far...

RB1- James Conner

RB2- Joe Mixon

RB3- Adrian Peterson

RB4- Kenyan Drake

RB5- Christian McCaffrey

 

 

(5:01PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Raiders and QB Derek Carr have their second touchdown of the day. Carr found TE Jared Cook for a 25-yard score, giving Oakland a 14-10 lead. 

 

(4:53PM) Let's begin looking at the top fantasy performers for Week Eight, so far...

QB1- Deshaun Watson

QB2- Cam Newton

QB3- Patrick Mahomes

QB4- Carson Wentz

QB5- Russell Wilson

 

 

 

(4:47PM) TOUCHDOWN: After WR Davante Adams got them into the red zone, RB Jamaal Williams finished off the drive for the Packers with a one-yard score, taking a 7-0 lead over the Rams. 

 

(4:43PM) TOUCHDOWN: The new look Raiders, having traded WR Amari Cooper and losing RB Marshawn Lynch to the injured reserve over the bye week, have gotten on the board against the Colts. QB Derek Carr hit WR Seth Roberts for a 31-yard score.  

 

(4:41PM) In a game we expect to feature multiple huge plays, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and WR Davante Adams hooked up for the first one, a 48-yard strike that put Green Bay in the red zone. 

 

(4:23PM) All of the early games are now in the books. Here are the final scores:

Redskins 20, Giants 13

Steelers 33, Browns 18

Seahawks 28, Lions 14

Chiefs 30, Broncos 23

Panthers 36, Ravens 21

Bears 24, Jets 10

Bengals 37, Buccaneers 34

 

(4:21PM) INJURY: As the Bengals work for a potential game-winning field goal, Bengals QB Andy Dalton hit WR AJ Green for a huge gain but Green came up limping and is being checked on the field for a potential ankle injury. 

 

(4:18PM) TOUCHDOWN: The late games are underway and the Colts wasted no time in taking a lead over Oakland. QB Andrew Luck hit TE Mo Alie-Cox for a 26-yard score. RB Marlon Mack had 20 total yards on the first drive. 

 

(4:15PM) TOUCHDOWN: We have a touchdown and a QB controversy. Buccaneers QB Ryan Fitzpatrick connected with TE OJ Howard for an 18-yard score and then WR Chris Godwin for a successful two-point conversion. That caps an 18-point comeback for the Bucs and the Bengals have 1:05 to avoid overtime. 

 

(4:13PM) TOUCHDOWN: It's a meaningless late-game touchdown for many but crucial for many fantasy players. QB Eli Manning found TE Evan Engram for a two-yard score, cutting the lead to seven points with 17 seconds remaining. 

 

(4:09PM) INJURY: As the Buccaneers try to come back against the Bengals, they might have to do it without WR Mike Evans, who limped off the field and is being checked on the sidelines. 

 

(4:02PM) TOUCHDOWN: Ravens rookie QB Lamar Jackson just threw his first career touchdown pass, finding fellow rookie, TE Hayden Hurst for a 22-yard score. 

 

(3:56PM) TOUCHDOWN: Redskins RB Adrian Peterson is looking like a league-winner if you added him early this season. Peterson just scored his second touchdown of the day, a 36-yard run, to give Washington a 19-6 lead over the Giants. 

 

(3:55PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Browns Defense has given up. Steelers RB James Conner made a 22-yard touchdown run look easy as he was barely touched, giving Pittsburgh a 33-12 lead. We could see changes in Cleveland this week. 

 

(3:52PM) Teammates in college at USC, Jets QB Sam Darnold and WR Deontay Burnett are again playing together, this time for the Jets. New York's receiving corps has been decimated and Burnett, an undrafted free agent, leads the team with four catches for 61 yards. 

 

(3:50PM) TOUCHDOWN: We might be witnessing a case of Fitzmagic. Tampa Bay backup QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has led a touchdown drive, finding WR Mike Evans for a 72-yard score and cutting the Cincy lead to just eight points with over nine minutes remaining. 

 

(3:43PM) Rookie RB Kerryon Johnson hasn't had many opportunities to run as the Lions have trailed for the entire game but he has made an impact as a receiver, catching six balls for 69 yards. He's got 91 total yards. 

 

(3:41PM) The Giants have had almost no substance of an offense today but rookie RB Saquon Barkley has still managed 104 total yards on 19 touches midway through the final quarter. 

 

(3:37PM) TOUCHDOWN: That was a Jordan Howard drive for the Bears. The big back finished off a drive with a two-yard score, giving him 62 rushing yards for the game and Chicago now leads the Jets 24-10. 

 

(3:34PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Panthers and QB Cam Newton had an answer for the Ravens. Newton cruised into the end zone for a 12-yard score. Newton leads the team with 51 rushing yards in the game. 

 

(3:31PM) Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston threw his fourth interception of the game, this one going back for a Bengals touchdown. Following the pick, Winston was benched in favor of veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is now leading a drive as the Bucs trail 34-16. 

 

(3:30PM) TOUCHDOWN: Lions WR Marvin Jones scored his second touchdown of the day, also the second for the Lions team. Jones has a 4/70/2 line for the day. 

 

(3:28PM) TOUCHDOWN: Jets rookie TE Chris Herndon made it three games in a row as he caught a 16-yard score from QB Sam Darnold, cutting the Bears lead to just seven points early in the fourth quarter. 

 

(3:23PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Ravens aren't out of it yet. QB Joe Flacco found RB Buck Allen for a nine-yard score, cutting it to a two-score lead. 

 

(3:21PM) INJURY: Not that anyone really noticed but Buccaneers rookie RB Ronald Jones has been ruled out for the remainder of the game with a hamstring injury. He has two carries for -3 yards. 

 

(3:17PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Browns Defense is struggling as the Steelers did whatever they wanted on the latest drive. RB James Conner scored on a 12-yard touchdown run. He's got 135 total yards on the day. 

 

(3:14PM) TOUCHDOWN: Seattle RB Chris Carson just scored on a seven-yard touchdown, giving the Seahawks a 28-7 lead over Detroit early in the final period. 

 

(3:13PM) INJURY: Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders just headed to the sidelines holding his arm and is now being checked by medical staff. He's caught all four targets today for 66 yards. 

 

(3:10PM) TOUCHDOWN: Thanks to several Steelers mistakes, the Browns had the ball inside the five-yard line and QB Baker Mayfield tossed to WR Antonio Callaway, who made a tough catch despite being interfered with, good for a one-yard score. 

 

(3:05PM) TOUCHDOWN: A review took away a touchdown from QB Jameis Winston and WR Adam Humphries but RB Peyton Barber finished off the drive on a one-yard touchdown run, cutting the Bengals lead to 27-16. 

 

(3:00PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Chiefs have scored again as QB Patrick Mahomes tossed a short pass to RB Kareem Hunt, who proceeded to hurdle one defender and drag another to the end zone on his way to a 23-yard touchdown. 

 

(2:58PM) TOUCHDOWN: In a game almost completely devoid of offense, Bears QB Mitch Trubisky just found rookie WR Anthony Miller for a four-yard touchdown in the back corner of the end zone. That was Miller's first grab of the day. 

 

(2:51PM) A few fantasy contributors have been shut down today. TE Trey Burton and TE David Njoku do not have a catch yet, while Lions WR Kenny Golladay has one grab for 12 yards and Bucs WR Chris Godwin also has 1/12. 

 

(2:47PM) TOUCHDOWN: Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins continues his big day with his second touchdown of the game, this time on a 10-yard strike from QB Patrick Mahomes. Watkins is up to five receptions for 80 yards and two scores. 

 

(2:37PM) Most games are now at halftime, so let's have a look at the top fantasy performers from the afternoon games...

QB- Russell Wilson, Andy Dalton, Cam Newton

RB- Joe Mixon, Christian McCaffrey, Tarik Cohen

WR- Tyler Boyd, Antonio Brown, DJ Moore

TE- Travis Kelce, Greg Olsen, Ed Dickson

 

(2:34PM) There was some doubt about the health of Colts RB Marlon Mack (ankle) but he is active for the late afternoon game. 

 

(2:26PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Steelers got another score as the first half came to a close. QB Ben Roethlisberger hit WR Antonio Brown from one-yard out. Brown has caught all five looks in the game for 59 yards and two scores. 

 

(2:23PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Broncos made it a game as halftime neared thanks to a 24-yard touchdown from QB Case Keenum to WR Tim Patrick

 

(2:22PM) TOUCHDOWN: Bengals QB Andy Dalton hit WR AJ Green for the 17-yard score to end the drive and add to their commanding lead, now up to 28-6. 

 

(2:20PM) Bengals RB Joe Mixon is trying to match his teammate WR Tyler Boyd and is now up to 114 rushing yards after a 43-yard powerful run against the Bucs. Cincy is in the red zone. 

 

(2:16PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Chiefs are heating up after their slow start. QB Patrick Mahomes hit WR Sammy Watkins for a short pass right up the middle and the receiver did the rest, scampering into the end zone for a 13-yard score. Kansas City leads 16-7.  

 

(2:13PM) TOUCHDOWN: This is the formula and this is how fantasy players benefit. The Bucs fall behind early, forcing QB Jameis Winston to throw the rest of the game. Winston dropped a bomb to WR DeSean Jackson, good for a 60-yard score and cutting the Cincy lead to 21-6. 

 

(2:08PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Seahawks have scored again. QB Russell Wilson threw his third touchdown of the day, finding TE Ed Dickson for a 12-yard score. This is Dickson's first game of the season after dealing with a groin injury. 

 

(2:06PM) TOUCHDOWN: Bengals RB Joe Mixon has his second touchdown of the day, this one coming on an eight-yard run to cap off a long drive. WR Tyler Boyd continues to eat up the Bucs D, posting a 6/112/1 line on six targets. 

 

(2:03PM) TOUCHDOWN: A pass from QB Cam Newton was tipped near the line and RB Christian McCaffrey came down with it for a six-yard score, his second touchdown of the day. The Panthers are dominating the Ravens. 

 

(2:02PM) In his second week as the Browns starter, RB Nick Chubb is heating up. He has 52 yards on nine carries midway through the second quarter. 

 

(1:55PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Steelers were struggling early and QB Ben Roethlisberger had already thrown an interception. They made up for that though as Big Ben connected with WR Antonio Brown for a 43-yard score to take the lead, 7-6, over Cleveland.

 

(1:54PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Chiefs are back in front after QB Patrick Mahomes found TE Travis Kelce for a nine-yard score. Kelce has a 2/24/1 line for the game. 

 

(1:53PM) TOUCHDOWN: Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has already throw two interceptions and the Bengals have capitalized. QB Andy Dalton hit WR Tyler Boyd for a nine-yard score to make in 14-0. Boyd has caught all four targets for 67 yards. 

 

(1:51PM) The Chiefs have started slowly, being held to just three first-quarter points for the second time this season. They finally hit a big gainer as WR Tyreek Hill caught a short pass from QB Patrick Mahomes and took it 40 yards. 

 

(1:50PM) With veteran WR Torrey Smith out today, many expected rookie WR DJ Moore to step up for the Panthers. He's doing just that early, catching all three of his targets for 38 yards early in the second quarter. 

 

(1:46PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Panthers have scored again on one of the league's top defenses, Baltimore. QB Cam Newton connected with TE Greg Olsen for an 11-yard score to give Carolina a 14-7 lead. 

 

(1:41PM) TOUCHDOWN: A Lions fumbled kickoff gave the ball right back to Seattle in the red zone and QB Russell Wilson hit WR David Moore, who juggled the ball before coming down with it for a 15-yard touchdown. 

 

(1:37PM) The Redskins defender interfered with WR Odell Beckham but it didn't stop him from making a sliding, one-handed 44-yard reception. That's the first catch of the day for OBJ. 

 

(1:35PM) TOUCHDOWN: Seattle has knotted the game against the Lions on a 24-yard touchdown pass from QB Russell Wilson to WR Tyler Lockett, his first grab of the day. 

 

(1:35PM) TOUCHDOWN: Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey has found the paint, scoring from 11 yards out against the Ravens. 

 

(1:33PM) TOUCHDOWN: Bengals RB Joe Mixon finished off a successful drive with a leap from the one-yard line for the score. More good news for Cincy...WR Tyler Boyd was back on the field and had a near touchdown himself. He's up to 2/50 for the game. 

 

(1:31PM) The Chiefs and QB Patrick Mahomes got solid gains from WR Tyreek Hill (22 yards) and TE Travis Kelce (15 yards) but had to settle for a field goal after a fourth-down penalty moved them back. 

 

(1:30PM) Seahawks RB Chris Carson is off to a solid start, rushing for 37 yards on seven carries against the Lions. 

 

(1:28PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Redskins have the lead over the Giants thanks to a short touchdown pass from QB Alex Smith to RB Adrian Peterson, who has 27 total yards in the first quarter. 

 

(1:24PM) TOUCHDOWN: A short dump off pass from QB Mitch Trubisky to RB Tarik Cohen turned into a 70-yard touchdown as the speedy back weaved through and outran the Jets Defense

 

(1:23PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Lions are on the board as QB Matthew Stafford ducked away from defenders, avoiding a sack and throwing a 39-yard bomb to WR Marvin Jones

 

(1:16PM) TOUCHDOWN: Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) is out today which should lead to heavy usage for RB Phillip Lindsay. He begins his day with 17 yards and a touchdown on the opening drive. WR Emmanuel Sanders keyed the drive with a 49-yard reception. 

 

(1:14PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Ravens are the first team to find the end zone in the afternoon games as RB Alex Collins scored on a nifty run from 14 yards out. 

 

(1:10PM) INJURY: Good news for Browns fans! RB Duke Johnson is back on the field after his earlier injury. 

 

(1:07PM) INJURY: Browns RB Duke Johnson suffered an injury on his second reception of the day. Some are calling it a back injury and he needed help leaving the field. 

 

(1:05PM) INJURY: Bengals WR Tyler Boyd gained 22 yards on his first reception of the day as Cincinnati rips Tampa Bay but he was slow to get up. He was able to leave the field on his own.

 

(1:04PM) Bengals RB Joe Mixon is off to a fast start, gaining 24 yards on his first two touches against the weak Bucs defense. 

 

(12:48PM) Inactive reports have been released, revealing WR Allen Robinson, WR Jamison Crowder and WR Robby Anderson are out. RB Chris Thompson and WR Paul Richardson return to the Redskins lineup.