Fantasy Football Projections: Quarterbacks look promising in Fantasy when Steelers host Redskins in Week 8

Andy Lyons

It wouldn't be a shock to see Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and Robert Griffin III finish Week 8 among the top Fantasy QBs for the week.

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But sometimes it's good to know there is statistical evidence to support what we can see. In this case, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Redskins QB Robert Griffin III are poised for big games in Week 8 as Pittsburgh hosts Washington.

According to the folks at Number Fire, Griffin is projected to score around 20 Fantasy points with a 14-for-25, 196-yard, one touchdown and one interception game, along with 60 rushing yards. His total is the third highest among quarterbacks in their projections.

Roethlisberger is less than a full point behind him in fifth place, with an anticipated game of 20-for-33 with 277 yards, two touchdowns and maybe an interception. That'd give him roughly 19 points, Fantasy-wise.

They see Redskins running back Alfred Morris going for around 73 yards on 16 carries with maybe a touchdown, with another 20 yards coming through receiving yards. His counterpart(s), Rashard Mendenhall, Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer don't apppear likely to add up to what Morris will produce, considering Washington's tough run defense (85.3 yards per game, seventh-best in the league, and a run-by-committee approach when they are all healthy).

Four catches and 77 yards isn't out of the question for wide receiver Mike Wallace, with five catches and 73 yards from Antonio Brown. Heath Miller looks to contribute with around five catches, 50 yards, maybe a touchdown and maybe a devastating block on the edge.

Don't expect much from the Redskins receiving trio of Santana Moss (two catches, 32 yards), Leonard Hankerson (four catches, 52 yards) or Aldrick Robinson (three catches, 44 yards) as Washington looks to replace the team's leading receiver, tight end Fred Davis, who was lost for the season with a torn ACL.

The Steelers are five-point favorites at home in this game.


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