PewterReport.com’s Andrew Scavelli will be joining News Channel 8’s Dan Lucas every Tuesday night on the 11 p.m. newscast to keep you up to date on the latest fantasy football news and discuss potential players to target for that week’s matchups.
What does the future hold in store for Tampa Bay’s backfield? With Marshawn Lynch and Amari Cooper no longer a part of Oakland’s offense, which Raiders will help to fill their roles and should be targeted? What other AFC West wide receiver may be on the move and who will replace him? Which defense in that same division might be worth picking up to start this week? Watch week 8’s Fantasy Football Forecast to find out!
Each week Scavelli will also be answering your fantasy football questions submitted to the comments section of our Fantasy Mailbox, which will be posted on Pewter Report’s official Instagram account @pewterreport every Monday afternoon. Below are the questions that were asked in our mailbox for this week’s edition of the FANTASY MAILBAG.
Question: Carlos Hyde or Nick Chubb?
Answer: Just as the Cleveland Browns decided, in both the short term and long term I’m playing Nick Chubb over Carlos Hyde. Hyde could be a potential FLEX option for the next couple weeks while he’s filling in for Jacksonville’s starter, Leonard Fournette, but he’ll likely split time with T.J. Yeldon. Chubb on the other hand will be the workhorse in Cleveland’s backfield, as he out-touched Duke Johnson 18-5 in last Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay. Both of these players will face tough matchups this week with Hyde going against the Eagles and Chubb squaring off against Pittsburgh, but Chubb is still the safer bet for fantasy production between the pair.