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Fantasy Land: Studs and Duds, Week 8

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    GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 18: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers looks to pass in the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 18, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    A two-time champion in a hardcore keeper league, including some know-it-all media "experts," Adam Boedeker gives his fantasy expertise on a weekly basis.

    Stud of the Week

    Philip Rivers, QB, SD — Rivers is quite simply really fun to watch, whether he's soaring or crashing and burning, he's fun to watch. At the moment, he's in the middle of his annual early- to mid-season tear that usually results in a major fade down the stretch for fantasy purposes. This week, he gets a Ravens defense that is on life support and has been torched by more than its fair share of quarterbacks this year.

    Honorable mention:Cam Newton, CAR (vs. IND); Chris Johnson, ARI (at CLE); John Brown, ARI (at CLE); Stefon Diggs, MIN (at CHI).

    Dud of the Week

    Peyton Manning, QB, DEN — The former fantasy darling is getting to the point where he is often going to be a bench candidate, even though most Manning owners probably have him as their No. 1 quarterback on their rosters. He's simply been bad this year, and this week, he gets a Green Bay team that has more interceptions this year than passing touchdowns allowed. Look out.

    Honorable mention:Derek Carr, OAK (vs. NYJ); Ryan Tannehill, MIA (at NE); Darren McFadden, DAL (vs. SEA); Amari Cooper, OAK (vs. NYJ).