Fantasy Football, Week 8: Tim Tebow, Willis McGahee Go Opposite Ways

During Week 8, fantasy football owners will again need to make a tough decision on Tim Tebow. Others will need to find a replacement for Willis McGahee.

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Fantasy Football Week 8 Advice: Tim Tebow, Demaryius Thomas Could Turn Into A Fantasy Threat

Fantasy football owners need to start making their final decision before this week's game get underway. The likely decision some owners will need to make is whether Tim Tebow should start for their teams when he goes up against the Detroit Lions. There's always the chance that he plays a full 60 minutes of the way he played the first 55 minutes of last Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. Or he could play like those last five minutes for the entire game. But more than likely Tebow will be somewhere in the middle.

NumberFire has updated its fantasy projections for Tim Tebow and he's actually seen a nearly two-point increase since the original projections came out. He's still more than likely going to beat his projections of 27 rushing yards, but it's his passing yards (203) that could be in doubt.

However, Tebow seems to have developed a connection with Demaryius Thomas after last week's game when the two hooked up for a late touchdown. NumberFire has put a projection up for Thomas of three receptions for 48 yards (rounding the numbers here). That does seem about right since Thomas is still developing and will need to look out for Eric Decker and Eddie Royal also involved in the receiving game.

Below are numberFire's projections for the Broncos this weekend:

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Fantasy Football Week 8 Start/Sit: Tim Tebow Remains Denver Broncos' Best Bet For Fantasy Start

Tim Tebow receives start No. 2 this season for the Denver Broncos and he'll go up against the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Given his dual-threat as a runner and as a passer, Tebow remains the best fantasy option to start but also a high risk. According to numberFire, Tebow is projected to gain 15.69 points; however, as we saw last week, the rushing yards are on the low end of projections for him. Tebow wound up gaining 65 yards on the ground since he is an improvisational quarterback. That quality is what makes him worthy of starting.

Knowshon Moreno isn't projected for a great day by numberFire, but he will be the team's starter at running back with Willis McGahee's broken hand preventing him from taking the field. As such, he is projected for 6.31 points right now. Given Moreno's lack of success in the league so far, those numbers he has seem about right. With Tebow also able to run, Moreno's fantasy numbers could suffer.

NumberFire doesn't have enough data to project anything for Demaryius Thomas yet, but Tebow did target him several times against the Miami Dolphins. Thomas did have a touchdown reception from Tebow in that game as well. He might be worth a start as a No. 3 receiver or in a flex slot.

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 8: Knowshon Moreno Should Be A Hot Pick Up

Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno will be claimed off many fantasy football waiver wires this week after Willis McGahee's hand surgery will keep him out for several weeks.

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Tim Tebow Keeps Fantasy Football Owners In Suspense, But Provides In The End

If any fantasy owners decided to take the risk and start Denver Brocos quarterback Tim Tebow on Sunday, there was likely plenty of frustration through the first 55 minutes of the game. At one point he had 24 passing yards, but two total because the Miami Dolphins sacked him so much (seven by the end of the game). He did have a few nice runs earlier in the game, but it wasn't until the last five minutes when things turned around.

Tebow wound up throwing two touchdown passes and finished with 161 passing yards. He also had 65 yards on eight carries, including a successful two-point conversion. In a standard ESPN league, he picked up 22 fantasy points, fourth most by any quarterback on Sunday. The only players ahead of him were Drew Brees (five touchdowns, 33 points), Ben Roethlisberger (three touchdowns, 26 points) and Aaron Rodgers and Cam Newton (25 points). The latter quarterback had 59 rushing yards.

But does that late performance actually mean owners should start him next week against the Lions. At the moment, the Lions are reeling from a two-game losing streak, but they will still be a tougher test than the now 0-6 Dolphins. He is, at this point, the ultimate risk/reward player because his scrambling ability can make up for the deficiencies in his passing game.

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