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Fantasy Football Week 8: Willis McGahee will get his lick against the Saints

With the league's second-worst rush defense, the Saints are miscast to stop WIllis McGahee

Grant Halverson

Coming off a pair of paltry performances against mediocre defenses, Broncos running back Willis McGahee looks to get right at home against the Saints. New Orleans trails only Buffalo in giving up the most rushing yards, with opposing teams hanging more than 160 yards per game on them. has McGahee ranked #7 for running backs, making him a solid number one back in fantasy this week.

Averaging just under 20 attempts per game, McGahee is the brute running force of the Broncos offense. While Ronnie Hillman is creeping into a larger role, McGahee is still the only productive fantasy running back in Denver. Averaging 4.3 yards per carry, McGahee's fantasy production has appeared to suffer only because he hasn't been in the end zone as frequently an owner expects from a feature back. But touchdowns can never be counted on. Look for McGahee to crack 100 total yards this and be valuable whether he gets into the end zone or not.