Week 8 TNF fantasy preview

Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans, 8:20 p.m. ET, FOX, NFLN, Amazon

Dolphins

Brock Osweiler: Sit
Kenyan Drake: Beware
Frank Gore: Sit
Danny Amendola: Sleeper
DeVante Parker: Sleeper
Jakeem Grant: Deep sleeper
Dolphins DST: Stream

A Thursday night road game is already a nerve-wracking fantasy experience. When you add Brock Osweiler as the starting quarterback, it becomes even more harrowing. With Osweiler at the helm and a depleted group of receivers at his disposal, Miami's passing game is best avoided this week. The Texans have been a middle-of-the-road defense against running backs. With four teams on a bye again in Week 8, Kenyan Drake could end up in a few lineups as a flex option. However, it's best not to expect a huge number from him. The Texans offense is giving up sacks at an alarming rate, which could bode well for the Dolphins defense as a streaming option.

Texans

Deshaun Watson: Beware
Lamar Miller: Flex
DeAndre Hopkins: Start
Will Fuller: Sleeper
Ryan Griffin: Sit
Texans DST: Stream

Watson is in the midst of a major slump as he deals with chest injuries and hasn't been the same kind of rushing threat as he was last season. However, Lamar Miller could be a big rushing threat against one of the NFL's worst run defenses. DeAndre Hopkins has been Houston's only true reliable fantasy receiver though Will Fuller could be in for an upgrade with Keke Coutee out of the lineup with a hamstring injury. If you're truly hurting for a tight end, Ryan Griffin hasn't been a consistent enough target to really help. The Houston defense should be able to force turnovers against Osweiler and should find its way into a lot of lineups this week.

Marcas Grant is a fantasy editor for NFL.com and a man who has spent too much time learning about sleep cycles in the past week. Tell him about your REM habits via Twitter @MarcasG. If you read all of that, congrats. Follow him on Facebook, and Instagram.

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