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Marshawn Lynch was fired up on the Seahawks’ sidelines Monday night and for good reason. Beast Mode was upset with his limited number of touches in what turned out to be a very close game with the Rams, but that usage will prove to be more of an outlier than a sign of things to come.

Marshawn Lynch

Week 8 line: 8 carries for 23 yards, 1 reception for 4 yards

Seattle came away with the win on Monday, but offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell’s gameplan still seems odd. Regardless, there is no reason to be scared of Lynch going forward. While he only has one 100-yard game on the year, he has three other contests with over 90 yards and boasts six touchdowns on the season. If his owner is even remotely unsettled by his nine touches last week, find a way to get him onto your roster. VERDICT: BUY

Andre Ellington

Week 8 line: 15 carries for 154 yards and 1 touchdown, 2 receptions for 8 yards
Ellington has been the best running back in the Cardinals’ offense for a while now, but head coach Bruce Arians continued to trot out Rashard Mendenhall, despite the veteran’s general ineffectiveness. With Mendenhall sidelined with a toe injury, Ellington was allowed to lead the backfield in Week 8 and his 10.3 average yards per carry helped carry the Cardinals to victory. Arians said that once healthy, Mendenhall will resume his role, and whether that is true or just coach-speak, it’s reason enough to cash in your Ellington stock when he is the talk of the league. VERDICT: SELL

Marvin Jones

Week 8 line:  8 receptions for 122 yards and 4 touchdowns (8 targets)

In the last three weeks Jones has 15 catches for 250 yards and six touchdowns. Take a second to let that sink in, because those are legit WR1 stats. Jones has shown that he can produce at a high level when called upon, but that’s the problem, the Bengals haven’t been using Jones outside of three-receiver sets. His monster stat line from Sunday came on just 19 snaps. Mohamed Sanu has missed practice Monday and Tuesday and with the Bengals playing on Thursday night, Jones could be used more in Week 9. Use that information to convince an owner that Jones is the answer to their receiver woes before he goes back to being a role player. VERDICT: SELL

James Jones

Week 8 line: 5 receptions for 89 yards (6 targets)

James Jones hasn’t begun practicing yet in his return from a knee injury on October 13. Jarrett Boykin has stepped up admirably for the Packers with 13 catches for 192 yards and a touchdown over the last two weeks, but once Jones is healthy he will be back in the starting lineup. With Randall Cobb and Jermichael Finley sidelined, Jones will be very valuable down the stretch and given the initial timetable for his injury, he should return in the next week or two. VERDICT: BUY

Michael Vick

Week 8 line: 6/9 for 30 yards and 1 interception

After Week 1, Vick was listed in this very column as the top quarterback to sell,  mostly because of his injury history. Less than two months later, Vick is sidelined with a hamstring injury that could keep him out past the Eagles’ Week 12 bye. If you are confident that you will be making the fantasy playoffs, Vick may be the type of acquisition that could put you over the top if you are willing to be patient. With his value at its lowest point of the season, you likely won’t need to pry him away from his current owner. Philadelphia will face the Lions, Vikings and Bears from Week 14-16, three teams that rank bottom eight against the pass. VERDICT: BUY

Matt Ryan

Week 8 line: 34/61 for 301 yards and 1 touchdown with 4 interceptions

It might not be ideal to sell Ryan coming off a four-interception performance, but it did happen against one of the better pass defenses in the league. If that’s not enough, Ryan is also dealing with a severely limited cast with Julio Jones out for the year and Roddy White still missing time due to injury. Veteran running back Steven Jackson looks like his days as an impact player are over and Tony Gonzalez doesn’t have the speed to do it all by himself any more. Ryan has managed to put together strong outings leading up to Week 8 and his name value is still high. Get out now while you still can. VERDICT: SELL

Jason Witten

Week 8 line:  2 receptions for 2 yards (2 targets)

Witten appeared in this column as a potential buy early in the season and he responded with 20 targets over his next two games, including a seven-catch, 121-yard, one-touchdown performance in Week 5. Since then, Witten has fallen off the map in Dallas’ offense. The emergence of wide receiver Terrance Williams is likely part of the reason for Witten’s lack of involvement, and Williams’ role in the offense isn’t going away. Much like Matt Ryan, Witten is coming off a bad week, but his name alone may be enough to get a decent return. VERDICT: SELL

Julius Thomas

Week 8 line: 3 receptions for 29 yards (3 targets)

The rigors of the NFL season have started to effect the Broncos. First they lost left tackle Ryan Clady for the season, then Peyton Manning’s ankles caused him to miss some practice time, and on Sunday Thomas hobbled off the field with an ankle injury of his own. Early reports say he avoided a high-ankle sprain and Thomas now has the bye week to rest up. His owners are already making plans to replace him during the bye, so help them out by taking Thomas off their hands. Once healthy, he will be a top five tight end the rest of the way.  VERDICT: BUY