Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 8: Jarrett Boykin

Mike McGinnis

Jarrett Boykin stepped up big for the Packers in Week 7. Can fantasy owners count on him continuing that production this week?

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin was supposed to play just a small role in the offense this season, but injuries have forced him to step up. Boykin earned a starting job last week when Randall Cobb and James Jones went down, and responded in a big way. He grabbed eight catches for 103 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' Week 7 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Cobb is out until at least Week 15 and Jones is unlikely to come back this week, giving Boykin another starting job against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night.

Fantasy impact: The Packers may have also lost Jermichael Finley for the season, so Boykin could continue starting even after Jones and Cobb come back. Aaron Rodgers needs somebody to throw the ball to, and Boykin should keep getting a fair amount of targets. One of the hottest waiver pickups this week, Boykin could be a hidden gem for fantasy owners down the stretch. He has good matchups against the Vikings, Bears, Eagles and Giants over the coming weeks.

Recommendation: Start

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