.This 2018 Buccaneers team was heading in the right direction as they started out 2-0. But as I previously pointed out Buccaneers Ali Marpet Jersey , they played a bad New Orleans team at the time and a Philadelphia team hampered by injuries. Those teams are still winning and this Tampa Bay defense is still terrible.Their offense was their best defense. Now that has caught up to them in the past two games.On Sunday, they traveled up to Chicago to face a Bearsí offense that ranked 26th in the NFL and a quarterback in Mitchell Trubisky who has not thrown for over 220 yards before Week 4. In both instances, the Bears looked like the No. 1 offense with the leagueís top quarterback against Mike Smithís defense.Trubisky threw for 354 yards on 19 completions and six touchdowns with no interceptions. It was a career day for the young Bears quarterback, which is what I feared would happen because it had all the makings of a game where the Bears offense would make the Bucs defense look foolish. Oh, and Chicago also had over 100 yards rushing. Tampa Bayís defense has no business being on the field with anyone else. Defensive coordinator Mike Smith has no business calling another defensive play for the Buccaneers. Head coach Dirk Koetter needs to make a decision during the bye week. That decision being removing Smith, his friend, from the coaching staff.Defensive line coach Brentson Buckner should take over. Players and front office personnel have raved about Bucknerís ability to eventually be a defensive coordinator in this league. Weíve all heard how that will be his next job.While it may sound like a knee-jerk reaction, itís the appropriate action. There was promise of a positive season but as the offense falters, the defense canít bail them out even if their careers depended on it. Smith once said that his job was to put his players in position to be successful. We have yet to see that.Heading into the bye week with a 2-2 record is disappointing after starting 2-0. It is an embarrassment to the organization, largely because a Mike Smith defense is an embarrassment. The time is now. Itís time to replace Smith with Buckner. If 2018 was the year where Koetterís job was on the line, his own friend isnít doing him any favors. If youíre like me, youíre smack dab in the middle of your fantasy football leagueís playoff race. Even if youíre on the outside looking in, these are the weeks you can use to develop your strategies and figure out what went wrong so you come back next year a smarter and wiser player.Either way, daily fantasy football is available to all who seek it, so donít go away just yet folks! Weíve got plenty of advice coming up, and plenty of opportunities to do better than we did last week. Before I even dive into all of the Week 8 stats, I already know two of our quarterbacks turned our thoughts upside down. Hereís how it all went down.QUARTERBACKS (0/3): Goose egg. Nada. Not one of our projections panned out. I blame global warming. Winston got benched in real life, so you can figure out how his fantasy day went. Carr absolutely torched the Colts defense - although I stand by my Oakland Raiders analogy gif - and Keenum just couldnít up his fantasy football game against the Chiefsí porous defense. Weíll do better this week folks, because we canít do any worse.RUNNING BACKS (3/3): If you came looking only for quarterback advice, and didnít take a gander at the running back advice - well - you may not be reading this today. But if you looked at more than the QB, you should be happy to see how fierce the comeback was here.James Conner as our start and Marlon Mack as our sleeper turned in RB1 and RB3 performances respectively. Our sit of the week Cheap Donovan Smith Jersey , LeSean McCoy, continued to have his talents wasted on the land of the wing, as he totaled just sixteen points on his way to a RB18 finish.RECEIVERS (2/3): Alshon Jeffery as our sleeper just didnít pan out despite facing a Jacksonville Jaguars defense who had been victimized regularly as of late. His team won, but he came out a fantasy football loser. Brandin Cooks delivered on our sit projection, despite doing better than our sleeper. And Travis Kelce turned in a TE1 performance to save the group a bit.DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS (0/3): Started poorly, ending with a whimper. Chicagoís defense didnít do bad finishing as the 13th best defense in the fantasy football weekend, but DST12 or better is required to land a win in the starter category, so we take the loss on that. Indianapolisí defense was torched in Week 8 (see, Derek Carr) and our sleeper projection took a beating right along with them. Finally, our sit of the week was Cincinnati against the Buccaneers, and well, they scored 22-points on the back of four Jameis Winston interceptions including one pick-six.Weíll do better this weekend, right? Letís find out.QUARTERBACKSJake Roth-USA TODAY SportsSTART: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (@ New England Patriots)A battle between Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady is always must-see tv if you ask me. This weekendís match-up will be no different. Sunday Night Football should see plenty of action when two of the best to ever do it take center stage.SIT: Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens (vs Pittsburgh Steelers)Flaccoís final descent into retirement, benching, or journeyman quarterback has begun. Facing the Steelers is going to show a little more of why the Ravens drafted a young and electric quarterback this past off-season.SLEEPER: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ Carolina Panthers)The last time we saw Fitzpatrick, he was being benched for Jameis Winston after one half of really bad Bucs football in Chicago. Before that, he threw three interceptions in the first half against the Steelers only to combine forces with a suddenly effective defense and nearly come all the way back on Tony Dungy Night.Before that, we had the emergence of Fitzmagic in Tampa Bay and the Bucs were the talk of NFL Town.What will we see this weekend? Well Peyton Barber Jersey , thatís why they call them sleepers.RUNNING BACKSJay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY SportsSTART: Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs (@ Cleveland Browns)The Browns have a better defense than credited, and if their offense ever found a way to stay on the field, everyone might actually get to see it.Alas, the 2018 Browns donít look much different than the 2017 version, and Kareem Hunt will get plenty of opportunity to make things happen.SIT: LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills (vs Chicago Bears)Weíre not picking on McCoy, just stating facts. With a name like his, heís always going to pop into someoneís mind as a guy they may hover their finger over as a starting option. Donít do it. Especially against the Bears defense.SLEEPER: James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers (@ Baltimore Ravens)You might be surprised to see Conner listed as a sleeper, but going against the Ravens defense you may need to take pause before inserting him in your lineup. I say, go for it. Conner is one of my favorite players this year, and heís earned the trust of his team. Heís going to come into this one a little more excited than some others, as the Steelers try to assert their dominance over their AFC North rivals.WIDE RECEIVERSBrace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY SportsSTART: Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings (vs Detroit Lions)Can Thielen continue his 100+ yards per game average against the Lions? I say heís got a pretty good shot at it.SIT: Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams, (@ New Orleans Saints)The Rams have some decent options, but I see a game where they lean heavily on Todd Gurley, and the Saints force Goff to spread the ball to beat them. Woods will still produce, just not at WR1 numbers for your fantasy football lineup.SLEEPER: Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos (vs Houston Texans)Demaryius Thomasí trade to Houston will trigger an uptick in opportunity for one Courtland Sutton Cheap Justin Evans Jersey , but itís also going to trigger a higher focus on Sanders from quarterback Case Keenum.In PPR leagues, this is an automatic upgrade, but his numbers should climb a bit in all formats for the first few weeks.TIGHT ENDSJonathan Dyer-USA TODAY SportsSTART: David Njoku, Cleveland Browns (vs Kansas City Chiefs)Outside of Jarvis Landry, Njoku provides Baker Mayfield his biggest opportunity for consistent success in the passing game.Look for him to get plenty of targets this weekend, and he should stack up nicely amongst NFL tight ends in Week 9.SIT: Vance McDonald, Pittsburgh Steelers (@ Baltimore Ravens)The Ravens are going to pose a significant battle for the Steelers, and while McDonald certainly has talent, heís not become one of the weekly regulars quite yet. Ben Roethlisberger and Mike Tomlin are going to lean on household names a bit more than usual in this one, making McDonald a guy I just canít roll with, with much confidence.SLEEPER: Trey Burton, Chicago Bears (@ Buffalo Bills)The Bills havenít seen their stadium filled with snow just yet, and Burton should get plenty of attention from quarterback Mitch Trubisky given the strength of the Buffalo defense resides mainly in their secondary.DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMSSteve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsSTART: Chicago Bears (@ Buffalo Bills)Whichever defense is facing the Bills always has a shot at rising up the fantasy football scoreboards, but when itís one of the best defensive units in the league, you really want to take advantage.SIT: Cleveland Browns (vs Kansas City Chiefs)Like I said, the Browns have a better defense than most realize. Itís going to get harder to convince people after watching them face the Chiefs this weekend.SLEEPER: New York Jets (@ Miami Dolphins)The Jets defense is opportunistic, and the Dolphins offense provides opportunities. This unit should be good for a couple turnovers in this match-up, and itíll help them stick right around starting D/ST numbers for Week 9.