Six week 8 fantasy stars who were mostly unowned, including Jimmy Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo rushed for two scores in Week 8 (Image source: Flickr/Nick Garoppolos)
Jimmy Garoppolo rushed for two scores in Week 8 (Image source: Flickr/Nick Garoppolos)

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As we do every week, let's take a look at the players who performed well in fantasy football despite mainly being unowned.

The player must have been owned in less than 25 percent of ESPN fantasy football leagues to be eligible. One quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, and one tight end will be highlighted each week.

The week's biggest upset came when the New York Jets defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, and they have two players to speak of in this week's list (nearly four as quarterback Mike White and wide receiver Elijah Moore just missed out).

1

QB - Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers (4.2%) - 322 passing yards, 4 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns

After just three career-rushing touchdowns in his first 37 career starts, Garoppolo found the end zone twice on runs inside the five-yard line. He also surpassed his previous season-high of 314 passing yards.

2

RB - Ty Johnson, Jets (4.9%) - 15 rushing yards, 5 receptions, 71 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown

Johnson is clearly second in the pecking order for Jets’ running backs behind Michael Carter, but he has 11 receptions for 137 yards over the last two games. He has now scored in two of the past three outings for the Jets.