Five players to target after Round 8: Ryan R. Bonini's take

by Ryan R. Bonini on September 2, 2008 @ 11:17:45 PDT


KFFL editors offer up their top five players to draft after Round 8.

Team Reasoning
Bernard Berrian
Minnesota Vikings While running backs Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor are banging on defenses, Berrian is going to find himself beating corners often. Whether or not Tarvaris Jackson can get him the ball enough is the question.
Nate Burleson
Seattle Seahawks Seattle's receivers are dropping like flies and Burleson showed life last year. He's in for a much bigger role this year and I think he's finally matured enough to fill it.
Sammy Morris
New England Patriots Morris did well in spot duty last year before being injured; he's healthy and going to play a factor as Laurence Maroney doesn't seem to be able to get it done consistently.
Steve Slaton
Houston Texans Ahman Green is a walking time bomb in terms of injuries; Slaton will impress as a third down back and force the team to play him more.
J.T. O'Sullivan
San Francisco 49ers Final-round flier; ideally as a No. 3 quarterback. Mike Martz's quarterbacks turn the ball over but also put up a ton of yardage and 20-plus touchdowns. He's worth the gamble late.
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About Ryan R. Bonini

Founding KFFL in 1996, Bonini now serves as VP of Fantasy Sports Solutions for USA TODAY SPORTS, KFFL's parent company. Bonini was named 2009 Fantasy Football Writer of the Year by the FSWA, received honors with the Best Fantasy Football Series in '10 and was named into their Hall of Fame in '13.

His work has been found in USA TODAY Sports, Yahoo! Sports, FOX Sports, CBS Sports,, and many others. He has also been featured on numerous radio programs around the country. Bonini is a member of the PFWA, FSWA and FSTA.

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