Week 8 Analysis

Rule of Thumb: Always start your fantasy studs. That being said, below are our positional rankings for Week 8.

Quarterbacks
Running Backs (Standard) | Running Backs (PPR)
Wide Receivers (Standard) | Wide Receivers (PPR)
Tight Ends (Standard) | Tight Ends (PPR)
Team Defenses | Kickers | Key Suspensions

Key Injuries from Week 7

Carson Palmer (ARZ-QB) – broken left (non-throwing) arm. Out for at least eight weeks.
Jay Cutler (MIA-QB) – two cracked ribs. Likely out for two to three weeks.
Mike Wallace (BAL-WR) – concussion (severity unknown).
Delanie Walker (TEN-TE) – right ankle bone bruise. Should be ready to go after the Titans’ Week 8 bye..
Dan Bailey (DAL-K)
– groin injury (severity unknown).

Week 8 Rankings – Quarterbacks

Updated October 27, 2017

  1. Carson Wentz (PHI) v. SF
  2. Dak Prescott (DAL) at WAS
  3. Tom Brady (NE) v. LAC
  4. Russell Wilson (SEA) v. HOU
  5. Drew Brees (NO) v. CHI
  6. Kirk Cousins (WAS) v. DAL
  7. Cam Newton (CAR) at TB
  8. Andy Dalton (CIN) v. IND
  9. Tyrod Taylor (BUF) v. OAK
  10. Matt Ryan (ATL) at NYJ
  11. Philip Rivers (LAC) at NE
  12. Jameis Winston (TB) v. CAR
  13. Alex Smith (KC) v. DEN
  14. Deshaun Watson (HOU) at SEA
  15. Matthew Stafford (DET) v. PIT
  16. Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) at DET
  17. Derek Carr (OAK) at BUF
  18. Case Keenum (MIN) at CLE
  19. Josh McCown (NYJ) v. ATL
  20. Trevor Siemian (DEN) at KC

Week 8 Rankings – Running Backs

Updated October 27, 2017

  1. Le’Veon Bell (PIT) at DET
  2. Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) at WAS
  3. LeSean McCoy (BUF) v. OAK
  4. Kareem Hunt (KC) v. DEN
  5. Mark Ingram (NO) v. CHI
  6. Melvin Gordon (LAC) at NE
  7. Devonta Freeman (ATL) at NYJ
  8. Jordan Howard (CHI) at NO
  9. Jay Ajayi (MIA) at BAL
  10. Joe Mixon (CIN) v. IND
  11. Doug Martin (TB) v. CAR
  12. Carlos Hyde (SF) at PHI
  13. Alvin Kamara (NO) v. CHI
  14. Jerick McKinnon (MIN) at CLE
  15. Chris Thompson (WAS) v. DAL
  16. C.J. Anderson (DEN) at KC
  17. Christian McCaffrey (CAR) at TB
  18. LeGarrette Blount (PHI) v. SF
  19. Dion Lewis (NE) v. LAC
  20. Lamar Miller (HOU) at SEA
  21. Tevin Coleman (ATL) at NYJ
  22. Buck Allen (BAL) v. MIA
  23. Ameer Abdullah (DET) v. PIT
  24. Matt Forte (NYJ) v. ATL
  25. Jalen Richard (OAK) at BUF
  26. Frank Gore (IND) at CIN
  27. Duke Johnson (CLE) v. MIN
  28. Latavius Murray (MIN) at CLE
  29. Wendell Smallwood (PHI) v. SF
  30. James White (NE) v. LAC
  31. Bilal Powell (NYJ) v. ATL
  32. DeAndre Washington (OAK) at BUF
  33. Jonathan Stewart (CAR) at TB
  34. Marlon Mack (IND) at CIN
  35. Isaiah Crowell (CLE) v. MIN
  36. Tarik Cohen (CHI) at NO
  37. Robert Kelley (WAS) v. DAL
  38. Alex Collins (BAL) v. MIA
  39. Mike Gillislee (NE) v. LAC
  40. Jamaal Charles (DEN) at KC

Week 8 Rankings – Running Backs (1-point PPR)

Updated October 27, 2017

  1. Le’Veon Bell (PIT) at DET
  2. LeSean McCoy (BUF) v. OAK
  3. Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) at WAS
  4. Mark Ingram (NO) v. CHI
  5. Kareem Hunt (KC) v. DEN
  6. Melvin Gordon (LAC) at NE
  7. Devonta Freeman (ATL) at NYJ
  8. Alvin Kamara (NO) v. CHI
  9. Christian McCaffrey (CAR) at TB
  10. Chris Thompson (WAS) v. DAL
  11. Carlos Hyde (SF) at PHI
  12. Jerick McKinnon (MIN) at CLE
  13. Jordan Howard (CHI) at NO
  14. Joe Mixon (CIN) v. IND
  15. Jay Ajayi (MIA) at BAL
  16. Doug Martin (TB) v. CAR
  17. Duke Johnson (CLE) v. MIN
  18. C.J. Anderson (DEN) at KC
  19. James White (NE) v. LAC
  20. Buck Allen (BAL) v. MIA
  21. Lamar Miller (HOU) at SEA
  22. Tevin Coleman (ATL) at NYJ
  23. LeGarrette Blount (PHI) v. SF
  24. Matt Forte (NYJ) v. ATL
  25. Tarik Cohen (CHI) at NO
  26. Dion Lewis (NE) v. LAC
  27. Jalen Richard (OAK) at BUF
  28. Ameer Abdullah (DET) v. PIT
  29. Bilal Powell (NYJ) v. ATL
  30. Theo Riddick (DET) v. PIT
  31. DeAndre Washington (OAK) at BUF
  32. Marlon Mack (IND) at CIN
  33. Frank Gore (IND) at CIN
  34. Wendell Smallwood (PHI) v. SF
  35. Isaiah Crowell (CLE) v. MIN
  36. Giovani Bernard (CIN) v. IND
  37. Charles Sims (TB) v. CAR
  38. Latavius Murray (MIN) at CLE
  39. Matt Breida (SF) at PHI
  40. Jonathan Stewart (CAR) at TB

Week 8 Rankings – Wide Receivers

Updated October 27, 2017

  1. Antonio Brown (PIT) at DET
  2. A.J. Green  (CIN) v. IND
  3. Julio Jones (ATL) at NYJ
  4. Mike Evans (TB) v. CAR
  5. Doug Baldwin (SEA) v. HOU
  6. Dez Bryant (DAL) at WAS
  7. Michael Thomas (NO) v. CHI
  8. Brandin Cooks (NE) v. LAC
  9. DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) at SEA
  10. Keenan Allen (LAC) at NE
  11. Michael Crabtree (OAK) at BUF
  12. Kelvin Benjamin (CAR) at TB
  13. Alshon Jeffery (PHI) v. SF
  14. Chris Hogan (NE) v. LAC
  15. Amari Cooper (OAK) at BUF
  16. Demaryius Thomas (DEN) at KC
  17. Tyreek Hill (KC) v. DEN
  18. Adam Thielen (MIN) at CLE
  19. Jarvis Landry (MIA) at BAL
  20. Pierre Garcon (SF) at PHI
  21. Devin Funchess (CAR) at TB
  22. T.Y. Hilton (IND) at CIN
  23. Marvin Jones (DET) v. PIT
  24. DeSean Jackson (TB) v. CAR
  25. Stefon Diggs (MIN) at CLE
  26. Nelson Agholor (PHI) v. SF
  27. JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT) at DET
  28. Ted Ginn (NO) v. CHI
  29. Mohamed Sanu (ATL) at NYJ
  30. Robby Anderson (NYJ) v. ATL
  31. Jermaine Kearse (NYJ) v. ATL
  32. Kenny Stills (MIA) at BAL
  33. Will Fuller (HOU) at SEA
  34. Tyrell Williams (LAC) at NE
  35. Jeremy Maclin (BAL) v. MIA
  36. Josh Doctson (WAS) v. DAL
  37. Paul Richardson (SEA) v. HOU
  38. Tyler Lockett (SEA) v. HOU
  39. Danny Amendola (NE) v. LAC
  40. Brandon LaFell (CIN) v. IND
  41. Jamison Crowder (WAS) v. DAL
  42. Kenny Golladay (DET) v. PIT
  43. Terrelle Pryor (WAS) v. DAL
  44. Marquise Goodwin (SF) at PHI
  45. Jordan Matthews (BUF) v. OAK
  46. Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) at KC
  47. Torrey Smith (PHI) v. SF
  48. Bennie Fowler (DEN) at KC
  49. Taylor Gabriel (ATL) at NYJ
  50. Donte Moncrief (IND) at CIN
  51. Willie Snead (NO) v. CHI
  52. T.J. Jones (DET) v. PIT
  53. Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) v. ATL
  54. Kendall Wright (CHI) at NO
  55. Travis Benjamin (LAC) at NE
  56. Brandon Coleman (NO) v. CHI
  57. Deonte Thompson (BUF) v. OAK
  58. Chris Moore (BAL) v. MIA
  59. Adam Humphries (TB) v. CAR
  60. Cole Beasely (DAL) at WAS

Week 8 Rankings – Wide Receivers (1-point PPR)

Updated October 27, 2017

  1. Antonio Brown (PIT) at DET
  2. A.J. Green  (CIN) v. IND
  3. Julio Jones (ATL) at NYJ
  4. Mike Evans (TB) v. CAR
  5. Michael Thomas (NO) v. CHI
  6. Doug Baldwin (SEA) v. HOU
  7. Dez Bryant (DAL) at WAS
  8. DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) at SEA
  9. Michael Crabtree (OAK) at BUF
  10. Keenan Allen (LAC) at NE
  11. Brandin Cooks (NE) v. LAC
  12. Jarvis Landry (MIA) at BAL
  13. Amari Cooper (OAK) at BUF
  14. Demaryius Thomas (DEN) at KC
  15. Alshon Jeffery (PHI) v. SF
  16. Adam Thielen (MIN) at CLE
  17. Kelvin Benjamin (CAR) at TB
  18. Pierre Garcon (SF) at PHI
  19. Tyreek Hill (KC) v. DEN
  20. Chris Hogan (NE) v. LAC
  21. Devin Funchess (CAR) at TB
  22. T.Y. Hilton (IND) at CIN
  23. Marvin Jones (DET) v. PIT
  24. DeSean Jackson (TB) v. CAR
  25. Stefon Diggs (MIN) at CLE
  26. Nelson Agholor (PHI) v. SF
  27. JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT) at DET
  28. Mohamed Sanu (ATL) at NYJ
  29. Jermaine Kearse (NYJ) v. ATL
  30. Kenny Stills (MIA) at BAL
  31. Ted Ginn (NO) v. CHI
  32. Robby Anderson (NYJ) v. ATL
  33. Jeremy Maclin (BAL) v. MIA
  34. Tyrell Williams (LAC) at NE
  35. Danny Amendola (NE) v. LAC
  36. Will Fuller (HOU) at SEA
  37. Jamison Crowder (WAS) v. DAL
  38. Tyler Lockett (SEA) v. HOU
  39. Brandon LaFell (CIN) v. IND
  40. Paul Richardson (SEA) v. HOU
  41. Josh Doctson (WAS) v. DAL
  42. Terrelle Pryor (WAS) v. DAL
  43. Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) at KC
  44. Kenny Golladay (DET) v. PIT
  45. Jordan Matthews (BUF) v. OAK
  46. Donte Moncrief (IND) at CIN
  47. Willie Snead (NO) v. CHI
  48. Taylor Gabriel (ATL) at NYJ
  49. Marquise Goodwin (SF) at PHI
  50. Bennie Fowler (DEN) at KC
  51. Jeremy Kerley (NYJ) v. ATL
  52. Torrey Smith (PHI) v. SF
  53. T.J. Jones (DET) v. PIT
  54. Ricardo Louis (CLE) v. MIN
  55. Adam Humphries (TB) v. CAR
  56. Chris Moore (BAL) v. MIA
  57. Cole Beasley (DAL) at WAS
  58. Kendall Wright (CHI) at NO
  59. Trent Taylor (SF) at PHI
  60. Deonte Thompson (BUF) v. OAK

Week 8 Rankings – Tight Ends

Updated October 27, 2017

  1. Rob Gronkowski (NE) v. LAC
  2. Zach Ertz (PHI) v. SF
  3. Travis Kelce (KC) v. DEN
  4. Hunter Henry (LAC) at NE
  5. Jimmy Graham (SEA) v. HOU
  6. Jordan Reed (WAS) v. DAL
  7. Austin Seferian-Jenkins (NYJ) v. ATL
  8. Kyle Rudolph (MIN) at CLE
  9. Cameron Brate (TB) v. CAR
  10. Tyler Kroft (CIN) v. IND
  11. Jason Witten (DAL) at WAS
  12. Jared Cook (OAK) at BUF
  13. Jack Doyle (IND) at CIN
  14. Benjamin Watson (BAL) v. MIA
  15. Zach Miller (CHI) at NO
  16. Ed Dickson (CAR) at TB
  17. Austin Hooper (ATL) at NYJ
  18. George Kittle (SF) at PHI
  19. Nick O’Leary (BUF) v. OAK
  20. O.J. Howard (TB) v. CAR

Week 8 Rankings – Tight Ends (1-point PPR)

Updated October 27, 2017

  1. Travis Kelce (KC) v. DEN
  2. Rob Gronkowski (NE) v. LAC
  3. Zach Ertz (PHI) v. SF
  4. Hunter Henry (LAC) at NE
  5. Jimmy Graham (SEA) v. HOU
  6. Kyle Rudolph (MIN) at CLE
  7. Jordan Reed (WAS) v. DAL
  8. Austin Seferian-Jenkins (NYJ) v. ATL
  9. Jason Witten (DAL) at WAS
  10. Cameron Brate (TB) v. CAR
  11. Tyler Kroft (CIN) v. IND
  12. Jack Doyle (IND) at CIN
  13. Jared Cook (OAK) at BUF
  14. Benjamin Watson (BAL) v. MIA
  15. Ed Dickson (CAR) at TB
  16. Zach Miller (CHI) at NO
  17. George Kittle (SF) at PHI
  18. Austin Hooper (ATL) at NYJ
  19. Nick O’Leary (BUF) v. OAK
  20. Julius Thomas (MIA) at BAL

Week 8 Rankings – Team Defenses

Updated October 27, 2017

  1. Vikings (MIN) at CLE
  2. Eagles (PHI) v. SF
  3. Bengals (CIN) v. IND
  4. Ravens (BAL) v. MIA
  5. Seahawks (SEA) v. HOU
  6. Saints (NO) v. CHI
  7. Chiefs (KC) v. DEN
  8. Steelers (PIT) at DET
  9. Dolphins (MIA) at BAL
  10. Panthers (CAR) at TB
  11. Broncos (DEN) at KC
  12. Falcons (ATL) at NYJ
  13. Bills (BUF) v. OAK
  14. Texans (HOU) at SEA
  15. Lions (DET) v. PIT
  16. Buccaneers (TB) v. CAR
  17. Bears (CHI) at NO
  18. Raiders (OAK) at BUF
  19. Jets (NYJ) v. ATL
  20. Patriots (NE) v. LAC

Week 8 Rankings – Kickers

Updated October 27, 2017

  1. Stephen Gostkowski (NE) at LAC
  2. Jake Elliott (PHI) v. SF
  3. Wil Lutz (NO) v. CHI
  4. Steven Hauschka (BUF) v. OAK
  5. Randy Bullock (CIN) v. IND
  6. Harrison Butker (KC) v. DEN
  7. Blair Walsh (SEA) v. HOU
  8. Justin Tucker (BAL) v. MIA
  9. Kai Forbath (MIN) at CLE
  10. Matt Bryant (ATL) at NYJ
  11. Chris Boswell (PIT) at DET
  12. Graham Gano (CAR) at TB
  13. Matt Prater (DET) v. PIT
  14. Nick Rose (WAS) v. DAL
  15. Mike Nugent (DAL) at WAS
  16. Giorgio Tavecchio (OAK) at BUF
  17. Patrick Murray (TB) v. CAR
  18. Ka’imi Fairbairn (HOU) at SEA
  19. Chandler Catanzaro (NYJ) v. ATL
  20. Brandon McManus (DEN) at KC

Key Suspensions – Week 8

  • Marshawn Lynch (RB-OAK) – first of one game

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