Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings 2019

Welcome to the week 8 fantasy football rankings! The following rankings have taken into account all of the most recent injuries and week 7 performances. These rankings are all based on 4pt passing and .5 PPR settings and are all backed by intense data modeling to give you the best chance at winning. Use the rankings as your guide for stat sit decisions and good luck in week 8!

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  1. Deshaun Watson HOU vs. OAK
  2. Russell Wilson SEA at ATL
  3. Aaron Rodgers GB at KC
  4. Jared Goff LAR vs. CIN
  5. Tom Brady NE vs. CLE
  6. Josh Allen BUF vs. PHI
  7. Kirk Cousins MIN vs. WAS
  8. Matthew Stafford DET vs. NYG
  9. Kyler Murray ARI at NO
  10. Jacoby Brissett IND vs. DEN
  11. Carson Wentz PHI at BUF
  12. Gardner Minshew JAX vs. NYJ
  13. Teddy Bridgewater NO vs. ARI
  14. Ryan Tannehill TEN vs. TB
  15. Philip Rivers LAC at CHI
  16. Jameis Winston TB at TEN
  17. Jimmy Garoppolo SF vs. CAR
  18. Mason Rudolph PIT vs. MIA
  19. Daniel Jones NYG at DET
  20. Sam Darnold NYJ at JAX

Wow Aaron Rodgers really proved that he is still one of the best fantasy QBs in the league in week 7 when he threw for 429 yards and 5 TDs while rushing for another TD. Rodgers did all of this without his star receiver Davante Adams and injured secondary receivers. I expect Rodgers will continue to be up and down, but will be a QB1 each and every week. This week Rodgers takes on the Chiefs who are one of the best matchups for opposing QBs and will be another target for Rodgers to shred. Based on their current record I am expecting Adams to be out this week, but it does not seem to matter for Rodgers. Fantasy Projection: 291 yards 2 TDs

Ryan Tannehill started at QB for the Titans this week and instantly looked like the better option over Marcus Mariota for the passing game. Tannehill threw for 312 yards and 2 TDs against the Chargers in week 7. Tannehill draws another amazing matchup this week againt the Buccaneers ho are easily one of the worst defense against the passing game. I dont expect a top 5 performance out of him, but Tannehill could make for a good bye week fill in. Fantasy Projection: 231 yards 1.7 TDs

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Running Back
  1. Dalvin Cook MIN vs. WAS
  2. Saquon Barkley NYG at DET
  3. Christian McCaffrey CAR at SF
  4. Leonard Fournette JAX vs. NYJ
  5. Chris Carson SEA at ATL
  6. James Conner PIT vs. MIA
  7. Le’Veon Bell NYJ at JAX
  8. Todd Gurley LAR vs. CIN
  9. Aaron Jones GB at KC
  10. Nick Chubb CLE at NE
  11. Derrick Henry TEN vs. TB
  12. Marlon Mack IND vs. DEN
  13. Josh Jacobs OAK at HOU
  14. Latavius Murray NO vs. ARI
  15. Sony Michel NE vs. CLE
  16. Phillip Lindsay DEN at IND
  17. Austin Ekeler LAC at CHI
  18. Tevin Coleman SF vs. CAR
  19. Carlos Hyde HOU vs. OAK
  20. Devonta Freeman ATL vs. SEA

Latavius Murray exploded in week 8 with team member Alvin Kamara out due to injury. Murray showed the league that you can run on the Bears when he tore them up fo 119 yards and 2 TDs rushing along with adding 5 receptions for 31 yards. This was a performance I was not expecting to see expecially against the Bears, but Murray is a very talented player who can definitely fill in while Kamara is injured. Murray will face a struggling Cardinals run defense who if Kamara is out again he should be able to take advantage of and give a top 15 performance. Fantasy Projection: 73 yards 0.5 TDs rushing 2 receptions 24 yards receiving

I definitely thought that Melvin Gordon would come back and completely take over the running game and more of the passing game, but for the most part Austin Ekeler has seemed to hold onto his role as the pass catching specialist. In week 7 Ekeler had 7 receptions for 118 yards and 1 TD against a difficult Titans opponent. This was a confidence boosting performance, but as long as he is only seeing 6-7 receptions per game it will be hard to have him any higher than a RB2. Ekeler has a diffiuclt matchup against the Bears this week, but I trust his pass catching ability will keep him in the RB2 conversation. Fantasy Projection: 20 rushing yards 6 receptions 48 yards 0.2 TDs receiving

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Wide Receivers
  1. DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. OAK
  2. Julio Jones ATL vs. SEA
  3. Michael Thomas NO vs. ARI
  4. Cooper Kupp LAR vs. CIN
  5. Chris Godwin TB at TEN
  6. Tyler Lockett SEA at ATL
  7. Tyreek Hill KC vs. GB
  8. T.Y. Hilton IND vs. DEN
  9. Keenan Allen LAC at CHI
  10. Kenny Golladay DET vs. NYG
  11. Stefon Diggs MIN vs. WAS
  12. Mike Evans TB at TEN
  13. Julian Edelman NE vs. CLE
  14. D.J. Chark JAX vs. NYJ
  15. Odell Beckham CLE at NE
  16. John Brown BUF vs. PHI
  17. Cortland Sutton DEN at IND
  18. Robert Woods LAR vs. CIN
  19. Brandin Cooks LAR vs. CIN
  20. JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT vs. MIA
  21. Allen Robinson CHI vs. LAC
  22. Larry Fitzgerald ARI at NO
  23. Tyler Boyd CIN at LAR
  24. Marvin Jones DET vs. NYG
  25. Calvin Ridley ATL vs. SEA

DeAndre Hopkins looked like he was finally back in week 7 when he put up 9 receptions for 106 yardsand 1 TD against the Colts. In this same game fellow receiver Will Fuller who in previous games had seen a high share of targets was injured and is expected to miss multiple games. Hopkins will see an increased target share and will face the Oakland Raiders in week 8 who are one of the best matchups in the league for opposing wide receivers. Fantasy Projection: 7 receptions 99 yards 0.7 TDs

Kenny Golladay was a bit of a let down for fantasy owners in week 7 after only recording 1 reception for 21 yards. Golladay was facing one of the toughest matchups in the Minnesota Vikings and the Lions seems to find something that worked in fellow WR Marvin Jones (4 TDs) and stuck with it. I expect Golladay will have a big bounce back game in week 8 when he faces the helpless NYG. I am going right back to him in this matchup and expect a top 10 performance. Fantasy Projection: 6 receptions 74 yards 0.5 TDs

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Tight Ends
  1. George Kittle SF vs. CAR
  2. Travis Kelce KC vs. GB
  3. Austin Hooper ATL vs. SEA
  4. Darren Waller OAK at HOU
  5. Evan Engram NYG at DET
  6. Hunter Henry LAC at CHI
  7. Zach Ertz PHI at BUF
  8. Gerald Everett LAR vs. CIN
  9. T.J. Hockenson DET vs. NYG
  10. Greg Olsen CAR at SF
  11. Delanie Walker TEN vs. TB
  12. Jimmy Graham GB at KC

Hunter Henry is now an absolute must start option at the TE position after having another game of close to 100 yards on 6 receptions against the Titans. Henry is one of the first options for QB Philip Rivers and is a dominant target in the redzone. Henry has a tough matchuo against the Bears in week 8, but with the issues at the position and the way Henry has been playing since coming back you are playing him in almost every situation. Fantasy Projection: 6 receptions 67 yards 0.4 TDs

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