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That Sports Guy’s Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings

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By Craig Forrestal

Are you having fun? Having fun is the reason we play fantasy football right? Being in a league with the fellas offering lop-sided trades and posting smack talk messages on the league board is why we do this, correct? It isn’t about drafting the Round 13 long-shot that takes off, cough cough, James Robinson. Or maybe the competition is why we keep coming back to torture ourselves by still playing that underwhelming weekly high-round draft pick; insert a lot of names here. But either way, let us take a look at the Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings from That Sports Guy.

Here is how this year will play out:

  • Players will be listed as First Last/Team. For example, Gardner Minshew/Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Rankings will consist of:
    • 12 QBs
    • 25 RBs
    • 35 WRs
    • 10 TEs
    • 10 D/ST
    • 3 Weekly Sleepers
    • 3 Weekly Fades
      • Sleepers and Fades will be listed as First Last/ Position/ Team. For example, Tom Brady/ QB/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TOP 12 QBs

  1. Russell Wilson/ Seattle Seahawks 
  2. Patrick Mahomes/ Kansas City Chiefs 
  3. Aaron Rodgers/ Green Bay Packers 
  4. Tom Brady/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
  5. Ryan Tannehill/ Tennessee Titans 
  6. Justin Herbert/ LA Chargers
  7. Lamar Jackson/ Baltimore Ravens 
  8. Joe Burrow/ Cincinnati Bengals 
  9. Teddy Bridgewater/ Carolina Panthers 
  10. Derek Carr/ Las Vegas Raiders 
  11. Carson Wentz/ Philadelphia Eagles 
  12. Ben Roethlisberger/ Pittsburgh Steelers 

TOP 25 RBs 

  1. Derrick Henry/ Tennessee Titans 
  2. Alvin Kamara/ New Orleans Saints 
  3. Kareem Hunt/ Cleveland Browns 
  4. Aaron Jones/ Green Bay Packers 
  5. Dalvin Cook/ Minnesota Vikings 
  6. Josh Jacobs/ Las Vegas Raiders 
  7. Mike Davis/ Carolina Panthers 
  8. Jonathan Taylor/ Indianapolis Colts 
  9. Boston Scott/ Philadelphia Eagles 
  10. Ezekiel Elliott/ Dallas Cowboys 
  11. Todd Gurley/ Atlanta Falcons 
  12. Clyde Edwards-Helaire/ Kansas City Chiefs 
  13. James Conner/ Pittsburgh Steelers 
  14. Giovani Bernard/ Cincinnati Bengals 
  15. Darrell Henderson/ LA Rams
  16. Ronald Jones/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  17. D’Andre Swift/ Detroit Lions 
  18. Melvin Gordon/ Denver Broncos 
  19. David Montgomery/ Chicago Bears 
  20. JaMycal Hasty/ San Francisco 49ers 
  21. Justin Jackson/ LA Chargers 
  22. Le’Veon Bell/ Kansas City Chiefs 
  23. Gus Edwards/ Baltimore Ravens 
  24. DeeJay Dallas/ Seattle Seahawks 
  25. Devin Singletary/ Buffalo Bills 

TOP 35 WRs 

  1. Davante Adams/ Green Bay Packers 
  2. Tyreek Hill/ Kansas City Chiefs 
  3. DK Metcalf/ Seattle Seahawks 
  4. AJ Brown/ Tennessee Titans 
  5. Calvin Ridley/ Atlanta Falcons 
  6. Adam Thielen/ Minnesota Vikings 
  7. Tyler Lockett/ Seattle Seahawks 
  8. Keenan Allen/ LA Chargers 
  9. Kenny Golladay/ Detroit Lions 
  10. Stefon Diggs/ Buffalo Bills 
  11. Robby Anderson/ Carolina Panthers 
  12. Allen Robinson/ Chicago Bears
  13. Tyler Boyd/ Cincinnati Bengals 
  14. Travis Fulgham/ Philadelphia Eagles 
  15. Julio Jones/ Atlanta Falcons
  16. DJ Moore/ Carolina Panthers 
  17. Mike Evans/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
  18. Justin Jefferson/ Minnesota Vikings 
  19. Cooper Kupp/ LA Rams
  20. Robert Woods/ LA Rams
  21. Amari Cooper/ Dallas Cowboys 
  22. Tee Higgins/ Cincinnati Bengals 
  23. Chase Claypool/ Pittsburgh Steelers 
  24. Brandon Aiyuk/ San Francisco 49ers 
  25. Diontae Johnson/ Pittsburgh Steelers 
  26. Cole Beasley/ Buffalo Bills 
  27. Marquise Brown/ Baltimore Ravens 
  28. Scotty Miller/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
  29. Tim Patrick/ Denver Broncos 
  30. Nelson Agholor/ Las Vegas Raiders 
  31. DeVante Parker/ Miami Dolphins 
  32. Sterling Shepard/ NY Giants 
  33. Rashard Higgins/ Cleveland Browns 
  34. T.Y. Hilton/ Indianapolis Colts 
  35. JuJu Smith-Schuster/ Pittsburgh Steelers 

TOP 10 TEs

  1. Travis Kelce/ Kansas City Chiefs 
  2. George Kittle/ San Francisco 49ers 
  3. Darren Waller/ Las Vegas Raiders 
  4. Mark Andrews/ Baltimore Ravens 
  5. Hunter Henry/ LA Chargers 
  6. Jonnu Smith/ Tennessee Titans 
  7. Robert Tonyan/ Green Bay Packers 
  8. TJ Hockenson/ Detroit Lions 
  9. Rob Gronkowski/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
  10. Noah Fant/ Denver Broncos 

TOP 10 D/ST

  1. Kansas City Chiefs 
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
  3. LA Rams
  4. Philadelphia Eagles 
  5. Indianapolis Colts 
  6. Baltimore Ravens 
  7. Pittsburgh Steelers 
  8. Buffalo Bills 
  9. Tennessee Titans 
  10. LA Chargers 

3 Weekly Sleepers

  • DeeJay Dallas/ RB/ Seattle Seahawks: Who? Demetrius Dallas, aka DeeJay, is a rookie RB from the RB factory known as the University of Miami. He averaged almost 6 yards per carry for his career as a member of the Hurricanes program. With Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde and Travis Homer all popping up on the injury report Dallas is the only healthy RB in Seattle and by default could see  A LOT of work. While San Francisco isn’t an ideal matchup the volume is hard to pass up as Seattle uses the running game. Monitor the practice reports throughout the week.
  • Gus Edwards/ RB/ Baltimore Ravens: Mark Ingram is also injured and may not play this week so watching the practice availability will be crucial. While Pittsburgh isn’t a great matchup Edwards gashed them last season for over 100 yards. Edwards should handle a majority of carries and goal-line carries with Ingram out, potentially, while splitting work with JK Dobbins.
  • Scotty Miller/ WR/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Maybe Scotty doesn’t know that Antonio Brown is on his way and this could very well be his last game with extended run. Chris Godwin is out bumping Miller and his usage. Miller found the end zone last week and even though he can be up and down this is a chance I’m willing to take. Miller is coming off a 6 catch performance with a TD and over 100 yards. 

3 Weekly Fades

  • Jared Goff/ QB/ LA Rams: He has a short week with just playing the Monday night game and he has to fly all the way to Miami for a 1 pm kickoff. Given the relative low-passing volume of this offense, this week especially makes for a run-focused game plan.
  • Adrian Peterson/ RB/ Detroit Lions: D’Andre Swift seems like he has taken over the RB role for Detroit leaving Adrian Peterson to do little work throughout the game. 
  • Michael Gallup/ WR/ Dallas Cowboys: The loss of Dak has crippled his fantasy outlook. Even in an enticing matchup with Philadelphia Gallup can’t be played.
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