So here we are.  For the last few weeks I have been begging you to plan ahead and prepare your rosters for Weeks 8 & 9.  This is because there are now 6 teams off each of the next two weeks.  When accompanied with the rash of injuries across the NFL it is going to be difficult to field quality lineups this week especially in leagues of 12 or more.  All of a sudden players such as Andre Ellington, Riley Cooper and Josh Freeman become starting options due to the lack of other options.  Let’s take a look at the rest of the Week 8 Rankings.

 

 

Anytime that Russell Wilson makes it into my top 12 QB’s of the week you know that the pickings are slim.  Consider yourself lucky if you have Brees, Rodgers or Peyton Manning this week because their matchups are as good as they will get all season.  If you don’t have one of those 3 guys then drop to your knees and pray that guys like Kaepernick, Romo and Vick come back strong this week and get you through.  Here are the Week 8 QB Rankings.

 

Quarterbacks

#

Player

Team

Opponent

1

Drew Brees

Saints

Buffalo

2

Aaron Rodgers

Packers

at Minnesota

3

Peyton Manning

Broncos

Washington

4

Cam Newton

Panthers

at Tampa Bay

5

Matthew Stafford

Lions

Dallas

6

Colin Kaepernick

49ers

at Jacksonville

7

Tony Romo

Cowboys

at Detroit

8

Robert Griffin III

Redskins

at Denver

9

Michael Vick

Eagles

N.Y. Giants

10

Terrelle Pryor

Raiders

Pittsburgh

11

Tom Brady

Patriots

Miami

12

Russell Wilson

Seahawks

at St. Louis

13

Eli Manning

Giants

at Philadelphia

14

Ben Roethlisberger

Steelers

at Oakland

15

Matt Ryan

Falcons

at Arizona

16

Andy Dalton

Bengals

N.Y. Jets

17

Geno Smith

Jets

at Cincinnati

18

Ryan Tannehill

Dolphins

at New England

19

Carson Palmer

Cardinals

Atlanta

20

Alex Smith

Chiefs

Cleveland

21

Christian Ponder

Vikings

Green Bay

22

Thad Lewis

Bills

at New Orleans

23

Jason Campbell

Browns

at Kansas City

24

Mike Glennon

Buccaneers

Carolina

 

Good luck with RB’s this week you rat bastards!! Unless you have JaMaal Charles, Marshawn Lynch or Adrian Peterson you are going to want to cover your eyes for this week’s RB Rankings.

 

Running Backs

#

Player

Team

Opponent

1

Adrian Peterson

Vikings

Green Bay

2

JaMaal Charles

Chiefs

Cleveland

3

Marshawn Lynch

Seahawks

at St. Louis

4

LeSean McCoy

Eagles

N.Y. Giants

5

Reggie Bush

Lions

Dallas

6

Frank Gore

49ers

at Jacksonville

7

Alfred Morris

Redskins

at Denver

8

Le’Veon Bell

Steelers

at Oakland

9

Knowshon Moreno

Broncos

Washington

10

Eddie Lacy

Packers

at Minnesota

11

Fred Jackson

Bills

at New England

12

Darren Sproles

Saints

Buffalo

13

Giovanni Bernard

Bengals

N.Y. Jets

14

C.J. Spiller

Bills

at New England

15

Stevan Ridley

Patriots

Miami

16

Darren McFadden

Raiders

Pittsburgh

17

Steven Jackson

Falcons

at Arizona

18

DeAngelo Williams

Panthers

at Tampa Bay

19

DeMarco Murray

Cowboys

at Detroit

20

Zac Stacy

Rams

Seattle

21

Mike James

Buccaneers

Carolina

22

Chris Ivory

Jets

at Cincinnati

23

Lamar Miller

Dolphins

at New England

24

Rashard Mendenhall

Cardinals

Atlanta

25

Brandon Jacobs

Giants

at Philadelphia

26

M. Jones-Drew

Jaguars

San Francisco

27

Willis McGahee

Browns

at Kansas City

28

Kendall Hunter

49ers

at Jacksonville

29

Andre Ellington

Cardinals

Atlanta

30

Mike Tolbert

Panthers

at Tampa Bay

31

Pierre Thomas

Saints

Buffalo

32

Brandon Bolden

Patriots

Miami

33

Peyton Hillis

Giants

at Philadelphia

34

Jacquizz Rogers

Falcons

at Arizona

35

Joseph Randle

Cowboys

at Detroit

36

Joique Bell

Lions

Dallas

 

Even the WR position is feeling the sting of the abundance of bye weeks this week.  There will surely be some out of nowhere type of performances this week and thus it is my job to uncover those hidden gems for you.  Don’t be tempted by the fruits of Percy Harvin, Lance Moore, James Jones & Roddy White as none of these guys are a lock to play this week.  Here are the Week 8 WR Rankings for you to enjoy.

 

Wide Receivers

#

Player

Team

Opponent

1

Calvin Johnson

Lions

Dallas

2

DeMaryius Thomas

Broncos

Washington

3

Jordy Nelson

Packers

at Minnesota

4

Dez Bryant

Cowboys

at Detroit

5

Wes Welker

Broncos

Washington

6

A.J. Green

Bengals

N.Y. Jets

7

DeSean Jackson

Eagles

N.Y. Giants

8

Victor Cruz

Giants

at Philadelphia

9

Pierre Garcon

Redskins

at Denver

10

Marques Colston

Saints

Buffalo

11

Vincent Jackson

Buccaneers

Carolina

12

Anquan Boldin

49ers

at Jacksonville

13

Larry Fitzgerald

Cardinals

Atlanta

14

Eric Decker

Broncos

Washington

15

Antonio Brown

Steelers

at Oakland

16

Josh Gordon

Browns

at Kansas City

17

Justin Blackmon

Jaguars

San Francisco

18

Denarius Moore

Raiders

Pittsburgh

19

Jarrett Boykin

Packers

at Minnesota

20

Danny Amendola

Patriots

Miami

21

Steve Smith

Panthers

at Tampa Bay

22

Harry Douglas

Falcons

at Arizona

23

Hakeem Nicks

Giants

at Philadelphia

24

Mike Wallace

Dolphins

at New England

25

Stevie Johnson

Bills

at New Orleans

26

Terrence Williams

Cowboys

at Detroit

27

Cecil Shorts

Jaguars

San Francisco

28

Greg Jennings

Vikings

Green Bay

29

Sidney Rice

Seahawks

at St. Louis

30

Michael Floyd

Cardinals

Atlanta

31

Brian Hartline

Dolphins

at New England

32

Kris Durham

Lions

Dallas

33

Dwayne Bowe

Chiefs

Cleveland

34

Kenbrel Thompkins

Patriots

Miami

35

Rod Streater

Raiders

Pittsburgh

36

Brandon LaFell

Panthers

at Tampa Bay

37

Ruben Randle

Giants

at Philadelphia

38

Golden Tate

Seahawks

at St. Louis

39

Mike Williams

Buccaneers

Carolina

40

Austin Pettis

Rams

Seattle

41

Donnie Avery

Chiefs

Cleveland

42

Riley Cooper

Eagles

N.Y. Giants

43

Stephen Hill

Jets

at Cincinnati

44

Greg Little

Browns

at Kansas City

45

Tavon Austin

Rams

Seattle

46

Brandon Gibson

Dolphins

at New England

47

Emmanuel Sanders

Steelers

at Oakland

48

Jeremy Kerley

Jets

at Cincinnati

 

Jimmy Graham is questionable this week due to a hamstring injury he suffered back in week 6.  But he still rates as my #2 TE this week because if he plays he is an automatic start no matter what.  The TE position might be the deepest of all this week. So wait no longer as here are the Week 8 TE Rankings.

 

Tight Ends

#

Player

Team

Opponent

1

Rob Gronkowski

Patriots

Miami

2

Jimmy Graham

Saints

Buffalo

3

Jordan Cameron

Browns

at Kansas City

4

Tony Gonzalez

Falcons

at Arizona

5

Vernon Davis

49ers

at Jacksonville

6

Jason Witten

Cowboys

at Detroit

7

Julius Thomas

Broncos

Washington

8

Heath Miller

Steelers

at Oakland

9

Jordan Reed

Redskins

at Denver

10

Charles Clay

Dolphins

at New England

11

Greg Olsen

Panthers

at Tampa Bay

12

Jeff Cumberland

Jets

at Cincinnati

13

Jared Cook

Rams

Seattle

14

Tim Wright

Buccaneers

Carolina

15

Brandon Pettigrew

Lions

Dallas

16

Rob Housler

Cardinals

Atlanta

17

Tyler Eifert

Bengals

N.Y. Jets

18

Kyle Rudolph

Vikings

Green Bay

19

Zach Miller

Seahawks

at St. Louis

20

Zach Ertz

Eagles

N.Y. Giants

21

Scott Chandler

Bills

at New Orleans

22

JerMaine Gresham

Bengals

N.Y. Jets

23

Brandon Myers

Giants

at Philadelphia

24

Andrew Quarless

Packers

at Minnesota

 

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