Week 8 was a slate of games slightly undermanned in terms of top backfield talent. Elite backs including Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon were on their byes, however that did not stop the players who were in action from making Week 8 one of the most productive running back weeks of the season thus far.

James Conner led the way with 38.2 PPR points, while Todd Gurley also unsurprisingly broke the 30-point barrier. This was the fourth straight week and the fifth time this season that Gurley has scored 30 or more fantasy points. James White , Adrian Peterson , Alvin Kamara , Joe Mixon , and Marlon Mack all broke the 25-point plateau, while another six backs scored over 20 points. Other names of note were Kerryon Johnson , T.J....