Week 8 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings & Projections

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If you are having some decision making trouble for Week 8, we can certainly help out with our fantasy football positional rankings. If you are looking for some permanent adds for Week 8 and moving forward, check out the waiver wire breakdowns. With most of the industry now in a standard full-point PPR format, we break down the top ranked players at each position for Week .

Week 8 Quarterback Rankings

Week 8 RankingPlayerWeek 8 OpponentWeek 8 Projection
1Deshaun WatsonOAK23.2
2Russell Wilson@ATL22.5
3Jared GoffCIN21.9
4Aaron Rodgers@KC21.2
5Tom BradyCLE20.6
6Kirk CousinsWAS20.1
7Matthew StaffordNYG19.9
8Matt Ryan (Q)SEA18.4
9Drew Brees (Q)@ARI17.5
10Josh AllenPHI17.2
11Jacoby BrissettDEN17.0
12Kyler MurrayNO16.8
13Derek Carr@HOU16.5
14Ryan TannehillTB16.1
15Jameis Winston@TEN15.7
16Carson Wentz@BUF15.4
17Gardner MinshewNYJ15.1
18Daniel Jones@DET14.9
19Philip Rivers@CHI14.7
20Baker Mayfield@NE14.5
21Sam Darnold@JAX13.8
22Jimmy GaroppoloCAR12.8
23Andy Dalton@LAR12.6
24Kyle Allen@SF11.6
25Mitchell TrubiskyLAC10.4

It is an extremely top heavy quarterback week that could get worse if Matt Ryan is out and Drew Brees ends up not playing. Let us work our way up instead, as there are some tough matchups for guys who have been doing well. Kyle Allen is going to run into one of the toughest matchups he will face all season, as San Francisco continue to batter any offense that steps in front of them. Philip Rivers has been fine from a fantasy standpoint, but the road gets tougher this week with another offensive lineman down, and a road game against Chicago. Carson Wentz is coming off one of his worst games, and will take on Buffalo, who have allowed the fourth fewest fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. However, names like Ryan Tannehill and Derek Carr get a bump this week because of their matchups.

As for the top names, Oakland was just shredded by Aaron Rodgers, and will have to take on Houston now. Deshaun Watson checks in as the number one quarterback this week. Russell Wilson isn’t too far behind, as the Atlanta secondary has allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season. Jared Goff is also in a good spot against a Bengals defense.

Week 8 Running Backs Rankings

Week 8 RankingPlayerWeek 8 OpponentWeek 8 Projection
1Dalvin CookWAS22.3
2Saquon Barkley@DET21.4
3Leonard FournetteNYJ20.1
4Christian McCaffrey@SF19.2
5James ConnerMIA18.5
6Todd GurleyCIN17.9
7Latavius Murray@ARI16.7
8Le’Veon Bell@JAX16.3
9Chris Carson@ATL16.1
10Aaron Jones@KC15.9
11Marlon MackDEN15.7
12Nick Chubb@NE15.4
13Austin Ekeler@CHI14.9
14Ty JohnsonNYG14.6
15Josh Jacobs@HOU14.1
16Tevin ColemanCAR13.7
17Devonta FreemanSEA13.5
18Phillip Lindsay@IND13.2
19David JohnsonNO13.1
20Sony MichelCLE12.9
21Carlos HydeOAK12.4
22Jamaal Williams@KC11.9
23Chase EdmondsNO11.7
24James WhiteCLE11.4
25Jordan Howard@BUF10.7
26Melvin Gordon@CHI10.3
27Royce Freeman@IND9.7
28LeSean McCoyGB9.3
29David MontgomeryLAC8.8
30Frank GorePHI8.3
31Ronald Jones@TEN7.7
32Miles Sanders@BUF7.4
33Peyton Barber@TEN7.0
34Damien WilliamsGB6.7
35Tarik CohenLAC6.4
36Joe Mixon@LAR6.3
37Duke JohnsonOAK5.9
38Adrian Peterson@MIN5.7

Give me some Dalvin Cook again this week, getting the Redskins who have allowing over 750 rushing yards already this season. Cook is in a great home matchup where the Vikings should be in control of this game to give him his 20 touches and let him put in work. Saquon Barkley was back last week, and while he looked less than 100%, he has a favorable matchup against the Lions, who have allowed the third most fantasy points per game to opposing backs this season. Leonard Fournette had a typical game where he rushed for over 120 yards, but still failed to find the end zone. The Jets have allowed eight rushing touchdowns this season. James Conner and Todd Gurley have been up and down this year, but are in great spots against two of the poorer defenses in the league.

Week 8 Wide Receivers Rankings

Week 8 RankingPlayerWeek 8 OpponentWeek 8 Projection
1DeAndre HopkinsOAK19.7
2Julio JonesSEA19.4
3Julian EdelmanCLE18.5
4Michael Thomas@ARI17.6
5Chris Godwin@TEN16.7
6Cooper KuppCIN16.4
7Mike Evans@TEN16.1
8Kenny GolladayNYG15.7
9Tyler Lockett@ATL15.4
10Tyreek HillGB15.1
11Keenan Allen@CHI14.9
12Stefon DiggsWAS14.7
13Brandin CooksCIN14.5
14Odell Beckham Jr@NE14.3
15T.Y. HiltonDEN14.1
16Robert WoodsCIN14.0
17Allen RobinsonLAC13.9
18JuJu Smith-SchusterMIA13.7
19Larry FitzgeraldNO13.6
20DJ CharkNYJ13.5
21Golden Tate@DET13.4
22Courtland Sutton@IND13.2
23Terry McLaurin@MIN13.2
24John BrownPHI13.1
25Sterling Shepard@DET12.9
26Kenny StillsOAK12.7
27Emmanuel SandersCAR12.4
28Mike Williams@CHI11.9
29Marvin JonesNYG11.6
30DK Metcalf@ATL11.3
31Dede WestbrookNYJ11.2
32Calvin RidleySEA10.9
33Alshon Jeffery@BUF10.6
34Tyler Boyd@LAR10.3
35Jarvis Landry@NE10.1
36Corey DavisTB9.8
37DJ Moore@SF9.6
38Jamison Crowder@JAX9.4
39Curtis Samuel@SF9.0
40Phillip DorsettCLE8.8
41Mohamed SanuCLE8.5
42Marquez Valdes-Scantling@KC8.2
43Cole BeasleyPHI7.7
44Auden Tate@LAR7.4
45Geronimo Allison@KC6.8
46Mecole HardmanGB5.7
47AJ BrownTB5.5
48Nelson Agholor@BUF5.2
49Robby Anderson@JAX4.9
50Demarcus RobinsonGB4.7

DeAndre Hopkins was able to get right last week against Indy, and draws a better matchup against Oakland this week. Last week’s numbers inflated their fantasy points allowed, but this is just a bottom ten secondary to target anyway. A lot of lesser receiving cores will get bumps this week. Tampa Bay has allowed the third most fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts, making the Titans dart throw options for Week 8. Both John Brown and Cole Beasley are viable options against an Eagles secondary that has allowed a 92-1383-11 line to wide receivers this season. Oakland’s wideouts have been barely usable, but if Tyrell Williams can come back from injury, I like his chances at a another touchdown this week.

Week 8 Tight Ends Rankings

Week 8 RankingPlayerWeek 8 OpponentWeek 8 Projection
1Darren Waller@HOU16.1
2Travis KelceGB14.8
3George KittleCAR13.5
4Hunter Henry@CHI13.2
5Austin HooperSEA12.9
6Evan Engram@DET11.8
7Zach Ertz@BUF10.6
8Gerald EverettCIN10.2
9Jared Cook@ARI10.1
10Jimmy Graham@KC9.7
11Greg Olsen@SF8.3
12OJ Howard@TEN7.1
13Eric EbronDEN6.5
14TJ HockensonNYG6.1
15Darren FellsOAK5.8
16Ben WatsonCLE5.5
17Vance McDonaldMIA5.1
18Ricky Seals-Jones@NE4.9
19Jonnu SmithTB4.8
20Jack DoyleDEN4.2

This position has been dreadful for fantasy this season, but we have some names back and a short bye week for teams. Darren Waller is going to be in comeback mode, and checks in as the top PPR tight end. Travis Kelce follows, as the Packers have allowed the 8th most fantasy points per game to tight ends, and even without Mahomes he is going to be a strong option. The Bears are not as daunting of a matchup for Hunter Henry as you’d might think, they are middle of the road against tight ends, allowing the 13th most fantasy points per game. Seattle has been bad against tight ends this season, allowing 474 receiving yards. It would have been more if Mark Andrews could hold onto the football, but Austin Hooper checks in as another strong option this week.

Week 8 Kicker Rankings

Week 8 RankingPlayerWeek 8 OpponentWeek 8 Projection
1Greg ZuerleinCIN10.6
2Wil Lutz@ARI10.3
3Harrison ButkerGB10.1
4Josh LamboNYJ9.8
5Adam VinatieriDEN9.5
6Chris BoswellMIA9.3
7Dan BaileyWAS9.2
8Ka’imi FairbairnOAK9.1
9Matt PraterNYG8.8
10Mason Crosby@KC8.6
11Robbie GouldCAR8.3
12Zane GonzalezNO8.0
13Jason Myers@ATL8.0
14Joey Slye@SF7.8
15Brandon McManus@IND7.7
16Stephen HauschkaPHI7.5
17Matt Gay@TEN7.4
18Jake Elliott@BUF7.3
19Matt BryantSEA7.2
20Eddy PineiroLAC6.9
21Aldrick Rosas@DET6.7
22Mike NugentCLE6.5

Teams allowing the most field goal attempts this season are Cincinnati, Denver, Tampa Bay, Los Angeles Rams, and Baltimore. Detroit, Arizona, Houston, and Philadelphia are a few other teams worth targeting with kickers, as they give up a lot of volume. Teams that give up the least amount of volume are New England, New Orleans, San Francisco, Oakland, and Minnesota.

Week 8 Defense Rankings

Week 8 RankTeamWeek 8 OpponentWeek 8 Fantasy Projection
2New EnglandCLE10.6
3San FranciscoCAR10.3
4LA RamsCIN10.2
9New OrleansARI9.2
11Green Bay@KC8.9
14LA Chargers@CHI8.3
16NY Jets@JAX7.8
20Kansas CityGB7.0
21Tampa Bay@TEN7.0
26NY Giants@DET6.0

New England and log out. It isn’t even fair, and they get to take on Baker Mayfield and a Cleveland offense that has been horrific most weeks. Minnesota is also up on top taking on Washington at home. It is a good week for most of the top defenses, as San Francisco will welcome Carolina and showcase their defense against Christian McCaffrey. The Rams take on Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh can continue their hot defensive play against Miami..

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