Fantasy Football Week 8 Start Rankings

October 28, 2009 | Thyrl Nelson

Here are the formulary Fantasy Football start rankings for week 8. We are almost through the byes, and there are a number of interesting plays this week to say the least, that could help you through the few remaining bye weeks.

 

As always the rankings are based on 2 parts players performance, and one-part defensive expectations against that player. The lower numbers are better, with a best possible formulary number of 3. Those numbers are listed in parentheses behind each pick.

 

Congrats to PlayLikeARaven, who racked up 195 points and the top weekly score in the WNST fantasy football game. PlayLikeARaven also positioned himself into a second place tie with goobirds in the money rankings, while Ravenators remains in first with a 209-point week. Remember that the money is going to the highest single week scorer, so there is still plenty of time left for you to get entered, and still have a realistic shot at the money.

 

As always, good luck, have fun, and keep an eye on the injury report.

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Drew Brees vs. ATL (10)

2. Peyton Manning vs. SF (13)

3. Aaron Rodgers vs. SF (17)

4. David Garrard @ TEN (19)

5. Phillip Rivers vs. OAK (20)

6. Jay Cutler vs. CLE (20)

7. Kyle Orton @ BAL (21)

8. Tony Romo vs. SEA (24)

9. Matt Schaub @ BUF (27)

10. Brett Favre @ GB (29)

11. Eli Manning @ PHI (30)

12. Matthew Stafford vs. St.L (31) *Culpepper would be about the same here, Drew Stanton about 5 spots lower if it comes to that

13. Matt Hasselbeck @ DAL (32)

14. Kurt Warner vs. CAR (33)

15. Kerry Collins vs. JAX (33) *assuming he plays all 4 quarters; Young would be about the same here if starting. The possibility of the quick hook has me off Collins if he goes.

16. Joe Flacco vs. DEN (36)

17. Marc Bulger @ DET (36)

18. Matt Ryan @ NO (38)

19. Mark Sanchez vs. MIA (38)

20. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. HOU (39)

21. Alex Smith @ IND (41)

22. Jake Delhomme @ AZ (43)

23. Derek Anderson @ CHI (43)

24. Donavan McNabb vs. NYG (49)

25. Chad Henne @ NYJ (51)

26. JaMarcus Russell @ SD (54)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Steve Slaton @ BUF (19)

2. Kevin Smith vs. St.L (20)

3. Maurice Jones-Drew @ TEN (22)

4. Ronnie Brown @ NYJ (22)

5. LaDanian Tomlinson vs. OAK (25)

6. Adrian Peterson @ GB (28)

7. Steven Jackson @ DET (28)

8. Darren Sproles vs. OAK (28)

9. Marshawn Lynch vs. HOU (28)

10. Thomas Jones vs. MIA (29)

11. Joseph Addai vs. SF (29)

12. Ray Rice vs. DEN (30)

13. Ricky Williams @ NYJ (30)

14. Michael Turner @ NO (32)

15. Marion Barber vs. SEA (32)

16. DeAngelo Williams @ AZ (34)

17. Brian Westbrook vs. NYG (36) *if he’s probable or better

18. Chris Johnson vs. JAX (37)

19. Knowshon Moreno @ BAL (37)

20. Matt Forte vs. CLE (37)

21. Tim Hightower vs. CAR (38)

22. Willis McGahee vs. DEN (39)

23. Ryan Grant vs. MIN (41)

24. Frank Gore @ IND (42)

25. Pierre Thomas vs. ATL (42)

26. Shon Greene vs. MIA (44)

27. Ahmad Bradshaw @ PHI (45)

28. Fred Jackson vs. HOU (45)

29. Donald Brown vs. SF (45) *stick Chad Simpson here if Brown doesn’t go

30. Felix Jones vs. SEA (45)

31. Beanie Wells vs. CAR (45)

32. Julius Jones @ DAL (46)

33. Michael Bush @ SD (47)

34. Correll Buckhalter @ BAL (48)

35. Brandon Jacobs @ PHI (49)

36. Tashard Choice vs. SEA (52)

37. LeSean McCoy vs. NYG (54) *put him around 20th if Westbrook doesn’t go

38. Jamal Lewis @ CHI (54)

39. Jerome Harrison @ CHI (58)

40. Justin Fargas @ SD (59) *put McFadden here instead if he goes

41. Reggie Bush vs. ATL (60)

42. Chris Brown @ BUF (61)

43. Jonathan Stewart @ AZ (62)

44. Mike Bell vs. ATL (62)

45. Jason Snelling @ NO (64)

46. Garrett Wolfe vs. CLE (65)

47. Maurice Morris vs. St.L (66)

48. Jason Wright vs. CAR (68)

49. Glen Coffee @ IND (69)

50. Chester Taylor @ GB (72)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Miles Austin vs. SEA (9)

2. Reggie Wayne vs. SF (10)

3. Mike Sims-Walker @ TEN (11)

4. Brandon Marshall @ BAL (13)

5. Marques Colston vs. ATL (17)

6. Nate Burleson @ DAL (18)

7. Roddy White @ NO (20)

8. Devin Hester vs. CLE (20)

9. Vincent Jackson vs. OAK (21)

10. Donald Driver vs. MIN (23)

11. Johnnie Knox vs. CLE (23)

12. TJ Houshmandzadeh @ DAL (23)

13. Tory Holt @ TEN (25)

14. DeSean Jackson vs. NYG (26) *assuming he’s probable or better

15. Austin Collie vs. SF (27)

16. Steve Smith @ PHI (28)

17. Larry Fitzgerald vs. CAR (28)

18. Patrick Crayton vs. SEA (28)

19. Calvin Johnson vs. St.L (29) *assuming he’s probable or better

20. Steve Smith @ AZ (29) *is he now officially the other Steve Smith?

21. Sidney Rice @ GB (30)

22. Nate Washington vs. JAX (30)

23. Mario Manningham @ PHI (31)

24. Andre Johnson @ BUF (32) *assuming he’s probable or better

25. Percy Harvin @ GB (34) *assuming he’s probable or better

26. Donnie Avery @ DET (34)

27. Lee Evans vs. HOU (35)

28. Greg Jennings vs. MIN (36)

29. Devery Henderson vs. ATL (37)

30. Pierre Garcon vs. SF (37)

31. Derrick Mason vs. DEN (38)

32. Hakeem Nicks @ PHI (39)

33. Jerricho Cotchery vs. MIA (40) *assuming he’s probable or better

34. Earl Bennett vs. CLE (41)

35. Kenny Britt vs. JAX (42)

36. Eddie Royal @ BAL (44)

37. Anquan Boldin vs. CAR (45) *as long as he’s playing

38. Brandon Stokley @ BAL (45)

39. Steve Breaston vs. CAR (46) *put him about 32nd if Boldin doesn’t play

40. Bernard Berrian @ GB (48)

41. Roy Williams vs. SEA (48)

42. Mark Clayton vs. DEN (49)

43. Robert Meachem vs. ATL (49)

44. Jeremy Maclin vs. NYG (50)

45. Terrell Owens vs. HOU (51)

46. Jacoby Jones @ BUF (52) *put him up 5 spots or so if Johnson doesn’t go

47. Braylon Edwards vs. MIA (52) *switch him with Cotchery if Cotchery is out, and put Clowney here

48. Mohamed Massaquoi @ CHI (52)

49. Josh Morgan @ IND (57)

50. Bryant Johnson vs. St.L (57) *put him up about 10 spots if Calvin Johnson isn’t playing

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Owen Daniels @ BUF (11)

2. Jeremy Shockey vs. ATL (18)

3. Brent Celek vs. NYG (20)

4. Jermichael Finley vs. MIN (21) *assuming he’s probable or better

5. Kevin Boss @ PHI (21)

6. Dallas Clark vs. SF (23)

7. Zach Miller @ SD (24)

8. Vernon Davis @ IND (27)

9. Visanthe Schiancoe @ GB (27)

10. Mercedes Lewis @ TEN (27)

11. Antonio Gates vs. OAK (28)

12. John Carlson @ DAL (29)

13. Dustin Keller vs. MIA (29)

14. Daniel Fells @ DET (31)

15. Greg Olsen vs. CLE (33)

16. Dante Rosario @ AZ (33) *assuming he’s probable or better

17. Tony Scheffler @ BAL (34)

18. Will Heller vs. St.L (34)

19. Tony Gonzalez @ NO (35)

20. Jason Witten vs. SEA (35)

21. Jeff King @ AZ (37) *put him Rosario’s spot if Rosario doesn’t go

22. Randy McMichael @ DET (37)

23. Todd Heap vs. DEN (39)

24. Brandon Pettigrew vs. St.L (42)

25. Donald Lee vs. MIN (44) *move him up 10-12 spots if Finley can’t go

26. Robert Royal @ CHI (46) *assuming he’s probable or better

27. Kellen Davis vs. CLE (49)

28. Daniel Graham @ BAL (56)

29. Steve Heiden @ CHI (56) *assuming he’s probable or better

30. Ben Hartsock vs. MIA (67)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Nate Kaeding vs. OAK (7)

2. Matt Prater @ BAL (18)

3. Lawrence Tynes @ PHI (20)

4. John Carney vs. ATL (21)

5. Mason Crosby vs. ATL (23)

6. Jay Feeley vs. MIA (25)

7. Josh Scobee @ TEN (30)

8. Ryan Longwell @ GB (31)

9. Nick Folk vs. SEA (31)

10. Matt Stover vs. SF (31)

11. David Akers vs. NYG (34)

12. Joe Nedney @ IND (34)

13. Jason Hanson vs. St.L (37)

14. Dan Carpenter @ NYJ (38)

15. Robbie Gould vs. CLE (38)

16. Rian Lindell vs. HOU (40)

17. Jason Elam @ NO (41)

18. Jason Brown @ DET (42)

19. Neil Rackers vs. CAR (43)

20. Sebastian Janikowski @ SD (44)

21. Olindo Mare @ DAL (46)

22. Steven Hauschka vs. DEN (47)

23. Rob Bironas vs. JAX (49)

24. Kris Brown @ BUF (53)

25. Billy Cundiff / Phil Dawson @ CHI (54) *whichever one is starting

26. John Kasay @ AZ (60)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Cardinals vs. CAR (13)

2. Packers vs. MIN (19)

3. Saints vs. ATL (20)

4. Chargers vs. OAK (21)

5. Colts vs. SF (26)

6. Eagles vs. NYG (28)

7. Broncos @ BAL (29)

8. Vikings @ GB (31)

9. Bills vs. HOU (31)

10. Bears vs. CLE (32)

11. Jets vs. MIA (34)

12. Cowboys vs. SEA (34)

13. Giants @ PHI (35)

14. 49ers @ IND (36)

15. Texans @ BUF (36)

16. Lions vs. St.L (36)

17. Seahawks @ DAL (38)

18. Dolphins @ NYJ (39)

19. Ravens vs. DEN (40)

20. Browns @ CHI (43)

21. Jaguars @ TEN (44)

22. Rams @ DET (45)

23. Panthers @ AZ (47)

24. Titans vs. JAX (47)

25. Falcons @ NO (51)

26. Raiders @ SD (53)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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