The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 8 WRs

October 23, 2008 | Thyrl Nelson

Here are the Week 8 Fantasy Flavor Wide Receiver Power Rankings. It’s the top 20 WRs based on what we’ve seen so far, and a look ahead at this week’s match ups. In addition to the power rankings, we’ve identified the best and worst match ups for week 8 and ranked the top 75 WRs in the order you should consider them this week.

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Week 8 Fantasy Quarterback Rankings and Projections

Week 8 Fantasy Running Back Rankings and Projections

Fantasy Wide Receiver Power Rankings – Week 8

The power rankings are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of who to start this week, match up information is listed below the rankings. Last weeks rankings are in parenthesis.

1. Anquan Boldin (1) – AZ – 366 yds 5 TD

2. Larry Fitzgerald (2) – AZ – 546 yds 5 TD

3. Greg Jennings (4) – GB – 685 yds 4 TD

4. Clavin Johnson (15) – DET – 531 yds 4 TD

5. Brandon Marshall (5) – DEN – 598 yds 3 TD

6. Reggie Wayne (6) – IND – 492 yds 4 TD

7. Santana Moss (8) – WAS – 518 yds 4 TD

8. Andre Johnson (9) – HOU – 629 yds 2 TD

9. Steve Smith (14) – CAR – 496 yds 2 TD

10. Roddy White (7) – ATL – 566 yds 3 TD

11. Lee Evans (16) – BUF – 521 yds 3 TD

12. Bernard Berrian (18) – MIN – 517 yds 3 TD

13. Hines Ward (12) – PIT – 376 yds 4 TD

14. Terrell Owens (3) – DAL – 398 yds 5 TD

15. Laverneus Coles (11) – NYJ – 369 yds 4 TD

16. Randy Moss (NR) – NE – 369 yds 4 TD

17. Issac Bruce (13) – SF – 350 yds 4 TD

18. Chris Chambers (10) – SD – 226 yds 5 TD

19. Vincent Jackson (NR) – SD – 478 yds 3 TD

20. Plaxico Burress (17) – NYG – 341 yds 3 TD

Dropped from Rankings: TJ Houshmandzadeh – CIN; Jehrico Cotchery – NYJ

WRs Who Should Enjoy Their Week 8 Match Ups: Lee Evans @ MIA; Issaac Bruce vs. SEA; Santana Moss @ DET; Randy Moss & Wes Welker vs. ST.L; Steve Smith & Mushin Muhammad vs. AZ; Chris Chambers & Vincent Jackson vs. NO; Hines Ward & Santonio Holmes vs. NYG; Braylon Edwards @ JAX

WRs Who Could Be Sleepers in Week 8: Josh Reed & Roscoe Parrish @ MIA; Arnaz Battle & Bryant Johnson vs. SEA; Antione Randle-El @ DET; DeSean Jackson & Hank Baskett vs. ATL; Antonio Bryant & Michael Clayton @ DAL; Bobby Engram & Courtney Taylor @ SF; Dante Stallworth @ JAX

WRs Who Could Struggle With Their Week 8 Match Ups: Reggie Wayne, Marvin Harrison & Anthony Gonzalez @ TEN; Anquan Boldin & Larry Fitzgerald @ CAR; Roddy White @ PHI; Plaxico Burress & Amani Toomer @ PIT; Laverneus Coles & Jehrico Cotchery vs. KC; Derrick Mason vs. OAK; Matt Jones vs. CLE; Chad Johnson & TJ Houshmandzadeh @ HOU; Andre Johnson & Kevin Walter vs. CIN

WRs You Might Want to Avoid in Week 8: Justin Gage & Brandon Jones vs. IND; Steve Breaston @ CAR; Michael Jenkins @ PHI; Javon Walker, Ronald Curry & Johnnie Lee Higgins @ BAL; Mark Clayton & Demetrius Williams vs. OAK

And finally, here are the top 75 start rankings for week 8 WRs. It was gotten using our “secret formula”, which is basically 2 parts year-to-date player performance and 1 part defensive tendencies against them this week, with a few variables thrown in for injuries etc. In parentheses are their formulary numbers too, the lower the player’s number, the better their chances at having a big day.

1. Santana Moss (9)

2. Lee Evans (17)

3. Steve Smith (19)

4. Calvin Johnson (27)

5. Hines Ward (31)

6. Chris Chambers (31)

7. Anquan Boldin (32)

8. Larry Fitzgerald (34)

9. Issac Bruce (34)

10. DeSean Jackson (36)

11. Randy Moss (38)

12. Andre Johnson (39)

13. Roddy White (39)

14. Reggie Wayne (43)

15. Vincent Jackson (45)

16. Terrell Owens (46)

17. Malcolm Floyd (49)

18. Plaxico Burress (52)

19. Laverneus Coles (53)

20. Mushin Muhammad (53)

21. TJ Houshmandzadeh (60)

22. DeWayne Bowe (62)

23. DeVry Henderson (63)

24. Antonio Bryant (64)

25. Wes Welker (64)

26. Hank Baskett (72)

27. Kevin Walter (73)

28. Braylon Edwards (74)

29. Santonio Holmes (75)

30. Jehrico Cotchery (77)

31. Derrick Mason (80)

32. Bryant Johnson (82)

33. Antoine Randle-El (85)

34. Sinorice Moss (86)

35. Donnie Avery (86)

36. Greg Camarillo (87)

37. Justin Gage (90)

38. Lance Moore (93)

39. Matt Jones (95)

40. Marvin Harrison (99)

41. Mate Washington (101)

42. Roscoe Parrish (103)

43. Roy Williams (106)

44. Chansi Stuckey (111)

45.  joey Galloway (112)

46. Steve Breaston (114)

47. Miles Austin (114)

48. Amani Toomer (114)

49. Patrick Crayton (118)

50. Tory Holt (120)

51. Marques Colston (121)

52. Josh Reed (121)

53. Chad Johnson (122)

54. Jabar Gafney (122)

55. Arnaz Battle (124)

56. Derek Hagan (127)

57. Mike Walker (133)

58. Anthony Gonzalez (137)

59. Michael Jenkins (137)

60. Javon Walker (138)

61. James Hardy (141)

62. Dane Looker (144)

63. Greg Lewis (144)

64. Johnnie Lee Higgins (150)

65. Josh Morgan (152)

66. Ashley Lelie (156)

67. Mark Clayton (156)

68. Justin McCairens (158)

69. Ronald Curry (158)

70. Ted Ginn Jr. (159)

71. Michael Clayton (160)

72. James Thrash (161)

73. Keary Colbert (164)

74. Domenick Hixon (166)

75. Jason Avant (172)

Use the links at the top of the page for this week’s quarterback and running back rankings, and check back later today for the tight end rankings too. Kickers and defenses will be up tomorrow. And good luck this week.

Peace,

T

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