Fantasy Rankings For Your Start/Sit Decisions In Week 8

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To help answer your start/sit questions for Week 8, I’ve outlined the latest version of my fantasy football rankings into tiers so you can better visualize the drop-off in expected production at each position.

Note that these are as of Saturday evening and final inactives could still impact certain players, so be sure to check my updated rankings before making your final decisions.

Note: Players who played on Thursday are denoted with an asterisk.

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Fantasy Rankings & Tiers for Week 8

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QUARTERBACKS

Tier 1

Russell Wilson (vs. SF)

Tier 2

Patrick Mahomes (vs. NYJ)

Tier 3

Lamar Jackson (vs. PIT)

Tier 4

Ryan Tannehill (@ CIN)
Carson Wentz (vs. DAL)
Teddy Bridgewater (vs. ATL)*
Aaron Rodgers (vs. MIN)
Josh Allen (vs. NE)

Tier 5

Tom Brady (@ NYG)
Joe Burrow (vs. TEN)
Justin Herbert (@ DEN)
Matt Ryan (@ CAR)*

Tier 6

Matthew Stafford (vs. IND)
Philip Rivers (@ DET)
Jared Goff (@ MIA)
Derek Carr (@ CLE)
Jimmy Garoppolo (@ SEA)

Tier 7

Baker Mayfield (vs. LV)
Ben Roethlisberger (@ BAL)
Cam Newton (@ BUF)
Tua Tagovailoa (vs. LAR)
Kirk Cousins (@ GB)
Drew Brees (@ CHI)

Tier 8

Daniel Jones (vs. TB)
Drew Lock (vs. LAC)
Nick Foles (vs. NO)

Tier 9

Ben DiNucci (@ PHI)

Tier 10

Sam Darnold (@ KC)


RUNNING BACKS

Tier 1

Alvin Kamara (@ CHI)
Kareem Hunt (vs. LV)
Derrick Henry (@ CIN)

Tier 2

Mike Davis (vs. ATL)*
Jamaal Williams (vs. MIN)
Jonathan Taylor (@ DET)

Tier 3

Dalvin Cook (@ GB)
Josh Jacobs (@ CLE)

Tier 4

Todd Gurley (@ CAR)*
Boston Scott (vs. DAL)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (vs. NYJ)

Tier 5

James Conner (@ BAL)
Giovani Bernard (vs. TEN)
Ezekiel Elliott (@ PHI)
Chris Carson (vs. SF)
Myles Gaskin (vs. LAR)
Ronald Jones II (@ NYG)
David Montgomery (vs. NO)

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images. Pictured: Ezekiel Elliott.

Tier 6

Darrell Henderson (@ MIA)
D’Andre Swift (vs. IND)
Melvin Gordon (vs. LAC)
Joshua Kelley (@ DEN)
Leonard Fournette (@ NYG)
Justin Jackson (@ DEN)

Tier 7

Devin Singletary (vs. NE)
Le’Veon Bell (vs. NYJ)
J.K. Dobbins (vs. PIT)

Tier 8

JaMycal Hasty (@ SEA)
Gus Edwards (vs. PIT)
Damien Harris (@ BUF)
Wayne Gallman (vs. TB)
Nyheim Hines (@ DET)
Latavius Murray (@ CHI)
Jerick McKinnon (@ SEA)
Adrian Peterson (vs. IND)
La’Mical Perine (@ KC)
Malcolm Brown (@ MIA)

Tier 9

Zack Moss (vs. NE)
Phillip Lindsay (vs. LAC)
Wayne Gallman (vs. TB)
Tevin Coleman (@ SEA)
Alexander Mattison (@ GB)
James White (@ BUF)

Tier 10

Brian Hill (@ CAR)*
Rex Burkhead (@ BUF)
Frank Gore (@ KC)

Tier 11

Tony Pollard (@ PHI)
A.J. Dillon (vs. MIN)
DeeJay Dallas (vs. SF)
Matt Breida (vs. LAR)

Tier 12

Corey Clement (vs. DAL)
Travis Homer (vs. SF)
Jalen Richard (@ CLE)
D’Ernest Johnson (vs. LV)
Jeremy McNichols (@ CIN)


WIDE RECEIVERS

Tier 1

Davante Adams (vs. MIN)

Tier 2

Tyreek Hill (vs. NYJ)
Robby Anderson (vs. ATL)*
Tyler Lockett (vs. SF)
Julio Jones (@ CAR)*

Tier 3

Calvin Ridley (@ CAR)*
D.K. Metcalf (vs. SF)
Keenan Allen (@ DEN)

Tier 4

Adam Thielen (@ GB)
Kenny Golladay (vs. IND)
A.J. Brown (@ CIN)
D.J. Moore (vs. ATL)*

Tier 5

Allen Robinson (vs. NO)
Justin Jefferson (@ GB)
Mike Evans (@ NYG)
Robert Woods (@ MIA)
Tyler Boyd (vs. TEN)
Travis Fulgham (vs. DAL)
Cooper Kupp (@ MIA)
Stefon Diggs (vs. NE)
Brandon Aiyuk (@ SEA)

Tier 6

Tee Higgins (vs. TEN)
DeVante Parker (vs. LAR)
Jarvis Landry (vs. LV)
Marquise Brown (vs. PIT)
Juju Smith-Schuster (@ BAL)

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images. Pictured: JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Tier 7

Corey Davis (@ CIN)
Chase Claypool (@ BAL)
T.Y. Hilton (@ DET)
Diontae Johnson (@ BAL)

Tier 8

Darius Slayton (vs. TB)
A.J. Green (vs. TEN)
Curtis Samuel (vs. ATL)*
Amari Cooper (@ PHI)
Tre’Quan Smith (@ CHI)
Scott Miller (@ NYG)
Denzel Mims (@ KC)
CeeDee Lamb (@ PHI)
Jerry Jeudy (vs. LAC)
Greg Ward Jr. (vs. DAL)

Tier 9

Cole Beasley (vs. NE)
Zach Pascal (@ DET)
Deonte Harris (@ CHI)
Mike Williams (@ DEN)
Kendrick Bourne (@ SEA)
Rashard Higgins (vs. LV)
Marvin Jones (vs. IND)
Marquez Valdes-Scantling (vs. MIN)

Tier 10

Tim Patrick (vs. LAC)
Russell Gage (@ CAR)*
Braxton Berrios (@ KC)
John Brown (vs. NE)
Henry Ruggs (@ CLE)
Adam Humphries (@ CIN)
Mecole Hardman (vs. NYJ)
Nelson Agholor (@ CLE)
Preston Williams (vs. LAR)
Sterling Shepard (vs. TB)
Damiere Byrd (@ BUF)
Hunter Renfrow (@ CLE)
Darnell Mooney (vs. NO)
Josh Reynolds (@ MIA)

Tier 11

Jalen Reagor (vs. DAL)
Jakobi Meyers (@ BUF)
Golden Tate (vs. TB)
Michael Gallup (@ PHI)
Demarcus Robinson (vs. NYJ)
Michael Pittman Jr. (@ DET)
Danny Amendola (vs. IND)
Anthony Miller (vs. NO)


TIGHT ENDS

Tier 1

George Kittle (@ SEA)
Travis Kelce (vs. NYJ)

Tier 2

Darren Waller (@ CLE)

Tier 3

Mark Andrews (vs. PIT)

Tier 4

Hunter Henry (@ DEN)
Rob Gronkowski (@ NYG)
T.J. Hockenson (vs. IND)
Dallas Goedert (vs. DAL)
Jonnu Smith (@ CIN)

Tier 5

Robert Tonyan Jr. (vs. MIN)
Hayden Hurst (@ CAR)*
Jared Cook (@ CHI)
Eric Ebron (@ BAL)
Jimmy Graham (vs. NO)
Noah Fant (vs. LAC)
Mike Gesicki (vs. LAR)
Evan Engram (vs. TB)
Trey Burton (@ DET)
Harrison Bryant (vs. LV)

Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images. Pictured: Jared Cook

Tier 6

Drew Sample (vs. TEN)
Greg Olsen (vs. SF)
Tyler Higbee (@ MIA)
Dalton Schultz (@ PHI)
Richard Rodgers (vs. DAL)
David Njoku (vs. LV)
Irv Smith Jr. (@ GB)

Tier 7

Gerald Everett (@ MIA)
Anthony Firkser (@ CIN)
Will Dissly (vs. SF)
Kyle Rudolph (@ GB)


KICKERS

Tier 1

Harrison Butker (vs. NYJ)

Tier 2

Jason Myers (vs. SF)
Ryan Succop (@ NYG)
Stephen Gostkowski (@ CIN)
Rodrigo Blankenship (@ DET)
Justin Tucker (vs. PIT)

Tier 3

Jake Elliott (vs. DAL)
Robbie Gould (@ SEA)
Mason Crosby (vs. MIN)
Matt Prater (vs. IND)
Joey Slye (vs. ATL)*
Michael Badgley (@ DEN)
Kai Forbath (@ MIA)

Tier 4

Younghoe Koo (@ CAR)*
Cody Parkey (vs. LV)

Tier 5

Randy Bullock (vs. TEN)
Chris Boswell (@ BAL)
Jason Sanders (vs. LAR)
Wil Lutz (@ CHI)
Brandon McManus (vs. LAC)
Daniel Carlson (@ CLE)
Tyler Bass (vs. NE)

Tier 6

Dan Bailey (@ GB)
Nick Folk (@ BUF)
Greg Zuerlein (@ PHI)
Cairo Santos (vs. NO)
Graham Gano (vs. TB)
Sergio Castillo (@ KC)


DEFENSES

Tier 1

Kansas City Chiefs (vs. NYJ)
Philadelphia Eagles (vs. DAL)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ NYG)

Tier 2

Los Angeles Rams (@ MIA)
Buffalo Bills (vs. NE)
Los Angeles Chargers (@ DEN)
New Orleans Saints (@ CHI)
Green Bay Packers (vs. MIN)
Tennessee Titans (@ CIN)
Baltimore Ravens (vs. PIT)
Indianapolis Colts (@ DET)

Tier 3

New England Patriots (@ BUF)
Denver Broncos (vs. LAC)
Dallas Cowboys (@ PHI)
Seattle Seahawks (vs. SF)
Cleveland Browns (vs. LV)
Miami Dolphins (vs. LAR)
Pittsburgh Steelers (@ BAL)

Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images. Pictured: The Cleveland Browns defense.

Tier 4

Las Vegas Raiders (@ CLE)
Detroit Lions (vs. IND)
Carolina Panthers (vs. ATL)*
Chicago Bears (vs. NO)
Atlanta Falcons (@ CAR)*
San Francisco 49ers (@ SEA)

Tier 5

Cincinnati Bengals (vs. TEN)
New York Giants (vs. TB)
Minnesota Vikings (@ GB)

Tier 6

New York Jets (@ KC)

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