Koerner’s Week 8 Fantasy Football QB Tiers: Is Drew Brees Still a Must-Start?

Oct 25, 2018 12:50 PM EDT
  • Sean Koerner -- the No. 1 in-season fantasy football ranker in 2015, 2016 and 2017 -- takes a detailed look at his Week 8 quarterback tiers.
  • Use the strategies outlined below to build the most optimal starting lineup for your fantasy football team.

Below you’ll find my quarterback tiers for Week 8 fantasy football. These are based on standard scoring.

As a reminder, these tiers are not updated after publication. If you want my most up-to-date rankings for PPR, Standard and Half-Point PPR leagues, check out this post.

And, yes, my tiers will be part of our Action Network subscription this season. Be sure to check out everything that comes with a sub here.


Koerner’s Quarterback Tiers

Quarterbacks

Tier 1
Patrick Mahomes (vs. DEN)

Despite a tough upcoming matchup this week, Mahomes has Tier 1 all to himself. He has thrown for more than 300 yards in six straight games. I am currently projecting him for 291 passing yards, so that streak could end this week.

We finally saw the rushing potential he has with 45 yards on four attempts in Week 7. After seeing only two games in which he put up more than 20 rushing yards, I think we can expect three or four games in the second half of the season in which Mahomes puts up 20-plus rushing yards.

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Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Drew Brees

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OPEN
CURR
# BETS
HOU
WAS
43
+3
42.5
+3
CIN
BAL
--
--
--
--
PIT
JAC
47.5
+6
47
+5
CAR
DET
50.5
+3
49.5
+4.5
DAL
ATL
47.5
-4.5
48.5
-3
TEN
IND
48
-3
49
-1
TB
NYG
52
PK
52
-1.5
OAK
ARI
41
-4
40.5
-5.5
DEN
LAC
47
-7.5
46.5
-7
PHI
NO
54.5
-9
56
-8.5
MIN
CHI
45.5
-2.5
44.5
-2.5
KC
LA
63.5
-1
63.5
-3.5