Koerner’s Week 8 Fantasy Football RB Tiers: Why James White Is a RB1 With Sony Michel Injured
- Sean Koerner -- the No. 1 in-season fantasy football ranker in 2015, 2016 and 2017 -- takes a detailed look at his Week 8 running back tiers.
- Use the strategies outlined below to build the most optimal starting lineup for your fantasy football team.
Below you’ll find my running back 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.
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Koerner’s Running Back Tiers
Based on standard scoring; +/- indicates how many Tiers up/down each player would move in a PPR format.
Todd Gurley (vs. GB)
Gurley, who’s projected to score four more points than anyone in the next tier, is the single most valuable player in fantasy this year. Like I mentioned in last week’s Tiers, Gurley owners should be rooting for the Rams to lose some games. If the Rams have the No. 1 seed wrapped up, it’s possible Gurley will be limited in Week 16 (Championship week).
One saving grace: He’s going for a record or two, and they could keep playing him until he breaks them.