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Week 8 Rankings – Fantasy Football 2018

So I have to say I can’t believe it’s already week 8. The 2018 season is essentially half way over. The off-season feels so long while the season just flies by. Now first for some seriousness.

I’m so sorry I missed last weeks rankings and I’m also sorry the podcast is essentially on hiatus. I live in Salt Lake City Utah, but last Monday I got a call from my Mother that my Father was being admitted to the ICU in Lecanto Florida. The report seemed to be he suffered a stroke. I was on the first flight out on Tuesday morning. A week later, and after being airlifted to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, we now know, thanks to a lumbar puncture, he did not suffer a stroke but has come down with Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS).

If you have not heard of this disease, you are in the same boat I was in just a week ago. The good news is, it’s not fatal, and most patients recover. The bad news, right now it has rendered him completely paralyzed. He is able to answer yes or no questions at times with blinks but that is it. This is one of the worst things that could happen to my dad. He is a hard working, do it myself at all times hard headed man and being mentally aware, yet trapped inside his body, has to be his waking nightmare. The doctors seem confident he will recover but it will take months and a lot of physical therapy.

With that said, I was able to get my rankings done this week, but it was researched and written completely on my phone, which, thank goodness is possible, but also means I am not going to be doing the full write up for each section as I usually would. Let’s get to the rankings so you can get those lineups in. It’s time to make a push for the playoffs!


Matt Ryan, Philip Rivers, Dak Prescott, and Marcus Mariota are on bye this week and you should honestly only be missing two of those options. There are some good streamers this week if you need to fill in for Marty Ice or Rivers though. If you need a backup QB, Dak may be worth the flier to see how Amari Cooper can help the Dallas passing game when they are back next week.

Some options I like if you need a fill in for week 8 are; Alex Smith, with New York moving on from two talented pieces on defense, I think Smith can have one of his better games of the season in a divisional match against the suddenly understaffed Giants. Case Keenum, while KC shut down Dalton last Sunday Night, I am not buying into the KC defense as much as I am the Andy Dalton primetime narrative. In case you had no idea, this guy has been TERRIBLE in primetime games throughout his career (16 touchdowns to 12 interceptions, with a total QBR of 36.4. According to ESPN Stats and Information)! The last option is Sam Darnold, don’t be too scared off by the Chicago Defense, sure he may have a turnover or two, but Chicago’s secondary is their weakness and I could see Sam throw for good yardage and land a TD or 2 if you are in a tight spot.

1 Patrick Mahomes KC DEN
2 Kirk Cousins MIN NO
3 Tom Brady NE BUF
4 Jared Goff LAR GB
5 Aaron Rodgers GB LAR
6 Ben Roethlisberger PIT CLE
7 Drew Brees NO MIN
8 Andrew Luck IND OAK
9 Deshaun Watson HOU MIA
10 Mitch Trubisky CHI NYJ
11 Jameis Winston TB CIN
12 Andy Dalton CIN TB
13 Matthew Stafford DET SEA
14 Cam Newton CAR BAL
15 Russell Wilson SEA DET
16 Alex Smith WAS NYG
17 Carson Wentz PHI JAX
18 Joe Flacco BAL CAR
19 Case Keenum DEN KC
20 CJ Beathard SF ARI
21 Sam Darnold NYJ CHI
22 Derek Carr OAK IND
23 Eli Manning NYG WAS
24 Baker Mayfield CLE PIT
25 Josh Rosen ARI SF
26 Brock Osweiler MIA HOU
27 Blake Bortles JAX PHI
28 Cody Kessler JAX PHI
29 Derek Anderson BUF NE
30 Lamar Jackson BAL CAR


Big names missing this week are Ezekiel Elliot, Melvin Gordon, Tevin Coleman, and (maybe) Dion Lewis. Man what is going on with Derrick Henry?! I was not expecting much this season and he has still found a way to disappoint.

Some options out there to help out if you are getting killed with injuries this season are Kapri Bibbs, Devontae Booker (yea he’s still a thing), and possibly Aaron Jones (someone may have given up on him and I think that’s a mistake, the talent will win out here).

1 Todd Gurley LAR GB
2 Kareem Hunt KC DEN
3 Saquon Barkley NYG WAS
4 James White NE BUF
5 James Conner PIT CLE
6 Joe Mixon CIN TB
7 Alvin Kamara NO MIN
8 Marlon Mack IND OAK
9 Phillip Lindsay DEN KC
10 Christian McCaffrey CAR BAL
11 Kerryon Johnson DET SEA
12 David Johnson ARI SF
13 Carlos Hyde JAX PHI
14 Tarik Cohen CHI NYJ
15 Chris Carson SEA DET
16 Lamar Miller HOU MIA
17 Nick Chubb CLE PIT
18 Mark Ingram NO TB
19 Matt Bredia SF ARI
20 Doug Martin OAK IND
21 Isaiah Crowell NYJ CHI
22 Corey Clement PHI JAX
23 Latavius Murray MIN NO
24 Alex Collins BAL CAR
25 Jordan Howard CHI NYJ
26 Adrian Peterson WAS NYG
27 Kenyan Drake MIA HOU
28 Aaron Jones GB LAR
29 Duke Johnson CLE PIT
30 T.J. Yeldon JAX PHI
31 Raheem Mostert SF ARI
32 Peyton Barber TB CIN
33 Chris Ivory BUF NE
34 Javarious Allen BAL CAR
35 Mike Davis SEA DET
36 Ty Montgomery GB LAR
37 Jalen Richard OAK IND
38 Royce Freeman DEN KC
39 Frank Gore MIA HOU
40 Nyheim Hines IND OAK


Not a lot missing this week outside of Julio “I’ll Never Score TDS Again” Jones and the LA Chargers Williams’s (Philip Rivers has thrown 14 TDS from week 2-7 this season, ZERO of those have gone to Keenan Allen). Corey Davis has been almost as frustrating as Derrick Henry. I’m hoping Mike Vrabel can get this ship corrected, but it feels like we are just ALWAYS hoping for the Titans to get going and they never do.

Also I know you are tired of hearing it, but it’s deserved, Adam Thielen has been incredible this season! If he goes over 100 yards this week, he ties the all time record for 8 100 yard games in a row with some guy named Calvin. Cousins will get him there, he’s my WR#1 this week. He’s earned that.

1 Adam Thielen MIN NO
2 A.J. Green CIN TB
3 Antonio Brown PIT CLE
4 Davante Adams GB LAR
5 Tyreek Hill KC DEN
6 Michael Thomas NO MIN
7 Robert Woods LAR GB
8 T.Y. Hilton IND OAK
9 Mike Evans TB CIN
10 DeAndre Hopkins HOU MIA
11 Emmanuel Sanders DEN KC
12 Juju Smith-Scheuster PIT CLE
13 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG WAS
14 Kenny Golladay DET SEA
15 Brandon Cooks LAR GB
16 Stefon Diggs MIN NO
17 Josh Gordon NE BUF
18 Tyler Lockett SEA DET
19 Golden Tate DET SEA
20 Will Fuller HOU MIA
21 Sterling Shepard NYG WAS
22 Alshon Jeffrey PHI JAX
23 Demaryius Thomas DEN KC
24 Tyler Boyd CIN TB
25 Chris Godwin TB CIN
26 Doug Baldwin SEA DET
27 John Brown BAL CAR
28 Julian Edelman NE BUF
29 Jarvis Landry CLE PIT
30 Devin Funchess CAR BAL
31 Allen Robinson CHI NYJ
32 Marvin Jones DET SEA
33 Michael Crabtree BAL CAR
34 Anthony Miller CHI NYJ
35 Curtis Samuel CAR BAL
36 Tre’Quan Smith NO MIN
37 Jermaine Kearse NYJ CHI
38 Christian Kirk ARI SF
39 Geronimo Allison GB LAR
40 Larry Fitzgerald ARI SF
41 Taylor Gabriel CHI NYJ
42 Marques Valdes-Scantling GB LAR
43 Paul Richardson WAS NYG
44 DeSean Jackson TB CIN
45 Keelan Cole JAX PHI

————TIGHT ENDS————

Not much missing here on byes this week. If you need some help at the position go out and grab Michael Roberts from Detroit. He had a big game last week and that was on the heels of a TD game the week before that. Stafford is finally finding a redzone receiving threat outside of Golladay.

Jack Doyle is back after being out due to injury and while I do not have him ranked because I am not sure HOW healthy he is, I’d add him if I need a TE. Luck has thrown a eye popping 20 TDS this season (only behind Pat Mahomes record 22) and Luck loves his TEs. He has made Eric Ebron, a former 1st round cast off, into a must start TE option in fantasy. Both can be fantasy relevant with Luck slinging the rock.

I am also am high on the rookie from Miami, Chris Herndon. While everyone was screaming Mike Gesicki, I liked Herndon all off season and now he has had back to back TD games. He could be a big help if you need something at the position and is a dynasty must add.

1 Travis Kelce KC DEN
2 Zach Ertz PHI JAX
3 George Kittle SF ARI
4 Jimmy Graham GB LAR
5 Jared Cook OAK IND
6 Eric Ebron IND OAK
7 David Njoku CLE PIT
8 Vance McDonald PIT CLE
9 O.J. Howard TB CIN
10 Greg Olsen CAR BAL
11 C.J. Uzomah CIN TB
12 Jordan Reed WAS NYG
13 Rob Gronkowski NE BUF
14 Trey Burton CHI NYJ
15 Evan Engram NYG WAS
16 Kyle Rudolph MIN NO
17 Hayden Hurst BAL CAR
18 Chris Herndon NYJ CHI
19 Mike Gesicki MIA HOU
20 Ben Watson NO MIN
21 Cameron Brate TB CIN
22 Ricky Seals-Jones ARI SF
23 Charles Clay BUF NE
24 Jeff Heuerman DEN KC
25 Mike Roberts DET SEA


Some good streaming options this week are; Indy, Arizona, San Francisco, Miami, and Detroit.

1 Houston MIA
2 New England BUF
3 Chicago NYJ
4 Indianapolis OAK
5 Philadelphia JAX
6 Pittsburgh CLE
7 Arizona SF
8 Washington NYG
9 Carolina BAL
10 Baltimore CAR
11 New York Jets CHI
12 Jacksonville PHI
13 Miami HOU
14 Detroit SEA
15 Cincinnati TB
16 San Francisco ARI
17 Kansas City DEN
18 Oakland IND
19 Los Angeles Rams GB
20 Denver KC
21 New Orleans MIN
22 Minnesota NO
23 Seattle DET
24 Tampa Bay CIN
25 Cleveland PIT

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