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Kuselias: Week 8 Ranks

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Check out the Week 8 rankings of Erik Kuselias, host of Fantasy Football Live, which airs every Tuesday and Thursday during the NFL season at 5 and 6:30 ET on NBC Sports Network. Follow him on Twitter @EKNBC.


Last updated at 4:20 ET on 10/23/13.

Quarterbacks
1.  Peyton Manning
2.  Aaron Rodgers
3.  Matthew Stafford
4.  Drew Brees
5.  Robert Griffin III
6.  Tony Romo
7.  Michael Vick
8.  Cam Newton
9.  Matt Ryan
10.  Andy Dalton
11.  Tom Brady
12.  Carson Palmer
13.  Colin Kaepernick
14.  Eli Manning
15.  Russell Wilson
16.  Ben Roethlisberger
17.  Chad Henne
18.  Terrelle Pryor
19.  Alex Smith
20.  Ryan Tannehill
21.  Geno Smith
22.  Christian Ponder
23.  Mike Glennon
24.  Brandon Weeden
25.  Kellen Clemens

QB Notes

- Denver gives up the most points to opposing fantasy QBs, and garbage time has suited RG3 in games earlier this year - he's top 5.

- Andy Dalton has back to back games of 330 yards and 3TDs ... He's a QB in the zone right now.

- Carson Palmer: Atlanta is one of 5 worst vs. opposing fantasy QBs. Just like the special peaches in upper Michigan that are only ripe one week each year: For this week ONLY, I believe in Palmer.



Running Backs
1.  Jamaal Charles
2.  Knowshon Moreno
3.  Marshawn Lynch
4.  LeSean McCoy
5.  Frank Gore
6.  Eddie Lacy
7.  Reggie Bush
8.  Le’Veon Bell
9.  Stevan Ridley
10.  Fred Jackson
11.  Adrian Peterson
12.  Alfred Morris
13.  Giovani Bernard
14.  Darren Sproles
15.  Joseph Randle
16.  Darren McFadden
17.  Chris Ivory
18.  Peyton Hillis
19.  DeAngelo Williams
20.  Maurice Jones-Drew
21.  Jacquizz Rodgers
22.  Zac Stacy
23.  Pierre Thomas
24.  Mike James
25.  Kendall Hunter
26.  Roy Helu
27.  Mike Tolbert
28.  Andre Ellington
29.  Brandon Bolden
30.  Daniel Thomas
31.  C.J. Spiller
32.  Lamar Miller
33.  Joique Bell
34.  BenJarvus Green-Ellis
35.  Rashard Mendenhall
36.  Willis McGahee
37.  Ronnie Hillman
38.  Bilal Powell
39.  Chris Ogbonnaya
40.  Khiry Robinson
41.  Jason Snelling
42.  Michael Cox
43.  Bryce Brown
44.  Phillip Tanner
45.  Daryl Richardson
46.  Brian Leonard
47.  Felix Jones
48.  Rashad Jennings
49.  Marcel Reece
50.  Justin Forsett

RB Notes
-Adrian Peterson is in a bad matchup this week. It will be better than Monday night, but he's not in a great spot.

-Pittsburgh had their best rushing output of the season last week. Bell has fresh rookie legs and Oakland isn't great vs. the run. Bell is top 10.

-Zac Stacy is the guy in St. Louis, but the Rams are the only team in the NFL with ZERO rushing TDs - that won't change this week.



Wide Receivers
1.  Calvin Johnson
2.  Dez Bryant
3.  A.J. Green
4.  Vincent Jackson
5.  Wes Welker
6.  Demaryius Thomas
7.  Jordy Nelson
8.  DeSean Jackson
9.  Eric Decker
10.  Larry Fitzgerald
11.  Victor Cruz
12.  Pierre Garcon
13.  Justin Blackmon
14.  Marques Colston
15.  Steve Smith
16.  Harry Douglas
17.  Antonio Brown
18.  Jarrett Boykin
19.  Hakeem Nicks
20.  Rueben Randle
21.  Cecil Shorts
22.  Josh Gordon
23.  Mike Wallace
24.  Terrance Williams
25.  Denarius Moore
26.  Michael Floyd
27.  Jeremy Kerley
28.  Greg Jennings
29.  Brian Hartline
30.  Anquan Boldin
31.  Golden Tate
32.  Stevie Johnson
33.  Dwayne Bowe
34.  Sidney Rice
35.  Riley Cooper
36.  Brandon LaFell
37.  Leonard Hankerson
38.  Marvin Jones
39.  Jerome Simpson
40.  Brandon Gibson
41.  Kenbrell Thompkins
42.  Kris Durham
43.  Julian Edelman
44.  Emmanuel Sanders
45.  Mike Williams
46.  Stephen Hill
47.  Rod Streater
48.  Jason Avant
49.  Robert Meachem
50.  Aaron Dobson

WR Notes
- Vincent Jackson had 22 targets last week, and since Mike Glennon took over, Jackson leads the NFL in that category.



Tight Ends
1.  Rob Gronkowski
2.  Julius Thomas
3.  Jimmy Graham
4.  Tony Gonzalez
5.  Vernon Davis
6.  Heath Miller
7.  Jason Witten
8.  Kyle Rudolph 
9.  Jordan Reed
10.  Charles Clay
11.  Jordan Cameron
12.  Greg Olsen
13.  Jeff Cumberland
14.  Tim Wright
15.  Brent Celek
16.  Tyler Eifert
17.  Andrew Quarless
18.  Brandon Pettigrew
19.  Joseph Fauria
20.  Jermaine Gresham
21.  Anthony Fasano
22.  Rob Housler
23.  Zach Miller
24.  Brandon Myers
25.  Lance Kendricks

TE Notes
- Kansas City is the best against opposing fantasy TEs and the Browns are now on their 20th QB since getting a team back. Bad news for Jordan Cameron, who now isn't top 10.

- Kyle Rudolph is the answer, and the question is "who is the best option for a desperate QB, who has a great TE who plays against a team who is among the 5 worst vs. the TE?"  OK, lousy question, but you get the point.



Defenses
1.  San Francisco
2.  Kansas City
3.  Carolina
4.  Seattle
5.  Pittsburgh
6.  Cincinnati
7.  New Orleans
8.  Green Bay
9.  New England
10.  Denver
11.  Philadelphia
12.  New York (AFC)
13.  Oakland
14.  Atlanta
15.  Arizona
16.  New York (NFC)
17.  Dallas
18.  Cleveland
19.  St. Louis 
20.  Detroit
21.  Tampa Bay
22.  Miami
23.  Buffalo
24.  Jacksonville
25.  Minnesota
26.  Washington

Defense Notes
- Carolina has given up only 2 TDs since Week 2 - read that sentence again, then get them into your lineup.

- Here come the Steelers ... and Oakland is a great matchup for your defense.



Erik Kuselias is the host of Fantasy Football Live and Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network. He also hosts a radio show every weekday called 'The Erik Kuselias Show' on NBC Sports radio. He can be found on Twitter at @EKNBC.
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