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Week 8 Rankings

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: October 27, 2019, 11:53 am ET

Week 8 Receivers 

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

DeAndre Hopkins

HOU

OAK

2

Michael Thomas

NO

ARI

3

Cooper Kupp

LA

CIN

4

Stefon Diggs

MIN

WAS

5

Chris Godwin

TB

@TEN

6

Tyreek Hill

KC

GB

7

Mike Evans

TB

@TEN

8

Julio Jones

ATL

SEA

9

Julian Edelman

NE

CLE

10

Tyler Lockett

SEA

@ATL

11

Kenny Golladay

DET

NYG

12

T.Y. Hilton

IND

DEN

13

Courtland Sutton

DEN

@IND

14

D.J. Chark

JAC

NYJ

15

Odell Beckham

CLE

@NE

16

JuJu Smith-Schuster

PIT

MIA

17

Robert Woods

LA

CIN

18

Tyler Boyd

CIN

@LA

19

Allen Robinson

CHI

LAC

20

Mike Williams

LAC

@CHI

21

John Brown

BUF

PHI

22

Brandin Cooks

LA

CIN

23

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

@NO

24

Marvin Jones

DET

NYG

25

Terry McLaurin

WAS

@MIN

26

Kenny Stills

HOU

OAK

27

Calvin Ridley

ATL

SEA

28

Golden Tate

NYG

@DET

29

D.K. Metcalf

SEA

@ATL

30

Alshon Jeffery

PHI

@BUF

31

Marquez Valdes-Scantling

GB

@KC

32

D.J. Moore

CAR

@SF

33

Robby Anderson

NYJ

@JAC

34

Dede Westbrook

JAC

NYJ

35

Corey Davis

TEN

TB

36

Emmanuel Sanders

SF

CAR

37

Jarvis Landry

CLE

@NE

38

Jamison Crowder

NYJ

@JAC

39

Tyrell Williams

OAK

@HOU

40

Keenan Allen

LAC

@CHI

41

Sammy Watkins

KC

GB

42

Curtis Samuel

CAR

@SF

43

A.J. Brown

TEN

TB

44

Mohamed Sanu

NE

CLE

45

Preston Williams

MIA

@PIT

46

DeVante Parker

MIA

@PIT

47

Christian Kirk

ARI

@NO

48

Keke Coutee

HOU

OAK

49

Cole Beasley

BUF

PHI

50

Auden Tate

CIN

@LA

51

Phillip Dorsett

NE

CLE

52

Geronimo Allison

GB

@KC

53

Mecole Hardman

KC

GB

54

Demaryius Thomas

NYJ

@JAC

55

Jakobi Meyers

NE

CLE

56

Allen Lazard

GB

@KC

57

Alex Erickson

CIN

@LA

58

Diontae Johnson

PIT

MIA

59

Chris Conley

JAC

NYJ

60

Marquise Goodwin

SF

CAR

61

Dante Pettis

SF

CAR

62

Zach Pascal

IND

DEN

63

Anthony Miller

CHI

LAC

64

DaeSean Hamilton

DEN

@IND

65

Ted Ginn

NO

ARI

66

Danny Amendola

DET

NYG

67

Nelson Agholor

PHI

@BUF

68

Bisi Johnson

MIN

WAS

69

Albert Wilson

MIA

@PIT

70

Jaron Brown

SEA

@ATL

71

Darius Slayton

NYG

@DET

72

Jake Kumerow

GB

@KC

73

Demarcus Robinson

KC

GB

74

Deebo Samuel

SF

CAR

75

Parris Campbell

IND

DEN

76

Geremy Davis

LAC

@CHI

 

WR Notes: Coming off his long-awaited breakout, DeAndre Hopkins now gets the Raiders’ nonexistent defense with Will Fuller (hamstring) sidelined. … Michael Thomas leads the NFL in receptions (42) and yards (551) since Teddy Bridgewater took over in Week 3. Truly, you can’t guard Mike. Drew Brees (thumb) is pushing to return for Week 8. Whoever is under center will be facing the Cardinals’ eminently rippable defense. … With Mohamed Sanu gone to the Patriots, Julio Jones has one less compiler to fight for targets. The Falcons were alarmingly out of sorts in Week 7, but you never fade Julio in Georgia. … Whereas Gerald Everett’s increased involvement seems to have hurt Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods, it’s had little effect on Cooper Kupp, who is returning home to face the Bengals’ undermanned secondary. Making his 2019 debut last week, Bengals slot CB Darqueze Dennard got flamed by Dede Westbrook. … Stefon Diggs’ case is pretty simple. He’s 14/310/3 over the past two weeks. He did that with Adam Thielen on the field for 5-of-8 quarters. Now Diggs gets a Redskins Defense surrendering the eighth most receiver fantasy points. That’s despite Quinton Dunbar surprisingly rating as Pro Football Focus’ No. 1 corner. The only concern, as always in these situations, is that 16-point favorites Minnesota doesn’t throw enough to get Diggs his numbers. 

If Week 7 felt a little too quiet, perhaps it was because Chris Godwin and Mike Evans were on bye. Godwin is the WR1 by average points in PPR, Evans 15. The Titans have a strong overall defense, but neither Bucs stud has an imposing individual matchup. … As Tyreek Hill showed last week, he is always just one play away from a big fantasy week, no matter who the quarterback is. Matt Moore is more than capable of getting Hill his numbers. Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is also on track to finally return. … There will be some skills overlap between Julian Edelman and Mohamed Sanu, but the Pats’ offense is infamously difficult to learn. Even a seen-it-all veteran like Sanu will need some time to adjust. With the Pats’ receiver corps in disarray, Edelman has 27 targets over the past two weeks. 13.5 seems like a fair over/under. … Tyler Lockett keeps failing to reach his ceiling but is keeping the floor nice and tidy. He hasn’t gone worse than 4/51 since Week 1. The Falcons could turn Lockett into a milly maker. … As Ian Hartitz points out, Kenny Golladay is vacuuming up both deep and goal-line targets. There is no one on the Giants capable of slowing him down.           

As great as the Bears’ defense is, it’s going to have Buster Skrine on Keenan Allen. Stay the course, however sad it may be. … Yet to have a 100-yard day this season, T.Y. Hilton will see a heavy dose of Chris Harris in what could be Harris’ final game in a Broncos uniform. … John Brown is a process WR2. See the Eagles on the schedule, start the receiver. Brown has gone at least 5/69 three straight games. That included a date with the forbidding Patriots as well as last Sunday’s meeting with the embarrassing Dolphins. … George Washington couldn’t tell a lie, and Courtland Sutton can’t post fewer than 60 yards, even with Joe Flacco at the controls. Emmanuel Sanders’ departure will mean more defensive attention but also raise Sutton’s targets floor. He’s currently averaging a modest eight. … D.J. Chark is coming off his quietest two-game stretch of the year. That’s probably nothing the reeling Jets can’t fix on a short week on the road. … Odell Beckham will be trying to break free against the best defense in the league. He is coming off a 6/101 performance, as well as a bye week where the Browns’ overwhelmed coaching staff at least had extra time to game plan for their toughest test of the year.   

A banged up JuJu Smith-Schuster badly needed the Steelers’ bye. Mason Rudolph is going to make JuJu a WR2 adventure, but it should be hard to screw up a home date with the Dolphins. … Mohamed Sanu’s departure is unequivocally great news for Calvin Ridley, who has had one 50-yard game since Week 2. … Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks have become wild cards since Gerald Everett’s emergence/Jared Goff’s struggles. They do have truly exceptional Week 8 individual matchups in the Bengals’ “man on the street” secondary. … You simply can’t fade Tyler Boyd’s volume. Who gets the looks behind him is becoming increasingly unclear. Auden Tate has earned more rankings benefit of the doubt, but Alex Erickson could easily end up the victor. With Jalen Ramsey unlikely to follow Boyd into the slot, one of Tate or Erickson could be spending a lot of time in jail. … The only thing the Bears’ offense is doing well right now: Getting Allen Robinson the ball. 25 times over the past two games, and at least seven times each week this season. … Weeks 1 and 2 were a mirage for Larry Fitzgerald, who doesn’t have a ceiling. He should regain his floor vs. a Saints secondary dealing with injury and suspension in the slot.

Marvin Jones scored four touchdowns vs. the Vikings. He drew five targets the week prior. The Giants are the right place to chase points, of course. … With the Redskins’ offense going further in the tank, Terry McLaurin could become disappointingly volatile. It’s worth noting that none of the Vikings’ corners are playing particularly well. … Golden Tate has gone 6/80 back-to-back weeks, but 4/40 will be his floor if Sterling Shepard (concussion) can get cleared. … Kenny Stills is about as close to a 1-for-1 replacement for Will Fuller as a team could ever hope to have waiting on its roster. Stills has so far corralled 15-of-19 targets from Deshaun Watson. … It’s not so much D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel’s individual matchups, but the fact that San Francisco could basically erase Kyle Allen from the earth. … Banged up Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Geronimo Allison were out-snapped by Allen Lazard and Jake Kumerow last week, but only MVS eclipsed 60 yards. He did so on two catches. Further complicating matters for Week 8 is Davante Adams’ (toe) potential return. … As hoped, Corey Davis and A.J. Brown both appeared revived under Ryan Tannehill. There’s no place like the WR4 present vs. the Bucs’ No. 32 by yardage pass defense. … Emmanuel Sanders needs a WR4 probation week for his 49ers debut.        

Patrick Daugherty
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