Fantasy Football Week 8 Player Rankings – FINAL, Updated 10/30

Okay, I waited a little longer than usual to post the final rankings this week. There are so many up-in-the-air injury situations (namely in the Indy backfield) that I wanted to get as much information as possible.

Make sure you join us for our Sunday morning live chat to get all of your last minute start/sit questions answered. Also check out this week’s start ’em, sit ’em post and my Week 8 waiver wire pickups if you still need more info as you set your Week 8 lineups.

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Fantasy Football Week 8 Rankings

Note: The Falcons, Ravens, Bears, Browns, Giants, Eagles are on bye, and thus players from these teams are not ranked.

Remember, these rankings are general. They are a guide for how I view players in relationship to one another, but could and would vary based on your league’s scoring settings. Also, the specifics of your roster could dictate whether one player plays over another. So use this is as a guide and feel free to ask specific questions below.

And a lot can still change between now and kickoff Sunday. Follow us on Twitter for all the latest player updates and late breaking fantasy-relevant news.

Fantasy Football Week 8 Rankings: Quarterback

fantasy-football-week-8-rankingsNot ranked due to injury uncertainty: None

  1. Peyton Manning (v HOU)
  2. Philip Rivers (v TEN)
  3. Aaron Rodgers (at NYJ)
  4. Drew Brees (v PIT)
  5. Ben Roethlisberger (at NO)
  6. Kyle Orton (v San Francisco in London)
  7. Tom Brady (v MIN)
  8. Donovan McNabb (at DET)
  9. Chad Henne (at CIN)
  10. Carson Palmer (v MIA)
  11. Ryan Fitzpatrick (at KC)
  12. Matt Cassel (v BUF)
  13. Matt Schaub (at IND)
  14. Jon Kitna (v JAX)
  15. Mark Sanchez (v GB)
  16. Sam Bradford (v CAR)
  17. Vince Young / Kerry Collins (at SD)
  18. Josh Freeman (at ARI)
  19. Matthew Stafford (v WAS)
  20. Matt Hasselbeck (at OAK)
  21. Brett Favre (at NE) – have to give him the benefit of the doubt that he’ll play, don’t we?
  22. David Garrard (at DAL)
  23. Troy Smith (vs Denver in London)
  24. Matt Moore (at STL)
  25. Max Hall/Derek Anderson (v TB)
  26. Tarvaris Jackson (at NE)

Fantasy Football Week 8 Rankings: Running Back

fantasy-football-week-8-rankings-jonathan-stewartNot ranked due to injury uncertainty: DeAngelo Williams (at STL), Joseph Addai (v HOU), Dexter McCluster (v BUF)

  1. Adrian Peterson (at NE)
  2. Arian Foster (at IND)
  3. Chris Johnson (at SD)
  4. Frank Gore (v DEN in London)
  5. Rashard Mendenhall (at NO)
  6. Maurice Jones-Drew (at DAL)
  7. Steven Jackson (v CAR) – Just make sure he plays!!!
  8. Darren McFadden (v SEA)
  9. Ryan Torain (at DET)
  10. Thomas Jones (v BUF)

Head over to MSF Fantasy Sports to see how high Jonathan Stewart moved up the rankings once it became known that teammate DeAngelo Williams would likely miss Week 8. Also, see the rest of my RB rankings and the complete rankings at WR, TE, and Defense.

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