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Fantasy Football: Week 8 Player Rankings

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is certainly proving as skeptics wrong as he continues a strong 2012 campaign following his 2011 breakout season.  He ranks in the NFL’s top 5 in catches, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns while finally grabbing the No. 1 WR spot in Cosby Sweaters’ Week 8 Player Rankings.  He is more than making up for Hakeem Nicks’ constant injury battle, but Nicks appears to be nearing 100% and checks in as the No. 18 ranked WR this week.

As for injury replacements at running back, the Jags’ Rashad Jennings leads the pack with a Top 20 ranking while LaRod Stephens-Howling and Jonathan Dwyer both crack the Top 30 for Week 8.  Keep your eye on Stephens-Howling’s touches vs the 49ers and closely monitor the recoveries of Rashard Mendenhall and Donald Brown late next week.

 

Fantasy Football Week 8 Cosby Sweaters Player Rankings:

QB      
       
Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Aaron Rodgers GB JAC
2 Drew Brees NO at DEN
3 Peyton Manning DEN NO
4 Robert Griffin III WAS at PIT
5 Tom Brady NE at STL
6 Ben Roethlisberger PIT WAS
7 Matt Ryan ATL at PHI
8 Eli Manning NYG at DAL
9 Andrew Luck IND at TEN
10 Jay Cutler CHI CAR
11 Michael Vick PHI ATL
12 Tony Romo DAL NYG
13 Philip Rivers SD at CLE
14 Cam Newton CAR at CHI
15 Sam Bradford STL NE
16 Brandon Weeden CLE SD
17 Matthew Stafford DET SEA
18 Josh Freeman TB at MIN
19 Christian Ponder MIN TB
20 Russell Wilson SEA at DET
RB      
       
Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Jamaal Charles KC OAK
2 LeSean McCoy PHI ATL
3 Adrian Peterson MIN TB
4 Willis McGahee DEN NO
5 Matt Forte CHI CAR
6 Chris Johnson TEN IND
7 Marshawn Lynch SEA at DET
8 Alfred Morris WAS at PIT
9 Frank Gore SF at ARI
10 Ryan Mathews SD at CLE
11 Darren McFadden OAK at KC
12 Stevan Ridley NE at STL
13 Reggie Bush MIA at NYJ
14 Michael Turner ATL at PHI
15 Doug Martin TB at MIN
16 Rashad Jennings JAC at GB
17 Trent Richardson CLE SD
18 Darren Sproles NO at DEN
19 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at DAL
20 Mikel Leshoure DET SEA
21 Alex Green GB JAC
22 Steven Jackson STL NE
23 Shonn Greene NYJ MIA
24 LaRod Stephens-Howling ARI SF
25 Jonathan Stewart CAR at CHI
26 Felix Jones DAL NYG
27 Jonathan Dwyer PIT WAS
28 Vick Ballard IND at TEN
29 Pierre Thomas NO at DEN
30 DeAngelo Williams CAR at CHI
31 Michael Bush CHI CAR
32 Montario Hardesty CLE SD
33 Phillip Tanner DAL NYG
34 Daryl Richardson STL NE
35 Jackie Battle SD at CLE
36 Andre Brown NYG at DAL
37 Daniel Thomas MIA at NYJ
38 Peyton Hillis KC OAK
39 Shaun Draughn KC OAK
40 Donald Brown IND at TEN
41 Isaac Redman PITqWAS
42 Toby Gerhart MIN TB
43 William Powell ARI SF
44 Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at PHI
45 Danny Woodhead NE at STL
46 Robert Turbin SEA at DET
47 Mark Ingram NO at DEN
48 Mike Goodson OAK at KC
49 Joique Bell DET SEA
50 Mike Tolbert CAR at CHI
WR      
       
Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Victor Cruz NYG at DAL
2 Brandon Marshall CHI CAR
3 Percy Harvin MIN TB
4 Roddy White ATL at PHI
5 Demaryius Thomas DEN NO
6 Reggie Waynce IND at TEN
7 Julio Jones ATL at PHI
8 Calvin Johnson DET SEA
9 Marques Colston NO at DEN
10 Wes Welker NE at STL
11 Vincent Jackson TB at MIN
12 Antonio Brown PIT WAS
13 Mike Wallace PIT WAS
14 Miles Austin DAL NYG
15 Eric Decker DEN NO
16 Jordy Nelson GB JAC
17 James Jones GB JAC
18 Hakeem Nicks NYG at DAL
19 Larry Fitzgerald ARI SF
20 Randall Cobb GB JAC
21 Dwayne Bowe KC OAK
22 Dez Bryant DAL NYG
23 Lance Moore NO at DEN
24 Steve Smith CAR at CHI
25 Brandon Gibson STL NE
26 Jeremy Maclin PHI ATL
27 Brian Hartine MIA at NYJ
28 Malcolm Floyd SD at CLE
29 Mike Williams TB at MIN
30 Denarius Moore OAK at KC
31 DeSean Jackson PHI ATL
32 Nate Washington TEN IND
33 Michael Crabtree SF at ARI
34 Chris Givens STL NE
35 Kenny Britt TEN IND
36 Titus Young DET SEA
37 Jeremy Kerley NYJ MIA
38 Josh Gordon CLE SD
39 Donnie Avery IND at TEN
40 Davone Bess MIA at NYJ
41 Brandon LaFell CAR at CHI
42 Brandon Lloyd NE at STL
43 Devery Henderson NO at DEN
44 Andre Roberts ARI SF
45 Kendall Wright TEN IND
46 Robert Meachem SD at CLE
47 Sidney Rice SEA DET
48 Stephen Hill NYJ MIA
49 Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK at KC
50 Greg Little CLE SD
TE      
       
Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Rob Gronkowski NE at STL
2 Antonio Gates SD at CLE
3 Brent Celek PHI ATL
4 Tony Gonzalez ATL at PHI
5 Jimmy Graham NO at DEN
6 Heath Miller PIT WAS
7 Jason Witten DAL NYG
8 Vernon Davis SF at ARI
9 Jared Cook TEN IND
10 Kyle Rudolph MIN TB
11 Martellus Bennett NYG at DAL
12 Greg Olsen CAR at CHI
13 Brandon Pettigrew DET SEA
14 Jermichael Finley GB JAC
15 Dustin Keller NYJ MIA
16 Marcedes Lewis JAC at GB
17 Brandon Myers OAK at KC
18 Coby Fleener IND at TEN
19 Jacob Tamme DEN NO
20 Lance Kendricks STL NE
K      
       
Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Robbie Gould CHI CAR
2 Stephen Gostkowski NE at STL
3 David Akers SF at ARI
4 Greg Zuerlein STL NE
5 Matt Bryant ATL at PHI
6 Jason Hanson DET SEA
7 Blair Walsh MIN TB
8 Garrett Hartley NO at DEN
9 Rob Bironas TEN IND
10 Matt Prater DEN NO
11 Shaun Suisham PIT WAS
12 Lawrence Tynes NYG at DAL
13 Mason Crosby GB JAC
14 Nick Novak SD at CE
15 Steven Hauschka SEA at DET
16 Dan Bailey DAL NYG
17 Sebastian Janikowski OAK at KC
18 Dan Carpenter MIA at NYJ
19 Nick Folk NYJ MIA
20 Jay Feely ARI SF
D      
       
Rank Team Opponent
1 Chicago Bears CAR
2 San Francisco 49ers at ARI
3 Green Bay Packers JAC
4 Seattle Seahawks at DET
5 Pittsburgh Steelers WAS
6 New England Patriots at STL
7 Minnesota Vikings TB
8 New York Giants at DAL
9 Arizona Cardinals SF
10 Atlanta Falcons at PHI
11 San Diego Chargers at CLE
12 New York Jets MIA
13 Cleveland Browns SD
14 Miami Dolphins at NYJ
15 Detroit Lions SEA
16 Kansas City Chiefs OAK
17 Philadelphia Eagles ATL
18 Oakland Raiders at KC
19 Denver Broncos NO
20 Dallas Cowboys NYG

 

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