2019 Fantasy Football: Week 8 PPR Rankings


Frank Ammirante | October 23rd, 2019 

The story of week seven was the re-emergence of Aaron Rodgers as an elite fantasy quarterback. This week features an absolute smash spot for Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans. We’ll also see Kirk Cousins look to continue his hot streak in a revenge game against the Washington Redskins. We’re almost at the half-way point of the season and hopefully, you are contending in your leagues. If not, it’s time to turn the season around. On to the rankings!


1Deshaun Watsonvs. Raiders
2Russell Wilsonat Falcons
3Aaron Rodgersat Chiefs
4Jared Goffvs. Bengals
5Kirk Cousinsvs. Redskins
6Matthew Staffordvs. Giants
7Josh Allenvs. Eagles
8Tom Bradyvs. Browns
9Kyler Murrayat Saints
10Carson Wentzat Bills
11Teddy Bridgewatervs. Cardinals
12Jacoby Brissettvs. Broncos
13Gardner Minshewat Jets
14Jameis Winstonat Titans
15Philip Riversat Bears
16Mason Rudolphvs. Dolphins
17Daniel Jonesat Lions
18Sam Darnoldat Jaguars
19Ryan Tannehillvs. Buccaneers
20Baker Mayfieldat Patriots
21Derek Carrat Texans
22Mitchell Trubiskyvs. Bears
23Andy Daltonat Rams
24Ryan Fitzpatrickat Steelers

Watson is the clear-cut QB1 against a Raiders’ defense that just allowed 429 yards and five touchdowns to Rodgers. The Raiders also just dealt former first-round corner Gareon Conley to these very Texans. The dark horse for QB1 is Stafford, who has had a nice bounce-back season and faces a Giants defense that is allowing 257 passing yards per game. Stafford has a nice combination of floor and upside this week.


Running Backs

1Dalvin Cookvs. Redskins
2Christian McCaffreyat 49ers
3Leonard Fournettevs. Jets
4Saquon Barkleyat Lions
5Le’Veon Bellat Jaguars
6Chris Carsonat Falcons
7James Connervs. Dolphins
8Aaron Jonesat Chiefs
9Nick Chubbat Patriots
10Josh Jacobsat Texans
11Latavius Murrayvs. Cardinals
12Chase Edmondsat Saints
13Sony Michelvs. Browns
14Marlon Mackvs. Broncos
15Austin Ekelerat Bears
16Devonta Freemanvs. Saints
17Todd Gurleyvs. Bengals
18Carlos Hydevs. Raiders
19Derrick Henryvs. Buccaneers
20Tevin Colemanvs. Panthers
21Matt Breidavs. Panthers
22Jordan Howardat Bills
23Melvin Gordonat Bears
24Phillip Lindsayat Colts
25LeSean McCoyvs. Packers
26Miles Sandersat Bills
27James Whitevs. Browns
28Duke Johnsonvs. Raiders
29David Montgomeryvs. Chargers
30Royce Freemanat Colts
31Joe Mixonat Rams
32Adrian Petersonat Vikings
33Frank Gorevs. Eagles
34Mark Waltonat Steelers
35Tarik Cohenvs. Chargers
36Damien Williamsvs. Packers

Cook is in a great spot in a likely blowout win against the hapless Redskins. He takes over the RB1 position from McCaffrey. Cook has been the most consistent back in football besides CMC. The dark horse for RB1 is Jacobs, who has eclipsed 120 rushing yards in consecutive games. The rookie has had 24 or more touches in three of his six games this season.

Wide Receivers

1Michael Thomasvs. Cardinals
2DeAndre Hopkinsvs. Raiders
3Stefon Diggsvs. Redskins
4Cooper Kuppvs. Bengals
5Tyler Lockettat Falcons
6Chris Godwinat Titans
7Keenan Allenat Bears
8Julio Jonesvs. Falcons
9Tyreek Hillvs. Packers
10Kenny Golladayvs. Giants
11Robert Woodsvs. Bengals
12JuJu Smith-Schustervs. Dolphins
13Mike Evansat Titans
14Odell Beckhamat Patriots
15DJ Charkvs. Jets
16Brandin Cooksvs. Bengals
17T.Y. Hiltonvs. Broncos
18Allen Robinsonvs. Chargers
19Julian Edelmanvs. Browns
20John Brownvs. Eagles
21Tyler Boydat Rams
22Courtland Suttonat Colts
23Alshon Jefferyat Bills
24Larry Fitzgeraldat Saints
25Terry McLaurinat Vikings
26Corey Davisvs. Buccaneers
27Golden Tateat Lions
28Marvin Jonesvs. Giants
29Marquez Valdes-Scantlingat Chiefs
30Dede Westbrookvs. Jets
31Mike Williamsat Bears
32Jarvis Landryat Patriots
33A.J. Brownvs. Buccaneers
34D.K. Metcalfat Falcons
35Calvin Ridleyvs. Seahawks
36D.J. Mooreat 49ers
37Emmanuel Sandersvs Panthers
38Robby Andersonat Jaguars
39Mohamed Sanuvs. Browns
40Jamison Crowderat Jaguars
41Auden Tateat Rams
42Mecole Hardmanvs. Packers
43Curtis Samuelat 49ers
44Phillip Dorsettvs. Browns
45Demarcus Robinsonvs. Packers
46Allen Lazardat Chiefs
47Anthony Millerat Vikings
48Nelson Agholorat Bills

Thomas has been a volume machine, receiving 11+ targets in three consecutive games. He’s the WR1 this week, as he faces a weak Cardinals’ secondary in a potential shootout. The dark horse for WR1 is Woods, who has not had a breakout game yet this season but this could be the week against a sub-par Bengals’ secondary.


Tight Ends

1George Kittlevs. Panthers
2Darren Wallerat Texans
3Travis Kelcevs. Packers
4Austin Hoopervs. Seahawks
5Hunter Henryat Bears
6Evan Engramat Lions
7Zach Ertzat Bills
8Gerald Everettvs. Bengals
9Jimmy Grahamat Chiefs
10Jared Cookvs. Cardinals
11Eric Ebronvs. Broncos
12Delanie Walkervs. Buccaneers
13O.J. Howardat Titans
14T.J. Hockensonvs. Giants
15Greg Olsenat 49ers
16Dallas Goedertat Bills
17Vance McDonaldvs. Dolphins
18Dawson Knoxvs. Eagles
19Noah Fantat Colts
20Jordan Akinsvs. Raiders
21Ricky Seals-Jonesat Patriots
22Cameron Brateat Titans
23Ben Watsonvs. Browns
24Kyle Rudolphvs. Redskins

Kittle takes over the TE1 spot with Kelce catching passes from Matt Moore instead of Patrick Mahomes. He’s yet to have a breakout game and it could be coming this week against a zone-heavy Panthers’ defense. Expect Kittle to find some soft spots in the zone. The dark horse for TE1 is Hockenson, who has been targeted often in the red-zone and due for a breakout game.


1New England Patriotsvs. Browns
2Pittsburgh Steelersvs. Dolphins
3Minnesota Vikingsvs. Redskins
4Los Angeles Ramsvs. Bengals
5San Francisco 49ersvs. Panthers
6Chicago Bearsvs. Chargers
7New Orleans Saintsvs. Cardinals
8Houston Texansvs. Raiders
9Tennessee Titansvs. Buccaneers
10Detroit Lionsvs. Giants
11Los Angeles Chargersat Bears
12Green Bay Packersat Chiefs

The Patriots are putting together one of the most dominant seasons for a defense in NFL history. They have essentially produced like an RB1, so they remain D/ST1, no matter the match-up. The dark horse for D/ST1 is the Lions, who take on a struggling rookie quarterback in Jones. They could force some turnovers in this one.

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