The season is flying alongside, and Week 8 units up as one and not using a ton of byes and damage worries on the quarterback. We welcome quite a few fantasy studs again after their time without work and have a bunch of potential sleepers with favorable matchups at our disposal. Our Week 8 fantasy QB rankings are about as stacked as you are going to discover this time of yr.
Derek Carr and Lamar Jackson are off the desk this week as a result of byes, however we welcome again Josh Allen (vs. Dolphins), Dak Prescott (@ Vikings) — assuming his calf damage is healed — and Justin Herbert (vs. Patriots), amongst others. Now you can transfer these guys again into your lineups to by no means be touched once more. Tom Brady (@ Saints) and Herbert (vs. Patriots) are the one top-tier studs with matchup issues, however as at all times, they need to nonetheless be began.
There are a ton of men on the start-or-sit bubble who do have enchantment this week. Teddy Bridgewater (vs. Washington), Daniel Jones (@ Chiefs), Jameis Winston (vs. Buccaneers), Carson Wentz (vs. Titans), Sam Darnold (@ Falcons), and Ryan Tannehill (@ Colts) are the highest guys on the checklist. If you happen to do not already personal Tannehill, this implies nothing to you as a result of he isn’t obtainable in most leagues. Nonetheless, all the opposite guys talked about are at the very least considerably attainable on most waiver wires. Likelihood is, you’ll be able to scoop one among these guys for those who’re in search of a streamer. All of them sq. off with bottom-10 defenses in opposition to QBs. (Quarterbacks listed so as from the worst protection to greatest protection). We perceive for those who’re itching to play Trevor Lawrence (@ Seahawks), however we like a number of the different choices with safer flooring extra.
Matt Ryan (vs. Panthers), Joe Burrow (@ Jets), and Tua Tagovailoa (@ Payments) are amongst QBs with matchup issues who truly make us hesitate. Ryan has been a boom-or-bust candidate all through his profession — with zero speeding upside — and though Carolina’s protection has struggled in latest weeks, its entrance seven ought to outmatch Atlanta’s offensive line and make Ryan’s life depressing. Tua has proven he can put up huge numbers in good matchups, however we do not belief him in Buffalo.
Burrow is a barely harder name. The Jets’ go protection has impressed most weeks. The truth is, heading into Week 7, New York had allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy factors per sport to quarterbacks previous to permitting Mac Jones’ stable day. If the Jets protection performs in addition to it could actually, that is clearly dangerous information for Burrow. Nonetheless, given what we have seen from Burrow and the Bengals’ offense this yr, we won’t suggest benching him. It is extra doubtless he is nearer to the elite, “must-start” class.
It’s price noting Bridgewater regarded hobbled on Thursday Evening Soccer in opposition to Cleveland, so his damage standing needs to be monitored. Moreover, Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) has an opportunity to return to apply this week, so he may be in play quickly, although we would not contact him in opposition to the Rams. The identical goes for Baker Mayfield (left shoulder) if he returns in opposition to the Steelers.
Lots of you have got survived the brutal bye week at QB and can have a “must-start” man slotted within the lineup for the remainder of the season. Accidents, COVID issues, and future bye weeks will proceed to shake issues up. We’ll make sense of all of it each week, so proceed to verify again for our weekly fantasy QB rankings.
Word: We’ll be updating these QB rankings all through the week, so verify again for the newest participant motion and evaluation.
Fantasy QB Rankings Week 8: Who to start out at quarterback
Rankings are based mostly on customary, four-point passing TD codecs.