Originally written on Fantasy Sports Locker Room  |  Last updated 11/15/14

I’m right back on the Vick bandwagon after two weeks off. The hope is that his hamstring allows him to be an effective runner, both in terms of the bonus fantasy points that yields but regarding the impact it has on his the offense as a whole. I know that Matthew Stafford has one of the best matchups around this week but if the Cowboys effectively reduce Megatrons impact Im not astounded by the other options. Eli is still floating around fringe starter range, but, after failing to deliver on a dream matchup against the Vikes this past week hes tough to trust. Still, the Eagles give up the 6th most points in the league to opposing QBs. With Forte, Johnson, Richardson, Mathews, Rice and Foster all off on byes the back half of top RB top 24 is much less appealing than usual. This is a week where guys who own two legit number ones have a serious advantage. I’m ahead of the curve on Frank Gore this week but he’s ran well against all opponents and Jacksonville is very beatable. He’ll have lots of carries in the second half and should find a way to score again. Jacksonville has been run on 190 times this year and allowed 8 scores on the ground to RBs. I’m wary of Steven Jackson in his return, but the reality of the depth concerns at the position this week due to bye and injury suggest he’s got to be used if you’ve got him. I like DeSean Jackson more and Riley Cooper a lot less with Vick back under center for the Eagles. Vincent Jackson is the game’s most targeted WR over the past three weeks and I see no reason to expect Glennon to change philosophies this week. If you’re keeping score, there are three Broncos inside the top 15 this week at WR. The difference is that Eric Decker finds himself ahead of Wes Welker and in the top 10. 29 could prove to be far too ambitious on Percy Harvin given uncertainty about his snap count, if he plays at all, but I like Seattle to get him into the game and he’s itching to put on a show. With 17 targets last week and facing a generous TE defense (Miami has allowed a 75% completion rate to go with 6 TDs to the position on the season Rob Gronkowski sits easily on top of the position ranks this week, particularly in light of Graham’s uncertain status. ECR at 14 is simply too high on Joseph Fauria. I understand the argument for his ceiling but Dallas has allowed just 8 redzone targets to TEs this year, right around the league average, and Fauria will need more than the 1.2 that average works out to to ensure success, given that he’s not likely to put up a monster yardage total. The post Week 8 Fantasy Football Ranks appeared first on Fantasy Sports Locker Room.

1 Comment:
  • Fantast football is so stupid.
    No wonder everybody is fat, nobody actually plays
    football any more, they sit on their fat arses
    eating cheesburgers and "play" Fantasy football.

Report: Alex Smith out week 17 with lacerated spleen

Belichick: Garoppolo has better understanding of NFL

Lionel Hollins: 'Honored and blessed to coach Kevin Garnett'

Curt Schilling gives Johnny Manziel advice on Twitter

The last time the Lions won in Green Bay

Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks are dying


Andre Johnson willing to take pay cut with Texans?

Mets star David Wright reaches out to sons of slain NYPD officer

Panthers coach replaces break-in victims’ Christmas presents

Bruce Arians benches Logan Thomas on Christmas Day

Richard Sherman: Marshawn Lynch having MVP season

Curt Schilling tweeted advice to Johnny Manziel

The story of Morgan Bulkeley and birth of National League

Five breakout stars in 2014

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

Five things the world learned about the NBA on Christmas

What if Bear Bryant coached in the NFL?

The year’s 10 most notable sports media stories

'Roberto' Gronkowski wishes Pats fans Feliz Navidad

Are the Seahawks back on track?

WATCH: LeBron gets standing ovation from Heat fans in return

15 defunct bowls that leave the holidays feeling empty

Should the NFL's playoff seeding system change?

WATCH: Kenny Smith pushes Shaq into a Christmas tree

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Five breakout stars in 2014

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

Five things learned about NBA on X-Mas

What if Bear Bryant coached in the NFL?

Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks are dying

The last time the Lions won in Green Bay

Year's most notable sports media stories

'Roberto Gronkowski wishes fans Feliz Navidad

Are the Seahawks back on track?

Wright reaches out to slain officer's sons

Q&A with Rich Eisen; TNF, DirecTV and living in LA

Dan Le Batard sums up Miami's relationship with LeBron

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.