Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 10/23/12
We have no shortage of talent on a BYE week, as both AJ Green and Andre Johnson are going to be on plenty of benches this week. Those two are elite talents, and could leave some owners not knowing how to fill one of their WR slots. If your one of those owners, check down a bit to find some sleepers that may be on your waiver wire. For personalized fantasy advice, don’t hesitate to post a question on the forums with any questions you have.  We can offer the best week 8 fantasy pickups at WR 2012 if you need any help.

Rank

Wide Receiver

Team

Week 8

1

Calvin Johnson

DET

vs SEA

2

Percy Harvin

MIN

vs TB

3

Brandon Marshall

CHI

vs CAR

4

Jordy Nelson

GB

vs JAX

5

Mike Wallace

PIT

vs WAS

6

Julio Jones

ATL

at PHI

7

Victor Cruz

NYG

at DAL

8

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

vs SF

9

Demaryius Thomas

DEN

vs NO

10

Vincent Jackson

TB

at MIN

11

Wes Welker

NE

at STL (England)

12

Antonio Brown

PIT

vs WAS

13

Hakeem Nicks

NYG

at DAL

14

Roddy White

ATL

at PHI

15

Dwayne Bowe

KC

vs OAK

16

Reggie Wayne

IND

at TEN

17

Miles Austin

DAL

vs NYG

18

Jeremy Maclin

PHI

vs ATL

19

Marques Colston

NO

at DEN

20

Brandon Lloyd

NE

at STL (England)

21

DeSean Jackson

PHI

vs ATL

22

Dez Bryant

DAL

vs NYG

23

Steve Smith

CAR

at CHI

24

Randall Cobb

GB

vs JAX

25

Kenny Britt

TEN

vs IND

26

Eric Decker

DEN

vs NO

27

Malcom Floyd

SD

at CLE

28

Michael Crabtree

SF

at ARI

29

Mike Williams

TB

at MIN

30

Jeremy Kerley

NYJ

vs MIA

31

James Jones

GB

vs JAX

32

Emmanuel Sanders

PIT

vs WAS

33

Denarius Moore

OAK

at KC

34

Sidney Rice

SEA

at DET

35

Greg Little

CLE

vs SD

36

Lance Moore

NO

at DEN

37

Devery Henderson

NO

at DEN

38

Davone Bess

MIA

at NYJ

39

Darrius Heyward-Bey

OAK

at KC

40

Rueben Randle

NYG

at DAL

41

Nate Burleson

DET

vs SEA

42

Titus Young

DET

vs SEA

43

Andre Roberts

ARI

vs SF

44

Justin Blackmon

JAC

at GB

45

Nate Washington 

TEN

vs IND

46

Michael Floyd

ARI

vs SF

47

Brandon LaFell

CAR

at CHI

49

Santana Moss

WAS

at PIT

50

Golden Tate

SEA

at DET

BYE

Andre Johnson

HOU

BYE

BYE

A.J. Green

CIN

BYE

BYE

Steve Johnson

BUF

BYE

BYE

Torrey Smith

BAL

BYE

BYE

Anquan Boldin

BAL

BYE

INJ

Greg Jennings

GB

vs JAX

INJ

Pierre Garcon

WAS

at PIT

Week 8 News and Notes

Mike Wallace- Three words: Start Mike Wallace. Wallace should have a huge game as he faces a horrible Redskins Pass Defense. Wallace is a deep threat, so if he’s left open a couple of times he could have a huge game. Antonio Brown should have a solid game as well, but Wallace has upside that’s off the charts for this week.

Demaryius Thomas- You know it by now, the Saints Defense is not very good. Like Wallace, Thomas can have a big game on a single play. Expect a huge game from Peyton, and that means a big game for Thomas as well.

Vincent Jackson- I had a lot of trouble ranking Jackson this week following his huge game. The thing is, Vincent Jackson has had a ton of big games in the past only to put up a donut for his owners the next week. You obviously have to start him, but he’s really a boom or bust guy for this week.

That’s it for the Wide Receiver ranks for this week, remember to ask any questions on the forums if you have any concerning the best week 8 fantasy pickups here in 2012.





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