NFL Week 8 Fantasy Rankings: Wide Receivers

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2014 | 0

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Wide receivers are taking over in today’s pass-happy NFL offenses. As the season nears its halfway point, some of the best pass catchers have risen to their expected positions at the peak of the fantasy rankings.

Denver Bronco Demaryius Thomas has solidified his spot atop the list after a slow start, and he recorded 105 yards in Denver’s 35-21 win over San Diego last night.

Green Bay Packer Jordy Nelson is headed for a huge Sunday Night Football match-up with the horrific New Orleans Saints defense, giving him the No. 2 spot.

And Dallas Cowboys star Dez Bryant could have his best game of the season when he meets the terrible Washington secondary at home.

Rounding out the top five are Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown, who is definitely the most consistent receiver in the game right now, and Atlanta Falcon Julio Jones, who would undoubtedly be much higher on this list if his offensive line could protect quarterback Matt Ryan with any degree of effectiveness.

Here are the Week 8 fantasy rankings for the Top 30 wide receivers

1 Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. SD
2 Jordy Nelson GB at NO
3 Dez Bryant DAL vs. Was
4 Antonio Brown PIT vs. Ind
5 Julio Jones ATL vs. Det
6 Randall Cobb GB at NO
7 Brandon Marshall CHI at NE
8 Alshon Jeffery CHI at NE
9 Golden Tate DET at Atl
10 T.Y. Hilton IND at Pit
11 Mike Wallace MIA at Jac
12 DeSean Jackson WAS at Dal
13 Pierre Garcon WAS at Dal
14 Michael Floyd ARI vs. Phi
15 Jeremy Maclin PHI at Ari
16 Steve Smith BAL at Cin
17 Sammy Watkins BUF at NYJ
18 Doug Baldwin SEA at Car
19 Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs. SD
20 Roddy White ATL vs. Det
21 Vincent Jackson TB vs. Min
22 Andre Johnson HOU at Ten
23 Keenan Allen SD at Den
24 Kelvin Benjamin CAR vs. Sea
25 Julian Edelman NE vs. Chi
26 Terrance Williams DAL vs. Was
27 Denard Robinson JAC vs. Mia
28 Torrey Smith BAL at Cin
29 Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. Bal
30 Marques Colston NO vs. GB
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