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Week 8 All In Rankings - Major Shakeups

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Is ADP on the downturn? Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
Is ADP on the downturn? Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Quarterback

Rank Player Team Opp
1 Peyton Manning  DEN vs. WAS
2 Drew Brees  NO vs. BUF
3 Aaron Rodgers  GB at MIN
4 Matthew Stafford  DET vs. DAL
5 Robert Griffin III  WAS at DEN
6 Tony Romo  DAL at DET
7 Cam Newton  CAR at TB
8 Matt Ryan  ATL at ARI
9 Colin Kaepernick  SF at JAC
10 Michael Vick  PHI vs. NYG
11 Russell Wilson  SEA at STL
12 Tom Brady  NE vs. MIA
13 Eli Manning  NYG at PHI
14 Ben Roethlisberger  PIT at OAK
15 Andy Dalton  CIN vs. NYJ
16 Terrelle Pryor  OAK vs. PIT
17 Carson Palmer  ARI vs. ATL
18 Ryan Tannehill  MIA at NE
19 Alex Smith  KC vs. CLE
20 Geno Smith  NYJ at CIN
21 Thaddeus Lewis  BUF at NO
22 Chad Henne  JAC vs. SF
23 Mike Glennon  TB vs. CAR
24 Christian Ponder  MIN vs. GB
25 Jason Campbell  CLE at KC
26 Kellen Clemens  STL vs. SEA

It’s great to see Robert Griffin running again, and that added to his matchup with the Broncos is why he’s a Top Five option… Another running quarterback, Michael Vick, has a great matchup as well, and Vick should have a big day against the pitiful Giants defense – as long as he makes it through the entire game… Colin Kaepernick has a chance to post his best game of the season with the Jaguars on tap… Andy Dalton is the safer play, but Carson Palmer against a Falcons defense allowing 20.2 PPG to QBs is intriguing. There are worse bye week fill-ins out there.

Running Back

Rank Standard Player Team Opp Rank PPR Player Team Opp
1 Jamaal Charles  KC vs. CLE 1 Jamaal Charles  KC vs. CLE
2 Marshawn Lynch  SEA at STL 2 Marshawn Lynch  SEA at STL
3 LeSean McCoy  PHI vs. NYG 3 Reggie Bush  DET vs. DAL
4 Frank Gore  SF at JAC 4 LeSean McCoy  PHI vs. NYG
5 Knowshon Moreno  DEN vs. WAS 5 Frank Gore  SF at JAC
6 Reggie Bush  DET vs. DAL 6 Knowshon Moreno  DEN vs. WAS
7 Adrian Peterson  MIN vs. GB 7 Adrian Peterson  MIN vs. GB
8 Eddie Lacy  GB at MIN 8 Eddie Lacy  GB at MIN
9 Alfred Morris  WAS at DEN 9 Fred Jackson  BUF at NO
10 Fred Jackson  BUF at NO 10 Darren Sproles  NO vs. BUF
11 Darren McFadden  OAK vs. PIT 11 Giovani Bernard  CIN vs. NYJ
12 Le'Veon Bell  PIT at OAK 12 Andre Ellington  ARI vs. ATL
13 Stevan Ridley  NE vs. MIA 13 Le'Veon Bell  PIT at OAK
14 Darren Sproles  NO vs. BUF 14 Darren McFadden  OAK vs. PIT
15 DeMarco Murray  DAL at DET 15 Pierre Thomas  NO vs. BUF
16 Giovani Bernard  CIN vs. NYJ 16 Alfred Morris  WAS at DEN
17 DeAngelo Williams  CAR at TB 17 DeMarco Murray  DAL at DET
18 Steven Jackson  ATL at ARI 18 Steven Jackson  ATL at ARI
19 Zac Stacy  STL vs. SEA 19 DeAngelo Williams  CAR at TB
20 Maurice Jones-Drew  JAC vs. SF 20 Stevan Ridley  NE vs. MIA
21 Mike James  TB vs. CAR 21 Zac Stacy  STL vs. SEA
22 Andre Ellington  ARI vs. ATL 22 Maurice Jones-Drew  JAC vs. SF
23 Pierre Thomas  NO vs. BUF 23 Mike James  TB vs. CAR
24 Christopher Ivory  NYJ at CIN 24 Roy Helu  WAS at DEN
25 Lamar Miller  MIA at NE 25 Jacquizz Rodgers  ATL at ARI
26 Roy Helu  WAS at DEN 26 Peyton Hillis  NYG at PHI
27 Peyton Hillis  NYG at PHI 27 Lamar Miller  MIA at NE
28 BenJarvus Green-Ellis  CIN vs. NYJ 28 Joique Bell  DET vs. DAL
29 Joique Bell  DET vs. DAL 29 Christopher Ivory  NYJ at CIN
30 Brandon Bolden  NE vs. MIA 30 Brandon Bolden  NE vs. MIA
31 Jacquizz Rodgers  ATL at ARI 31 BenJarvus Green-Ellis  CIN vs. NYJ
32 Bilal Powell  NYJ at CIN 32 Bilal Powell  NYJ at CIN
33 Willis McGahee  CLE at KC 33 Joseph Randle  DAL at DET
34 Daniel Thomas  MIA at NE 34 Daniel Thomas  MIA at NE
35 Joseph Randle  DAL at DET 35 Chris Ogbonnaya  CLE at KC
36 Tashard Choice  BUF at NO 36 Willis McGahee  CLE at KC
37 Mike Tolbert  CAR at TB 37 Tashard Choice  BUF at NO
38 Rashard Mendenhall  ARI vs. ATL 38 Rashard Mendenhall  ARI vs. ATL
39 Kendall Hunter  SF at JAC 39 Mike Tolbert  CAR at TB
40 Chris Ogbonnaya  CLE at KC 40 Kendall Hunter  SF at JAC
41 Michael Cox  NYG at PHI 41 Brian Leonard  TB vs. CAR
42 Ronnie Hillman  DEN vs. WAS 42 Michael Cox  NYG at PHI
43 James Starks  GB at MIN 43 Ronnie Hillman  DEN vs. WAS
44 Brian Leonard  TB vs. CAR 44 Fozzy Whittaker  CLE at KC
45 Khiry Robinson  NO vs. BUF 45 Johnathan Franklin  GB at MIN
46 Stepfan Taylor ARI vs. ATL 46 Robert Turbin  SEA at STL
47 Alfonso Smith  ARI vs. ATL 47 Daryl Richardson  STL vs. SEA
48 Felix Jones  PIT at OAK 48 Lance Dunbar  DAL at DET
49 Robert Turbin  SEA at STL 49 James Starks  GB at MIN
50 Lance Dunbar  DAL at DET 50 Stepfan Taylor  ARI vs. ATL
51 Fozzy Whittaker  CLE at KC 51 Bryce Brown  PHI vs. NYG
52 Daryl Richardson  STL vs. SEA 52 Anthony Dixon  SF at JAC
53 Montee Ball  DEN vs. WAS 53 Felix Jones  PIT at OAK
54 Anthony Dixon  SF at JAC 54 Khiry Robinson  NO vs. BUF
55 Rashad Jennings  OAK vs. PIT 55 Toby Gerhart  MIN vs. GB
56 Bryce Brown  PHI vs. NYG 56 Phillip Tanner  DAL at DET
57 Phillip Tanner  DAL at DET 57 Marcel Reece  OAK vs. PIT
58 Marcel Reece  OAK vs. PIT 58 Montee Ball  DEN vs. WAS
59 Johnathan Franklin  GB at MIN 59 Justin Forsett  JAC vs. SF
60 Toby Gerhart  MIN vs. GB 60 Rashad Jennings  OAK vs. PIT

The big names have all of the good matchups, which makes the second and third tiers of running backs dicey… Alfred Morris has a decent matchup, but I’m pretty sure we’re at threat level delta? DEFCON 2? Midnight? I don’t know, but it’s a high level of worry with Mike Shanahan’s latest head game… I’d rather use a RB such as Darren Sproles – even splitting time – over Mike James against a stout front seven and in his first start, Gio Bernard facing the toughest run defense out there or Maurice Jones-Drew versus the 49ers… Brandon Bolden, Joique Bell and Roy Helu (in the turbo offense! What is this Street Fighter II?) all have PPR flex value and possible standard flex value given the increased byes… No matter who starts for the Giants – Brandon Jacobs, Peyton Hillis, Michael Cox – not one has more than low flex/RB4 appeal given that mess.

Wide Receiver

Rank Standard Player Team Opp Rank PPR Player Team Opp
1 Calvin Johnson  DET vs. DAL 1 Calvin Johnson  DET vs. DAL
2 Dez Bryant  DAL at DET 2 Dez Bryant  DAL at DET
3 Jordy Nelson  GB at MIN 3 A.J. Green  CIN vs. NYJ
4 A.J. Green  CIN vs. NYJ 4 Jordy Nelson  GB at MIN
5 Demaryius Thomas  DEN vs. WAS 5 Demaryius Thomas  DEN vs. WAS
6 Vincent Jackson  TB vs. CAR 6 Vincent Jackson  TB vs. CAR
7 Wes Welker  DEN vs. WAS 7 Wes Welker  DEN vs. WAS
8 Victor Cruz  NYG at PHI 8 Antonio Brown  PIT at OAK
9 DeSean Jackson  PHI vs. NYG 9 Victor Cruz  NYG at PHI
10 Antonio Brown  PIT at OAK 10 Pierre Garcon  WAS at DEN
11 Pierre Garcon  WAS at DEN 11 Eric Decker  DEN vs. WAS
12 Eric Decker  DEN vs. WAS 12 Larry Fitzgerald  ARI vs. ATL
13 Marques Colston  NO vs. BUF 13 Justin Blackmon  JAC vs. SF
14 Larry Fitzgerald  ARI vs. ATL 14 DeSean Jackson  PHI vs. NYG
15 Justin Blackmon  JAC vs. SF 15 Marques Colston  NO vs. BUF
16 Jarrett Boykin  GB at MIN 16 Jarrett Boykin  GB at MIN
17 Hakeem Nicks  NYG at PHI 17 Steve Smith  CAR at TB
18 Steve Smith  CAR at TB 18 Hakeem Nicks  NYG at PHI
19 Josh Gordon  CLE at KC 19 Anquan Boldin  SF at JAC
20 Anquan Boldin  SF at JAC 20 Harry Douglas  ATL at ARI
21 Harry Douglas  ATL at ARI 21 Josh Gordon  CLE at KC
22 Mike Wallace  MIA at NE 22 Cecil Shorts  JAC vs. SF
23 Cecil Shorts  JAC vs. SF 23 Terrance Williams  DAL at DET
24 Michael Floyd  ARI vs. ATL 24 Mike Wallace  MIA at NE
25 Terrance Williams  DAL at DET 25 Jeremy Kerley  NYJ at CIN
26 Denarius Moore  OAK vs. PIT 26 Michael Floyd  ARI vs. ATL
27 Rueben Randle  NYG at PHI 27 Steve Johnson  BUF at NO
28 Steve Johnson  BUF at NO 28 Brian Hartline  MIA at NE
29 Brian Hartline  MIA at NE 29 Denarius Moore  OAK vs. PIT
30 Jeremy Kerley  NYJ at CIN 30 Rueben Randle  NYG at PHI
31 Golden Tate  SEA at STL 31 Greg Jennings  MIN vs. GB
32 Danny Amendola  NE vs. MIA 32 Danny Amendola  NE vs. MIA
33 Greg Jennings  MIN vs. GB 33 Golden Tate  SEA at STL
34 Emmanuel Sanders  PIT at OAK 34 Emmanuel Sanders  PIT at OAK
35 Kris Durham  DET vs. DAL 35 Julian Edelman  NE vs. MIA
36 Stephen Hill  NYJ at CIN 36 Kris Durham  DET vs. DAL
37 Julian Edelman  NE vs. MIA 37 Brandon Gibson  MIA at NE
38 Brandon LaFell  CAR at TB 38 Brandon LaFell  CAR at TB
39 Robert Woods  BUF at NO 39 Stephen Hill  NYJ at CIN
40 Kenbrell Thompkins  NE vs. MIA 40 Robert Woods  BUF at NO
41 Sidney Rice  SEA at STL 41 Cole Beasley  DAL at DET
42 Brandon Gibson  MIA at NE 42 Kenbrell Thompkins  NE vs. MIA
43 Jerome Simpson  MIN vs. GB 43 Dwayne Bowe  KC vs. CLE
44 Dwayne Bowe  KC vs. CLE 44 Mike Williams  TB vs. CAR
45 Lance Moore  NO vs. BUF 45 Jerome Simpson  MIN vs. GB
46 Mike Williams  TB vs. CAR 46 Lance Moore  NO vs. BUF
47 Cole Beasley  DAL at DET 47 Leonard Hankerson  WAS at DEN
48 Aaron Dobson  NE vs. MIA 48 Sidney Rice  SEA at STL
49 Donnie Avery  KC vs. CLE 49 Jason Avant  PHI vs. NYG
50 Kenny Stills  NO vs. BUF 50 Aaron Dobson  NE vs. MIA
51 Leonard Hankerson  WAS at DEN 51 Kenny Stills  NO vs. BUF
52 Riley Cooper  PHI vs. NYG 52 Donnie Avery  KC vs. CLE
53 Marvin Jones  CIN vs. NYJ 53 Marvin Jones  CIN vs. NYJ
54 Jason Avant  PHI vs. NYG 54 Rod Streater  OAK vs. PIT
55 Rod Streater  OAK vs. PIT 55 Riley Cooper  PHI vs. NYG
56 Drew Davis  ATL at ARI 56 Mohamed Sanu  CIN vs. NYJ
57 Ted Ginn Jr.  CAR at TB 57 David Nelson  NYJ at CIN
58 Myles White  GB at MIN 58 Jerricho Cotchery  PIT at OAK
59 Cordarrelle Patterson  MIN vs. GB 59 Cordarrelle Patterson  MIN vs. GB
60 Doug Baldwin  SEA at STL 60 Myles White  GB at MIN
61 David Nelson  NYJ at CIN 61 Doug Baldwin  SEA at STL
62 Mohamed Sanu  CIN vs. NYJ 62 Santana Moss  WAS at DEN
63 Greg Little  CLE at KC 63 Greg Little  CLE at KC
64 Jerricho Cotchery  PIT at OAK 64 Ted Ginn Jr.  CAR at TB
65 Mike Brown  JAC vs. SF 65 Mike Brown  JAC vs. SF
66 Tavon Austin  STL vs. SEA 66 Tavon Austin  STL vs. SEA
67 Chris Givens  STL vs. SEA 67 Austin Pettis  STL vs. SEA
68 Santana Moss  WAS at DEN 68 Chris Givens  STL vs. SEA
69 Austin Pettis  STL vs. SEA 69 Davone Bess  CLE at KC
70 Andre Roberts  ARI vs. ATL 70 Dexter McCluster  KC vs. CLE

Big names litter the top of the list, but with James Jones likely out again, Jarrett Boykin is a solid WR2 with the Vikings allowing 24.4 PPG to WRs… Not only does Josh Gordon face the Chiefs this week, he now has Jason Campbell throwing him the ball this week. We assume that’s an upgrade from Brandon Weeden – how can it not be? – but the risk keeps Gordon as a fringe WR2… Harry Douglas has a rather tough matchup, while Rueben Randle has the exact opposite but is still the third option for the Giants. Both receivers are solid WR3s, albeit for two different reasons… Terrance Williams brings plenty of upside in the matchup with the Lions, especially with talk of Miles Austin being shut down… Dwayne Bowe’s season has been the epitome of a disappointment, and with Joe Haden on tap, a WR4 rank might be too high.

Tight End

Rank Standard Player Team Opp Rank PPR Player Team Opp
1 Rob Gronkowski  NE vs. MIA 1 Rob Gronkowski  NE vs. MIA
2 Tony Gonzalez  ATL at ARI 2 Tony Gonzalez  ATL at ARI
3 Vernon Davis  SF at JAC 3 Vernon Davis  SF at JAC
4 Jordan Reed  WAS at DEN 4 Jordan Reed  WAS at DEN
5 Julius Thomas  DEN vs. WAS 5 Julius Thomas  DEN vs. WAS
6 Jason Witten  DAL at DET 6 Jason Witten  DAL at DET
7 Jordan Cameron  CLE at KC 7 Jordan Cameron  CLE at KC
8 Heath Miller  PIT at OAK 8 Heath Miller  PIT at OAK
9 Charles Clay  MIA at NE 9 Charles Clay  MIA at NE
10 Greg Olsen  CAR at TB 10 Kyle Rudolph  MIN vs. GB
11 Kyle Rudolph  MIN vs. GB 11 Greg Olsen  CAR at TB
12 Joseph Fauria  DET vs. DAL 12 Jeff Cumberland  NYJ at CIN
13 Jeff Cumberland  NYJ at CIN 13 Brandon Pettigrew  DET vs. DAL
14 Brandon Pettigrew  DET vs. DAL 14 Jermaine Gresham  CIN vs. NYJ
15 Zach Miller  SEA at STL 15 Tyler Eifert  CIN vs. NYJ
16 Tyler Eifert  CIN vs. NYJ 16 Zach Miller  SEA at STL
17 Jared Cook  STL vs. SEA 17 Joseph Fauria  DET vs. DAL
18 Jermaine Gresham  CIN vs. NYJ 18 Robert Housler  ARI vs. ATL
19 Brandon Myers  NYG at PHI 19 Andrew Quarless  GB at MIN
20 Andrew Quarless  GB at MIN 20 Tim Wright  TB vs. CAR
21 Tim Wright  TB vs. CAR 21 Anthony Fasano  KC vs. CLE
22 Robert Housler  ARI vs. ATL 22 Brent Celek  PHI vs. NYG
23 Benjamin Watson  NO vs. BUF 23 Brandon Myers  NYG at PHI
24 Scott Chandler  BUF at NO 24 Benjamin Watson  NO vs. BUF
25 Anthony Fasano  KC vs. CLE 25 Jared Cook  STL vs. SEA
26 Brent Celek  PHI vs. NYG 26 Scott Chandler  BUF at NO
27 Zach Ertz  PHI vs. NYG 27 Zach Ertz  PHI vs. NYG
28 Brandon Bostick  GB at MIN 28 Brandon Bostick  GB at MIN
29 Marcedes Lewis  JAC vs. SF 29 Marcedes Lewis  JAC vs. SF
30 Mychal Rivera  OAK vs. PIT 30 Lance Kendricks  STL vs. SEA

Jordan Reed is for real folks. It was only a matter of time, and now that he ceased the opportunity and gained RG3’s trust, he’s a bona fide TE1 and facing a defense that ranks in the Top Five for most receptions and yardage allowed to tight ends… It’s a real mess outside of the Top 10, but Kyle Rudolph and Andrew Quarless both have the matchups to make some noise.

Kicker/Defense

Rank Player Team Opp Rank Team Opp
1 Matt Prater  DEN vs. WAS 1 Kansas City Chiefs  vs. CLE
2 Stephen Gostkowski  NE vs. MIA 2 Seattle Seahawks  at STL
3 Alex Henery  PHI vs. NYG 3 San Francisco 49ers  at JAC
4 Garrett Hartley  NO vs. BUF 4 New Orleans Saints  vs. BUF
5 Ryan Succop  KC vs. CLE 5 Carolina Panthers  at TB
6 Phil Dawson  SF at JAC 6 Cincinnati Bengals  vs. NYJ
7 Matt Bryant  ATL at ARI 7 Green Bay Packers  at MIN
8 Steven Hauschka  SEA at STL 8 New England Patriots  vs. MIA
9 Mason Crosby  GB at MIN 9 Oakland Raiders  vs. PIT
10 Mike Nugent  CIN vs. NYJ 10 Philadelphia Eagles  vs. NYG
11 Dan Bailey  DAL at DET 11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers  vs. CAR
12 Kai Forbath  WAS at DEN 12 Pittsburgh Steelers  at OAK
13 Blair Walsh  MIN vs. GB 13 Detroit Lions  vs. DAL
14 David Akers  DET vs. DAL 14 Arizona Cardinals  vs. ATL
15 Graham Gano  CAR at TB 15 New York Jets  at CIN
16 Shaun Suisham  PIT at OAK 16 Atlanta Falcons  at ARI
17 Nick Folk  NYJ at CIN 17 St. Louis Rams  vs. SEA
18 Sebastian Janikowski  OAK vs. PIT 18 Miami Dolphins  at NE
19 Josh Brown  NYG at PHI 19 Denver Broncos  vs. WAS
20 Jay Feely  ARI vs. ATL 20 Dallas Cowboys  at DET
21 Caleb Sturgis  MIA at NE 21 Cleveland Browns  at KC
22 Greg Zuerlein  STL vs. SEA 22 Buffalo Bills  at NO
23 Dan Carpenter  BUF at NO 23 Minnesota Vikings  vs. GB
24 Josh Scobee  JAC vs. SF 24 New York Giants  at PHI
25 Billy Cundiff  CLE at KC 25 Jacksonville Jaguars  vs. SF
26 Rian Lindell  TB vs. CAR 26 Washington Redskins  at DEN