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Week eight Fantasy QB Rankings: Should-Begins, Sleepers, Doable Busts at Quarterback

This week is going to be tough for many quarterbacks as some big name callers have awkward matchups. This causes many sleepers to slip into the top 10 of our Fantasy QB leaderboard for week 8, but the best of the best are still towards the top, tough matchups or not.

We're mostly talking about Russell Wilson (v. 49ers) and Lamar Jackson (v. Steelers) who have proven they can run monster stats against anyone. We're not that keen on edge starters Matt Ryan (@ Panthers), Matthew Stafford (versus Colts), Ben Roethlisberger (@ Ravens), and Drew Brees (@ Bears), however. We know everyone is good enough to come up with worthwhile numbers even in these tough matchups, but since similar QBs face much weaker competition, these veterans needn't be forced into your lineup.

WEEK 8 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Run back | Wide receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker

Teddy Bridgewater (v. Falcons) tops the list of sleepers in our top 10, but Carson Wentz (v. Cowboys), Jimmy Garoppolo (@ Seahawks), Derek Carr (@ Browns) and Justin Herbert (@ Broncos) are all high percent plays this week. Joe Burrow (v Titans), Baker Mayfield (v Raiders), and Jared Goff (@ Dolphins) are also ranked higher than the above noted veterans.

WEEK 8 PPR RANKING:
Run back | Wide receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker

This week's most interesting QB is 26th on our list, but it could be much higher in the future. Of course we are talking about Tua Tagovailoa who will make his first start. A matchup against the Rams isn't what you want him to trust, but if he plays well he'll certainly look better in the coming weeks when Miami has a much softer schedule. Even when he's struggling, it's important to watch Tua work with his talented reception corps.

Some of the tough matchups this week will make decisions difficult to make, but there are plenty of worthwhile replacement options. With the NFL getting the passing game and goal this year, even "bad matchups" aren't as scary as they used to be. Therefore, most owners should be able to count on good stats from their QB seat, even if they are a little below what they are used to.

Note: Check back throughout the week as we will keep updating our QB rankings based on the latest news and injury updates until kickoff.

Week 8 Fantasy QB Rankings

This ranking applies to TD leagues with four points.

rank
player
1
Aaron Rodgers, GB v MIN
2
Patrick Mahomes, KC versus NYJ
3
Russell Wilson, SEA versus SF
4th
Lamar Jackson, BAL versus PIT
5
Teddy Bridgewater, CAR versus ATL
6th
Carson Wentz, PHI v DAL
7th
Jimmy Garoppolo, SF @ SEA
8th
Justin Herbert, LAC @ DEN
9
Derek Carr, LV @ CLE
10
Ryan Tannehill, TEN @ CIN
11
Tom Brady, TB @ NYG
12
Josh Allen, BUF versus NE
13
Joe Burrow, CIN versus TEN
14th
Cam Newton, NE @ BUF
fifteen
Jared Goff, LAR @ MIA
16
Baker Mayfield, CLE versus LV
17th
Matt Ryan, ATL @ CAR
18th
Matthew Stafford, DET vs. IND
19th
Ben Roethlisberger, PIT @ BAL
20th
Drew Brees, NO @ CHI
21st
Drew Lock, DEN versus LAC
22nd
Andy Dalton, DAL @ PHI
23
Philip Rivers, IND @ DET
24
Kirk Cousins, MIN @ GB
25th
Nick Foles, CHI versus NO
26th
Tua Tagovailoa, MIA versus LAR
27
Sam Darnold, NYJ @ KC
28
Daniel Jones, NYG versus TB

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