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Fantasy Football rankings 2017: Your “Magnificent 7” for each position in week 8

Here are your fantasy football rankings for each position in week eight.

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[Welcome Fantasy Football owners to your weekly rankings! We’re here to bring forth the Top-7 players for each position. Think of this as your “Magnificent 7” if you will to get you geared up for the week!]

Here are the projected top performers for week 8:


Rank Player Opp. Home/ Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Tom Brady Chargers Home 21.53
2 Carson Wentz 49ers Home 20.8
3 Drew Brees Bears Home 20.19
4 Cam Newton Buccaneers Away 19.27
5 Dak Prescott Redskins Away 18.54
6 Russell Wilson Texans Home 18.41
7 Deshaun Watson Seahawks Away 18.26

Trevor Siemian is a good streamer against a Cheifs defense that allows the ninth-most points to quarterbacks.

Wide Receiver

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Antonio Brown Lions Away 14.82
2 A.J. Green Bengals Home 13.92
3 Julio Jones Jets Away 13.47
4 Brandin Cooks Chargers Home 11.92
5 De'Andre Hopkins Seahawks Away 11.8
6 Michael Thomas Bears Home 11.53
7 Mike Evans Panthers Home 11.47

Mike Williams, the first-round pick, plays a Patriots defense that is giving the fourth-most points to receivers.

Running Back

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Le'Veon Bell Lions Away 19.31
2 Ezekiel Elliott Redskins Away 16.2
3 Kareem Hunt Broncos Home 16.09
4 LeSean McCoy Raiders Home 15.17
5 Devonta Freeman Jets Away 13.36
6 Melvin Gordon Patriots Away 13.26
7 Jordan Howard Saints Away 11.9

Rob Kelley, Fat Rob, has a good matchup with the Cowboys, who give up the ninth-most points to running backs.

Tight End

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Rob Gronkowski Chargers Home 11.86
2 Travis Kelce Broncos Home 10.93
3 Zach Ertz 49ers Home 10.48
4 Jimmy Graham Texans Home 8.39
5 Hunter Henry Patriots Away 7.83
6 Kyle Rudolph Browns Away 7.72
7 Austin Sefarian-Jenkins Falcons Home 7.52

Antonio Gates is the old man on the block but the Patriots are giving up the fourth-most points to tight ends.


Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Vikings Browns Away 11.82
2 Eagles 49ers Home 10.44
3 Seahawks Texans Home 8.54
4 Chiefs Broncos Home 8.5
5 Bengals Colts Home 8.45
6 Saints Bears Home 7.31
7 Bills Raiders Home 6.75

Stream the Bengals as they have a favorable matchup with the Colts, who give up the second-most points to defenses.


Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Stephen Gostkowski Chargers Home 10.31
2 Harrison Butker Broncos Home 10.25
3 Matt Prater Steelers Home 9.53
4 Jake Elliott 49ers Home 9.35
5 Wil Lutz Bears Home 9.08
6 Graham Gano Buccaneers Away 9.04
7 Matt Bryant Jets Away 8.83

It’s a good bet to go with Randy Bullock this week as nobody gives up more points to kickers than the Colts.

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