The Week 8 wide receiver rankings are here help you make tough decisions this week. Whether it is deciding which of your options to start with or who you should be looking to pick up this week to cover your byes and injuries. Our team will be here the rest of the year ranking the offensive positions, defensive positions and team defense to try and help you win your fantasy football leagues.
Below the table, I’ll be highlighting some pick ups for this week (if they are still available) and sneaky-starts for your bye-week needs.
Danny Amendola, MIA @ HOU (20%)
Brock-tober continues and Danny just keeps getting better. These rankings are centered around PPR leagues so keep that in mind, as Amendola may be more TD-dependent in regular leagues which isn’t his specialty. He’s a chain-mover and a trusted target for his QB and this game projects as high-scoring. He’s a nice bye-week fill-in or FLEX play this week.
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Tre’Quon Smith, NO @ MIN (24%)
Tre disappointed some forward-looking managers last week with his 3-44-0 line, but he played 73% of the snaps and drew 7 targets. Brees only threw the ball 30 times which was 8 less than his season average. It’s fair to assume Tre is about to get another 6-9 targets in one of the higher projected scores for the game. At a minimum you should be stashing this guy until we see how Meredith shakes out, but I’d feel comfortable starting him if you’re digging into the WR4/WR5 range.
Kelvin Benjamin, BUF vs NE (14%)
Ugh – I don’t like this any more than you do, but hear me out. Derek Anderson is the QB for the Bills. He’s only been on the roster for a couple of weeks. These two were on the Panthers together and clearly have the most chemistry on the team. When you have a fresh QB in a system they are learning, they are always going to lean on their “go-to” guy. It’s clearly Benjamin, and as much as I dislike him as a player in real and fantasy football, he’s a great option in a game that projects to be a blowout. The Bills are going to be throwing a lot and KB is going to be the beneficiary.