Weekly Values Before Week 8

Weekly Values Before Week 8. How many times have you seen players compared by year-end stats and thought, “But Fantasy Football is the weekly game?” That’s why I developed the Best Ten and Consistency Ratings Series! It’s not HOW MANY points a player scores in Fantasy Football; it’s how he scores them!

Additionally, we also need two weekly statistical tools because certain players who are the Best 10 All-Stars consistently produce big weeks that can win you a week are statistical liabilities 40% of the time when they fail to score a minimum number of points to make us happy. Tyler Lockett is a classic example! His big games wow us, but when defenders grab him leading to interference calls, we miss out on an additional 10-15 points per week!

Interestingly, the format of your league determines which is more important. The more Flex starting spots, the more I value Consistency. In Best Ball formats, give me all the Tyler Lockett types I can find. These statistical tools use a more significant data set than just this season but are weighted in such a way to bring out the current trends. Let’s take a look at the weekly values of players after seven weeks of play.

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QB Values


It’s very crowded at the top of the QB rankings, with Josh Allen in first place with 42.3 points. The ageless one Tom Brady moved into 2nd place, and a poor effort by Patrick Mahomes dropped him to 3rd but less than a point from the top spot. That woeful performance was the only second game Mahomes has had under 15 points (6 Pt TDs) since taking over the starting job!

Additionally, another strong game by Matthew Stafford moved him up to 10th place, with Jalen Hurts moving into the top 15. Hurts has scored more points in the 4th quarter than the first two quarters combined. Finally, Joe Burrow moved up to 20th with another strong effort showing he was a tremendous 2nd QB value in Superflex leagues.

PlayerBest 10ConsistencyLast WeekTeam
J Allen42.3541Buf
Brady41.9546TB
Mahomes41.8792KC
L Jackson41.2653Bal
Wilson40.7544Sea
Prescott40.1635Dal
Murray39.1607AZ
Herbert38.7628LAC
Rodgers37.2679GB
Stafford35.35012LAR
Cousins355410Min
Ryan34.54311Atl
Tannehill33.44913Ten
Winston334114NO
Hurts32.55516Phl
Fitzpatrick325815WAS
Goff313218Det
D Jones312517NYG
Carr30.84919LV
Burrow30.25925Cin
Heinecke305021WAS
Tua29.43329Mia
Jimmy G29.42520SF
Wentz29.33722Ind
Mayfield29.12423Cle
Bridgewater28.53925Den
Lawrence27.63327Jax
Darnold27.32824Car
Big Ben26.63628Pitt
M Jones26030NE
Taylor25.326NAHou
Z Wilson25032NYJ

RB Values


Injuries are hurting many teams that drafted RBs early and often in their drafts. Last week we missed the 2nd, 7th, 10th, and 13th RBs to injuries, while the 5th, 6th and 8th best sat out on Bye weeks. Another terrific 17 point game (PPR Scoring) by Leonard Fournette moved him into the top 15 at the position, making him one of the best values in Fantasy Football this season. A solid 14 point performance by Cordarrelle Patterson moved him up to 18th place in this week’s rankings, making him the steal of late-round drafts or waiver wire pick-ups. His increased snaps indicate his weekly value should continue to rise.

PlayerBest 10ConsistencyLast WeekTeam
Henry34.3821Ten
CMC33.7912Car
Kamara31.5894NO
A Jones30783GB
Cook27.5945Min
Ekeler26.8886LAC
Barkley25678NYG
Elliott24.5819Dal
Swift24.48411Det
Chubb24.18110Cle
Taylor24.1767Ind
J Robinson23.69012Jax
Montgomery23.16113Chi
Harris22.88314Pit
Fornette227916TB
Jacobs21.67915LV
Drake21.16018LV
Patterson215520Atl
M Gordon20.86519Den
Mixon20.76917Cin
Carson20.68321Sea
K Hunt20.26723Cle
Sanders19.45922Phl
Conner19.37124Az
Mattison19.36427Min
D Henderson195326LAR
Gibson18.96825Was
Gaskin18.87829Mia
J Williams18.54333Den
Hubbard186028Car
Perine17.867NACin
CEH17.77232KC
Herbert17.767NAChi
McKissic17.74830Was
J Williams17.65036Det
D Williams17.45834Chi
AJ Dillon17.37535GB
Pollard17.34337Dal
M Davis17.15931Atl
Booker16.863NANYG
D Johnson16.37647Hou
Edmunds16.36238Az
Hines16.15239Ind
L Murray15.94340Bal
D Harris15.85646NE
Singletary15.55041Buf
M Carter15.48045NYJ
Moss15.46042Buf
Gainwell15.310050Phl
Michel15.15844LAR
D Williams14.84143KC
Ingram14.76451Hou
R Jones13.66749TB
Collins13.35048Sea
E Mitchell13.35053SF
T Williams11.36752Bal
T Johnson102155NYJ

WR Values


Weekly values use a statistical method that is slow to change to eliminate a short run of great games, moving a player up the rankings too fast. It’s because of this that rookies are often undervalued early in their first season. That makes Ja’ Marr Chase’s rise to 16th place this week even more impressive. Another 10% bump in his value will catapult him to the Top 6. Chase’s first seven games have all been over 10 points (PPR Format), and four of his games have been over 20 points. He has more 20 point games in seven starts than many WR2 level players have had in the last two seasons’ worth of games!

Also, Davante Adams remained on top this week, but Cooper Kupp is now the first WR within less than a point of Adams in almost two years of compiling the Best ten stat. The Tampa Bay Bucs have assembled quite the elite receivers with Evans at 4th, Godwin at 7th, and AB at 13th place.

PlayerBest 10ConsistencyLast WeekTeam
Adams32.1881GB
Kupp31.3793LAR
Hill30.2902KC
Evans29715TB
Lockett27.5564Sea
Thielan26.1626Min
Godwin25.8779TB
Diggs25.4788Buf
Hopkins25.3827AZ
McLaurin24.76913Was
Jefferson24.67610Min
Cooper24.67311Dal
An Brown24.58312TB
M Williams24.15214LAC
K Allen248315LAC
J Chase23.910026Cin
M Jones23.95317Jax
Ridley23.58416Atl
AJ Brown23.36823Ten
Lamb23.17119Dal
Woods236618LAR
DJ Moore22.97522Car
Samuel22.96820SF
Metcalf22.77721Sea
M Brown22.65427Bal
J Jones22.57724Ten
Sutton226325Den
D Johnson21.46829Pit
Fuller21.36230Mia
B Cooks21.35631Hou
Shephard20.97432NYG
Crowder20.95533NYJ
Sanders20.76235Buf
Robinson20.47228Chi
Boyd20.46234Cin
Golladay19.87938NYG
Beasley19.87039Buf
Parker19.67740Mia
Waddle19.65736Mia
C Davis19.64341NYJ
Claypool19.16042Pit
Kirk18.959NAAZ
D Smith18.75737Phl
E Moore18.53362NYJ
R Moore185043AZ
Slayton17.85047NYG
Agholor17.63848NE
Higgins17.46744Cin
Peoples-Jones17.34649Cle
Aiyuk17.25350SF
Jeudy175651Den
Anderson16.95445Car
Toney16.95052NYG
Pittman16.93559Ind
Hilton16.92953Ind
Beckham16.86554Cle
Renfrow16.75255LV
Raymond16.75065Det
Gage16.65660Atl
Cobb16.44658GB
Pascal16.43456Ind
Green16.25657AZ
Ruggs15.82563LV
T Marshall15.2064Car
Meyers14.94861NE
Patrick14.65067Den
Harris14.38068NO
Shenaut14.35869Jax
Hardman14.25270KC
Swain144371Sea
Callaway142146NO
Lazard13.83373GB
Mooney13.63666Chi
Higgins13.23972Cle
G Davis12.74774Buf
Watkins12.13975Bal
ASB11.74076Det
Robinson11.62777KC
Reagor112478Phl

TE Values


Another impressive rookie continues to climb up the TE rankings. Kyle Pitts’ second game over 20 points moved him up to 7th best in the rankings this week. Another 10% rise would move him close to the second tier of TE weekly values behind the two super-elite of Darren Waller and Travis Kelce. How good has Travis Kelce been over the last few seasons? In his previous 38 games (30 or more snaps), he has scored over 20 points (PPR Format) 44% of the time. There are starting tight ends in Fantasy Football who haven’t been able to score 10 points that often! One injury replacement, Ricky Seals-Jones, is 13th in the weekly ratings but over 8 points behind the top 2.

PlayerBest 10ConsistencyLast WeekTeam
Waller24.1712LV
Kelce24901KC
Andrews21.2653Bal
Gesecki19.9416Mia
Gronk19.7504TB
Kittle19.6695SF
Pitts18.75012Atl
Ertz17.7509AZ
Hockenson17.5467Det
Schultz17.14610Dal
Fant17338Den
Higbee16.83111LAR
Seals-Jones15.77113WAS
Hooper15.65014Cle
J Cook15.56915LAC
Goedert15.34516PHL
Uzomah153621Cin
Njoku14.83318Cle
Henry14.66417NE
Thomas14.45919WAS
J Smith13.83920NE
Tonyan13.65225GB
Knox13.62522Buf
Engram13.24523NYG
Allie-Cox12.82424Ind
Conklin12.21728Min
Everett11.73627Sea
Howard11.73026TB
Dissly10.92529Sea
Friermuth105030Pit
Jarwin9.82332Dal
Doyle9.41731Ind
Kmet8.81233Chi

Weekly Values Before Week 8. Putting Weekly Ratings and Consistent to Work


If a player has a strong Best ten score and a Consistency Rating over 70%, they should be in your lineup each week. That type of player has shown they will perform well even in tough defensive matchups. Once you set and forget those players, the Weekly Ratings can help you decide between other players for your Flex position. Since the ratings are compiled using the same standards, it’s a great way to compare players from different positions for your Flex Starters.

For example, the bottom 10 QBs have weekly ratings under 30 points, showing that when you are deep in talent, it might make sense to play an RB or WR in that Superflex spot, depending on matchups. Good luck in your Fantasy Football matchups this week, and don’t forget to check out Professor John Bush for detailed matchup data right here on Fake Pig Skin. Please listen to the Science of Fantasy Podcast as well. (see below)


Weekly Values Before Week 8 LINKs

https://www.fakepigskin.com/2021/10/27/science-of-fantasy-podcast-episode-10/

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