Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top Starter at QB, WR, RB and TE This Week

Ralph LongoAnalyst IIIOctober 22, 2012

Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top Starter at QB, WR, RB and TE This Week

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    At this point in the fantasy football season, some players have overwhelmed with their performances, while others have vastly underwhelmed. But this week, there are some players who are absolutely guaranteed to have huge games for their owners. 

    So, here are the top players at each position for Week 8. 

1. Aaron Rodgers, QB

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    Aaron Rodgers has rebounded very strongly from what was a relatively rocky start for the reigning NFL MVP. Rodgers has looked terrific the last two weeks, and there's nothing stopping him from having a huge day against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

    The Jags defense isn't awful, but with MJD sidelined due to injury, they're going to be on the field for the entire game. This will give Rodgers plenty of time to get to work, and he'll have an enormous game. Expect 350-plus yards and at least four TDs. 

2. Brandon Marshall, WR

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    While some fantasy football receivers have been letdowns, like Calvin Johnson, Greg Jennings and Hakeem Nicks, others have put up great numbers week in and week out. Brandon Marshall is a great example of this, as he's shown that he's capable of producing for his owners every single game.

    Marshall's been on a roll, and it shouldn't stop next week. Expect him to have a huge game and continue what could very well end up being the best season of his career. 

3. Chris Johnson, RB

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    Chris Johnson struggled about as hard as a RB possibly could over the first month of the season. But he had a monster game against the Bills on Sunday, showing to his owners that he's more than capable of the production that's expected out of him. 

    Next week, Johnson matches up against the Indianapolis Colts, a team that ranks 26th against the run (per ESPN). Look for Johnson to have another big game and continue his stellar production for another week, and hopefully continue it as the season goes on. 

4. Rob Gronkowski, TE

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    Who else could possibly grab the No. 1 spot for TE this week? Gronk hasn't had as big a season this year as he had in 2011, but he played great against the Jets last week and should have yet another nice game against the St. Louis Rams. 

    Gronk's always a threat to have a huge game, and hopefully for his owners, he'll keep it up as the season unfolds. 

     

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