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Fantasy Football Rankings Week 8: Sleepers, Starters, Sitting

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Happy Halloween week everyone, and let’s hope it’s all candy and no tricks for your fantasy team. As always, you’ve come to the right place for week 8 fantasy football rankings and projections, but this week we’re making the rankings obviously fun. It’s the ranking of the best Halloween candy! Hate me for not liking your favorite candy, or realize I just opened your world to the glory of a sweet you’ve never tasted, or or… join me in unison in hating the trash of all living beings that are candy corn

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2022 Week 8 Fantasy Football Sleepers

🚨 ATTENTION 🚨 These are sleepers. They will not mimic my rankings 100%. This is chasing the upside and often carries more risk.


POSSIBLE START: Daniel Jones, NYG – These are the Daniel Jones managers they hoped to have drafted in the past two years, as Jones runs frequently. The Seahawks’ defense is not only weak overall, but they are among the worst at stopping the run, as evidenced by the running back’s success against them, Y…Kyler Murray ran 10 for 100 last week.

AVE MARY START-UP: Jared Goff, DET β€” Yeah, I know I had Goff here last week because he was indoors, even with a tough matchup, but this week, Goff is 1) indoors, 2) at home and 3) facing a Dolphins defense that allowed more of 2 touchdowns in four games, with Mac Jones, Kenny Pickett and Zach Wilson the only ones throwing for none or just one touchdown. He buckles up for a potentially painful ride.


POSSIBLE START: Michael Carter, NYJ β€” This may seem obvious, but I see a lot of people concerned about the James Robinson trade. Yes, Robinson’s arrival will likely lead to a timeshare, something similar to Breece Hall and Carter earlier this year, but that’s more of a concern after this week. As we saw with Latavius ​​Murray in Denver and Christian McCaffrey last week, it takes a game (or sometimes two) for a running back to see his true role with a new team. The Patriots are good, but not fearsome, against the run, and a day like Khalil Herbert just had would put Carter in the Top 20.

AVE MARY START: Jamaal Williams, DET β€” This is if D’Andre Swift comes back, because if Swift is out, it’s too obvious to start with Williams. Even if Swift is back, Williams has a Top 20 lead in a timeshare given this matchup. Since Week 3, the Dolphins have done little to stop their opponents, running backs included. Devin Singletary (19.6), Joe Mixon (15.4), Breece Hall (26.7), Michael Carter (16.3) and Dalvin Cook (14.8) all had Top 15 performances (two Jets in the same game). Even Najee Harris had a respectable day with 9.5 points last week.


POSSIBLE START: Brandin Cooks, HOU β€” Things haven’t gone according to plan for Cooks this year, as he is no longer immune to the quarterback. Mills’ drop in the game ruined the passing game, but there’s a sliver of hope in Week 8 … assuming Cooks doesn’t get traded. The Titans are one of the more forgiving matchups, as Parris Campbell’s game last week shows. The trio of Commanders did pretty well last week, and we can expect Cooks to see a high volume of objectives and hopefully break one for a big play and not fall short.

POSSIBLE START: DJ Moore, CAR – PJ Walker isn’t much of an upgrade for Moore, but it helps when Moore sees an awfully high volume of targets when Christian McCaffrey has been out, and there’s no Robbie Anderson to boot. As seen last week, Moore was able to see 10 targets and convert them at 7-69-1. The Falcons’ pass defense is dismal, and the lowest score any receiver with 10+ targets has is 12.1 points or, in other words, the Top 25 in any given week.

AVE MARY START: Parris Campbell, IND β€” Speaking of Campbell, go from an intriguing pickup Y a risky play begins since we know little about how Sam Ehlinger will play. Ehlinger has some similarities to Jacoby Brissett, as this was my NFL Draft scouting report:

β€œDecent arm and inconsistent accuracy. Part of his problem is getting too aggressive trying to make a play and will block his ‘hope and pray’ option, letting the defense read his mind. He’s solid in the running game and isn’t afraid of pressure … but he doesn’t always feel it. Ehlinger can go from looking like a star in one series to a bug-ridden backup in the next.”

But as we know, the commanders’ defense is highly exploitable, and hopefully Ehlinger takes as much notice of Campbell as Matt Ryan did. It is a frightening situation; I know.


AVE MARY START: Irv Smith, MIN β€” Start your tight ends against the Seahawks and Cardinals. The Vikings come off the bye to get the Cardinals, whose worst tight end scored 4.9, and that was Tommy Tremble. Juwan Johnson scored twice last week, while even Noah Fant managed 7.5 in Week 6.

Have fun with the rankings!

This week it’s all about Halloween, and it’s time to update the Halloween candy rankings with a separate little list of the best non-fun size candy and of course the worst candy options out there! Trick or Treating!

The best Halloween treats ranked

  1. Nerds Gummy Clusters (once you try them… you’re welcome)
  2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins (King of Chocolate Candies)
  3. Peanut Butter M&Ms (plain M&Ms out of the Top 10)
  4. Sour Patch Watermelon Slices
  5. Twizzlers
  6. giggles
  7. Starburst FaveREDs – If you’re lucky, a pack of two strawberries!
  8. Laffy Taffy (Strawberry, Watermelon) – Would rank higher if the wrapper came off easily
  9. Haribo Gold Bears (only gummy bears allowed…outside Disney ones)
  10. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  11. take 5
  12. Swedish Fish Minis
  13. Airheads (strawberry, watermelon, mystery)
  14. Junior Mints (they are very refreshing)
  15. sour patch kids
  16. twix
  17. 100 Grand β€” great, but I feel like Take 5… takes it… one step higher
  18. Butterfinger (has to be fresh/soft; some points were lost for the new recipe)
  19. York Peppermint (any kind, all good)
  20. Bowling game
  21. Nestle Crisp
  22. hot tamales
  23. Kit Kat – legit forgot about them at first because they’re overpriced…you can eat 20 and it’s like nothing…really good but really unsatisfying
  24. Milky Way
  25. pop blow

Overrated: Whoppers – Who wants to break their teeth on these malt balls of meh-ness? And Tootsie Rolls: EVERYONE hands these out, and the kids end up with half a bag of them. Enough!

The best candies that need the size of Halloween

  1. Starburst FaveREDs Minis (very dangerous, can kill a bag without thinking)
  2. Sliced ​​Strawberry Sour Patch
  3. rainbow twizzler
  4. Sour Belts (strawberry, watermelon, blue raspberry)
  5. Hi-Chew Strawberry (different twist on Starbursts)

worst halloween candy
(ranked worst-worst to least worst)

  1. Necco Wafers – I don’t even know where people find them. Are we sure she’s not street chalk?
  2. Candy Corn – obviously too easy
  3. Circus Peanuts – I mean… orange Styrofoam anyone?
  4. Good & Plenty: what’s the taste even? These are hell in a box
  5. Bit-O-Honey
  6. mary-jane
  7. Generic Wrapped Candy – You know… the black/orange wrappers
  8. Smarties: At least the Tootsie Rolls are good for a little while. These are barely better than the Neccos and everyone has them! (Note to our Canadian readers: Jake is referring to American Smarties, who are totally different from Canadians)
  9. Dubble Bubble β€” Even baseball card gum isn’t that hard…and the taste is gone in 60 seconds
  10. Jolly Rancher β€” Speaking of broken teeth… just the big ones (small ones are fine). I’m a biter so maybe it’s just me, but speaking of hard candy, these will break your teeth!



  • buccaneers β€” With the Ravens matchup, this is the week that Tom Brady, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin get back on track, especially Brady and Godwin.
  • Alvin Kamara, RB, NW β€” As mentioned in waivers … Top 25 in total yards, Top 20 in touches, Top 10 in receptions and Top 5 in receiving yards for running backs … despite missing two games.
  • Cordarrelle Patterson, RB, ATL β€” His return is drawing near, and the Falcons are determined to run regardless of the game’s script.
  • Keenan Allen, WR, ALC β€” Allen isn’t 100% yet, but he’s close and still has a Top 15 lead … especially with Mike Williams out.
  • Diontae Johnson, WR, PIT β€” Another player reporting concerns; Johnson is still the main target in Pittsburgh, and if he starts catching 65-70% of the targets from him, Johnson can go back to WR2 status.
  • Dalton Schultz, TE, DAL – He may not be 100% or will be again, but Dak Prescott quite likes him, and Schultz was a top-5 tight end last year with him.


  • Travis Etienne, RB, JAX β€” Yes, Etienne has RB1 up for the rest of the season, but when you see people saying he’ll beat Austin Ekeler the rest of the way, you can maximize his potential return… now!
  • Gus Edwards, RB, BAL β€” Like Etienne, mention Edwards’ name to see if you can get Top 15 value. If so, you can’t ignore that return.
  • Aaron Jones, RB, GB β€” It’s only been a week since GMs panicked, and now that Jones had his second big game of the season (vs. four at 9.1 or less), perceived value is up again.
  • James Robinson and Michael Carter, NYJ β€” If you can get a Top 15 broker for either (there are a lot of differing opinions), you have to sell.
  • Deebo Samuel, WR, SF β€” Some may not have noticed the concern, but Samuel was barely getting rushed anymore, and now CMC messes up his potential for WR1 value.

Week 8 Fantasy Football Projections

🚨 WARNING 🚨 These may differ from my classifications, and my the ranks are the order you would start the players outside of the added context, such as “You need the highest edge, even if it’s risky.” Also, based on 4-point TD for QB, 6-point break and Half-PPR

Projection download link

***These are NO updated Sunday morning, FYI***

Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings


  • Only Medium PPR as the automatic calculation of FantasyPros from the Non and Full-PPR ranks may be disabled. But, there is so little difference between Non and Half and Full and Half that you don’t need to worry.
  • ECR = Expert Consensus Range. Don’t focus too much on that, as not all experts update consistently/constantly.
  • Updated regularly, so check back all the way to lockdown lineups.

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