You should target players who have a good chance to score a touchdown and get a lot of looks from their respective quarterbacks when considering who to start at wide receiver.
Monitor the status for each of your players’ games this week as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the NFL schedule. Washington Football Team, Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans players should be removed from all starting lineups, as those teams have Week 8 byes.
Check out my weekly waiver wire article for candidates to add to your roster before your Week 8 matchup.
Here are some of my favorite players in this week’s rankings:
Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown has been fantastic in his last three starts and went off for a season-high 153 yards and a score in Week 7. I expect another big performance in Week 8 when the Titans battle the Cincinnati Bengals.
Brown has scored in three consecutive games. He should eclipse 100 yards and score again in this matchup. He is my top wide receiver for Week 8.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams is No. 2 in my Week 8 rankings. Adams had a season-high 196 yards and two scores on 13 catches in Week 7. He also should dominate the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8.
The Vikings have allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. They are also tied for allowing a league-high 12 scores to the position. Adams should help lead your team to a victory this week.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without Chris Godwin in Week 8, which should lead to more targets for Mike Evans. Evans lands at No. 9 in my rankings.
The Buccaneers pass catcher hasn’t scored since Week 5, but already has six scores this season. This week he’ll battle a New York Giants secondary that has allowed the seventh-most receiving yards to wide receivers. Start Evans as a WR1.
Marquise Brown hasn’t had a great season so far, but he should rebound in Week 8 when the Baltimore Ravens battle the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers defense has played very well overall, but has allowed the seventh-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers.
Brown should come close to 100 receiving yards and has a shot to score in this Monday Night Football matchup. He is my No. 10 option for Week 8.
Nelson Agholor of the Las Vegas Raiders is my No. 23 option for the week. Agholor can be used as a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 in Week 8 as the Raiders battle a Cleveland Browns defense that has allowed the third-most fantasy points per game to the position.
The Browns should struggle to contain the Raiders speed at wide receiver. Agholor has scored in three consecutive games and had a season-high nine targets for five catches and 107 yards in Week 7.
Keep him in your lineup for Week 8 and expect WR2 production.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is out for the season. That should open the door for Jarvis Landry to produce better fantasy football statistics down the stretch.
Landry has yet to score this season, but has a great shot to reach the end zone in Week 8. I also expect Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield to target Landry at least 10 times in a matchup against a Las Vegas Raiders defense that was just torched by Tom Brady for five touchdowns.
Landry is my No. 24 option and can be started as a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3, but is better in points-per-reception leagues.
Week 8 fantasy football wide receiver rankings
1. A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans at CIN
2. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers vs. MIN
3. D.K. Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks vs. SF
4. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers at DEN
5. Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions vs. IND
6. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings at GB
7. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs vs. NYJ
8. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons at CAR
9. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at NYG
10. Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens vs. PIT
12. Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals vs. TEN
13. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks vs. SF
15. Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings at GB
16. Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons at CAR
17. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams at MIA
20. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers at BAL
21. Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills vs. NE
22. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams at MIA
23. Nelson Agholor, Las Vegas Raiders at CLE
24. Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns vs. LV
25. D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers vs. ATL
26. Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals vs. TEN
27. Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers at SEA
28. Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers at BAL
29. Travis Fulgham, Philadelphia Eagles vs. DAL
30. Preston Williams, Miami Dolphins vs. LAR
31. Scott Miller, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at NYG
32. Rashard Higgins, Cleveland Browns vs. LV
33. Darius Slayton, New York Giants vs. TB
34. Henry Ruggs III, Las Vegas Raiders at CLE
36. Greg Ward, Philadelphia Eagles vs. DAL
37. Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers at DEN
38. Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans at CIN
39. DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins vs. LAR
40. Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs vs. NYJ
41. Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers at BAL
42. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers vs. MIN
43. Sterling Shepard, New York Giants vs. TB
44. Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions vs. IND
45. Tre’Quan Smith, New Orleans Saints at CHI
46. Demarcus Robinson, Kansas City Chiefs vs. NYJ
47. CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys at PHI
48. Denzel Mims, New York Jets at KC
49. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals vs. TEN
50. Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys at PHI
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