Rest of Season Cheat Sheet: Week 8

Cory Bonini, @Cory_Bonini

QB | RB | WR | TE | PK | DF | Movement Analysis

NOTE: These player rankings track a player's value for the remainder of the season and are intended to be used as a tool, not necessarily a definitive guide to player valuation. The scoring system is performance PPR. Return each Tuesday for an update following the outcome of Monday Night Football, any new developments, and further review of situations. There is no exact science behind season-long rankings, considering all of the variables and situational uncertainties at work.

QUARTERBACKS

Mv Rank Player Team Bye
  1 Tom Brady NEP 9
  2 Matt Ryan ATL 11
Up 3 Drew Brees NOS 5
  4 Cam Newton CAR 7
  5 Aaron Rodgers GBP 4
  6 Derek Carr OAK 10
Up 7 Andrew Luck IND 10
Up 8 Matthew Stafford DET 10
  9 Kirk Cousins WAS 9
Up 10 Marcus Mariota TEN 13
Down 11 Ben Roethlisberger PIT 8
Up 12 Philip Rivers SDC 11
Up 13 Jameis Winston TBB 6
  14 Blake Bortles JAC 5
  15 Carson Palmer ARI 9
Down 16 Russell Wilson SEA 5
Down 17 Eli Manning NYG 8
  18 Tyrod Taylor BUF 10
  19 Ryan Tannehill MIA 8
Up 20 Dak Prescott DAL 7
  21 Andy Dalton CIN 9
  22 Joe Flacco BAL 8
  23 Tony Romo DAL 7
  24 Sam Bradford MIN 6
Down 25 Trevor Siemian DEN 11
Up 26 Jay Cutler CHI 9
  27 Alex Smith KCC 5
Up 28 Brock Osweiler HOU 9
  29 Carson Wentz PHI 4
  30 Cody Kessler CLE 13
  31 Colin Kaepernick SFO 8
Down 32 Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ 11
  33 Case Keenum LAR 8
Up 34 Landry Jones PIT 8
Up 35 Jared Goff LAR 8
Down 36 Matt Barkley CHI 9
  37 Paxton Lynch DEN 11
Down 38 Bryce Petty NYJ 11

TIGHT ENDS

Mv Rank Player Team Bye
  1 Rob Gronkowski NEP 9
  2 Greg Olsen CAR 7
  3 Jordan Reed WAS 9
Up 4 Jimmy Graham SEA 5
  5 Delanie Walker TEN 13
  6 Travis Kelce KCC 5
  7 Coby Fleener NOS 5
Up 8 Martellus Bennett NEP 9
  9 Zach Miller CHI 9
Up 10 Kyle Rudolph MIN 6
Down 11 Gary Barnidge CLE 13
Down 12 Julius Thomas JAC 5
Up 13 Hunter Henry SDC 11
  14 Eric Ebron DET 10
Up 15 Dennis Pitta BAL 8
  16 Cameron Brate TBB 6
  17 Charles Clay BUF 10
  18 Zach Ertz PHI 4
  19 Tyler Eifert CIN 9
Up 20 Jack Doyle IND 10
Up 21 Jason Witten DAL 7
Down 22 Antonio Gates SDC 11
Down 23 Dwayne Allen IND 10
  24 Jesse James PIT 8
  25 Clive Walford OAK 10
Up 26 C.J. Fiedorowicz HOU 9
Down 27 Vance McDonald SFO 8
  28 Jacob Tamme ATL 11
  29 Richard Rodgers GBP 4
  30 Jared Cook GBP 4
Up 31 C.J. Uzomah CIN 9
  32 Larry Donnell NYG 8
  33 Virgil Green DEN 11
  34 Jordan Cameron MIA 8
  35 Lance Kendricks LAR 8
Up 36 Will Tye NYG 8
Up 37 Austin Hooper ATL 11
  38 Marcedes Lewis JAC 5
  39 Garrett Celek SFO 8
  40 Darren Fells ARI 9
  41 Ryan Griffin HOU 9
  42 Austin Seferian-Jenkins NYJ 11
  43 Crockett Gillmore BAL 8
Up 44 Ladarius Green PIT 8

KICKERS

Mv Rank Player Team Bye
Up 1 Adam Vinatieri IND 10
Up 2 Dustin Hopkins WAS 9
  3 Justin Tucker BAL 8
Up 4 Matt Bryant ATL 11
Up 5 Nick Novak HOU 9
Down 6 Brandon McManus DEN 11
Down 7 Stephen Gostkowski NEP 9
Up 8 Josh Lambo SDC 11
Up 9 Robbie Gould NYG 8
  10 Dan Bailey DAL 7
  11 Mason Crosby GBP 4
  12 Steven Hauschka SEA 5
Up 13 Caleb Sturgis PHI 4
  14 Mike Nugent CIN 9
Down 15 Graham Gano CAR 7
  16 Blair Walsh MIN 6
  17 Dan Carpenter BUF 10
  18 Cairo Santos KCC 5
Down 19 Chandler Catanzaro ARI 9
Up 20 Wil Lutz NOS 5
  21 Jason Myers JAC 5
Down 22 Chris Boswell PIT 8
  23 Nick Folk NYJ 11
Up 24 Greg Zuerlein LAR 8
  25 Matt Prater DET 10
  26 Sebastian Janikowski OAK 10
  27 Phil Dawson SFO 8
Down 28 Connor Barth CHI 9
  29 Cody Parkey CLE 13
Down 30 Andrew Franks MIA 8
  31 Ryan Succop TEN 13
  32 Roberto Aguayo TBB 6

RUNNING BACKS

Mv Rank Player Team Bye
  1 David Johnson ARI 9
  2 Ezekiel Elliott DAL 7
Down 3 Le'Veon Bell PIT 8
  4 LeSean McCoy BUF 10
  5 DeMarco Murray TEN 13
  6 Devonta Freeman ATL 11
  7 Lamar Miller HOU 9
  8 Melvin Gordon SDC 11
Up 9 Christine Michael SEA 5
Up 10 Spencer Ware KCC 5
  11 C.J. Anderson DEN 11
Down 12 Mark Ingram NOS 5
Down 13 Todd Gurley LAR 8
Up 14 Jay Ajayi MIA 8
Down 15 Carlos Hyde SFO 8
Up 16 Tevin Coleman ATL 11
  17 Giovani Bernard CIN 9
  18 Latavius Murray OAK 10
  19 Matt Jones WAS 9
  20 Isaiah Crowell CLE 13
  21 Terrance West BAL 8
Down 22 Jordan Howard CHI 9
  23 James White NEP 9
  24 Jeremy Hill CIN 9
Down 25 Theo Riddick DET 10
  26 Frank Gore IND 10
  27 LeGarrette Blount NEP 9
  28 Jerick McKinnon MIN 6
  29 Ryan Mathews PHI 4
  30 Matt Forte NYJ 11
Down 31 Doug Martin TBB 6
Up 32 Jacquizz Rodgers TBB 6
  33 Duke Johnson CLE 13
Down 34 Jamaal Charles KCC 5
  35 Jonathan Stewart CAR 7
  36 Darren Sproles PHI 4
  37 Devontae Booker DEN 11
  38 Bilal Powell NYJ 11
  39 Chris Ivory JAC 5
Down 40 Rashad Jennings NYG 8
  41 Matt Asiata MIN 6
Up 42 Chris Thompson WAS 9
  43 DeAndre Washington OAK 10
Up 44 Mike Davis SFO 8
  45 T.J. Yeldon JAC 5
Up 46 Shaun Draughn SFO 8
  47 Bobby Rainey NYG 8
  48 Wendell Smallwood PHI 4
  49 Fozzy Whittaker CAR 7
  50 Mike Gillislee BUF 10
Up 51 Damien Williams MIA 8
Down 52 Kenneth Dixon BAL 8
Up 53 James Starks GBP 4
  54 Alfred Morris DAL 7
Up 55 Ka'Deem Carey CHI 9
  56 Thomas Rawls SEA 5
  57 Knile Davis GBP 4
  58 C.J. Spiller SEA 5
Up 59 Travaris Cadet NOS 5
Down 60 Derrick Henry TEN 13
  61 Zach Zenner DET 10
  62 Paul Perkins NYG 8
  63 Jeremy Langford CHI 9
Down 64 Orleans Darkwa NYG 8
  65 Cameron Artis-Payne CAR 7
Down 66 DeAngelo Williams PIT 8
  67 Dwayne Washington DET 10
Up 68 Andre Ellington ARI 9
  69 Kenjon Barner PHI 4
  70 Jalen Richard OAK 10
Up 71 Alex Collins SEA 5
  72 Rob Kelley WAS 9
Up 73 John Kuhn NOS 5
  74 Don Jackson GBP 4
  75 Charcandrick West KCC 5
Down 76 Tim Hightower NOS 5
  77 Robert Turbin IND 10
  78 Alfred Blue HOU 9
  79 Javorius Allen BAL 8
  80 Justin Forsett DET 10

DEFENSE

Mv Rank Player Team Bye
  1 Minnesota Vikings MIN 6
  2 Denver Broncos DEN 11
Up 3 Buffalo Bills BUF 10
  4 Arizona Cardinals ARI 9
  5 Kansas City Chiefs KCC 5
  6 Carolina Panthers CAR 7
Down 7 Seattle Seahawks SEA 5
  8 Philadelphia Eagles PHI 4
  9 Houston Texans HOU 9
Down 10 Los Angeles Rams LAR 8
Up 11 Detroit Lions DET 10
Down 12 New England Patriots NEP 9
Up 13 Washington Redskins WAS 9
  14 Cincinnati Bengals CIN 9
  15 Atlanta Falcons ATL 11
  16 Green Bay Packers GBP 4
Up 17 San Diego Chargers SDC 11
  18 Oakland Raiders OAK 10
  19 Baltimore Ravens BAL 8
Down 20 New York Jets NYJ 11
Down 21 Jacksonville Jaguars JAC 5
  22 Dallas Cowboys DAL 7
Up 23 Chicago Bears CHI 9
  24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers TBB 6
  25 Tennessee Titans TEN 13
  26 Miami Dolphins MIA 8
  27 New Orleans Saints NOS 5
Down 28 Indianapolis Colts IND 10
  29 Cleveland Browns CLE 13
Down 30 Pittsburgh Steelers PIT 8
Down 31 New York Giants NYG 8
  32 San Francisco 49ers SFO 8

WIDE RECEIVERS

Mv Rank Player Team Bye
  1 Antonio Brown PIT 8
  2 Julio Jones ATL 11
  3 A.J. Green CIN 9
  4 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG 8
Up 5 Mike Evans TBB 6
  6 T.Y. Hilton IND 10
  7 Jarvis Landry MIA 8
  8 Amari Cooper OAK 10
  9 Demaryius Thomas DEN 11
  10 Brandin Cooks NOS 5
Up 11 Marvin Jones DET 10
Down 12 Allen Robinson JAC 5
Down 13 Jordy Nelson GBP 4
Up 14 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 9
Up 15 Michael Crabtree OAK 10
Down 16 Brandon Marshall NYJ 11
Down 17 DeAndre Hopkins HOU 9
Up 18 Emmanuel Sanders DEN 11
  19 Randall Cobb GBP 4
  20 Alshon Jeffery CHI 9
Down 21 Doug Baldwin SEA 5
  22 Jordan Matthews PHI 4
  23 Kelvin Benjamin CAR 7
Up 24 Terrelle Pryor Sr. CLE 13
  25 Travis Benjamin SDC 11
  26 Julian Edelman NEP 9
Down 27 Dez Bryant DAL 7
  28 Mike Wallace BAL 8
Up 29 Kenny Britt LAR 8
Down 30 Jeremy Maclin KCC 5
Up 31 Stefon Diggs MIN 6
Up 32 Golden Tate DET 10
  33 Tyrell Williams SDC 11
Up 34 Michael Thomas NOS 5
Up 35 Anquan Boldin DET 10
  36 Willie Snead IV NOS 5
Up 37 Brandon LaFell CIN 9
  38 Cole Beasley DAL 7
  39 John Brown ARI 9
Down 40 Allen Hurns JAC 5
  41 Will Fuller HOU 9
  42 Pierre Garcon WAS 9
Up 43 Michael Floyd ARI 9
Up 44 Torrey Smith SFO 8
Down 45 Mohamed Sanu ATL 11
  46 DeVante Parker MIA 8
Up 47 Davante Adams GBP 4
Down 48 Sterling Shepard NYG 8
Up 49 Jamison Crowder WAS 9
Up 50 Steve Smith BAL 8
  51 Tavon Austin LAR 8
Down 52 Cameron Meredith CHI 9
  53 Robert Woods BUF 10
Down 54 DeSean Jackson WAS 9
  55 Rishard Matthews TEN 13
  56 Jeremy Kerley SFO 8
  57 Donte Moncrief IND 10
  58 Sammie Coates PIT 8
  59 Chris Hogan NEP 9
  60 Quincy Enunwa NYJ 11
Up 61 Adam Humphries TBB 6
  62 Devin Funchess CAR 7
  63 Eddie Royal CHI 9
  64 Tyler Boyd CIN 9
  65 Victor Cruz NYG 8
Up 66 Brian Quick LAR 8
  67 Adam Thielen MIN 6
Up 68 Ty Montgomery GBP 4
  69 Terrance Williams DAL 7
Up 70 Corey Coleman CLE 13
Up 71 Marquise Goodwin BUF 10
  72 Tajae Sharpe TEN 13
  73 Tyler Lockett SEA 5
  74 Phillip Dorsett IND 10
  75 Sammy Watkins BUF 10
Up 76 Kendall Wright TEN 13
  77 Seth Roberts OAK 10
Up 78 Ricardo Louis CLE 13
  79 Nelson Agholor PHI 4
  80 Eli Rogers PIT 8
Up 81 Brice Butler DAL 7
Up 82 Marqise Lee JAC 5
  83 Jermaine Kearse SEA 5
Down 84 Quinton Patton SFO 8
  85 Chris Conley KCC 5
  86 Kenny Stills MIA 8
  87 Malcolm Mitchell NEP 9
Down 88 Dontrelle Inman SDC 11
  89 Breshad Perriman BAL 8
Down 90 Andre Johnson TEN 13
Down 91 Dorial Green-Beckham PHI 4
Down 92 Markus Wheaton PIT 8
Down 93 Ted Ginn Jr. CAR 7
Up 94 Charone Peake NYJ 11
  95 Albert Wilson KCC 5
  96 Taylor Gabriel ATL 11
  97 Laquon Treadwell MIN 6
  98 Brandon Coleman NOS 5
  99 Corey Brown CAR 7
  100 Jaelen Strong HOU 9
  101 Kevin White CHI 9

Tuesday Update

New York Jets quarterbacks

Geno Smith (knee) was removed, and Ryan Fitzpatrick was bumped. I also speculatively added Bryce Petty.

RBs Arian Foster and Damien Williams, Miami Dolphins

Foster retired midseason, thus giving Williams a larger role. It's still the Jay Ajayi show.

WRs Michael Floyd and Jaron Brown, Arizona Cardinals

Floyd, who previously went down, has been bumped up again with Brown's season coming to an end.

RB Lamar Miller, Houston Texans

Miller was limited to 11 touches Monday night after suffering a shoulder injury. His ranking wasn't adjusted given the unknown severity as of print.

Unsettled situations

New York Jets quarterbacks

Geno Smith (knee) didn't finish in Week 7. His prognosis will dictate the ranking placement for Smith and subsequently Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks

The Tony Romo-Dak Prescott debate will live on one more week as the 'Boys return from their bye. Prescott's Week 8 performance against Philadelphia will be a good barometer if we see Romo again.

Overall Player Movement

This week, the rankings reset. Since the rest-of-season rankings do not run beyond Week 13, this is essentially the midpoint. Many subscribers have commented that the rankings do not updated as much as prefered. While many factors go into deciding whether or how much to move a player on a weekly basis, I played it a little safer than I should have with some adjustments. Therefore, I wanted to provide thorough evaluation that resulted in wholesale changes for Week 8's update. Given the sheer volume of changes, many of which were subtle, I won't be writing blurbs on each change as usual.

The individual player movement is a recalibration based on many factors. In some cases, players have been to altered in a way that may seem counterintuitive to their Week 7 production. These situations are based on an overall reassessment of the player, a situation, schedule or expectations.

Next week, the traditional individual player analysis format will return. Feel free to reach me on Twitter or via the message board if you are in need of a detailed explanation this week.

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