Fantasy Fox: QB-starter rankings for NFL Week 8

BY foxsports • October 22, 2014

Here are my Week 8 QB rankings for standard-scoring leagues that reward four points per touchdown pass:

This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated early guess of which signal-callers, 1 through 30, will have the best combination of total yards (passing/rushing) and total touchdowns for the NFL's eighth weekend.

Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important factors that go into regular lineup consideration:

1. Always play your healthy superstars.
2. Always ride your gut instinct over a certain guru's analysis (read: plausible deniability).


BYES: San Francisco, N.Y. Giants

TOP 30 QUARTERBACKS

1. Peyton Manning vs. San Diego
2. Aaron Rodgers @ New Orleans
3. Andrew Luck @ Pittsburgh
4. Drew Brees vs. Green Bay
5. Tony Romo vs. Washington
6. Nick Foles @ Arizona
7. Russell Wilson @ Carolina
8. Ryan Tannehill @ Jacksonville
9. Philip Rivers @ Denver
10. Joe Flacco @ Cincinnati
11. Cam Newton vs. Seattle
12. Tom Brady vs. Chicago
13. Ben Roethlisberger vs. Indianapolis
14. Jay Cutler @ New England
15. Matthew Stafford vs. Atlanta (London)
16. Mike Glennon vs. Minnesota
17. Matt Ryan vs. Detroit (London)
18. Austin Davis @ Kansas City
19. Carson Palmer vs. Philadelphia
20. Derek Carr vs. Arizona
21. Andy Dalton vs. Baltimore
22. Alex Smith vs. St. Louis
23. Kyle Orton @ N.Y. Jets
24. Geno Smith vs. Buffalo
25. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ Tennessee
26. Blake Bortles vs. Miami
27. Brian Hoyer vs. Oakland
28. Jake Locker/Charlie Whitehurst vs. Houston
29. Teddy Bridgewater @ Tampa Bay
30. Colt McCoy @ Dallas

Jay Clemons, the 2008 Fantasy Football Writer of the Year (Fantasy Sports Writers Association), can be reached via Twitter, day or night, at @FOX_JayClemons.



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