Fantasy Football QB Rankings: Week 8

It's a deep quarterback crop this year, which means there are plenty of QBs you can rely on each week. To figure out which one to play, follow my rankings. I missed last week, but I'm back.

Byes: New York Giants & San Francisco 49ers

Last Update: Oct. 25

Other Rankings: QB, RB, WR, TE, DEF

Rank & Player Opponent Notes
1. Peyton Manning, DEN SD Like you would ever consider sitting Peyton. UPDATE: Not surprising Peyton had a big game.
2. Andrew Luck, IND @PIT Luck is having a monster year so far.
3. Aaron Rodgers, GB @NO The Saints aren't great against opposing QBs, and this is Aaron Rodgers.
4. Drew Brees, NO GB I just traded for Drew Brees, so yeah, I think he should be playing.
5. Russell Wilson, SEA @CAR Wilson has been on fire, with his running ability a big factor in that.
6. Phillip Rivers, SD @DEN Rivers has been on fire this season and has a decent matchup. UPDATE: A solid performance from Rivers against Denver.
7. Tom Brady, NE CHI Touchdown Tom is back with a great matchup.
8. Tony Romo, DAL WAS Great matchup for Romo. The Redskins pass defense is terrible.
9. Matt Stafford, DET @ATL Even without Megatron, Stafford has been passable as a starter.
10. Nick Foles, PHI @ARI I don't trust Nick Foles.
11. Jay Cutler, CHI @NE Hopefully last week was a fluke.
12. Carson Palmer, ARI PHI Palmer is back, but he's a backup at best.
13. Matt Ryan, ATL DET Ryan (and the Falcons) aren't great on the road and this is a tough matchup.
14. Cam Newton, CAR SEA Cam has been okay, but this seems like a week that Seattle might bounce back.
15. Ryan Tannehill, MIA @JAC Matchup play here. Could be an option if you're hurting.
16. Alex Smith, KC STL You can get away with starting Smith on a short-term basis.
17. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT IND You can get away with playing Big Ben if you're desperate.
18. Joe Flacco, BAL @CIN Flacco has a decent matchup, but he really shouldn't be starting for you.
19. Andy Dalton, CIN BAL Dalton isn't a terrible fantasy QB, but if you're starting him, something has gone wrong for your team.
20. Kyle Orton, BUF @NYJ Orton is only a play if you're in a deep league, or a league that has two QBs.

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