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Fantasy Rankings Week 8 – Tower Of Power

THE TOWER OF POWER – WEEK 8

Weekly Fantasy Rankings

In this regular article, we give you a lowdown of players whose fantasy performances were worthy of our top 20 this week – based on 0.5PPR format scoring.

For the interest of longevity and variety, we have only included the top 6 Quarterbacks in this list. This is to allow other offensive positions spaces on the board. Otherwise, most of the list would consist of QBs! However, we have included the weekly points rank of the players – so you can see where they lie on the overall points scoring for the week. 

Tyler Lockett locked down the top spot in Week 7, but who helped the most fantasy managers win their matches this week? 

1. Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings – 47.6 pts (1st)

Cook is cooking, again! Scoring all the vikings points in the game barring the extra point kicks. Cook had 4 total TD’s on the day. Carrying the ball a monsterous 30 times, rushing for 163 yards and 3 TD’s. He also caught 2 out of his 3 targets for 63 yards and a TD. Cooks goes up against a lions defence who just allowed 3 TD’s to Running Backs. So should we expect to see him here again next week?

2. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs – 36.6 pts (2nd)

Are we even surprised that Mahomes is the top Quarterback again this week. Throwing for 416 yards and 5 TD’s, Mahomes destroyed a very poor Jets team. This is the first time this season Mahomes has thrown for over 400 yards. Alot of fantasy managers who took Mahomes early will hope this trend continues.

3. DK Metcalf, WR, Seahawks – 34.1 pts (3rd)

DK had himself a career day for the Seahawks. The 22 year old had an impressive 15 targets, Securing 12 of them for 161 yards. Adding 2 TD’s to put him joint top of receiving TD’s this season with 7. DK will continue to thrive when he has an elite Quarterback throwing him the ball. 

4. Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks – 28.7 pts (4th)

Speaking of that elite Quarterback, Wilson has scored 20+ fantasy points in every game this year. He didn’t put up massive yardage though, throwing for only 261 yards. He did have 4 TD’s and 0 ints, also rushing for 23 yards on 6 carries. With performances like this week in week out from Wilson, could he claim the number 1 overall fantasy player in 2020?

5. Davante Adams, WR, Packers – 26.8 pts (5th)

Adams loves playing the Vikings. Scroing 2 TD’s against them in week 1, Adams went 1 better and grabbed himself 3 receiving TD’s. Only 53 yards receiving but he did have 7 catches of 12 targets. Adams has been very hit and miss this season, but when he’s been a hit, he’s put up great numbers.

6. Robert Woods, WR, Rams – 24.9 pts (6th)

The Miami defence looked phenomenal against the Rams, but Woods still had himself a day. Receiving 7 of his 8 targets for 85 yards and a TD. Adding 9 yards on 2 carries and another TD. Woods was the only bright spark in a bleak Rams offence. 

7. Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs – 23.8 pts (7th)

The cheetah burned a poor jets defence with 2 long TD’s for 36 and 41 yards. Catching 4 of his 6 targets, Hill still managed to rack up 98 yards and 2 TD’s on the day. With Hill’s speed and Mahomes’ deep pass accuracy, he normally has a big impact week in week out.

8. Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions – 23.4 pts (8th)

Stafford put his best numbers up of the season in week 8. Completing a poor 24 out of 44 attempts. His 3 passing TD’s and 336 passing yards got him out of trouble. He did have 1 INT and 1 rush attempt for 10 yards as well on the day. Stafford goes up against a poor Vikings defence in week 9, although he has just been put on the COVID list.

9. Justin Herbert, QB, Chargers – 23.2 pts (9th)

Surely one of the front runners for rookie of the season. Herbert has been spectacular for the Chargers since coming in in week 2. Throwing for 278 yards, 3 TD’s and 2 INT’s. Using his legs for an extra 21 yards on 3 carries. The Chargers may not be winning, but Herbert surely is. 

10. Corey Davis, WR, Titans – 22.8 pts (11th)

Davis led the Titans in targets, catches and receiving yards against the bengals. Grabbing 8 of his 10 targets, an impressive 128 yards and 1 TD. With AJ Brown on the opposite side, Davis seems to be benefitting from not being the number 1 Receiver in the team.

11. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers – 22.5 pts (12th)

Due to Aaron Jones’ absence, Green Bay leant on their veteran Quarterback to keep them in the game. Rodgers did his best, bagging the Packers three touchdowns over 291 passing yards. However, not fumbling in the last play of the game may have seen him slightly higher on this board. 

12. Philip Rivers, QB, Colts – 22.3 pts (13th)

The Colts Quarterback confounded the Detroit defense by instead choosing to pass the ball rather than take on the team who have struggled against ground games. He three 23 for 33 for 262 yards and three touchdowns – the second game in a row with that number of scores. And this was the second game of the season where he didn’t throw an interception. Is Rivers turning the bend?

13. Giovani Bernard, RB, Bengals – 21.3 pts (14th)

Joe Mixon’s absence has been long forgotten. Without him, the Bengals have used Bernard in a responsible manner, with the backup back running in 15 attempts for 62 yards and a touchdown. He also picked up 3 receptions off 4 targets for 16 yards and a further touchdown. Who needs Mixon when you’ve got Gio in the back?

14. Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs – 20.9 pts (15th)

The Tight End King reigns supreme once again. As if there was any doubt over one of Mahomes’ favourite targets! The TE1 caught 8 of 12 targets for 109 yards and another score to take it to 6 touchdowns for the season so far. Fantasy owners everywhere are hoping HE doesn’t go down with injury like so many others. 

15. Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints – 20.8 pts (16th)

The Chicago Bears defence are normally a tough prospect, but Alvin munched up the yards this week. 163 yards from scrimmage was the order of the day. 12 carries yielded 67 ground yards, and nine of 12 receptions gave 96 from the air. No touchdowns but, when you’re getting that amount of distance, it still looks good in fantasy lineups. 

16. Deejay Dallas, RB, Seahawks – 20.3 pts (18th)

A rapid rise to the top of the pecking order for the rookie. Formerly fourth choice Dallas was thrust into a game against a tough Niners defense. Although the 41 yards from 18 carries don’t seem like much, the two touchdowns sure do. One on the ground, and one in the air, which he got from one of his five receptions for 17 yards. And, with doubt emerging about the health of this backfield, he could be in line for more.

17. Zack Moss, RB, Bills – 20.1 pts (19th)

The motor is finally running! Moss looked impressive in his match against the Patriots, finding those gaps where possible. He was also gifted a lot of endzone work, which contributed to his success in scoring. 14 carries produced an effective 81 yards and two touchdowns. 

18. Jordan Wilkins, RB, Colts – 19.8 pts (21st)

When Jonathan Taylor is banged up, you want to rely on the backups. Well, Wilkins made an effort to knock the rookie off the top of the tree. 20 carries and a lot of goal line work saw the sophomore Running Back pile on 89 yards and pick up his first TD of the season. A lot of fantasy owners may be spending their FAAB on him after next week’s tough match with the Ravens.

19. Nyheim Hines, RB, Colts – 19.7 pts (22nd)

From one Colts back to another! Hines showed why he’s the favoured pass catching back for Philp Rivers. He got 5 carries for 8 yards on the ground, but 3 of 5 targets gave 54 yards and 2 receiving touchdowns. And this boy can nail his spinning somersaults! 

20. Curtis Samuel, WR, Panthers – 19.4 pts (24th)

Joe Brady had said at the start of the season that Samuel could play a key role in this offense. And boy has he shown it the last two weeks. With 3 carries for an efficient 23 yards and 4 receptions for 31 yards, he’s getting action on both sides of the offense. And with two touchdowns on the day (one from each kind of attack) he seems to be hitting a hot streak!

TOWER OF POWER 2020 RANKINGS

Week 8

Quarterbacks

Rank Name, Position, Team F.Pts (0.5PPR) Overall Rank ⇧ / ⇩
1 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA 212 1 ⇧1
2 Patrick Mahomes, QB, KC 208.1 2 ⇧1
3 Kyler Murray, QB, ARI 202.6 3 ⇩2
4 Josh Allen, QB, BUF 184.6 4 =
5 Tom Brady, QB, TB 174.2 5

Running Backs

Pos Name, Position, Team F.Pts (0.5PPR) Overall Rank ⇧ / ⇩
1 Alvin Kamara, RB, NO 168.2 6 ⇧2
2 Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN 154.9 11 ⇧20
3 Derrick Henry, RB, TEN 138.6 18 ⇧2
4 Ezekiel Elliot, RB, DAL 121.1 30 ⇩3
5 James Robinson, RB, JAX 120.1 32 ⇩10

Wide Receivers

Rank Name, Position, Team F.Pts (0.5PPR) Overall Rank ⇧ / ⇩
1 Calvin Ridley, WR, ATL 126.6 25 ⇩4
2 D.K Metcalf, WR, SEA 126 26 ⇧23
3 Tyreek Hill, WR, KC 124.6 27 ⇧11
4 Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA 124 28 ⇩5
5 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, ARI 114.9 36 ⇩10

Tight Ends

Rank Name, Position, Team F.Pts (0.5PPR) Overall Rank ⇧ / ⇩
1 Travis Kelce, TE, KC 119 33 ⇧7
2 George Kittle, TE, SF 79.6 80 ⇩6
3 Darren Waller, TE, LV 75.8 85 ⇩1
4 TJ Hockenson, TE, DET 72.6 89 ⇧25
5 Robert Tonyan, TE, GB 72.4 90 ⇧25

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