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2021 Fantasy Football: Week 8 Wide Receiver Rankings

Congratulations on making it past the Week 7 bye week hell. Week 8 will be smooth sailing, and my wide receiver rankings will help you with all your matchup questions. Cooper Kupp is back at the number one slot this week. Right behind him is Ja’Marr Chase. Yes, I have Chase as number two this week.

Chase has been the most consistent wide receiver in fantasy this season, aside from Kupp and Devante Adams. Side note, Adams is in COVID-19 protocol and does not look to be ready for Thursday.

Just as a reminder if you haven’t seen the last few weeks of rankings, this list is based on half PPR scoring.

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Week 8 Notes

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Chase might be the biggest surprise at WR2 this week. But, if you look at his games he has been the most consistent fantasy wide receiver this season. He has a touchdown or more in every game this season except for two. But, even at that point, he has not scored under 10 fantasy points this year. This week the Bengals are playing the Jets. Chase is sure to have another big game this week as he is Joe Burrow’s favorite target.

Deebo Samuel breaks the top 10 for another week. The third-year wide receiver is having a huge year with George Kittle injured and Brandon Aiyuk not performing. I ranked Samuel one spot above DeAndre Hopkins because Samuel does not have the competition Hopkins does. Expect Samuel to have a huge day against the Bears this week. The Bears are the fourth-worst fantasy defense against wide receivers this year.

Lastly, CeeDee Lamb just breaks the top 10 as wide receiver number 10 this week. Before the Cowboys’ bye week, Lamb finally broke out with his first huge performance on the season. This week the Cowboys have the Vikings who do have a solid defense. But, I see Amari Cooper having a tough week over Lamb. Lamb has three touchdowns in his last two games. He has out-targeted Cooper in every game this season except for Week 1. It is easy to say that Lamb is the clear WR1 in terms of fantasy on the Cowboys.

Week 8 Wide Receiver Rankings

1Cooper KuppLARat HOU
2Ja'Marr ChaseCINat NYJ
3Tyreek HillKCvs. NYG
4Justin JeffersonMINvs. DAL
5Stefon DiggsBUFvs. MIA
6Deebo SamuelSFat CHI
7DeAndre HopkinsARIvs. GB
8Terry McLaurinWASat DEN
9A.J. BrownTENat IND
10CeeDee LambDALat MIN
11D.J. MooreCARat ATL
12Mike WilliamsLACvs. NE
13Chris GodwinTBat NO
14D.K. MetcalfSEAvs. JAC
15Mike EvansTBat NO
16Calvin RidleyATLvs. CAR
17Diontae JohnsonPITat CLE
18Amari CooperDALat MIN
19Keenan AllenLACvs. NE
20Adam ThielenMINvs. DAL
21Antonio BrownTBat NO
22Courtland SuttonDENvs. WAS
23Cordarrelle PattersonATLvs. CAR
24Robert WoodsLARat HOU
25Tee HigginsCINat NYJ
26Michael Pittman Jr.INDvs. TEN
27Emmanuel SandersBUFvs. MIA
28Chase ClaypoolPITat CLE
29DeVonta SmithPHIat DET
30Brandin CooksHOUvs. LAR
31Tyler LockettSEAvs. JAC
32Jaylen WaddleMIAat BUF
33Marvin Jones Jr.JACat SEA
34Julio JonesTENat IND
35Jakobi MeyersNEat LAC
36Darnell MooneyCHIvs. SF
37Jerry JeudyDENvs. WAS
38A.J. GreenARIvs. GB
39Tyler BoydCINat NYJ
40Laviska Shenault Jr.JACat SEA
41Christian KirkARIvs. GB
42Jarvis LandryCLEvs. PIT
43Allen LazardGBat ARI
44Sterling ShepardNYGat KC
45Corey DavisNYJvs. CIN
46Tim PatrickDENvs. WAS
47Mecole HardmanKCvs. NYG
48Odell Beckham Jr.CLEvs. PIT
49Robby AndersonCARat ATL
50Allen Robinson IICHIvs. SF

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