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Welcome to QB List’s weekly rankings! Each week, I’ll be taking a look at the upcoming matchups and ranking each position, as well as flex positions.
Week 8 Notes:
- I’ve got Andy Dalton ranked as a top 10 play this week, but if I’m being perfectly honest with you, I do not feel great about it. Last week, I expected Dalton would do well against a Chiefs secondary that was giving up the most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, and instead, he played like garbage. The Buccaneers have been similarly terrible against the pass this year, and based on that, I’ve got to rank Dalton higher, but after last week, I’m not super confident in that ranking.
- The way Tarik Cohen has been used lately, it’s hard not to rank him as a low-end RB1. He’s not getting many carries, but he’s heavily involved in the passing game, with at least seven catches and 69 yards each of the past three weeks. In PPR, he’s a definite RB1 this week, but even in standard, he should be a pretty strong play against a Jets run defense that’s been pretty beatable this year.
- My ranking of Matt Breida obviously assumes he’s healthy and plays, however he still seems hurt, so definitely monitor that. If he doesn’t play, Raheem Mostert is likely the guy to own and will be a flex play.
- Some have Brandin Cooks as a WR1, I’ve got him more as a WR2 mostly because I think his matchup against Tramon Williams is going to be somewhat difficult for him. I still think Cooks will do well, but Williams is a solid corner who could give Cooks some trouble.
- Josh Gordon will likely be shadowed by Tre’Davious White this week, but I’m not all that worried. Gordon has been playing well and he’s taller and bigger than White. I don’t think it’s a fantastic matchup for Gordon or anything, but I still think he could put up WR2 numbers.
- My ranking of Randall Cobb assumes he comes back this week, which there’s a chance of, but obviously no guarantee. If he does, he’s a flex play. If not, Geronimo Allison will get a bump (assuming he’s healthy). If Allison isn’t, then Marquez Vades-Scantling will see a bump.
- If you’re desperate for a tight end, C.J. Uzomah might not be a bad play. He’ll likely see Justin Evans in coverage which should be a really good matchup for him, as Evans hasn’t been playing well this year.
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