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Wide Receiver Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 8

Deebo Samuel's arrow may be pointing downward if he's not used in the running game.

With the addition of Christian McCaffrey to the San Francisco 49ers, Deebo Samuel's fantasy value actually takes a hit. Samuel has been used in the running game while the 49ers tried to figure out what they were doing. Now that McCaffrey is there, Samuel's role will likely be diminished. He is still ranked No. 10 at his position for the first game with McCaffrey all in, but that may drop.

Fantasy managers who rushed to the waiver wire to pick up Marquise Goodwin may be disappointed. Goodwin has had multiple opportunities in his career to show that he could be a successful fantasy contributor (and he hasn't taken advantage of those opportunities). It is hard to imagine him having a fantasy impact in Week 8. In deep leagues, he should be added until DK Metcalf's status is clearer, but don't expect much.

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

Teams on bye: Kansas City, Los Angeles Chargers

— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.