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Fantasy Football 2014 Quarterback Rankings: Week 8

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Peyton Manning not only laid claim to another record, he also holds the No. 1 spot in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 8. With four touchdown passes in Denver’s convincing win over San Francisco, Manning passed Brett Favre’s 508 career touchdown pass total, a number he’s likely to put completely out of reach before he retires. Manning and the Broncos have a short turnaround this week with Philip Rivers and the Chargers on tap for Thursday night. Meanwhile, no quarterback has been hotter recently than Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay has won its past four games by an average of 19.3 points, as Rodgers has looked the part of an MVP candidate: 71 percent completion rate, 977 yards, 13 TDs and no interceptions. Rodgers will look to continue his hot streak when he goes head-to-head against Drew Brees and the Saints in the Superdome on Sunday night.

Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any Web site can give you.

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

2014 NFL Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings — Quarterbacks

Teams on bye: New York Giants, San Francisco

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

Peyton Manning

DEN

vs. SD (Thurs.)

2

Aaron Rodgers

GB

at NO

3

Andrew Luck

IND

at PIT

4

Drew Brees

NO

vs. GB

5

Russell Wilson

SEA

at CAR

6

Philip Rivers

SD

at DEN (Thurs.)

7

Tom Brady

NE

vs. CHI

8

Tony Romo

DAL

vs. WAS (Mon.)

9

Jay Cutler

CHI

at NE

10

Nick Foles

PHI

at ARI

11

Carson Palmer

ARI

vs. PHI

12

Matthew Stafford

DET

vs. ATL (London)

13

Cam Newton

CAR

vs. SEA

14

Ryan Tannehill

MIA

at JAC

15

Matt Ryan

ATL

vs. DET (London)

16

Alex Smith

KC

vs. STL

17

Joe Flacco

BAL

at CIN

18

Ben Roethlisberger

PIT

vs. IND

19

Kyle Orton

BUF

at NYJ

20

Andy Dalton

CIN

vs. BAL

21

Mike Glennon

TB

vs. MIN

22

Austin Davis

STL

at KC

23

Teddy Bridgewater

MIN

at TB

24

Brian Hoyer

CLE

vs. OAK

25

Geno Smith

NYJ

vs. BUF

26

Ryan Fitzpatrick

HOU

at TEN

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points

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