It is hard to believe that the fantasy football season is more than halfway over. For many teams hovering around .500 or worse this could truly be the do-or-die week. Plenty of big-name players are on bye this week at WR, namely Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. These are some big hitters who will certainly be missed, but the other elite options are still here, and have fantastic matchups this week.
Julio Jones gets the weak and injury-depleted Green Bay secondary, not that it matters when it comes to Mr. Jones, but his matchup is even more tantalizing this week. You also have targets and receptions freak Mike Evans in an equally good matchup against Oakland. There is no doubt these two come in at No 1. and 2 in the Week 8 wide receiver rankings.
But what about the rest? Who should you be plugging in for Brown or Beckham this week? Let’s dig in to this week’s rankings shall we?
I am sure there will be changes and adjustments as always to these rankings so stay tuned and check back in on all of our positional offerings and other content at AthlonSports.com up until kickoff!
Teams on bye: Baltimore, Los Angeles, Miami, New York Giants, Pittsburgh, San Francisco
— Rankings by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including socalledfantasyexperts.com. Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.