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Top 50 wide receivers in Week 8 standard leagues [UPDATE]

We’ve had two wide receiver trades in Week 8, with the Patriots and 49ers adding Mohamed Sanu and Emmanuel Sanders, respectively. We break down what it all means in our Week 8 wide receiver rankings for standard fantasy football leagues.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders carries the ball in the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Empower Field at Mile High. Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

10/26 rankings update

Rankings have been updated to reflect the latest injury reports and the Thursday night players have been removed. Keenan Allen is a game time decision. He has been removed and Mike Williams has been moved up. Sammy Watkins looks ready to return for his Sunday night game and returns to the rankings. Phillip Dorsett has been added with Josh Gordon going to IR and Sterling Shepard has been removed.

Week 7 was in a word “odd” for wide receivers in fantasy football leagues. Marvin Jones, Zach Pascal and Alex Erickson all finished in the top 5. Many of the receivers that topped the rankings turned in mediocre or just bad fantasy performances. Let’s hope Week 8 brings back some normalcy.

Thankfully, there are only two teams on bye in Week 8, the Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys. You’ll have to find replacements for Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Marquise Brown. Unfortunately, there were a few key injuries. Adam Thielen is unlikely to play Thursday and Will Fuller is perhaps looking at a longer absence as both recover from hamstring injuries. Davante Adams, Sammy Watkins, Christian Kirk and Tyrell Williams all remain unranked until practice reports become available. Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley will be lowered in the rankings if Matt Ryan is unable to play.

We’ve also adjusted rankings for receivers finding new homes! Mohamed Sanu is now a New England Patriot and Emmanuel Sanders was traded to the San Francisco 49ers.

With Will Fuller out, Kenny Stills becomes a very intriguing start against the Oakland Raiders. I’m also not afraid of the Minnesota Vikings defense in regards to limiting Terry McLaurin’s production. The Vikings secondary can be beat and something tells me Washington will need to pass the ball plenty.

Wide Receiver (standard) rankings, Week 8

Rnk Player Team Opp
Rnk Player Team Opp
1 Michael Thomas NO vs. ARI
2 DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. OAK
3 Kenny Gallaway DET vs. NYG
4 TY Hilton IND vs. DEN
5 MIke Evans TB @ TEN
6 Julio Jones ATL vs. SEA
7 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE @ NE
8 Chris Godwin TB @ TEN
9 Cooper Kupp LAR vs. CIN
10 Tyreek Hill KC vs. GB
11 Alshon Jeffery PHI @ BUF
12 Tyler Lockett SEA @ ATL
13 Larry Fitzgerald ARI @ NO
14 DJ Chark Jr. JAC vs. NYJ
15 John Brown BUF vs. PHI
16 Courtland Sutton DEN @ IND
17 D.J. Moore CAR vs. SF
18 Allen Robinson CHI vs. LAC
19 Curtis Samuel CAR vs. SF
20 Julian Edelman NE vs. CLE
21 Robert Woods LAR vs. CIN
22 Marvin Jones Jr. DET vs. NYG
23 Juju Smith-Schuster PITT vs. MIA
24 Robbie Anderson NYJ @ JAC
25 Mike Williams LAC @ CHI
26 Dede Westbrook JAC vs. NYJ
27 Kenny Stills HOU vs. OAK
28 Brandin Cooks LAR vs. CIN
29 Calvin Ridley ATL vs. SEA
30 Tyler Boyd CIN @ LAR
31 Demarcus Robinson KC vs. GB
32 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB @ KC
33 Jarvis Landry CLE @ NE
34 Emmanual Sanders SF vs. CAR
35 Golden Tate NYG @ DET
36 Phillip Dorsett NE vs. CLE
37 A.J. Brown TEN vs. TB
38 Corey Davis TEN vs. TB
39 Jamison Crowder NYJ @ JAC
40 Nelson Agholor PHI @ BUF
41 Sammy Watkins KC vs. GB
42 Kenny Stills HOU vs. OAK
43 DK Metcalf SEA @ ATL
44 Geronimo Allison GB @ KC
45 DeVante Parker MIA @ PITT
45 Auden Tate CIN @ LAR
46 Cole Beasley BUF vs. PHI
47 Mohamed Sanu NE vs. CLE
48 Preston Williams MIA @ PITT
49 Dionte Johnson PITT vs. MIA
50 Keke Coutee HOU vs. OAK