Week Eight WR rankings

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 7:49 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Oct. 31, 2011 @ 7:49 p.m. ET

Byes: Falcons, Bears, Packers, Jets, Raiders, Buccaneers

Here are our fantasy rankings for wide receivers:

  1. Mike Wallace, Steelers vs. Patriots
  2. Wes Welker, Patriots at Steelers
  3. Steve Smith, Panthers vs. Vikings
  4. Calvin Johnson, Lions at Broncos
  5. Hakeem Nicks, Giants vs. Dolphins
  6. Marques Colston, Saints at Rams
  7. A.J. Green, Bengals at Seahawks
  8. Vincent Jackson, Chargers at Chiefs
  9. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs vs. Chargers
  10. Anquan Boldin, Ravens vs. Cardinals
  11. Stevie Johnson, Bills vs. Redskins
  12. Miles Austin, Cowboys at Eagles
  13. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals at Ravens
  14. Jeremy Maclin, Eagles vs. Cowboys
  15. DeSean Jackson, Eagles vs. Cowboys
  16. Dez Bryant, Cowboys at Eagles
  17. Brandon Marshall, Dolphins at Giants
  18. Mario Manningham, Giants vs. Dolphins
  19. Pierre Garcon, Colts at Titans
  20. Antonio Brown, Steelers vs. Patriots
  21. Brandon Lloyd, Rams vs. Saints
  22. Deion Branch, Patriots at Steelers
  23. Michael Crabtree, 49ers vs. Browns
  24. Reggie Wayne, Colts at Titans
  25. Sidney Rice, Seahawks vs. Bengals
  26. Steve Breaston, Chiefs vs. Chargers
  27. Victor Cruz, Giants vs. Dolphins
  28. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos vs. Lions
  29. Robert Meachem, Saints at Rams
  30. David Nelson, Bills vs. Redskins
  31. Percy Harvin, Vikings at Panthers — INJ (ACTIVE)
  32. Eric Decker, Broncos vs. Lions
  33. Jerome Simpson, Bengals at Seahawks
  34. Torrey Smith, Ravens vs. Cardinals
  35. Jabar Gaffney, Redskins at Bills
  36. Lance Moore, Saints at Rams
  37. Nate Washington, Titans vs. Colts
  38. Greg Little, Browns at 49ers
  39. Jason Avant, Eagles vs. Cowboys
  40. Michael Jenkins, Vikings at Panthers
  41. Emmanuel Sanders, Steelers vs. Patriots
  42. Braylon Edwards, 49ers vs. Browns — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  43. Davone Bess, Dolphins at Giants
  44. Nate Burleson, Lions at Broncos
  45. Josh Cribbs, Browns at 49ers
  46. Kevin Walter, Texans vs. Jaguars
  47. Jacoby Jones, Texans vs. Jaguars
  48. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks vs. Bengals
  49. Devery Henderson, Saints at Rams
  50. Jason Hill, Jaguars at Texans
  51. Chad Ochocinco, Patriots at Steelers
  52. Mike Thomas, Jaguars at Texans
  53. Brandon LaFell, Panthers vs. Vikings
  54. Eddie Royal, Broncos vs. Lions
  55. Anthony Armstrong, Redskins at Bills
  56. Derrick Mason, Texans vs. Jaguars
  57. Brian Hartline, Dolphins at Giants
  58. Malcom Floyd, Chargers at Chiefs — INJ, DOWN (ACTIVE)
  59. Devin Aromashodu, Vikings at Panthers
  60. Legedu Naanee, Panthers vs. Vikings
  61. Damian Williams, Titans vs. Colts — UP
  62. Laurent Robinson, Cowboys at Eagles
  63. Patrick Crayton, Chargers at Chiefs — UP
  64. Brandon Gibson, Rams vs. Saints
  65. Titus Young, Lions at Broncos
  66. Naaman Roosevelt, Bills vs. Redskins
  67. Andre Roberts, Cardinals at Ravens — UP
  68. Donnie Avery, Titans vs. Colts
  69. Lavelle Hawkins, Titans vs. Colts — DOWN
  70. Greg Salas, Rams vs. Saints
  71. Mike Williams, Seahawks vs. Bengals
  72. Ben Obomanu, Seahawks vs. Bengals
  73. Austin Collie, Colts at Titans
  74. Mike Sims-Walker, Jaguars at Texans
  75. Ted Ginn, 49ers vs. Browns
  76. Andre Caldwell, Bengals at Seahawks
  77. Terrence Austin, Redskins at Bills
  78. Jon Baldwin, Chiefs vs. Chargers
  79. Niles Paul, Redskins at Bills
  80. Kyle Williams, 49ers vs. Browns
  81. Kevin Ogletree, Cowboys at Eagles
  82. Hines Ward, Steelers vs. Patriots — INJ (INACTIVE)
  83. Danario Alexander, Rams vs. Saints — INJ (INACTIVE)
  84. Early Doucet, Cardinals at Ravens — INJ, DOWN

Not listed: Santana Moss, Redskins; Donald Jones, Bills; Andre Johnson, Texans; Lee Evans, Ravens; Mohamed Massaquoi, Browns; Mark Clayton, Rams


The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs. You'll also find regular updates in our live fantasy injury reports on Sundays.