Every week fantasy owners have tough decisions to make. Whether it is who to start in their FLEX spot or if they should start a less quality player against a weaker defense. This week Breaking Football is changing things up.

I will be giving my fantasy followers my solo rankings based on PPR scoring. As an added bonus this week I will explain my favorite match up for each position. If you have more specific questions regarding fantasy football and my rankings, ask me on twitter (@MikeSports22) and as always happy hunting fantasy friends.

Breaking Football’s Week Eight Rankings
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Tom Brady Patriots vs Chargers
2 Dak Prescott Cowboys at Redskins
3 Carson Wentz Eagles vs 49ers
4 Kirk Cousins Redskins vs Cowboys
5 Tyrod Taylor Bills vs Raiders
6 Drew Brees Saints vs Bears
7 Philip Rivers Chargers at Patriots
8 Andy Dalton Bengals vs Colts
9 Russell Wilson Seahawks vs Texans
10 Deshaun Watson Texans at Seahawks
11 Alex Smith Chiefs vs Broncos
12 Matthew Stafford Lions vs Steelers
13 Cam Newton Panthers at Buccaneers
14 Matt Ryan Falcons at Jets
15 Jameis Winston Buccaneers vs Panthers
16 Derek Carr Raiders at Bills
17 Josh McCown Jets vs Falcons
18 Case Keenum Vikings at Browns
19 Ben Roethlisberger Steelers at Lions
20 Trevor Siemian Broncos at Chiefs

My Favorite Quarterback Match Up

Carson Wentz vs 49ers: Raise your hand if you were like me and leading your game last week till Wentz went off for 31 fantasy points Monday night. Wentz has been the fantasy MVP so far this season and over the last three weeks he is averaging 26.6 fantasy points per game. Wentz’s next victim is the 49ers, who give up the 31st most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. Over the past two weeks, the 49ers have given up an average of 29.6 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Wentz is on a roll right now and is a top three play this week.

Running Backs
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Le’Veon Bell Steelers at Lions
2 Ezekiel Elliott Cowboys at Redskins
3 LeSean McCoy Bills vs Raiders
4 Mark Ingram Saints vs Bears
5 Melvin Gordon Chargers at Patriots
6 Jay Ajayi Dolphins at Ravens
7 Kareem Hunt Chiefs vs Broncos
8 Devonta Freeman Falcons at Jets
9 Jordan Howard Bears at Saints
10 Alvin Kamara Saints vs Bears
11 Christian McCaffrey Panthers at Buccaneers
12 Doug Martin Buccaneers vs Panthers
13 Joe Mixon Bengals vs Colts
14 Jerick McKinnon Vikings at Browns
15 Chris Thompson Redskins vs Cowboys
16 Carlos Hyde 49ers at Eagles
17 Duke Johnson Jr Browns vs Vikings
18 Lamar Miller Texans at Seahawks
19 C.J. Anderson Broncos at Chiefs
20 Javorius Allen Ravens vs Dolphins
21 James White Patriots vs Chargers
22 DeAndre Washington Raiders at Bills
23 Wendell Smallwood Eagles vs 49ers
24 Tevin Coleman Falcons at Jets
25 Bilal Powell Jets vs Falcons
26 LeGarrette Blount Eagles vs 49ers
27 Jalen Richard Raiders at Bills
28 Ameer Abdullah Lions vs Steelers
29 Theo Riddick Lions vs Steelers
30 Rob Kelley Redskins vs Cowboys
31 Jonathan Stewart Panthers at Buccaneers
32 Dion Lewis Patriots vs Chargers
33 Marlon Mack Colts at Bengals
34 Frank Gore Colts at Bengals
35 Tarik Cohen Bears at Saints
36 Alex Collins Ravens vs Dolphins
37 Latavius Murray Vikings at Browns
38 Isaiah Crowell Browns vs Vikings
39 Matt Forte Jets vs Falcons
40 Rex Burkhead Patriots vs Chargers

My Favorite Running Back Match Up

Joe Mixon vs Colts: Many, including myself, thought Mixon would finish the season as a top 20 fantasy running back this season but so far that hasn’t happened. However, in three of his past four games, Mixon has had at least 15 touches. Last week the game got away from the Bengals forcing them to abandoned the run, but this week they face the Colts, who rank 31st in the league against opposing running backs, giving up an average of 29.3 fantasy points per game. If Mixon doesn’t get his first 15 plus point fantasy performance this week it might be time to glue him to your fantasy bench.

Wide Receivers
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 A.J. Green Bengals vs Colts
2 Julio Jones Falcons at Jets
3 Antonio Brown Steelers at Lions
4 Dez Bryant Cowboys at Redskins
5 Keenan Allen Chargers at Patriots
6 Mike Evans Buccaneers vs Panthers
7 Michael Thomas Saints vs Bears
8 Demaryius Thomas Broncos at Chiefs
9 Pierre Garcon 49ers at Eagles
10 Stefon Diggs Vikings at Browns
11 Doug Baldwin Seahawks vs Texans
12 DeAndre Hopkins Texans at Seahawks
13 Kelvin Benjamin Panthers at Buccaneers
14 Adam Thielen Vikings at Browns
15 Michael Crabtree Raiders at Bills
16 Tyreek Hill Chargers vs Broncos
17 Chris Hogan Patriots vs Chargers
18 Jarvis Landry Dolphins at Ravens
19 Emmanuel Sanders Broncos at Chiefs
20 Nelson Agholor Eagles vs 49ers
21 Brandin Cooks Patriots vs Chargers
22 Amari Cooper Raiders at Bills
23 Alshon Jeffery Eagles vs 49ers
24 DeVante Parker Dolphins at Ravens
25 T.Y. Hilton Colts at Bengals
26 Devin Funchess Panthers at Buccaneers
27 Will Fuller Texans at Seahawks
28 Danny Amendola Patriots vs Chargers
29 Mohamed Sanu Falcons at Jets
30 Tyrell Williams Patriots at Patriots
31 JuJu Smith-Schuster Steelers at Lions
32 DeSean Jackson Buccaneers vs Panthers
33 Marvin Jones Lions vs Steelers
34 Jeremy Maclin Ravens vs Dolphins
35 Jordan Matthews Bills vs Raiders
36 Robby Anderson Jets vs Falcons
37 Jermaine Kearse Jets vs Falcons
38 Willie Snead Saints vs Bears
39 Ted Ginn Jr. Saints vs Bears
40 Kenny Stills Dolphins at Ravens
41 Jamison Crowder Redskins vs Cowboys
42 Martavis Bryant Steelers at Lions
43 Mike Wallace Ravens vs Dolphins
44 Terrelle Pryor Redskins vs Cowboys
45 Travis Benjamin Chargers at Patriots
46 Kenny Golladay Lions vs Steelers
47 Cole Beasley Cowboys at Redskins
48 Marquise Goodwin 49ers at Eagles
49 Terrance Williams Cowboys at Redskins
50 Mike Williams Chargers at Patriots

My Favorite Wide Receiver Match Up

Keenan Allen at Patriots: The last three weeks have been rough for Allen; scoring just 9.1 fantasy points per game. However, this week it’s like Christmas for the Chargers wide receivers as they travel to New England. The Patriots rank 30th in the league against opposing wide receivers, giving up an average of 40 fantasy points per game. Last week the Patriots gave up nine catches, 99 yards and a season high 24.9 fantasy points to Julio Jones. Expect Allen to have a 20 plus performance this week in a high scoring game verse the Patriots.

Tight Ends
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Zach Ertz Eagles vs 49ers
2 Rob Gronkowski Patriots vs Chargers
3 Jordan Reed Redskins vs Cowboys
4 Travis Kelce Chiefs vs Broncos
5 Jason Witten Cowboys at Redskins
6 Jimmy Graham Seahawks vs Texans
7 Cameron Brate Buccaneers vs Panthers
8 Hunter Henry Chargers at Patriots
9 Kyle Rudolph Vikings at Browns
10 Austin Seferian-Jenkins Jets vs Falcons
11 Tyler Kroft Bengals vs Colts
12 Jared Cook Raiders at Bills
13 Austin Hooper Falcons at Jets
14 Zach Miller Bears at Saints
15 Jack Doyle Colts at Bengals
16 Nick O’Leary Bills vs Raiders
17 A.J. Derby Broncos at Chiefs
18 George Kittle 49ers at Eagles
19 O.J. Howard Buccaneers vs Panthers
20 Antonio Gates Chargers at Patriots

My Favorite Tight End Match Up

Jason Witten at Redskins: Witten has two straight games with 12 plus fantasy points and now has scoring 12 plus in four of six games so far this season. The Redskins rank 30th against opposing tight ends, giving up an average of 17.9 fantasy points per game. Last week against the Redskins gave up 19.9 fantasy points per Zach Ertz and have given up at least 11 fantasy points to every set of opposing tight ends they have faced this season. With the defense beat up and Witten’s safe floor, he is a top five play for me this week.

Rank Team Opponent
1 Vikings at Browns
2 Eagles vs 49ers
3 Bengals vs Colts
4 Ravens vs Dolphins
5 Dolphins at Ravens
6 Saints vs Bears
7 Chiefs vs Broncos
8 Seahawks vs Texans
9 Bills vs Raiders
10 Steelers at Lions
11 Falcons at Jets
12 Texans at Seahawks
13 Bears at Saints
14 Broncos at Chiefs
15 Browns vs Vikings

My Favorite Defense/Special Teams Match Up

Vikings at Browns (London): Normally fantasy owners can stream D/STs against the Browns offense and turn out happy with the results. This week fantasy owners should be ready to do back flips if they own the Vikings D/ST. Since week three the Vikings D/ST is averaging 9.8 fantasy points per game. Meanwhile, opposing D/STs have score nine plus fantasy points against the Browns offense five times this season. The Browns offense has five games this season with at least three turnovers so expect the Vikings to force at least three this week.

Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Stephen Gostkowski Patriots vs Chargers
2 Justin Tucker Ravens vs Dolphins
3 Jake Elliott Eagles vs 49ers
4 Wil Lutz Saints vs Bears
5 Randy Bullock Bengals vs Colts
6 Harrison Butker Chiefs vs Broncos
7 Nick Rose Redskins vs Cowboys
8 Matt Bryant Falcons at Jets
9 Stephen Hauschka Bills vs Raiders
10 Matt Prater Lions vs Steelers
11 Blair Walsh Seahawks vs Texans
12 Graham Gano Panthers at Buccaneers

My Favorite Kicker Match Up

Wil Lutz vs Bears: On the season the Bears give up an average of 8.3 fantasy points per game to opposing kickers, ranking 18th in the league. Lutz is averaging 10.3 fantasy points per game on the season and has scored at least eight fantasy points in every game this season. The Saints offense always plays better at home than on the road and simply put, more points for the offense means more fantasy points for Lutz.

About The Author Mike Fanelli

Mike is a former journalism major who spent all four years in high school working for the school newspaper. At 26 years old, he is happy to write for Breaking Football as it gives him a platform to get his fantasy football takes and sports opinions out there.