Top Sleepers, Projections, Starts, Sits for Week 8 Fantasy Football: Rashee Rice, Dalton Kincaid, and More Revealed

We have all 32 teams available this week, so you won’t have to worry about a scary Halloween scare of not having a starter. Instead, enjoy the Week 8 fantasy football rankings along with the yearly Best Halloween Candy rankings! That’s right, it’s time to get into heated debates about food… especially bite-sized candy. #CheckTheLink-ageWeek 8 Waivers | Week 8 SOS RanksFantasy Football 101 (weather, lineups, trading, more)All in Football Podcast WEEK 8 FANTASY FOOTBALL PREVIEWS ** BYES: NONE ** Buccaneers at Bills, TNF The Buccaneers allow the highest percentage of first downs on third down (48.9%) — the Browns have the lowest (27.5%). Rachaad White has only had over 39 rushing yards twice — 56 and 73 — and he hasn’t reached 100 total yards yet. Mike Evans ranks in the Top 20 in Yards Per Reception, Touchdowns per Target, Reception Percentage of 20+ yards, and Team Air Yard Percentage for all receivers with 10+ receptions. With Dawson Knox out, Dalton Kincaid finally has the chance to be a TE1 option that managers have been dreaming of. Rams at Cowboys, 1 p.m. The Cowboys have the highest pressure rate in the league (50.2%) — the Browns and Jets are next at 42.9% and 41.5%. Only the Browns allow fewer plays per game (54.8) than the Cowboys (57.8). Cooper Kupp had his first single-digit fantasy points in Week 7 since Week 4, 2021 (13-5-64-0; 8.9 points), excluding the game where he got injured in Week 10 last year. Since Kupp’s return, Puka Nacua ranks fifth in Team Target Percentage (36.6) and 13th in Fantasy Points Per Game (13.5) among wide receivers. Vikings at Packers, 1 p.m. The Vikings still don’t have a rushing touchdown, while the Bengals, Broncos, Buccaneers, and Texans all have only one. The Vikings are also among seven teams (ATL, NO, NYG, PIT, TB, TEN) with only one game hitting the over. After Week 1, Jordan Love ranks 31st in Yards Per Attempt (6.1) and 25th in Yards Per Completion (10.6), and since Week 3, he ranks 34th in Touchdowns/Interceptions (0.6) and 31st in Expected Points Added per Dropback (-0.12). Falcons at Titans, 1 p.m. The Falcons defense has emerged as the toughest matchup for rushing offenses by Expected Points Added (40.95 — the Cowboys are second at 28.00). The Titans have the fewest passing touchdowns this season (3). Over the past four weeks, Drake London has risen to WR20 in Fantasy Points Per Game and has the 13th-most receiving yards among wide receivers. Derrick Henry has scored between 12.9-23.9 fantasy points in the four games where he has had at least 75% of the RB touches, with 2.0 and 7.7 in the other two. Saints at Colts, 1 p.m. The Colts defense allows the most plays per game (70.0), with the Jets and Steelers tied for second (68.7). Since his return, Alvin Kamara leads running backs in targets (39) and receptions (35) and would rank seventh and second, respectively, when including wide receivers and tight ends. After jumping from a 21.9% RB Touch Percentage in his first game back to 50.0% in Week 6, Jonathan Taylor barely increased to 52.5% last week. Among the top 10 receivers in targets (all with 64+ targets), Chris Olave has the lowest Reception Percentage at 57.4%, with Michael Pittman second at 64.6%. Patriots at Dolphins, 1 p.m. Out of the 20 running backs with 4+ goal line rushes, only three have a touchdown rate of over 50% (Raheem Mostert 75.0% on 8 attempts, Kyren Williams 71.4% on 7, and Christian McCaffrey 62.5% on 8). The Dolphins lead the league in Explosive Play Percentage (12+ rushing or 16+ receiving yards) at 17.3%, with the next-closest team being the 49ers at 12.7%. Raheem Mostert ranks fifth in Yards Per Carry (5.6 — De’Von Achane was 12.1 before getting hurt) and the Patriots allow the lowest Yards Per Carry (3.4, tied with the Bears). Jets at Giants, 1 p.m. The Jets have the third-highest QB pressure rate, and Tyrod Taylor has the second-highest Completion Percentage under pressure — Daniel Jones ranks 10th. Taylor averages 6.9 Yards Per Attempt to Jones’ 3.8, and Taylor has an advantage of 11.7 Yards Per Completion compared to Jones’ 7.1. The Jets have the lowest third-down conversion success rate (25.0% — the Commanders are second-lowest at 29.4%, and the Chiefs are highest at 48.9%). The Giants have the lowest percentage of total plays resulting in a touchdown (1.9), including special teams, with the Saints and Steelers behind them at 2.8% each. Jaguars at Steelers, 1 p.m. Teams attempt an average of 43.4 pass plays per game against the Jaguars (Ravens are second with 42.9), while the Browns, Panthers, and Cowboys have the fewest attempts (29.2, 30.7, and 31.0, respectively). Joey Porter Jr. (PIT) played a season-high 53 snaps, essentially making a case for a “starter” label, and he leads the league with just a 10.0% completion rate against him. Tashaun Gipson is second at 20.0% (minimum 100 coverage snaps). Calvin Ridley lines up wide 87.4% of the time, and Porter is an outside corner. Despite both scoring, Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren didn’t see a change in their order, as Harris had a 70.8% RB Touch Percentage after the Steelers’ bye. Eagles at Commanders, 1 p.m. The Eagles continue to be vulnerable to the pass, especially against tight ends (with the second-best Expected Points Added for them). The Eagles average the most rushing attempts per game at 33.6 — Browns and 49ers are tied for second at 33.0. The Commanders have the highest distance to gain a first down on third downs at 8.7 yards (Jets are second at 8.5, and the Jaguars have the fewest at 6.1). The Commanders also have the second-lowest third-down conversion rate (29.4% — the Jets have the worst at 25.0%). Only Garrett Wilson has a higher First Read Percentage (45.3) than A.J. Brown (42.3). Texans at Panthers, 1 p.m. The Panthers’ defense is the most favorable in terms of Expected Points Added on rushes by a large margin, with the Raiders in second (-31.26 to -10.25). They also have the lowest pressure rate at just 27.6%, with the Cardinals close behind at 27.9%. Only the Rams attempt more plays of 5+ yards downfield than the Texans (66.4% to 65.4%). The Broncos and Bears are the bottom two (47.7% and 48.3%). The Panthers attempt the most passes per game (43.3), with the Commanders second (42.3), and the 49ers and Ravens have the fewest (29.2 and 31.0). Browns at Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. The Browns gave up a lot of big plays and touchdowns to the Colts but still have the highest 3-and-Out rate at 57.5% (Saints are second at 46.4%). The Browns also have the most plays per game (71.2), with the Eagles and Saints in second and third place, respectively (70.9 and 70.6). The Seahawks have allowed the second-most goal line drives to result in a touchdown (90%), with the Browns being the first (6-for-6), and the Saints are third at 88.9% (11 drives). Martin Emerson (CLE


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