Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 30 Players

Jason Schandl
Carolina Panthers v San Francisco 49ers
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Halfway through the fantasy football season, injuries, busts and bye weeks have shaken up even the most well-drafted teams. Whether you're vying for the No. 1 spot in your league's standings or just fighting to keep your playoff hopes alive, it's important to stay on top of things and put your best lineup forward this week.

With that in mind, here are the top 30 players in fantasy football for Week 8. For a more comprehensive list, be sure to check out our Week 9 PPR rankings and our Week 9 fantasy football rankings for standard scoring leagues.

30. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers (vs GB)

29. John Brown, Buffalo Bills (vs WAS)

28. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos (vs CLE)

Phillip Lindsay gets a downgrade with Brandon Allen replacing an injured Joe Flacco at QB, but his workload is still strong enough to keep him in play as a strong fantasy option. He's averaging 13.6 carries and 4.0 targets per game on the year, and that volume in the passing game should insulate his value while the Broncos are likely to spend plenty of time playing from behind with Allen at QB.

27. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers (vs GB)

26. DJ Chark, Jacksonville Jaguars (vs HOU)

25. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs (vs MIN)

24. Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions (at OAK)

23. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts (at PIT)

22. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans (at CAR)

21. Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears (at PHI)

Mitchell Trubisky is drawing plenty of ire for his Week 8 struggles, but he's still doing enough to keep Allen Robinson in play. Allen Robinson has only caught fewer than five passes in one game this season, and he's averaging 6.6 receptions and 75.1 yards on 9.4 targets per game. The Philadelphia Eagles are also allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts in 2019.

20. Tevin Coleman, San Francisco 49ers (at ARI)

19. Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders (vs DET)

18. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks (vs TB)

17. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers (at ARI)

The Arizona Cardinals have been absolutely shredded by tight ends, allowing a league-high 21.5 fantasy points per game. George Kittle is the perfect player to take advantage of this spot, averaging 7.0 targets, 5.7 receptions and 66.0 yards per game. He's only scored one touchdown on the year, but this is a great spot for him to find the end zone again.

16. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings (at KC)

15. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (vs TB)

14. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at SEA)

13. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots (at BAL)

12. Nick Chubb, Denver Broncos (vs CLE)

11. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks (vs TB)

10. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers (at LAC)

9. Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys (at NYG)

8. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at SEA)

7. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars (vs HOU)

6. Le'Veon Bell, New York Jets (at MIA)

Le'Veon Bell has been a huge fantasy disappointment in recent games, but he's still averaging over 20 opportunities (15.6 carries plus 6.0 targets) per game on the year. That should mean big things against the Miami Dolphins, who are allowing top-3 fantasy production to RBs.

5. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans (at JAX)

4. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys (at NYG)

3. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants (vs DAL)

2. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings (at KC)

1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers (vs TEN)

Christian McCaffrey has proven himself to be matchup-proof, rushing for 117 yards and one TD in a tough matchup with the San Francisco 49ers in Week 8. He leads all RBs with 29.8 PPR fantasy points per game (5.7 more than anyone else), and we can expect him to keep rolling this week.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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