Fantasy Football News & Rankings Update

Catching you up on the latest injury news and notes ahead of Week 8

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Fantasy Football News & Rankings Update

It’s kind of alarming that Halloween is nearly here and we’re halfway through the 2023 football season. That went by fast. These mid-season weeks are crucial. Also, Week 8 has no bye weeks to contend with. Our Fantasy Football News & Rankings Update gets you prepared for Sunday and Monday’s action.

First, check out our Advanced NFL  Snap Counts Report to see which player’s usage is trending in the right direction.

Secondly, Adam has some spicy takes in his Week 8 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em article.

Finally, DFS legend Shawn Childs does a thorough breakdown of the entire DFS field in his DFS Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Wide Receivers, and Tight End Reports.

We are also at the time of year when weather can be a factor.

Week 8 Injury News

Brocky Purdy has progressed through the NFL’s concussion protocol and should be under center to face the Bengals. We have Purdy as a borderline QB1 in our Week 8 rankings.

Aaron Jones does not have an injury designated. However, he may be on a ‘snap count’ to protect his hamstring. That keeps Jones as a riskier RB2 this week.

Jerome Ford returned to practice Friday. But fantasy managers should be very wary of starting a player so soon after being diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain.

Jimmy Garoppolo practiced in full on Friday. He will be back to starting in Detroit and represents an upgrade for all Raiders’ skill position players.

Roschon Johnson is back after missing two games with a concussion. However, Johnson now has to contend for touches with an ascending D’Onta Foreman. But, Johnson is the superior pass catcher, so he has an edge in a game that the Bears are 8.5-point underdogs in Los Angeles.

David Montgomery did not practice all week. The Lions have a Week 9 bye. Our lofty projections for Jahmyr Gibbs show there’s next to zero chance he will suit up this week. UPDATE: Montgomery is OUT.

Josh Palmer was limited to sideline work at Friday’s practice after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. Palmer is questionable. However, if he plays will have a tantalizing matchup. We will have more in the FullTime Discord on Sunday.

Luke Musgrave (ankle) is a game-time decision.

Miles Sanders is back, so we lowered Week 8 projections for Chuba Hubbard. At this point, it’s hard to handicap what will happen in Carolina, coming off of a bye with a new play-caller. That makes both Sanders and Hubbard risk/reward RB2/3 options.

Kyler Murray is doubtful.

Zack Moss missed a pair of practices this week and is looking very iffy for the Saints game. However, if Moss sits, Jonathan Taylor will move into RB1 territory.

Juwan Johnson is back after a four-week absence.

Justyn Ross has been placed on this Commissioner’s exempt list after an arrest. Subsequently, Ross can be dropped in all formats. Also, for the Chiefs, Justin Watson (elbow) returns.

Daniel Carlson (groin) has not practiced all week. The Raiders signed James McCourt to the to fill in if Carlson is ruled out in Detroit.

P.J. Walker will start for the Browns. This is a downgrade for all Cleveland pass catchers.

Juju Smith-Schuster has no injury designation. His return cools Kendrick Bourne off slightly.

Players Ruled OUT 

Daniel Jones (QB) New York Giants

Justin Fields (QB) Chicago Bears

Deshaun Watson (QB) Cleveland Browns

Ryan Tannehill (QB) Tennessee Titans

Chase Brown (RB) Cincinnati Bengals

Zay Jones (WR) Carolina Panthers

Robert Woods (WR) Houston Texans

Laviska Shenault (WR) Carolina Panthers

Kylen Granson (TE) Indiaanpolis Colts

Brevin Jordan (TE) Houston Texans

Josh Whyle (TE) Tennessee Titans


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First, draft your team using our On-Demand Simulator.
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Also, here’s our Week 8 Player Rankings to help.
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With over a decade of winning experience, Jody is a well-known fixture in the fantasy football community. He was named Fantasy Pros’ **Most Accurate Ranker** previously and was the site’s Top NFL over/under totals picker with a record 65% accuracy in 2020, while also ranking 5th in the country with a 55% against-the-spread hit rate. Jody has written for many sites over the years including Pro Football Focus, FantasyPros, CBS Sportsline, FantasyData, and is a regular contributor to the Fantasy Index magazine expert’s poll, draft, and auction. Jody’s experience ranking and projecting player performance will help prepare the Fulltime Fam for their big draft days as well as answers they can trust on Sunday for those ever crucial Who Do I Start questions.