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NFL Week 8 fantasy football and DFS targets and fades: James Robinson, Aaron Rodgers and more

London, England, United Kingdom; Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (25) runs with the ball in the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguarsat Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Last week’s brutal bye week schedule was certainly challenging, but using PFF’s research tools and player grades made things more manageable by identifying players to target and fade

With only the Baltimore Ravens and Las Vegas Raiders unavailable in Week 8, things won’t be nearly as difficult for fantasy football managers. 

Here are seven players to target and fade for Week 8 who stand out against PFF's fantasy football rankings

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Target: QB Daniel Jones, New York Giants

PFF Week 8 Consensus Rank: QB14
Opponent: at Kansas City Chiefs

Targeting the Kansas City Chiefs secondary has been lucrative for both NFL and fantasy signal-callers. Through seven weeks, the Chiefs have allowed the second-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, and four of seven opposing passers have surpassed 30 fantasy points. 

While Jones currently ranks just 24th with 0.44 fantasy points per dropback and 17th with an aDOT of 8.40, he has the third-most rushing yards (229) among quarterbacks. That bodes well against a Kansas City squad that has allowed an NFL-worst 231 yards rushing and four touchdown runs to quarterbacks. 

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Additionally, the Giants are expected to get significant reinforcements, as WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) should be back in the lineup, with rookie receiver Kadarius Toney (ankle) potentially returning to practice. 

Jones always has the rushing upside to deliver QB1 results. This week, his passing ability makes him an excellent streaming option in a premier matchup. Expect another outing with well north of 20 fantasy points in Week 8. 

Fade: QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

PFF Week 8 Consensus Rank: QB11
Opponent: at Arizona Cardinals

You’re probably not in a position where you can afford to sit an elite weekly fantasy starter like Rodgers, but this is more of a warning to proceed with caution. While Jones has been impacted by a short-handed wide receiver corps, the Packers enter Week 8 in even worse shape.

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