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.