Happy Halloween week everyone, let’s hope it’s a treat for your imaginary group and no tricks. As always, you’ve come to the right place for Week 8 fantasy football rankings and predictions, but this week we’re doing a downright fun ranking. This is the best Halloween candy ranking! Hate me for not liking your favorite treat, or realize that I’ve opened your world to a candy glory you’ve never tried, or… join me in detesting every living piece of garbage that is candy corn.
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2022 Week 8 Fantasy Football Sleepers
🚨 head 🚨 These are sleepers. They may not reflect my ranking 100%. It chases the upside and often carries a lot of risk.
Initiate: Daniel Jones, NYG — This is Daniel Jones Managers believed they were drafting over the last two years because of Jones’ frequent runs. Not only is the Seahawks defense weak overall, but they’re worst at stopping the run, as evidenced by the run against them, and… Kyler Murray went 10-for-100 rushing last week.
Hail Mary Start: Jared Goff, D.E.T — Yes, I know last week I was even with a tough matchup since Goff was indoors, but this week, Goff is facing a Dolphins defense that is 1) indoors, 2) at home, and 3) allowing 2+ touchdowns. In four games, Mack Jones, Kenny Pickett and Zach Wilson were the only players to throw none or just one touchdown. Strap in for a painful ride.
I run back
Let’s start: Michael Carter, NYJ – This may seem obvious, but I see a lot of people worrying about the James Robinson trade. Yes, Robinson’s arrival could lead to a timeshare similar to Brees Hall and Carter’s earlier this year, but after this week it’s more of a concern. As we saw with Latavius Murray and Christian McCaffrey last week in Denver, it takes a game (or sometimes two) to see his true role with a new team. The Patriots are good, but not terrible, against the run, and could one day land Carter in the top 20 like Kahlil Herbert.
HAIL MARY START: JAMAL WILLIAMS, DET – If De’Andre Swift returns, it’s more obvious to start Williams if Swift is out. Despite Swift’s return, Williams has top 20 upside in the time division given this matchup. Since Week 3, the Dolphins have done little to stop opponents, including running backs. Devin Singletary (19.6), Joe Mixon (15.4), Brees Hall (26.7), Michael Carter (16.3) and Dalvin Cook (14.8) all had top 15 performances (two Jets in the same game). Najee Harris also had a respectable day last week with 9.5 points.
Start: Brandin Cooks, HOU – Things didn’t go as planned for Cooks this year because he’s no longer quarterback immune. Mills’ play destroyed the passing game, but there’s some hope in Week 8…assuming the Cooks don’t make a trade. In Paris Campbell’s game last week, the Titans were one of the more forgiving opponents. All three of the Commanders performed very well a week ago, and Cooks can be expected to see a high volume of targets and hopefully break one for a big play.
Let’s start: DJ Moore, car — PJ Walker isn’t a huge upgrade for Moore, but with Christian McCaffrey out and Robbie Anderson out, it helps that Moore sees a higher volume of targets. As seen last week, Moore was able to find 10 targets and convert them to 7-69-1. The Falcons pass defense is abysmal, and the lowest mark of any receiver with 10+ targets is 12.1 points, or, in other words, 25 points in any given week.
Hail Mary Start: Paris Campbell, India – Speaking of Campbell, he goes from a place of intrigue And Let’s start a dice game because we know a little bit about how Sam Ehlinger will play. Ehlinger has some Jacoby Brissett similarities, as this is my NFL Draft scouting report:
“Decent arm and inconsistent accuracy. Part of his problem is being too aggressive to make plays and locking down his ‘hope and pray’ option, allowing defenses to read his mind. He’s solid in the run game and doesn’t shy away from pressure…but doesn’t always feel it. Ehlinger is a star in a series. From what looks like it can go to a faulty backup in the next series.
But as we know, the Chiefs defense is very exploitable, and Ehlinger locks down Campbell just like Matt Ryan did. It was a terrible situation; I know.
At tight end
Hail Mary Start: Irv Smith, min – Start your tight ends against the Seahawks and Cardinals. Out of the Vikings bag to get the Cardinals, his worst opposing tight end was a 4.9 grader, and that was Tommy Tremble. Juan Johnson scored twice last week, while Noah Fant scored 7.5 in Week 6.
Fun in the rankings!
This week is all about Halloween, and it’s time to update the Halloween candy rankings with a separate little list of the best candies that aren’t on the fun scale and, of course, the worst candy options out there! Trick or treat!
Ranking the best Halloween candy
- Gummy Clusters of Nerds (Give it a try…you’re welcome)
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin (King of Chocolate Candies)
- Peanut Butter M&Ms (plain M&Ms outside of the top 10)
- Sour Patch Watermelon Slices
- Starburst FaveREDs – If you’re lucky, a strawberry two-pack!
- Laffy Taffy (Strawberry, Watermelon) – Ranks high if the wrapper ever comes off easily
- Haribo Golden Bears (only gummy bears allowed outside of Disney)
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Take 5
- Swedish Fish Minis
- Airheads (Strawberry, Watermelon, Myrtle)
- Junior mint (they are very refreshing)
- Sour Patch Kids
- 100 grand — nice, but feel like taking 5…takes…a step up
- Butterfinger (must be fresh/tender – lost some space for new recipe)
- York peppermint (any kind, all good)
- Nestle Crunch
- Hot tamales
- Kit Kat — forgot about them at first because they were overrated…can eat 20 and it’s nothing…very good, but really unsatisfying
- milky way
- Blow Pop
Exaggerated: Whoppers – Who wants to break their teeth on these malted balls of meh-ness? And Tootsie Rolls – everyone gets a pass on these and the kids end up with half a bag. Enough!
Halloween size that requires the best candy
- Starburst FaveREDs Minis (very dangerous – can kill a bag without thinking)
- Tart Patch Strawberry Slices
- Twizzlers Rainbow
- Tart Bars (strawberry, watermelon, blue raspberry)
- Hi-Chew Strawberries (a different spin on Starbursts)
Bad Halloween candy
(Rank worst-worst to least-worst)
- Neko Wafers — I don’t even know where people find these. Are we sure it’s not street chalk?
- Candy Corn – Obviously, very easy
- Circus Peanuts — I mean… orange foam anyone?
- Good & lots of it — what does it taste like, too?! These are hell in a box
- Mary Jane
- Generic wrapped candy — you know… the black/orange wrappers
- Smarties – At least Tootsie Rolls are a little better. These are so much better than Nekos and everyone has them! (Note to our Canadian readers: Jake is referring to American Smarties, which are completely different than Canada’s)
- Double Bubble – Even baseball card gum isn’t that hard…and the taste goes away in 60 seconds.
- Jolly Rancher – Speaking of cracked teeth… big ones (small ones are okay). I’m a biter, so maybe it’s just me, but speaking of hard candies, these will straight up break your teeth!
Buy and sell
- Buccaneers – In a Ravens matchup, this is the week Tom Brady, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin get back on track, especially Brady and Godwin.
- Alvin Kamara, RB, no — As noted on waivers … Top 25 in total yards, top 20 in touches, top 10 in receptions and top 5 in receiving yards for running backs … despite missing two games.
- Corderelle Patterson, RB, ATL – By the time he returns, the Falcons will be ready to run regardless of this game script.
- Keenan Allen, WR, LAC – Allen is still not 100%, but close, still has a top 15 finish… especially with Mike Williams out.
- Deontay Johnson, WR, PIT – Another concern report player; Johnson is still the primary target in Pittsburgh, and if he starts catching 65-70% of his targets, Johnson could return to WR2 status.
- Dalton Schultz, TE, DAL — May not be 100% or back to it, but Dak Prescott likes him a lot and Schultz was a top 5 tight end with him last year.
- Travis Etienne, RB, JAX — Yes, Etienne has RB1 upside for the rest of the season, but seeing as how people say he’ll outshine Austin Egeler in other ways, you can maximize his earnings… now!
- Gus Edwards, RB, BAL — Like Etienne, see if you can get a top 15 value on Edwards’ name. If so, you can’t ignore that revenue.
- Aaron Jones, RB, GP — Managers were panicking just a week ago, and now that Jones had his second-biggest game of the season (four of 9.1 or less), the perceived value is back up.
- James Robinson and Michael Carter, NYJ — If you can get a better 15 back (there are many different opinions), you should sell.
- Tebow Samuel, WR, SF — Some may not have noticed the concern, but Samuel was already unhurried and now CMC is destroying his WR1 value.
Week 8 Fantasy Football Predictions
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Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings
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