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Fantasy football rankings, Week 8: Quarterbacks

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The SB Nation Fantasy staff stacks up the quarterbacks for Week 8.

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Though fantasy football leagues were turned upside-down with Ryan Tannehill, Eli Manning and Ryan Fitzpatrick cracking the top 10 in points among quarterbacks for Week 7, no one could touch Seattle's Russell Wilson, who continues his tremendous season by racking up points on the ground as well as through the air.

Wilson dominated the St. Louis Rams in a losing effort, racking up 313 passing yards, 106 rushing yards and three total touchdowns. Wilson's on pace to rush for a whopping 872 yards and is now above Aaron Rodgers and Philip Rivers in fantasy points per game. His recent success is reflected in our staff's QB rankings for Week 8 in a juicy matchup versus the Carolina Panthers.

Elsewhere, Joe Flacco, who has recently flashed the form of his dominant 2012 postseason run, is expected to turn back into a pumpkin once the Baltimore Ravens hit the road versus a struggling Cincinnati Bengals defense. Flacco's Week 7 opponent, Matt Ryan, also took a plunge down the rankings after going his third straight week of scoring just one touchdown.

There are no particularly significant injuries. Robert Griffin III is targeting a Week 11 return, and will be an interesting option to rank as Washington tries to figure out their season. For Week 8, Eli Manning and Colin Kaepernick will be out on their team's respective byes. Kaepernick ranks No. 7, and Manning ranks No. 11 in standard leagues.

How do the rest stack up? Have a look below:

Quarterback rankings, Week 8

(DK: Daniel Kelley; DC: Dan Ciarrocchi; SK: Scott Kaliska; John Daigle has the week off)

Rank Consensus Team Opponent DK DC SK
1 Peyton Manning DEN SD 1 1 1
2 Aaron Rodgers GB @NO 3 2 2
3 Andrew Luck IND @PIT 2 3 3
4 Drew Brees NO GB 6 4 4
5 Tony Romo DAL WAS 4 6 8
6 Russell Wilson SEA @CAR 8 5 5
7 Philip Rivers SD @DEN 5 8 6
8 Tom Brady NE CHI 7 7 7
9 Nick Foles PHI @ARI 12 9 9
10 Jay Cutler CHI @NE 11 10 10
11 Matthew Stafford DET ATL (London) 10 11 11
12 Cam Newton CAR SEA 9 13 13
13 Carson Palmer ARI PHI 14 12 12
14 Ryan Tannehill MIA @JAC 13 15 14
15 Joe Flacco BAL @CIN 15 14 15
16 Matt Ryan ATL DET (London) 18 16 17
17 Alex Smith KAN STL 19 17 18
18 Ben Roethlisberger PIT IND 21 18 16
19 Kyle Orton BUF @NYJ 16 20 19
20 Mike Glennon TAM MIN 17 21 22
21 Andy Dalton CIN BAL 22 19 20
22 Teddy Bridgewater MIN @TAM 23 24 21
23 Brian Hoyer CLE OAK 20 25 25
24 Austin Davis STL @KAN -- 22 23
25 Derek Carr OAK @CLE -- 23 --
-- Jake Locker TEN HOU 25 -- 24
-- Blake Bortles JAC MIA 24 -- --