Ladies and gentlemen, it is time for another NFL Sunday. This means that we need to set our starting fantasy football lineups for Week 8 and there is a lot to sort through as we come up on kickoff.

What does the latest news mean for fantasy? Should you be looking to start players like Joe Mixon, D’Onta Foreman, and Dameon Pierce? Let’s find out here in the PFN Consensus Week 8 RB rankings.

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1) Christian McCaffrey | SF (vs. CIN)
2) Austin Ekeler | LAC (vs. CHI)
3) Travis Etienne Jr. | JAX (at PIT)
4) Tony Pollard | DAL (vs. LAR)
5) Alvin Kamara | NO (at IND)
6) Isiah Pacheco | KC (at DEN)
7) D’Andre Swift | PHI (at WAS)
8) Saquon Barkley | NYG (vs. NYJ)
9) Bijan Robinson | ATL (at TEN)
10) Breece Hall | NYJ (at NYG)
11) Kenneth Walker III | SEA (vs. CLE)
12) Jahmyr Gibbs | DET (vs. LV)
13) Jonathan Taylor | IND (vs. NO)
14) Raheem Mostert | MIA (vs. NE)
15) Derrick Henry | TEN (vs. ATL)

16) Josh Jacobs | LV (at DET)
17) Joe Mixon | CIN (at SF)
18) James Cook | BUF (vs. TB)
19) Alexander Mattison | MIN (at GB)
20) Aaron Jones | GB (vs. MIN)
21) Rachaad White | TB (at BUF)
22) Javonte Williams | DEN (vs. KC)
23) Gus Edwards | BAL (at ARI)
24) Rhamondre Stevenson | NE (at MIA)
25) D’Onta Foreman | CHI (at LAC)
26) Dameon Pierce | HOU (at CAR)
27) Darrell Henderson Jr. | LAR (at DAL)
28) Kareem Hunt | CLE (at SEA)
29) Brian Robinson Jr. | WAS (vs. PHI)
30) Chuba Hubbard | CAR (vs. HOU)

31) Najee Harris | PIT (vs. JAX)
32) Roschon Johnson | CHI (at LAC)
33) Zack Moss | IND (vs. NO)
34) Miles Sanders | CAR (vs. HOU)
35) Emari Demercado | ARI (vs. BAL)
36) Jaylen Warren | PIT (vs. JAX)
37) Tyler Allgeier | ATL (at TEN)
38) AJ Dillon | GB (vs. MIN)
39) Tyjae Spears | TEN (vs. ATL)
40) Jaleel McLaughlin | DEN (vs. KC)
41) Justice Hill | BAL (at ARI)
42) Ezekiel Elliott | NE (at MIA)
43) Royce Freeman | LAR (at DAL)
44) Latavius Murray | BUF (vs. TB)
45) Devin Singletary | HOU (at CAR)

46) Pierre Strong Jr. | CLE (at SEA)
47) Jeff Wilson Jr. | MIA (vs. NE)
48) Cam Akers | MIN (at GB)
49) Craig Reynolds | DET (vs. LV)
50) Elijah Mitchell | SF (vs. CIN)
51) Antonio Gibson | WAS (vs. PHI)
52) Jamaal Williams | NO (at IND)
53) Rico Dowdle | DAL (vs. LAR)
54) Jerick McKinnon | KC (at DEN)
55) Zach Charbonnet | SEA (vs. CLE)
56) Michael Carter | NYJ (at NYG)
57) Cordarrelle Patterson | ATL (at TEN)
58) Dalvin Cook | NYJ (at NYG)
59) Kenneth Gainwell | PHI (at WAS)
60) Joshua Kelley | LAC (vs. CHI)

61) Jerome Ford | CLE (at SEA)
62) Samaje Perine | DEN (vs. KC)
63) Keaontay Ingram | ARI (vs. BAL)
64) Jordan Mason | SF (vs. CIN)
65) Clyde Edwards-Helaire | KC (at DEN)
66) Salvon Ahmed | MIA (vs. NE)
67) Damien Williams | ARI (vs. BAL)
68) Ke’Shawn Vaughn | TB (at BUF)
69) Darrynton Evans | CHI (at LAC)
70) Chris Rodriguez Jr. | WAS (vs. PHI)
71) DeeJay Dallas | SEA (vs. CLE)
72) Zach Evans | LAR (at DAL)
73) Tank Bigsby | JAX (at PIT)
74) Matt Breida | NYG (vs. NYJ)
75) Kendre Miller | NO (at IND)

76) Zamir White | LV (at DET)
77) Boston Scott | PHI (at WAS)
78) Trayveon Williams | CIN (at SF)
79) Ameer Abdullah | LV (at DET)
80) Kyle Juszczyk | SF (vs. CIN)
81) Travis Homer | CHI (at LAC)
82) Keaton Mitchell | BAL (at ARI)
83) Sean Tucker | TB (at BUF)
84) D’Ernest Johnson | JAX (at PIT)
85) Alec Ingold | MIA (vs. NE)
86) Ty Chandler | MIN (at GB)
87) Myles Gaskin | LAR (at DAL)
88) C.J. Ham | MIN (at GB)
89) Patrick Ricard | BAL (at ARI)
90) Isaiah Spiller | LAC (vs. CHI)

The Top RBs To Start in Week 8

Dameon Pierce, RB, Houston Texans (vs. CAR)

Analysis by Jason Katz | Pierce has been on my sell list since about Week 3 or 4. My hope for those of you who were unable to move him is that I’m right about what he can do this week, which will reopen the window.

Dameon Pierce has been one of the worst picks you could’ve made in the fourth or fifth round. He’s averaging just 8.6 ppg and is outside the top 36 running backs.

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The Houston Texans’ back is averaging a paltry 2.9 yards per carry. The key to him maintaining any semblance of value was his volume. At the very least, he was handling the bulk of the touches.

Well, two weeks ago, before the Texans’ bye, Pierce played just 33% of the snaps. He was outsnapped and outplayed by fellow Texans rusher Devin Singletary.

It’s entirely possible that Pierce has just lost his job or that this is now just a timeshare. Even so, the matchup this week is worth chasing.

The Panthers allow the second-most points per game to running backs — they’re surrendering 1.8 touchdowns per game to the position. Only the Denver Broncos allow a worse yards per attempt than the Carolina Panthers’ 5.3. If Pierce can’t at least post RB2 numbers this week, it’s over for him.

Bijan Robinson, RB, Atlanta Falcons

Analysis by Kyle Soppe | I understand that you were burned by Robinson last week, and I feel for you — I really do. But there was nothing you could do about that last week, and there’s no need to compound an unfortunate situation by benching this star a week later.

Robinson is a RB1 for me this week, and without a doubt, the remainder of the season. He caught at least four passes in five of six games prior to the Week 7 mess, averaging over five yards per carry in the process. Don’t get cute.

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