2016 Draft Kit

Week 8 running back receiving matchups: Sleepers and busts

A different method was used to put together this week’s matchups.

The lists start with Football Outsiders’ excellent Defense-Adjusted Value Over Average. After comparing DVOA, yards per game and receptions per game and all of the multiple variants that can be made with those three statistics, it became clear DVOA was a statistic that should play a part in our rankings.

Next, I went to fantasy points allowed charts over at FFtoday.com and added them to the list. So teams whose FFPG against conflict with DVOA have been removed from the ranking.

As I mentioned last week, these matchups are essentially boom or bust start/sit rankings.

Week 8 matchups: PASS | RUN | WR1 | WR2 | WR3/4 | TE | RB (rec.)

Passing matchups for Week 8:

Top matchups

Andre Ellington vs. Philadelphia

Le’Veon Bell vs. Indianapolis

Denard Robinson/Jordan Todman vs. Miami

San Diego played Thursday

Eddie Lacy/James Starks vs. New Orleans

Doug Martin/Bobby Rainey vs. Minnesota

Joique Bell/Reggie Bush vs. Atlanta

Ben Tate/Terrence West/Isaiah Crowell vs. Oakland

Ahmad Bradshaw/Trent Richardson vs. Pittsburgh

Mark Ingram/Travaris Cadet vs. Green Bay

Bad matchups

Roy Helu/Alfred Morris vs. Dallas

Giovani Bernard/Jeremy Hill vs. Baltimore

DeMarco Murray vs. Washington

LeSean McCoy/Darren Sproles vs. Arizona

Chris Ivory/Chris Johnson vs. Buffalo

San Francisco is on bye

Jamaal Charles vs. St. Louis

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