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.
Passing matchups for Week 8:
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
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