Top 10 Best Fantasy Football players by position from Week 8, October 28

Fantasy Football’s best tight end was once again Rob Gronkowski (87). Here he celebrates a touchdown during the 2012 International Series game at Wembley Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Rams 45-7. Photo by Joe Toth

Week eight’s fantasy football leaders contain a mixture of surprises and returns to glory. Matthew Stafford, Tom Brady, LeSean McCoy, and Adrian Peterson lived up to their top-round status, but they were joined by some surprise entries like Titus Young, Doug Martin, and Mike Williams in the top 10′s for each position.

Here’s the top 10 in standard scoring at each position based on their performance in week 8.

Top 10 Quarterbacks

Oct 28, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to wide receiver Titus Young (not pictured) in the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

1. Matthew Stafford-Detroit Lions: 352 yds, 3 TDs, INT, 12 yds rushing, 1 rushing TD
2. Tom Brady-New England Patriots: 304 yds, 4 TDs
3. Peyton Manning- Denver Broncos: 305 yds, 3 TDs
4. Matt Ryan-Atlanta Falcons: 262 yds, 3 TDs, 18 yds rushing
5. Josh Freeman-Tampa Bay Bucs: 272 yds, 3 TDs
6. Ben Roethlisberger-Pittsburgh Steelers: 222 yds, 3 TDs
7. Tony Romo-Dallas Cowboys: 437 yds, TD, 4 INT, rushing TD
8. Blaine Gabbert-Jacksonville Jaguars: 303 yards, TD
9. Michael Vick-Philadelphia Eagles: 191 yards, TD, 42 yds rushing
10. Andrew Luck-Indianapolis Colts: 297 yards, TD, INT 28 yds rushing

Top 10 Running Backs

Oct 25, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) rushes for 6 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

1. Doug Martin-Tampa Bay Bucs: 135 rush yds, rush TD, 3 red, 79 rec yds, rec TD
2. Willis McGahee-Denver Broncos: 122 rush yds, rush TD, 2 rec, 33 yds
3. Trent Richardson-Cleveland Browns: 122 rush yds, rush TD, 1 rec, 12 rec yds
4. LeSean McCoy-Philadelphia Eagles: 45 rush yds, rush TD, 3 rec, 22 rec yds, rec TD
5. Stevan Ridley-New England Patriots: 127 rush yds, rush TD
6. Adrian Peterson-Minnesota Vikings: 123 rush yds, rush TD, 1 rec, 4 rec yds
7. Marshawn Lynch-Seattle Seahawks: 105 rush yds, rush TD, 1 rec, 1 rec yd
8. Matt Forte-Chicago Bears: 70 rush yds, rush TD, 5 rec, 24 rec yds
9. Darren McFadden-Oakland Raiders: 114 rush yds, 4 rec, 23 rec yds
10. Dexter McCluster-Kansas City Chiefs: 15 rush yds, 6 rec, 43 rec yds, rec TD

Top 10 Wide Receivers

Oct 28 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) reacts after his touchdown with tackle Ryan Clady (78) during third quarter of the game against the New Orleans Saints at Sports Authority Field. The Broncos defeated the Saints 34-14. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

1. Titus Young-Detroit Lions: 9 rec, 100 yds, 2 TDs
2. Demaryius Thomas-Denver Broncos: 7 rec, 137 yds, TD
3. Julio Jones-Atlanta Falcons: 5 rec, 123 yds, TD
4. Eric Decker-Denver Broncos: 4 rec, 43 yds, 2 TDs
6. Percy Harvin-Minnesota Vikings: 7 rec, 90 yds, TD
7. Denarius Moore-Oakland Raiders: 4 rec, 96 yds, TD
8. Brandon Lloyd-New England Patriots:2 rec, 28 yds, 2 TDs
9. Miles Austin-Dallas Cowboys: 9 rec, 133 yds
10. Mike Williams-Tampa Bay Bucs: 6 rec 68 yds, TD

Top 10 Tight Ends

1. Rob Gronkoswki-New England Patriots: 8 rec, 146 yds, 2 TDs
2. Jason Witten-Dallas Cowboys: 18 rec, 167 yds
3. Heath Miller-Pittsburgh Steelers:4 rec, 46 yds,TD
4. Zach Miller-Seattle Seahawks: 2 rec, 22 yds, 2 TD
5. Kellen Davis-Chicago Bears: 1 rec, 12 yds, TD
6. Brandon Pettigrew-Detroit Lions: 7 rec, 74 yds
7. John Phillips-Dallas Cowboys: 3 rec, 14 yd, TD
8. Anthony Fasano-Miami Dolphins: 1 rec, 4 yd, TD
9. Leonard Pope-Pittsburgh Steelers: 1 rec, 1 yd, TD
10. Dustin Keller-New York Jets: 7 rec, 63 yds

Top 10 D/ST

Oct 28, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) sacks New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) during the first half at MetLIfe Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

1. Miami Dolphins
2. New York Giants
3. Carolina Panthers
4. Green Bay Packers
5. Oakland Raiders
6. Chicago Bears
7. Cleveland Browns
8. New England Patriots
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10. Pittsburgh Steelers

Top 10 Kickers

1. Lawrence Tynes-New York Giants
2. Justin Medlock-Carolina Panthers
3. Sebastian Janikowski-Oakland Raiders
4. Matt Bryant-Atlanta Falcons
5. Dan Carpeneter-Miami Dolphins
6. Connor Barth-Tampa Bay Bucs
7. Ryan Succop-Kansas City Chiefs
8. Shaun Suisham-Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Matt Prater-Denver Broncos
10. Josh Scobee-Jacksonville Jaguars

Topics: Best Fantasy Football Players, Fantasy Football, NFL Week 8, NFL Week 9

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