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Fantasy Football: Rising and Falling for Week 8

Here's a look at some players who are trending in the right direction and some that you should probably worry about.



Joe Burrow, Bengals: He just keeps on rolling, accounting for four touchdowns for the second straight week. He's got the Browns and the Panthers on the horizon before the bye week.

Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs: While he's always good, he gets to be in this section for the season-high 423 passing yards against one of the best defenses in the league in the 49ers. He threw at least three touchdowns for the fourth time out of seven games.

Justin Fields, Bears: After a solid first game, he turned in three straight duds, but now he's on a bit of a role. He's on a streak of three straight games of solid production after the win over the Patriots. He's rushed for at least 80 yards for two games in a row.

Running backs

Josh Jacobs, Raiders: He's been unbelievable over his last three games, rushing for at least 143 yards in each contest while accounting for six touchdowns. The Raiders could make some hay over the next few weeks, riding Jacobs' hot hand.

Kenneth Walker, Seahawks: Walker continues to improve his rushing yardage every week. He's posted rushing totals of 10-19-29-88-97-168 after missing the first game. He recorded a career-high in rushes for the second week in a row (23) and scored for the third straight week Sunday, finding the end zone twice against the Chargers.

Austin Ekeler, Chargers: For the second week in a row, he's rushed for under 40 yards but managed a productive day through the air. He caught all 12 of his targets for 96 yards and a touchdown.

Wide receivers

Ja'Marr Chase, Bengals: Burrow's recent success goes hand in hand with Chase's. The wideout caught eight passes for 130 yards and scored twice against the Falcons. He amassed at least 130 yards for the second week in a row.

JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chiefs: He had his best game as a Chief against the 49ers as he had his second straight 100-yard game. Smith-Schuster caught seven passes for 124 yards and a touchdown.

DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals: The veteran receiver didn't miss a beat coming off suspension as he caught 10 passes for 103 yards in his return to action Thursday against the Saints.



Lamar Jackson, Ravens: Following three monster fantasy performances, Jackson has come back down to earth drastically. He's thrown for less than 200 yards in three of the past four games and has accounted for just three TDs over the last four contests.

Jared Goff, Lions: You might have expected him to have a tough time against the Cowboys, but he had a terrible game for the second time in a row. Over the last two games he has no touchdown passes and six turnovers, including four against Dallas.

Zach Wilson, Jets: Coming off an injury, he had a decent start in Week 4, but he's currently riding a streak of two straight ugly fantasy performances. He accounted for just 145 yards of offense and no touchdowns in the win over the Broncos.

Running backs

A.J. Dillon, Packers: The Packers fell to the lowly Commanders on Sunday and should be admonished for not running the ball more than they did. Dillon had just four attempts for 15 yards while Aaron Jones had just eight carries, though he was productive through the air.

Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers: Aided by the passing game, Fournette had come off of three straight strong performances before Sunday's poor output. He had eight carries for 19 yards and just two catches for seven yards.

Jeff Wilson, 49ers: This is more about his situation than his production Sunday. He rushed seven times for 54 yards, but with Christian McCaffrey on the field now, Wilson will be relegated to limited touches from here out.

Wide receivers

DK Metcalf, Seahawks: Metcalf has just three receptions for 46 yards over the last two weeks. His knee injury won't help as the Seahawks take on the Giants next.

Courtland Sutton, Broncos: He was good over the first five weeks of the season, but he's on a rough two-game slump. Sutton has just five catches for 37 yards over the last two weeks.

Garrett Wilson, Jets: The rookie hasn't been productive since Zach Wilson returned to the lineup. The receiver has just eight catches for 53 yards over the last three weeks.

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