Week 8 Rankings: Standard | PPR

Earl Campbell. Ricky Williams. O.J. Simpson. These guys ran for over 200 yards in consecutive games. And so has Jay Ajayi.

Yep, the same Jay Ajayi who became a late-round forget-me-not on Draft Day. The same guy we thought would play backup to Arian Foster.

How come it works out this way in Fantasy?! Why can't it be easier?

Jay Ajayi
PHI • RB •
2016 stats
ATT84
YDS535
TD5
TAR10
REC8
REC YDS49
REC TD0
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Ajayi's the right guy in the right place at the right time. There's no coincidence his huge stat lines came with the Dolphins offensive line -- flush with four former first-round picks -- healthy and fresh. It was one thing to push around the Steelers minus two key run stopping defenders, but bullying Buffalo in Week 7 was eye-opening. Ajayi, to his credit, did his part with hard running through four quarters, wearing down his opponents.

Not surprisingly, he has become the hottest name in Fantasy. With a bye in Week 8, people who have him have nearly two weeks to decide to stick with him or trade him for lineup help. On one hand, he's the Dolphins' lead back until further notice now that Foster decided to retire. That should mean at least 20 touches per week. On the other hand, what are the odds the 418 rush yards he's accumulated marks his high point? Have we seen the best from him?

I took a spin through Twitter to see what trades people were considering for Ajayi.

Jay Ajayi for Dez Bryant: You'll see a lot of trades like this from teams who already have good running backs but want a quality receiver. Dez is a wild card -- he could end up being a top-five receiver, or he'll get hurt and be worthless to your squad. But owners who need a starting receiver will gladly take the chance in exchange for a back they probably procured off waivers.

Jay Ajayi for Allen Robinson: Robinson is the only Jaguar with even good trade value, and it's rapidly declining. Not only is he affected by Blake Bortles' struggles, but two straight weeks of bobbled and dropped passes is crushing his stat line. Four of Jacksonville's next five games are on the road, and three are against tougher pass defenses. Ajayi has a rosier outlook.

Jay Ajayi and Kyle Rudolph for Rob Gronkowski: This is the move Ajayi owners should go for -- deal him and a good player at any position for a better player at that position. And it's very close to a square deal on the trade chart.

Jay Ajayi and T.Y. Hilton for Le'Veon Bell and DeAndre Hopkins: If you're trading for Ajayi and Hilton here, you're making a mistake. It's overvaluing the Dolphins' back and buying into Hilton at his highest value -- Colts receiver Donte Moncrief could take a bite out of Hilton's numbers upon his return. Meanwhile, now's the time to trade for Hopkins considering his value is in the dirt. The Bell and Nuk side wins.

Jay Ajayi, Doug Martin and Will Fuller for Le'Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams and Devontae Booker: So just how big of an egghead are you to dump Bell for a running back coming off of his two best games, another running back who's currently hurt and a receiver who's tied to one of the worst starting quarterbacks in football? Again, the Bell side is the winning side.

What are the Trade Values? The chart is designed to help guide you in making fair trades in your standard-scoring or PPR leagues. The values assigned to the players below are a long-term measurement of their Fantasy value. By adding two players' values you could determine what one player you should be able to get in return. This list also works as a "Rest of Season" rankings. Also, any player not on the chart should be considered valued at no more than four points.

Note: The Chart has been updated to reflect Broncos running back C.J. Anderson going on IR.

Running backs

Player Stnd PPR
David Johnson, ARI 42 44
Ezekiel Elliott, DAL 39 41
Le'Veon Bell, PIT 38 41
DeMarco Murray, TEN 34 37
LeSean McCoy, BUF 31 34
Devonta Freeman, ATL 25 27
Melvin Gordon, SD 25 27
Lamar Miller, HOU 24 26
Carlos Hyde, SF 23 24
Christine Michael, SEA 21 23
Mark Ingram, NO 19 21
Todd Gurley, LAR 19 21
LeGarrette Blount, NE 19 19
Devontae Booker, DEN 18 20
Frank Gore, IND 18 20
Spencer Ware, KC 18 20
Jay Ajayi, MIA 18 20
Doug Martin, TB 15 17
Latavius Murray, OAK 14 16
Jonathan Stewart, CAR 13 14
Tevin Coleman, ATL 12 14
Jeremy Hill, CIN 12 12
Jamaal Charles, KC 11 13
Terrance West, BAL 11 12
Isaiah Crowell, CLE 11 11
Jacquizz Rodgers, TB 10 12
Jerick McKinnon, MIN 10 12
Matt Forte, NYJ 10 11
James White, NE 9 12
Giovani Bernard, CIN 9 11
Jordan Howard, CHI 8 10
Matt Jones, WAS 7 8
Ryan Mathews, PHI 7 8
Mike Gillislee, BUF 7 8
Theo Riddick, DET 6 9
T.J. Yeldon, JAC 5 7
Bilal Powell, NYJ 5 7
Chris Thompson, WAS 5 7
Dwayne Washington, DET 5 6
DeAngelo Williams, PIT 5 6
Derrick Henry, TEN 5 5
Wendell Smallwood, PHI 5 5
Rob Kelley, WAS 5 5
Damien Williams, MIA 5 5

Wide receivers

Player Stnd PPR
Julio Jones, ATL 43 47
A.J. Green, CIN 38 42
Mike Evans, TB 37 41
Antonio Brown, PIT 37 41
T.Y. Hilton, IND 26 29
Odell Beckham, NYG 24 27
Demaryius Thomas, DEN 24 27
Brandon Marshall, NYJ 19 22
Dez Bryant, DAL 19 21
DeAndre Hopkins, HOU 18 21
Larry Fitzgerald, ARI 18 21
Jordy Nelson, GB 18 20
Amari Cooper, OAK 17 20
Randall Cobb, GB 17 20
Kelvin Benjamin, CAR 17 20
Brandin Cooks, NO 17 19
Doug Baldwin, SEA 16 19
Allen Robinson, JAC 16 18
Emmanuel Sanders, DEN 15 18
Alshon Jeffery, CHI 15 18
Michael Crabtree, OAK 15 18
Marvin Jones, DET 15 17
Jarvis Landry, MIA 13 17
Julian Edelman, NE 12 16
Terrelle Pryor, CLE 12 15
Michael Thomas, NO 12 15
Willie Snead, NO 11 14
Davante Adams, GB 11 13
Stefon Diggs, MIN 10 12
Ty Montgomery, GB 9 13
Golden Tate, DET 8 11
Donte Moncrief, IND 8 11
Mike Wallace, BAL 8 10
Will Fuller, HOU 8 10
Tyrell Williams, SD 8 10
Cole Beasley, DAL 7 10
DeSean Jackson, WAS 7 9
Jordan Matthews, PHI 7 9
John Brown, ARI 7 9
Cameron Meredith, CHI 7 9
Kenny Britt, LA 7 9
Travis Benjamin, SD 7 9
Steve Smith, BAL 7 9
Jamison Crowder, WAS 7 9
Robert Woods, BUF 6 8
Jeremy Maclin, KC 6 8
Chris Hogan, NE 6 8
Michael Floyd, ARI 6 7
Quincy Enunwa, NYJ 5 7
Tyler Lockett, SEA 5 7
Brandon LaFell, CIN 5 7

Tight ends

Player Stnd PPR
Rob Gronkowski, NE 32 35
Greg Olsen, CAR 18 20
Jimmy Graham, SEA 14 16
Hunter Henry, SD 12 15
Kyle Rudolph, MIN 12 14
Jordan Reed, WAS 12 14
Delanie Walker, TEN 11 13
Tyler Eifert, CIN 10 11
Martellus Bennett, NE 9 11
Coby Fleener, NO 9 11
Jack Doyle, IND 6 8
Travis Kelce, KC 6 7
Zach Miller, CHI 5 7
Gary Barnidge, CLE 5 7

Quarterbacks

Player Stnd PPR
Tom Brady, NE 22 22
Matt Ryan, ATL 20 20
Drew Brees, NO 19 19
Cam Newton, CAR 18 18
Andrew Luck, IND 18 18
Aaron Rodgers, GB 17 17
Matthew Stafford, DET 16 16
Russell Wilson, SEA 11 11
Philip Rivers, SD 10 10
Ben Roethlisberger, PIT 10 10
Derek Carr, OAK 9 9
Marcus Mariota, TEN 7 7
Andy Dalton, CIN 6 6
Kirk Cousins, WAS 6 6
Dak Prescott, DAL 5 5

DSTs

Team Stnd PPR
Vikings DST 8 8
Seahawks DST 7 7
Broncos DST 7 7