Updated Friday, Oct. 26, 9:04 p.m. ET
Byes: Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston.
Here are PFW's Week Eight defensive rankings:
- San Francisco 49ers at Cardinals
- Chicago Bears vs. Panthers
- Green Bay Packers vs. Jaguars
- Miami Dolphins at Jets
- Seattle Seahawks at Lions
- Minnesota Vikings vs. Buccaneers
- Atlanta Falcons at Eagles
- New York Jets vs. Dolphins
- New England Patriots at Rams
- New York Giants at Cowboys
- Dallas Cowboys vs. Giants
- Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Redskins
- Oakland Raiders at Chiefs
- San Diego Chargers at Browns
- Kansas City Chiefs vs. Raiders
- Cleveland Browns vs. Chargers
- Arizona Cardinals vs. 49ers
- Detroit Lions vs. Seahawks
- Carolina Panthers at Bears
- Philadelphia Eagles vs. Falcons
- Indianapolis Colts at Titans
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Vikings
- Denver Broncos vs. Saints
- Tennessee Titans vs. Colts
- St. Louis Rams vs. Patriots
- Washington Redskins at Steelers
- New Orleans Saints at Broncos
- Jacksonville Jaguars at Packers
The above rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.
We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.
Glossary of notations
INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.
Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs. You'll also find regular updates in our live fantasy injury reports on Sundays.
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