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Fantasy Football: Week 8 rankings from the model that out-performed experts

The SportsLine Projection Model outperformed the experts big-time last season, and it's back to give out some surprising projections for Week 8 of Fantasy football.
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Before setting your Week 8 Fantasy football lineups, you need to see what SportsLine's advanced computer model has to say. When it comes to ranking players, the model beat human experts in Fantasy football last season when there were big differences in ranking. And the model was closest-to-the-hole overall, meaning it best pinpointed where every player would finish each week. That could literally be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.

Last week, the model was extremely high on Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders, saying he'd finish as a top 12 receiver. The result? Sanders exploded for 102 receiving yards and a touchdown while adding a passing touchdown as well. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a huge week.

Now the model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has revealed its latest Week 8 Fantasy football rankings.

One player the model loves this week: Raiders running back Doug Martin, who is still available in more than 50 percent of CBS Sports leagues. He's now the lead dog in Oakland after Marshawn Lynch was placed on IR and has a juicy matchup against a Swiss Cheese-like Colts run defense.

And a massive shocker: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stumbles big-time this week against the Ravens and barely finishes in the top 20. He's a player to bench in Week 8.

The model is also calling for a surprising quarterback you aren't even thinking about to finish in the top 5 of the rankings. This pick could be the difference between winning BIG and going home with nothing. You absolutely need to see it before you lock in your lineups.

So who should you sit and start this week? And where does every player stack up?... Join SportsLine right now to get Fantasy football rankings for every single position, and see which shocking QB finishes in the top 5 this week, all from the model that out-performed experts big time last season!

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