Each Monday on ESPN's "NFL Countdown" show, Michael Irvin talks about his top playmakers for the week. So why not do the same in fantasy? Here we go.
• Antonio Gates, Chargers: Think about your draft from August and whether you passed on Gates because he was going to miss the first game of the season. How do you feel about him today? In Week 8, Gates had a monster game with 32 fantasy points, double that of any other tight end and the most in fantasy overall for the week. Gates scored three touchdowns and caught 10 passes for 145 yards, all season highs. He now has six touchdowns in seven games with still a number of favorable matchups remaining on the schedule. The best in Week 8? He's the best tight end by far, and a choice keeper selection.