NFL 3 Stars For Week 8: Wide Receiver

The wide receiver position in the NFL right now is more stacked than it ever has been at any point in NFL history, and on the weekend, that was on show, as several players not featured on this list had great days, but only the best of the best appear in the 3 stars. We saw some historical performances and big time plays all weekend long, but among those, only three stood out above the rest, and they feature as the three star wide receivers of the NFL in Week 8.

3. D.J. Moore

Stat line: 6 catches, 152 yards, 1 Touchdown. 

D.J. Moore seemed to be a prime contender to be moved at the deadline after a slow start to the season with Baker Mayfield at QB, but in recent times with P.J. Walker, he's shown the whole league why the Panthers value him so highly. They came up just short against the Falcons in this one, but Moore showed out, and if he continues to form this chemistry with Walker, the offence will continue to soar. 

2. DeAndre Hopkins

Stat line: 12 catches, 159 yards, 1 Touchdown. 

Many people seem to have forgotten just how good DeAndre Hopkins was before his suspension, and he's wasted no time in reminding them since his return, with another elite performance, despite the team coming up short against the very good 6-1 Minnesota Vikings. The team has all the talent to compete, and with Hopkins back, they have the chance to go on a run, because he is once again showing why he's been considered the best receiver of this generation. 

1. A.J. Brown

Stat line: 6 catches, 156 yards, 3 Touchdowns. 

AJ Brown had a historic day in the interstate matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and played a massive role in the Philadelphia Eagles staying undefeated on the season, and was so good that he was 'randomly' drug tested by the NFL when he arrived at the facility on Tuesday. Brown led this offence to a dominant win, and with some improvements made at the deadline, he and this entire team just seem to be getting better, a dangerous prospect for the rest of the NFC going forward. 

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