18 players to start or sit in fantasy football for Week 8

Business Insider Sports 1 month ago
  • Each week, we're listing players to start or sit in fantasy football.
  • As always, these are less obvious choices — players fantasy owners might be on the cusp of starting or sitting.
  • Here are our start 'em, sit 'ems for Week 8 of the NFL season.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Week 7 was an ugly fantasy week all-around.

Several players left games early with injuries, while several players on fantasy benches exploded (looking at you, Chase Edmonds). We called for Marvin Jones to sit last week and he exploded for three touchdowns. Sorry.

Though Jones was among a few gaffes we made (we also called for sitting Kirk Cousins), we still did OK for the week. We judge success by: quarterbacks and tight ends finishing in the top 12 in fantasy scoring at their positions and running backs and wide receivers finishing in the top 30 in scoring at their positions. A correct "sit" call means that player finished outside of the top 12 or 30.

On the whole, we got six start-sit calls correct. Though "sit" calls like Melvin Gordon and Adrian Peterson finished inside the top 30 at running back (so we won't count them as correct calls), they both finished with below seven points in standard scoring, meaning we hopefully didn't hurt fantasy owners too much if they followed our advice.

We'll look to rebound in Week 8. As always, we try to pick less obvious choices — players fantasy owners might be on the cusp of starting or sitting.

Check out our start 'em, sit 'ems for Week 8 below.

START: Teddy Bridgewater, QB

SIT: Carson Wentz, QB

START: Derek Carr, QB

SIT: Kyler Murray, QB

START: James Conner, RB

SIT: Joe Mixon, RB

START: David Montgomery, RB

SIT: Derrick Henry, RB

START: Tevin Coleman, RB

SIT: Josh Jacobs, RB

START: Stefon Diggs, WR

SIT: D.J. Moore

START: Courtland Sutton, WR

SIT: Tyler Boyd, WR

START: Corey Davis, WR

SIT: Odell Beckham Jr., WR

START: Gerald Everett, TE

SIT: Eric Ebron, TE

Now, check out where every team stands in our NFL Power Rankings...


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