2020 Fantasy Football: Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 8


With the NFL season entering Week 8, don't take any chances and risk losing your next matchup. Who to start, and who to sit this week in fantasy football:

Start 'Em

QB: Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
Opponent: vs. Titans

The Bengals may have only one win thus far on the season, but that is in no way related to the play of the No. 1 overall pick. Joe Burrow is currently QB13 on the season and looks to capitalize on Sunday against the Titans defense, who allow nearly 20-points-per-game to opposing QBs

RB: Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
Opponent: vs. Vikings

It doesn't look like the Packers will have Aaron Jones for a second-straight week as he nurses a soft-tissue injury. Luckily for Matt LaFleur, he has a more-than-capable backup in Willams. Williams feasted in Week 7 with added touches, rushing 19 times for 77 yards and a touchdown and hauling in 4 catches for 37 yards for 21.4 points.

WR: Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns
Opponent: vs. Raiders

Some things in this world don't make any sense. The way studios can put an entire movie, with multiple language options, on a disc, the fact bicyclists don't have to obey traffic signals when everyone else does, and how the Cleveland Browns' offense seems to excel when Odell Beckham Jr. isn't playing.

Guess who is and is going to thrive? Jarvis Landry.

The Raiders have allowed the 10th-most fantasy points-per-game to receivers, and Baker Mayfield is going to be locked in on Landry all afternoon.

TE: Richard Rodgers, Philadelphia Eagles
Opponent: vs. Cowboys

Did you see the Cowboys' defense last week when they tried to contain Washington Football Team tight end Logan Thomas? The Eagles surely did. The Cowboys' defense has played worse through seven games than that of the NY Jets. Think about that. Richard Rodgers has a chance to feast against Dallas in what is likely his last week starting until Dallas Goedert returns from injury.

Sit 'Em

QB: Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Opponent: at Ravens

Big Ben faces his toughest test yet in 2020 when the unbeaten Steelers head to M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday for a matchup with the Ravens. In Week 7, the Steelers were able to narrowly defeat the Tennessee Titans, but Roethlisberger struggled, turning the ball over on three different occasions. Against a Baltimore defense that just added Yannick Ngakoue, any turnover for the Steelers could be catastrophic.

RB: David Montgomery, Chicago Bears
Opponent: vs. Saints

The Bears are a disaster and still hold a 5-2 record as we head into Week 8. The Monsters of the Midway have carried this team into playoff contention, but if the offense doesn't improve soon, they will reverse course. The only person you can rely on in this offense is Allen Robinson. Keep everyone else on the bench.

WR: N'Keal Harry, New England Patriots
Opponent: at Bills

The Bills have lost two of their last three games and narrowly defeated the winless NY Jets in Week 7. With Cam Newton struggling and the Patriots reeling, look for the Bills to contain New England's offense in the Week 8 divisional showdown.

TE: Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins
Opponent: vs Rams

I don't get it. The Dolphins have a star-in-the-making in Mike Gesicki, but rarely utilize him even though the team has playoff aspirations. In Week 1 you started him and he finished with 6 points. In Week 2 you benched him, and he went for 27. In Week 3 he hauled in one touchdown catch for 15 yards. Against Seattle's struggling secondary in Week 4, 1.5 points. Against a stout 49ers defense, 14.1. Against the NY Jets in Week 6, ZERO POINTS. And now they re-sign his backup to an extension. Don't start Gesicki this week.

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