Six bye weeks!?! TheseÂ Week 8 Start or Sit columns are more important than ever! Are you forced to start an NFL team’s third wide receiver that’s not a Bronco?
If you’re unfamiliar with this column, basically, I go through the interwebs and find all of the best start ‘em, sit ‘em columns and list them out here for you to check against your lineups.
I also include the Fantasy Fatcast podcast, which I do each week along with Bleacher Report’s lead Fantasy writer, Eric Mack, and host Brett Tresky. Each week, we’ll go through the upcoming week’s matchups, answer callers’ questions and generally just make fun of each other!
Week 8 Start or Sit Columns
If you know of some Week 8 start Â or sit columns Iâ€™m missing, please comment below, or tweet me @DavidGonos and let me know.Â
SportsIllustrated.com by David Gonos
The Redskins-Broncos game is sure to be a Fantasy Fest (not like the Key West version, though), and a ton of points are expected as two of the worst pass defenses in the NFL try to slow down these offenses.
CBSSports.com by Jamey Eisenberg
Eisenberg likes Patriots RB Stevan Ridley against his Dolphins, the team he once covered while he was with the Palm Beach Post. Jamey also warns that Josh Gordon’s owners could be in line for some disappointment this week, against a tough Chiefs defense.
BleacherReport.com by Eric Mack
Emack recommends starting rookie RB Andre Ellington, who looks to be the starter against Atlanta, as Rashard Mendenhall deals with a toe injury. But the Seahawks should give fellow rookie RB Zac Stacy enough problems to make you consider sitting him.
NFL.com by Michael Fabiano
Fabiano suggests you sit Bills WR Stevie Johnson, even though there are six teams on byes. He cites that 95 other wide receivers have outscored him in Fantasy play over the past three weeks, and the Saints have a tough pass defense.
NumberFire.com by J.J. Zachariason
The Late Round QB guy likes two backup running backs, specifically, 49ers Kendall Hunter and Redskins Roy Helu Jr., but he warns against starting Dolphins WR Mike Wallace or Browns TE Jordan Cameron.
NationalFootballPost.com by Joe Fortenbaugh
Fortenbaugh likes Giants WR Rueben Randle, as the sophomore receiver goes up against the Eagles. But Joe suggests against starting either Falcons running back, Stephen Jackson or Jacquizz Rodgers, against a Cardinals defense that ranks seventh against the run.
TheFantasyFix.com by Brett Talley
Talley goes out on a limb on a couple calls this week, suggesting you sit Cowboys Tony Romo, who has underperformed in recent weeks and now faces an improved Lions pass defense. He also likes Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew against a Niners team that has allowed the 11th-most Fantasy points to running backs so far.
TheFakeFootball.com by Mike Braude
Helu also gets the thumbs up from Braude, but he warns against you starting Falcons WR Harry Douglas against the Cardinals. He thinks last week was just an aberration, and now he’ll be going up against CB Patrick Peterson.
They like Packers WR Jarrett Boykin this week, but they warn against you using Giants WR Hakeem Nicks, noting that he’s just dropping too many passes for you to trust him.
FantasyPros911.com by Dan Stack
Stack thinks Saints RB Pierre Thomas will score some Fantasy points this week against the Bills, but he also doesn’t like Steven Jackson and Josh Gordon in Week 8.
Hope you liked this roundup of all the Week 8 Start or Sit columns. Feel free to post your comments below in case I missed any!