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Fantasy Football Sit ‘Em Week 8: WR Robby Anderson

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 14: Defensive back Pierre Desir #35 of the Indianapolis Colts breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 14, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 14: Defensive back Pierre Desir #35 of the Indianapolis Colts breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 14, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 8 fantasy football, it’s best to sit New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson due to injury and an unfavorable matchup.

As the New York Jets try to find their identity this season before it’s too late, their offense is undoubtedly headed towards dark times. Hit with several big injuries to that part of the team, it’s hard for fantasy football owners to put trust into anyone wearing a Jets uniform. Such is the case with wide receiver Robby Anderson.

Heading into a Week 8 road game in Chicago against the Bears, Anderson is, unfortunately, dealing with an ankle injury. As per the Media Relations Department of the Jets, he’s listed as “doubtful” for Sunday’s game.

As always when it comes to fantasy football, it’s never a good idea to start a wide receiver that is dealing with a foot, ankle, or knee injury. They’ll either be limited in action or not play up to their usual caliber and end up producing very little if any fantasy points.

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In the grand scheme of things, it’s best to sit Anderson this week and not even think twice about it. Head coach Todd Bowles will likely make a  game-time decision on whether or not Anderson will play but it’s not looking too good at this point in time.

Even if Anderson plays, he won’t be at 100 percent as he’s been having a disappointing season even when healthy. To date, Anderson has totaled 314 receiving yards, 17 receptions, and three touchdowns. These aren’t stats that exactly scream “start me” in any capacity when it comes to fantasy football.

Sit Anderson this week and if you need another wide receiver to start, find others that are healthy and of course, entering favorable matchups. Anderson is dealing with an injury that makes it an easy decision to not waste a slot on him in Week 8 fantasy football.

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