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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em Week 8: QB Sam Darnold

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 21: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets looks to pass during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at MetLife Stadium on October 21, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 21: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets looks to pass during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at MetLife Stadium on October 21, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 8 fantasy football, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is a safe sit against the Chicago Bears.

At this point in time, things aren’t looking good for the New York Jets. Their team, most notably their offense, was hit with a plethora of injuries and also have several players dealing with injuries. From their offensive line, running backs, and even at wide receiver, the Jets are hurting which will undoubtedly hurt the fantasy football value of quarterback Sam Darnold.

Not only are the Jets without offensive playmakers Bilal Powell, Quincy Enunwa, and likely Robby Anderson (listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game), but Darnold is coming off his worst game so far this season. Things were pretty bad last week and aren’t going to change anytime soon.

In a Week 7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Darnold totaled 206 passing yards, went 17/42 in completions/attempts, one touchdown, and three interceptions. This week, Darnold is set to face a tough defense in the Chicago Bears.

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In the grand scheme of things, it’s best to sit Darnold this week since he’s going through the usual growing pains of a rookie quarterback. Without any playmakers around him to help his continued development, this game has disaster written all over it for him.

Darnold will be on the road at Soldier Field and conditions are expected to be rainy and cold. Considering that Darnold didn’t do all that well last week at MetLife Stadium with windy/cold conditions, doesn’t bode well for his chances to bounce back in Week 8 action.

Sit Darnold this week and don’t even think twice about it. It’s not a favorable matchup and without his trusty receiving options in the lineup, expect to see Darnold not do much of anything in regards to his fantasy football contributions.

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