Fantasy Football Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em Week 9: QB Sam Darnold

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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 28: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets Passes against the Chicago Bears
at Soldier Field on October 28, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Jets 24-10. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 28: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets Passes against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 28, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Jets 24-10. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 9 fantasy football, things are still not looking good for New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold against the Miami Dolphins.

So far in fantasy football, the New York Jets started off hot but then fizzled out as the season progressed. Rookie quarterback Sam Darnold had some signs of brilliance but, unfortunately, big injuries hit him where it hurts in regards to his wide receiver corps.

With Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson still dealing with severe ankle injuries, both did not participate at all during team practice and preparation this week. Even though the Miami Dolphins don’t have a very good defensive secondary, the Jets won’t be able to get much of anything going through the air due to a lack of talent in the positional group.

Fantasy football owners would be wise to sit Darnold this week since, just like last week’s loss to the Chicago Bears, it will be another abysmal offensive game. Without his top two receiving options, Darnold totaled another lackluster game.

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Darnold threw for just 153 passing yards, went 14/29 in completions/attempts, and scored one touchdown. He didn’t have any interceptions but at the end of the day, is severely limited in what he can do on the gridiron due to a lack of talent around him to get the job done.

Even though the Dolphins did give up five passing touchdowns to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson last week, make no mistakes about it, Darnold doesn’t have those kinds of offensive weapons to replicate such results. If anything, the Dolphins will likely do whatever it takes to ensure it won’t happen again, especially in front of their home crowd in Hard Rock Stadium.

Sit Darnold this week and don’t even think twice about it. Until Enunwa and Anderson are fully healthy and ready to go back to being impact players on offense, it’s not worth starting Darnold in any way, shape, or form in your fantasy football league in Week 9.

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