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NY Jets Fantasy Football: Top Players to start and sit in Week 8

Chris Nass
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NY Jets, Elijah Moore
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Sit: Mike White, QB, NY Jets

Zach Wilson is injured and new arrival Joe Flacco is not yet an option for Sunday's game. So Mike White will get his first start as starting quarterback. However, he is still far from being a viable fantasy football option.

The Bengals defense is just too strong. So far, they have already collected 19 sacks (tied for fifth-most) and 40 tackles for loss (most in the league).

On top of that, the Bengals' defense is only allowing an average quarterback rating of 84.8. Again, the Bengals are way ahead of the pack, ranking sixth.

Mike White is therefore a must-sit — even in Superflex leagues. But since White has only rostered in 2 percent of leagues, you shouldn't even be tempted.

Sit: Corey Davis, WR, NY Jets

Corey Davis did score a touchdown last week, but otherwise, his performance was rather sobering. With a 14.6 percent target share, Davis saw six targets for four receptions and 47 yards.

Against the Bengals, Davis will have to face one of the league's best pass defenses. Only seven passing touchdowns allowed, five interceptions and just 10.1 yards per completion speak for themselves. All of those stats put the Bengals in the top 5 — except for interceptions. 

Corey Davis is thus a must-sit for me.

Sit: Elijah Moore, WR, NY Jets

Of course, what goes for Corey Davis also goes for Elijah Moore. The rookie had the same target share (14.6 percent) as Davis last week but caught just one of his six targets for 13 yards.

Still, Moore scored his first touchdown in the NFL — a rushing touchdown. On his only rushing attempt, Moore ran for 19 yards. 

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Due to the strong Bengals defense, Elijah Moore will have a hard time making a decisive impact in the game. This makes him, just like Corey Davis, a must-sit for me this week.

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