Sit/Start Week 8: Reviewing All Fantasy Relevant Players In Every Single Game

Fantasy Football Sit or Start recommendations for every player in Week 8 of the season.

Game Info


Kickoff: Sunday, October 31st, at 4:05 PM EST

Location: Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington

Betting Odds: JAC +3.5, 43.5 total via Oddsshark

Network: CBS


Jacksonville Jaguars



Trevor Lawrence (Sit)


Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars head to Seattle coming off their BYE, and first win of the season in London against the Dolphins. Lawrence threw for 319 yards, but only had one touchdown on the day. In a week where only two teams are on the BYE – Baltimore and Las Vegas – you can keep Lawrence on the wire. The Seattle defense has been rather decent against QB’s this season, allowing the 14th fewest fantasy points on the year.


Running Back

James Robinson (Start, RB1)


It took some time, but Urban Meyer realized that James Robinson was on his roster and the much better option than trying to make Carlos Hyde a thing. Robinson has topped over 100 yards on the ground only once this season (149 yards in Week 5), but he’s scored at least once in every game since Week 3; five total touchdowns in that span. When you factor in receiving yards, Robinson has posted over 100 total yards in three of the last four games. He’s poised for another RB1 finish against a Seattle defense that just allowed Alvin Kamara to gain 179 total yards – ground and air yards combined – on Monday night.


Wide Receivers/Tight End

Marvin Jones Jr. (Start, WR2), Laviska Shenault Jr. (Start, FLEX), Jamal Agnew (Sit), Dan Arnold (Sit)


Marvin Jones Jr. had his best game of the season across the pond in Week 6, catching seven of 10 targets for 100 yards and a touchdown. The score came on a pretty throw from Lawrence and was a contested grab in the end zone. With DJ Chark Jr.‘s season officially over (ankle), Jones will remain as the de facto WR1 for Jacksonville. We’ve been waiting on a breakout game from Laviska Shenault Jr., who saw an encouraging 10 targets against the Dolphins. He turned that share into six catches for 54 yards. It’s worth noting that Jamal Agnew caught five of six targets for 78 yards against Miami, and was featured in the short-game that we’d prefer Shenault to have. Agnew is an interesting name to monitor this week, and if you have a roster spot to burn, he may be worth the grab ahead of the game; I just wouldn’t be pressed to start him this week.

Dan Arnold could have had a bigger game against Miami had he not fumbled on the opening drive, and instead finished with just two catches on five targets for 27 yards. That being said, you should be able to find a better option at TE this week if streaming is your thing; even with Mark Andrews and Darren Waller both on BYE.


Seattle Seahawks



Geno Smith (Sit)


This may be the final week the Seahawks offense has to endure Geno Smith under center, as Russell Wilson could return from his finger surgery Week 10; they’re on their BYE Week 9. Seattle enters this game losers of three straight, and Smith has not been a formidable fill-in by any means. Against New Orleans, he completed 12 of 22 passes for just 167 yards. Pete Carroll will forever try to establish the run, even when it doesn’t work, and it clearly has not benefited Smith in the slightest.


Running Backs

Alex Collins (Start if you must, RB3), Rashaad Penny (Sit)


A popular waiver add this week with Alex Collins’ health in question, Rashaad Penny was a complete bust if you started him against the Saints. He turned six carries into nine yards, good for a whopping 0.90 points in full-PPR leagues. Do not trust him to get going this week. As far as Collins goes, he had 16 touches go for 35 yards, and out-carried Penny 16-6. If you find yourself still having to start him, go for it, but do it’s hard to expect much of a return as long as Smith remains in at QB; even despite the 20 touch, 101 yard and score game against Pittsburgh just a week prior.


Wide Receivers/Tight End

DK Metcalf (Start, WR2), Tyler Lockett (Start, WR3), Gerald Everett (Sit)


As I’ve already called out, this offense has taken a massive hit without Wilson under center. A first-pass target to DK Metcalf turned into an 84-yard sideline score. For the rest of the game, Metcalf just had 12 yards and two grabs on five targets. The score is surely welcomed, but that clearly saved his fantasy night. He’ll struggle to hold but should continue to be treated as a WR2 this week against a Jacksonville defense that has allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to his position this season. Speaking of struggle, Tyler Lockett has been a huge risk in recent weeks, but you’d be hard-pressed not to start him still. Against New Orleans, he turned just three targets into two catches for 12 yards. The draw is easier this week against the Jags, but hold hope that Wilson returns against Green Bay, thus leading to better days the rest of the way for Lockett and this offense.

Gerald Everett is set to face a Jacksonville defense that has given up the third-most fantasy points to TE’s this year, but that doesn’t mean he has relevancy this week. He has just six targets and five catches for 51 yards in the last two games and is a sit for the foreseeable future.


-Matthew Cava (@cavaM_ Twitter & Reddit)

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