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 2022 NFL season

Game Info


Kickoff: Sunday, October 30th at 4:25 PM ET

Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, WA

Betting Odds: SEA, -3, 44.5 Total on Oddsshark

Network: Fox

Writer: Justin Herrera (@semtexmex93 on Twitter)


New York Giants



Daniel Jones (Start, QB2)


Daniel Jones has surprisingly been a viable QB2 every week this year under the new Brian Daboll regime. Jones has averaged the second most yards per game (49) and the second most rushing touchdowns (3) for quarterbacks. The rushing game has made up for Jones’ 174 passing yards per game. Honestly, though Jones has been good considering his receivers have been nearly non-existent. Jones has the 30th yards per attempt with 6.5, that being said the short passes have helped him accumulate the third-best true completion percentage (75.4%). The Seahawks have recently given up a 100-yard rushing game to Kyler Murray, while Jones just recently had his only 100-yard rushing game last week. Overall the Seahawks have allowed 18.2 fantasy points to quarterbacks. Look out for Jones this week against the Seahawks as he’s been consistently a QB2, and he should be a start against a weak defense.


Running Backs

Saquon Barkley (Start, RB1)


Saquon Barkley has been on a path to being the RB1 for next year’s draft, and he’s done it by becoming a receiving threat again. Barkley is averaging 4 targets a game and in PPR is RB2, averaging 20.2 points per game. The Giants are playing the Seahawks, who have allowed the second-most receiving yards (409) and the third-most receptions (46) to fantasy running backs. Barkley has the seventh-most receiving yards (180) and the second-most rushing yards (726). Saquon has been a monster this year in the open field with the second most breakaway runs (11) and the most yards created (573). This should stand out as a big game for Barkley; look for him to be an RB1 this week.


Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

Wan’Dale Robinson (Start, High-End Flex), Kadairus Toney (Sit), Darius Slayton (Start, Low-End Flex), Chris Myarick (Sit)


Wan’Dale Robinson played 67.1% of the snaps last Sunday, running 23 routes, getting targeted eight times, and collecting six catches for 50 yards. Robinson is the clear one on this roster and has posted back-to-back double-digit fantasy outings. Look to start Robinson as a high-end flex. Darius Slayton has had two WR2 weeks this season. Last week he ran 24 routes (season-high) and scored a touchdown. Slayton is looking like a decent start as a low-end flex, especially with Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney missing Wednesday’s practice. I don’t expect either to play, and neither should be started.

Chris Myarick is the next man up after the terrible injury to Daniel Bellinger. Don’t start Myarick this week. The Seahawks are really good this year against opposing fantasy wide receivers allowing 18.1 points per game. This will be a tough game for Giants receivers, and they should be considered more of a desperation play than a must-start.


Seattle Seahawks  



Geno Smith  (Start, QB2)


Geno Smith may have returned to earth after his three-week stretch of QB1 performances. Last week Smith passed for 210 yards and two touchdowns. Smith has the highest true completion percentage (78.2%) and has completed 70% of passes in all but two games. Geno is incredibly efficient with the football, which makes him valuable in fantasy. Smith should continue his streak of completing 70% of passes, and the difference will be if he can put up 250+ yards and a couple of touchdowns. The Giants have been middle of the pack against opposing quarterbacks, allowing 15.3 fantasy points per game. Geno should continue to be a startable QB2 this week


Running Backs

Kenneth Walker (Start, RB1)


Kenneth Walker has taken on at least 70% of the snaps since being promoted to the RB1 on the Seahawks. Since Week 5, Walker has averaged 20.5 fantasy points in PPR formats. The one drawback to Walker has been his lack of involvement in the receiving game, only getting targeted three times since becoming the lead back. The Giants have allowed 17.9 fantasy points to running backs this year. Giving up the third most rushing yards (827) to running backs. Look for Walker to stand out once again this week against a weak defense between the 20s. He’s very much a starter in Week 8 and should be an RB1.


Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

Tyler Lockett (Start, WR2), Marquise Goodwin (Sit), Noah Fant (Sit)


Tyler Lockett saw his lowest snap share (66.7%) and ran his lowest routes (26) on the season. I expect there to be an uptick in snaps this week, with DK Metcalf missing practice on Wednesday and looking like he’ll miss at least one game. Lockett’s 11 deep ball targets this year and Geno’s deep ball completion percentage that I referenced earlier could lead to a big week. Look for Lockett to be a borderline WR2.

Marquise Goodwin got a season-high five targets when substituting for the injured Metcalf. Goodwin reeled in four catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns. I’ve liked Goodwin since his 49er day, but this seems like a flash-in-the-pan situation rather than a start-every-week situation. Goodwin is a sit this week. Noah Fant is not a start at all this week, and he has yet to reach a TE1 week this year. The scary part is Fant played his highest snap share (73%) and was only targeted three times. Blocking tight ends will not win you fantasy championships.

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