18 players to start or sit in fantasy football for Week 8

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Put Courtland Sutton in your starting lineups this week.
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Each week, we’re listing players to start or sit in fantasy football.As always, these are less obvious choices — players fantasy owners might be on the cusp of starting or sitting.Here are our start ’em, sit ’ems for Week 8 of the NFL season.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.Week 7 was an ugly fantasy week all-around.Several players left games early with injuries, while several players on fantasy benches exploded (looking at you, Chase Edmonds). We called for Marvin Jones to sit last week and he exploded for three touchdowns. Sorry.Though Jones was among a few gaffes we made (we also called for sitting Kirk Cousins), we still did OK for the week. We judge success by: quarterbacks and tight ends finishing in the top 12 in fantasy scoring at their positions and running backs and wide receivers finishing in the top 30 in scoring at their positions. A correct “sit” call means that player finished outside of the top 12 or 30.On the whole, we got six start-sit calls correct. Though “sit” calls like Melvin Gordon and Adrian Peterson finished inside the top 30 at running back (so we won’t count them as correct calls), they both finished with below seven points in standard scoring, meaning we hopefully didn’t hurt fantasy owners too much if they followed our advice.We’ll look to rebound in Week 8. As always, we try to pick less obvious choices — players fantasy owners might be on the cusp of starting or sitting.Check out our start ’em, sit ’ems for Week 8 below.

START: Teddy Bridgewater, QB

Teddy Bridgewater.
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Team: New Orleans SaintsWeek 8 opponent: at Arizona Cardinals Why you should start him: Drew Brees said he wants to play in Week 8, so keep an eye on that situation. If Brees does not start, however, Bridgewater is a nice streaming option. Over the last three weeks, Bridgewater is QB8. Though the Cardinals defense has improved in recent weeks, and they can get after the quarterback, the Saints offensive line should be able to hold up.

SIT: Carson Wentz, QB

Carson Wentz.
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Team: Philadelphia EaglesWeek 8 opponent: at Buffalo BillsWhy you should sit him: The Bills remain one of the NFL’s stingiest defenses, and the Eagles are in a rut. Wentz has topped 200 yards once in the last four games (with a solid 302-2-1 line against Minnesota) and has four turnovers in the previous two games. The Bills have forced turnovers in all but one game this season.

START: Derek Carr, QB

Derek Carr.
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Team: Oakland RaidersWeek 8 opponent: at HoustonWhy you should start him: Carr is low on the radar in fantasy, but he should be startable this week if you’re in a pinch at QB. While the Texans’ run defense has been elite, they rank just 22nd against the pass. Last week, Jacoby Brissett lit them up for 326 yards and 4 touchdowns. With Tyrell Williams looking likely to play, Carr gets one of his top red-zone weapons back.

SIT: Kyler Murray, QB

Kyler Murray.
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