If you invested heavily in early-round wide receivers in your Fantasy football draft, you might be in a tough spot in Week 8. Michael Thomas seems unlikely to play due to a hamstring injury, and DeAndre Hopkins is on bye; Chris Godwin (finger) is out, Mike Evans has been a big disappointment, Amari Cooper is likely playing with a third-string QB, Odell Beckham Jr. is out for the year, and JuJu Smith-Schuster had been a huge disappointment before a promising 14-target Week 7. Of the first 11 wide receivers drafted, only four look like true must-start options this week. That’s not great.
Of course, that doesn’t mean the position itself is in bad shape. 24 wide receivers are averaging at least 15.1 PPR points so far in 2020, and a staggering 42 are at 12.0 per game or better. It’s a deep position with breakouts like Travis Fulgham, Stefon Diggs, DK Metcalf, Robby Anderson, and Justin Jefferson helping make up for the struggles of some of the top-end guys.
In fact, given injuries at running back — 15 expected Week 1 starters are likely out for Week 8 — there’s a pretty good chance you’re in better shape at WR than anywhere else. But figuring out who to start and sit when you have so many good options is a challenge of its own. Here are Jamey Eisenberg’s Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em calls for Week 8 to help you make the right decisions.
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