Who to start and who to sit? It’s the one question you need to answer right to do well in this crazy game of fantasy football. You won’t get it right every time. But at Bruno Boys, we help you work through those tougher decisions. That way, you make informed decisions on your starting lineup and will be confident in locking it in.
Our Quarterback Starts and Sits look at the line that separates QB1s and QB2s. We will rarely cover studs, unless it’s a sit recommendation based on matchup or we want to make note of a significant angle in the Quick Hits section at the end. Injuries happen too, which affects other players’ fantasy outlook.
We also consider super flex and two-quarterback leagues, which have become increasingly popular. There are owners who need to know when it’s safe to put Jameis Winston into a lineup or when the stars align to start rookies Mac Jones or Justin Fields. Lastly, bye weeks are a factor now.
Here are the Week 8 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks to Sit.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals
Sit A-A-ron Rodgers? Say it ain’t so! Potentially not having Davante Adams and Allen Lazard (COVID-19) is going to be a tremendous loss. Rodgers could still get his points but will lean into Aaron Jones, Randall Cobb, Robert Tonyan, Equinanimeous St. Brown, Amari Rogers and maybe Marquez Valdez-Scantling to step up in a big way. The offense will need to get the ball into the hands of A.J. Dillon too, so creativity should not be in short supply today, just for Rodgers to have a decent game.
The Cardinals give up the second-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks and that has us being a little apprehensive starting Rodgers. But hold on! The Packers are 6-0 without Adams in the Matt LaFleur regime, and in those games, Rodgers threw for 17 touchdowns to one interception.
If anyone can pull it off, it’s Rodgers and that’s why I don’t want to label him as a pure sit. The Cardinals did lose J.J. Watt for the season. But we cannot overlook Rodgers not having his top two receivers; he also has Jones and Dillon to run the ball, so expect a hefty work load. We’ll just have to see who steps up more to maintain their fantasy profile, Rodgers or Jones.