Fantasy Football: Week 8 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em

- Jared Goff returns home

- Saquon tries to run against a tough Jets D

- Adam Thielen looks to continue his recent run

Oct 1, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Adam Thielen (19)
Oct 1, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) / Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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With no byes scheduled this week, your lineups return to full strength making this a critical week in the fantasy season. We are here to help with those lineup decisions and here, I will talk about players that should be in your lineups (outside of the incredibly obvious) and those that you should think about finding a better option for.

Position by position, here are some solid starts as well as players who might not have their best games of the season.

Jared Goff, Detroit Lions
Oct 22, 2023; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff (16) looks to pass as / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


Start: Jared Goff, Detroit Lions (vs. Las Vegas): I like the Lions this week to take out some frustration after last week's embarrassing loss to Baltimore and to make an example out of the Raiders. Jared Goff is that dude at home and he should put up an impressive statline in this one.

Start: Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (vs. L.A. Rams): Coming off of their bye week, Dak Prescott should be able to open things up at home against the Rams, who haven't been bad on defense this year but this just looks like one of those spots. The Cowboys had a week to rest and get ready for this one so look for them to be on top of their game.

Sit: Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos (vs. Kansas City): You can roll the dice on Russ if you'd like, or if you have no better options, but he threw for just 95 yards just two weeks ago against this same defense. No thanks.

Sit: Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers (vs. Cincinnati): You'll have to monitor Purdy for this game as he began experiencing concussion-like symptoms following the loss to Minnesota, but I would stay away from him if he does in fact play. Purdy was shaky against the Vikings and the loss of Deebo Samuel is a big one.

Sleeper: Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. Jacksonville): I wouldn't be jumping up and down to start Pickett here, but this is a potentially good spot against a Jacksonville defense that currently ranks No. 31 against the pass.

Bust: Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (at San Francisco): I would definitely be playing Burrow, but this isn't a great spot. Kirk Cousins was able to carve the Niners defense up, but that was in Minnesota. The Bengals are coming off of a bye, and I like guys when that is the case, but this defense should be looking to make up for last week's poor effort.