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What to do with Sam Darnold in Week 8 fantasy football

We go over Sam Darnold’s fantasy football outlook ahead of the Jets Week 8 matchup against the Chiefs.

Quarterback Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets passes the ball in the first quarter of the game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on October 25, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

If you have ever started New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold in a fantasy league, any format, well, sorry. You probably should know better. And if you’re thinking maybe, just maybe, this is the perhaps the week to give him a shot, let me stop you right there. Don’t.

Fantasy Football analysis: Jets QB Sam Darnold

Darnold is having a brutal season. After missing two games with a shoulder injury, he returned last week, throwing two interceptions and scratching out a meager 120 yards. It was his worst game of the season, and there are a lot to choose from.

Making matters worse this week is that they play the Kansas City Chiefs, who not only can score at will, but they have a top-10 pass defense according to Football Outsiders. He also won’t have wide receiver Jamison Crowder, the only viable pass catcher the team has. It’s going to be another long day for Darnold and the Jets.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Sit Sam Darnold.