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Fantasy Football: Answering start/sit queries ahead of NFL Week 8

Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (8) catches the football prior the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

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Here are the most searched start-sit queries ahead of NFL Week 8. The start-sit decisions below are based on PFF's consensus rankings. For more analysis, sign up for a free trial of PFF+ and download the PFF app.

QUARTERBACK

Player 1 Player 2 Start? Ranking diff. Proj. points diff.
Derek Carr Geno Smith Derek Carr +1 +0.8
Daniel Jones Trevor Lawrence Daniel Jones +3 +4.7
Derek Carr Aaron Rodgers Derek Carr +6 +0.8
Kirk Cousins Daniel Jones Kirk Cousins +3 -1.0

Derek CarrLas Vegas RaidersCarr has finished as a top-12 fantasy quarterback in three of his past five games, in part because he has one of the best wide receiver trios in the NFL.

Daniel JonesNew York Giants: Over the past two seasons, Jones is averaging 7.1 yards per attempt against zone defense and 5.4 against man. He’s playing the Seahawks, who play zone defense at the eighth-highest rate in the NFL.


RUNNING BACK

Player 1 Player 2 Start? Ranking diff. Proj. points diff.
A.J. Dillon Brian Robinson Jr. Brian Robinson Jr. +7 +0.6
Chuba Hubbard D'Onta Foreman Chuba Hubbard +3 -1.5
Najee Harris Raheem Mostert Raheem Mostert +1 +2.9
Rhamondre Stevenson Travis Etienne Travis Etienne +1 +0.7

Raheem MostertMiami DolphinsMostert has finished as a top-15 fantasy running back in two of his past three games. Better yet, the Dolphins have the best matchup for running backs this week, according to PFF's strength of schedule tool.


WIDE RECEIVER

Player 1 Player 2 Start? Ranking diff. Proj. points diff.
Christian Kirk Courtland Sutton Christian Kirk +4 +1.3
Alec Pierce George Pickens George Pickens +14 +2.4
Curtis Samuel George Pickens George Pickens +2 -0.8

George Pickens, Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers rookie led the team's wide receivers in receiving yards and scored the team’s only touchdown in Week 7. He remains a clear third on the depth chart but is on the field for nearly every passing play.

TIGHT END

Player 1 Player 2 Start? Ranking diff. Proj. points diff.
Kyle Pitts Pat Freiermuth Pat Freiermuth +2 +3.8
Kyle Pitts Gerald Everett Kyle Pitts +12.3
Kyle Pitts Hayden Hurst Kyle Pitts +1 +3.7

Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons: Per Dwain McFarland's Week 8 Utilization Report, Pitts ran a route on a career-best 84% of snaps in Week 7 and was third on the team with a 21% target share.

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