Waiver Wire Week 8

NFL Waiver Wire Week 8

Waiver Wire Week 8 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

I’ll preface this Week 8 article by stating that this is not a great week to improve your fantasy team with NFL Waiver Wire Week 8 pick ups. No real “diamonds in the rough” surfaced for fantasy owners except perhaps the injury to HOU RB A Foster and NYG RB Orleans Darkwa ( in one of the worst RBBC situations in the NFL)

Bye Teams Week 7: BUFF- PHIL- JACK- WASH


Quarterbacks Waiver Wire Week 8


JACK Blake Bortles- Did You Know… only QB Tom Brady has more TD passes this season than JACK B Bortles

CHI Jay Cutler- CHI-DEN-CINN and GB had a bye week 7. Manning, Rodgers and Dalton weren’t dropped for a waiver wire pick up but Cutler may have been. Cutler has a decent match up Week 8 at home vs MINN


Running Backs Waiver Wire Week 8


HOU Alfred Blue- RB Arian Foster is OUT again, leaving the Texans and fantasy owners scrambling for a replacement. In the past it has been RB Blue who has filled in. Week 3 Blue ran 31 times for 139 yards and 1 TD

GB  James Starks- Not unlike SEA M Lynch, fantasy owners who spent a 1st pick on Lacy expected more. Prior to their Week 7 bye, HC McCarthy stated that “We’re a one-two punch team”- It could be a split between the 2 backs ROS

DEN R Hillman- I recommended fantasy owners to grab Hillman in Week 5 – WAIVER WIRE WEEK 5– ESPN is reporting that Ronnie Hillman should operate as the No. 1 back in practice this week

DAL D McFadden- Only because he had such a huge week 7, do I dare put him as a waiver wire suggestion, but I’d have to see more to pick this guy up. We have had RBs on other teams produce big 1 or 2 weeks, only to disappoint a week later especially in RBBC situations- ( DET A Abdullah- CEV Duke Johnson- ARI D Johnson- BUFF K Williams) Remember, this is the same guy that finished 2014 with 155 carries for 534 yards (a 3.4-yard average) and only 2 TDs. Note: Joseph Randle is dealing with an oblique injury- Tough match up Week 8 vs Seattle

Other decent candidates- SD Branden Oliver- The Chargers are tired of rookie RB Melvin Gordon’s fumbling troubles, and benched him Week 6- Branden Oliver rushed 9 times for 35 yards and caught 6-of-7 targets for 39 yards Week 7

NYG RB Orleans Darkwa- As I wrote above, Darkwa is in one of the worst RBBC situations in the NFL


Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Week 8


GB Davante Adams– Adams injury had dropped from fantasy rosters a couple weeks ago- Packers coach Mike McCarthy expects Davante Adams (ankle) to be ready for Week 8, and serve as the #3 WR behind Cobb and James Jones- only owned in 52% of fantasy leagues

ATL Roddy White- WR L Hankerson (hamstring) was stealing into White’s production but he’s injured and White should see his targets increase especially with 2 great match ups Weeks 8 & 9 ( TB & SF)

CAR Ted Ginn Jr– Only owned in 7% of fantasy leagues- 102 total yards Week 7 and a nice match up week 8 vs IND

HOU N Washington- This guy isn’t a one week wonder ( Week 7- 127 yards and 2 TDs) Granted, Week 7 was especially good as Miami double teamed WR D Hopkins all day, but Washington has 8 or more targets in every game (4) he’s played this year

Other decent candidates- deep leagues

SEA T Lockett- His speed is forcing the Seahawks to include him on offense, and not just on Special teams- 5/79 yards and 1 TD Week 7

TB Donteea Dye- NFL Network’s is reporting Vincent Jackson (knee) will likely miss Week 8 against the Falcons. Dye caught his 1st career catch Week 7…a 7 yard TD pass

KC Albert Wilson- don’t get too excited, this is KC, the most conservative, predictable offense in the NFL-

ATL WR Justin Hardy- The Falcons’ official website expects fourth-rounder to make his NFL debut in Week 8

Also due back soon- WASH DeSean Jackson


Tight Ends Waiver Wire Week 8


WASH Jordan Reed– QB K Cousins has always looked for his TEs, but WASH has had trouble keeping their TEs healthy. Reed is back and had 72 yards – 2 TDs Week 7

DET Eric Ebron- If you think you can guess when this guy will have good games vs lousy ones, then grab him