Week 8 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football

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

 

Week 8 of the NFL season has 6 teams off on a “Bye”, the most of any regular season week so far. We did not have a rash of disappointing injuries in Week 7, thankfully, so it will be the teams on the “Bye’ that could hurt fantasy football owners the most.

Week 8 Byes: Baltimore, Miami, NY Giants, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

 

Week 8 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Quarterbacks

DEN QB Trevor Siemian ( vs SD )-  If you have a QB on the Week 8 Bye week, you may desperately need a fill for the upcoming weekend. Siemian has a great match up and playing once again at home. The schedule makers were very kind to give Denver 5 home games in the first 8 weeks so Siemian could get familiar as the new starter. Only owned in 11% of Yahoo leagues

NYJ QB Ryan Fitzpatrick ( at CLEV)- Whether Jets fans like it or not, Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the Jets’ starting quarterback after Geno Smith suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s win over the Ravens. Great match up Week 8 at Cleveland.  Fitzpatrick is only owned in 19% of Yahoo leagues, with a favorable match up.

Also consider KC QB Alex Smith (at IND) Week 8

 

Week 8 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Running Backs

TB RB Jacquizz Rodgers ( vs OAK )- UTTER-FANTASY’S WEEK 7 WAIVER WIRE RECOMMENDATIONS . He should have been picked up last week, but still only owned in 73% of Yahoo leagues, with a favorable match up. No one knows when/if RB Doug Martin will be back.

MIA RB Jay Ajayi ( BYE)- Recommendation Week 6 Waiver Wire-  Pick him up even on a Bye week. Only owned in 72% of Yahoo leagues.

DEN RB Devontae Booker ( vs SD)- Like I wrote in Week 6 & 7, his talent is too gard for HC Kubiak to ignore. Week 7- Booker rushed 17 times for 83 yards and one touchdown.

GB RB Knile Davis ( at ATL)- Davis didn’t have a role in Week 7, having just arrived in Green Bay, but he should know the offense by Week 8, and the Packers need him.

MINN RB Matt Asiata ( at CHI)- Asiata had 18 touches in Week 7, vs RB McKinnon’s 12 touches. With so many teams on a Bye Week 8, Asiata is likely available- only owned in 21% of Yahoo leagues.

BUFF RB Mike Gillislee ( vs NE)- Why was RB McCoy even playing in Week 7???? RB Mike Gillislee to start if LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is not able to play once again in Week 8.  Tough match up however.

deep leagues HOU RB Alfred Blue ( vs DET)- RB Lamar Miller was banged up in Week 7, so RB Blue had more action than usual. He may have more than usuak again, if Miller isn’t 100% in Week 8. Great match up.

 

Week 8 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Wide Receivers

GB WR Davante Adams ( at ATL)- His good games are spotting, but this could be a shoot out in Week 8. 13/16 targets for 132 yards and 2 TDs in Week 7. Only owned in 19% of Yahoo leagues

IND WR Donte Moncrief ( vs KC)- Moncrief (shoulder) is expected to practice Wednesday. If he plays in Week 8, Moncrief will be an upside WR3 against Kansas City. Only owned in 63% of Yahoo leagues.

ARI WR John Brown ( at CAR)- With WR Jaron Brown OUT (IR) and WR Michael Floyd suffering a hamstring injury in Sunday’s tie with the Seahawks, the Cardinals desperately need John Brown to return.

NO WR Michael Thomas ( vs SEA)- How is WR Thomas still only owned in 73% of Yahoo leagues? Tough match up but at least they are playing at home.

SD WR Tyrell Williams ( at DEN)- Brutal match up but QB P Rivers targets Williams more than anyone else. ( 10 times in Week 7)

DAL WR Cole Beasley- Even with WR Dez Bryant coming back, there’s no denying that QB Dak Prescott likes Cole “Danny Woodhead” Beasley.

Other candidates- NYJ Quincy Enunwa ( at CLEV)- Healthy once again. 73 yards and 1 TD Week 7.

 

Week 8 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Tight Ends

CINN TE Tyler Eifert ( vs WASH)- Eifert is back and only owned in 69% of Yahoo leagues.

IND TE Jack Doyle ( at TENN )- UTTER-FANTASY’S WEEK 7 WAIVER WIRE RECOMMENDATIONS  Fantasy football owners still have an opportunity to get Doyle, who is becoming one of QB A Luck’s favorite targets after WR TY Hilton. Only owned in 31% of Yahoo leagues. 9 catches/ 78 yards and 1 TD in Week 7.

 

More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 8 coming as the week progresses.

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Week 7 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football

Week 7 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Rather than Week 7 be a week of disappointing injuries, thankfully, it was a week of unlikely stars rising from the depths of NFL depth charts. Another nice week to look back at the NFL games and talk about who stood out with some spectacular plays, rather than who got injured.

Since we did not have a ton of new significant injuries, it’s the Bye weeks that can also create many roster problems for fantasy football owners, especially if they did not pay attention to them during the drafts. You may have players from their team off on the same bye week.

Bye Week 7: Carolina and Dallas

 

Week 7 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Quarterbacks

TENN QB Marcus Mariota ( at IND)-  It’s not a secret that Indianapolis has one of the worst defenses in the NFL, and perhaps THE worst secondary. Even QB Brock Osweiler eventually had a good game vs the Colts in Week 6, and Mariota will in Week 7. If you are without QB Cam Newton in Week 7, Mariota should be serviceable. Only owned in 60% of Yahoo leagues

WASH QB Kirk Cousins ( at DET )- Another defense that made a quarterback looked great in Week 6 was the Detroit Lions. LAR QB Case Keenum had 321 passing yards and 3 TDs. Cousins is only owned in 72% of Yahoo leagues, with a favorable match up.

TB QB Jameis Winston ( at SF )- Having had their “Bye” in Week 6, Winston may have come available in your league. Only owned in 70% of Yahoo leagues, with a favorable match up.

deeper leagues BUFF QB Tyrod Taylor ( at MIA )

Also consider KC QB Alex Smith (vs New Orleans) Week 7 in deeper leagues

 

Week 7 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Running Backs

NE RB James White ( at PITT)- Recommendation Week 6 Waiver Wire- QB Tom Brady likes having RB James White on the field with him, and what Brady wants, Brady gets. White had 66 total yards and 2 receiving TDs in Week 6.

MIA RB Jay Ajayi ( vs BUFF)- Recommendation Week 6 Waiver Wire-  RB Ajayi racked up over 200+ rushing yards and 2 TDs. He was the top running back for Week 6. Tougher match up in week 7, but at least he’s at home again.

GB RB Knile Davis ( vs CHI)- Packers acquired RB Knile Davis from the Chiefs. Packers have the Thursday night game. Can RB Knile Davis be ready in 2 days?

TB RB Jacquizz Rodgers ( at SF)- With Doug Martin (hamstring) out, Rodgers is expected to start Week 7 against the 49ers.

DEN RB Devontae Booker ( vs HOU)- Only a stash right now, but eventually Booker’s talent will be too much for HC Kubiak to ignore. Booker had 46 yards in Week 6 on only 5 carries ( 9.2 average) while RB CJ Anderson had 37 yards on 10 carries ( 3.7 average)

Keep an eye on RB Carlos Hyde- He has his right arm in a sling on Tuesday. If he’s not ready Sunday, RB Mike Davis (averaging 1.8 yards a carry) likely to start.

UPDATE: SF RB Carlos Hyde OUT for Week 7.
SF official 49er website, Rotoworld and Ourlads.com
showing RB Sh Draughn #2….RB Mike Davis #3 RB on depth charts

BILLS UPDATE: ESPN reports Mike Gillislee to start if LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is not able to play this week.

 

Week 7 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Wide Receivers

CHI WR Cameron Meredith ( at GB)-  Recommendation Week 6 Waiver Wire- An Utter-Fantasy recommendation last week, but since he is still only owned in 52% of Yahoo leagues, fantasy football owners needed Week 6 to become believers….11 catches for 113 yards. He was also targeted in the end zone.

NO WR Michael Thomas ( at KC)- Fantasy football owners were justifiably nervous about starting WR Michael Thomas with WR Willie Snead returning from injury, but Thomas easily was preferred over Snead by QB D Brees. Thomas should be acquired in all formats. Only owned in 67% of Yahoo leagues.

CINN WR Tyler Boyd ( vs CLEV)- I wouldn’t blame fantasy football owners for watching another week or two to see if Week 6 was a fluke ( 4 catches for 79 yards) but QB A Dalton has got to get this speedy receiver involved in their offense, as well as LaFell.

after their Week 7 Bye-DAL WR Cole Beasley- There’s no denying that QB Dak Prescott likes Cole “Danny Woodhead” Beasley.

GB WR Ty Montgomery ( vs CHI)- new acquistion RB Knile Davis is unlikely to be ready to contribute Thursday night, meaning Ty Montgomery should once again see plenty of snaps in the backfield. 104 total yards in Week 6 ( 98 receiving/ 6 rushing yards on 3 attempts.)

MINN WR Adam Thielen ( at PHIL )- WR Stefon Diggs (groin) did not practice Monday, but Diggs is expected back this week. Remember however, that 6’2″ Thielen was the QB Sam Bradford favorite in Week 5, with 7/8 targets for 127 yards and 1 TD.

LAR WR Kenny Britt ( vs NYG in UK)- Kenny Britt caught 7/8 targets for 136 yards and 2 TDs in Week 6 against the Lions. Temper expectations going forward with Britt. This was his first game with a TD, he had 3 ALL of last year, and in 2015 only went over 100 yards once ( vs PITT Week 3- 102 yards). The Lions can make a lot of players look sensational. ( DET #32 DEF in the NFL- LAST!) In Week 4, CHI WR Eddie Royal had 111 yard and 1 TD.

Other candidates- WASH WR Jamison Crowder ( at DET)- 3/4 targets for 52 yards in Week 6 and 1 TD.

 

Week 7 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Tight Ends

SD  TE Hunter Henry ( at ATL)- Recommendation Week 6 Waiver Wire-  but still only owned in 35% of Yahoo leagues. Currently the #3 tight end in the NFL, and has 16 targets, 218 receiving yards and 3 TDs in the past 3 weeks.

IND TE Jack Doyle ( at TENN )- I picked up WR P Dorsett in a couple leagues in Week 6, and QB A Luck wouldn’t even look at him. Dorsett had only two lousy catches for 12 yards, and now he’s injured along with TE D Allen. This can only mean even more targets for Doyle. Only owned in 11% of Yahoo leagues.

 

More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 7 coming as the week progresses.

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Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings

Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings 2015 By Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

BYES- CHICAGO- CINCINNATI- DENVER- GREEN BAY

Quarterback Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings


1. Philip Rivers
2. Tom Brady
3. Drew Brees
4. Andrew Luck
5. Carson Palmer
6. Matt Ryan
7. Cam Newton
8. Blake Bortles
9.  Eli Manning
10. Russell Wilson
11. Brian Hoyer
12. Nick Foles
13. Matthew Stafford
14. Sam Bradford
15. Josh McCown
16. Ryan Tannehill
17. Teddy Bridgewater
18. Ryan Fitzpatrick
19. Derek Carr
20. Joe Flacco

Running Back Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings


1. Devonta Freeman
2. LeVeon Bell
3. Todd Gurley
4. Marshawn Lynch
5.  A Peterson
6. Chris Ivory
7. Mark Ingram
8. Chris Johnson
9. LeSean McCoy
10.  Lamar Miller
11. Frank Gore
12. Doug Martin
13. Arian Foster
14. Latavius Murray
15. Justin Forsett
16. LeGarrett Blount
17. Melvin Gordon
18. DeMarco Murray
19. Alfred Morris
20. Carlos Hyde
21. Rashad Jennings
22. Christine Michael
23. Jonathon Stewart
24. Dion Lewis
25. Bishop Sankey
26. Chad West
27. Shane Vereen
28. Danny Woodhead
29.  I Crowell
30. Ameer Abdullah

Wide Receiver Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings


1. DeAndre Hopkins
2. Odell Beckham Jr
3. Julio Jones
4. TY Hilton
5. Antonio Brown
6. Julian Edleman
7. Calvin Johnson
8. Brandon Marshall
9. Amari Cooper
10.Martavis Bryant
11. Allen Robinson
12. Keenan Allen
13. Steve Smith
14. John Brown
15. Allen Hurns
16. Jarvis Landry
17. Willie Snead
18. Larry Fitzgerald
19. Eric Decker
20. Jeremy Maclin
21. Vincent Jackson
22. Jordan Matthews
23. Brandon Cooks
24. Mike Evans
25. Travis Benjamin
26. Ted Ginn Jr
27. Pierre Garcon
28. Anquan Boldin
29. Kendall Wright
30. Golden Tate
31. Terrance Williams
32. Leonard Hankerson
33. Anquan Boldin
34. Kamar Aiken
35. Donte Moncrief
36. Michael Floyd
37. Tavon Austin
38. Rueban Randle
39. Torrey Smith
40. St Diggs

Tight End Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings


1. Gronk
2. Antonio Gates
3. Greg Olsen
4. Jimmy Graham
5. Gary Barnidge
6. Jordan Cameron
7. Julius Thomas
8. Travis Kelce
9.  Jason Witten
10. Ben Watson
11. Charles Clay
12. Larry Donnell
13. Kyle Rudolph
14. Delanie Walker
15. Ladarius Green
16.Owen Daniels
17. Dwayne Allen
18. Derek Carrier
19. Jacob Tamme
20. Coby Fleener
21. Heath Miller
22.  Zach Ertz
23. Eric Ebron
24. Jared Cook
25. Garrett Graham

Defense Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings


1. Seattle Seahawks
2. New England Patriots
3. Arizona Cardinals
4.  Washington
5. Buffalo Bills
6. St L Rams
7. Houston Texans
8. Baltimore Ravens
9. Miami Dolphins
10. Oakland Raiders
11. New York Giants
12. Jacksonville Jaguars
13. New York Giants
14. Atlanta Falcons
15. San Diego Chargers
16. Philadelphia Eagles
17. Detroit Lions
18. Pittsburgh Steelers
19. Cleveland Browns
20. Kansas City Chiefs…if PITT Roeth doesn’t play

NFL Waiver Wire Week 7

 

NFL Waiver Wire Week 7 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

All of the Week 7 Bye teams have QBs that are likely starters for many fantasy teams, ( Cutler- Dalton- Manning & Rodgers)…also injuries to PITT M Vick and TENN M Mariota…….so getting a one-week replacement is going to more imperative with NFL Waiver Wire Week 7 than it was Week 6…….so don’t wait

Bye Teams Week 7: Chicago- Cincinnati- Denver- Green Bay

Quarterbacks Waiver Wire Week 7

 

Note: Start by checking the waiver wire for Week 6 Bye QBs that may have been temporarily dropped- OAK QB D Carr- ST L QB N Foles

JACK Blake Bortles- Did You Know… JACK QB B Bortles is currently the #6 QB in the NFL….going 138 of 242 for 1,630 yards- 13 TDs- 7 INTS avg 2 TDs- 271 yds a game

HOU Brian Hoyer- HOU HC O Brien finally decided to officially name Hoyer the starter Week 6 and he produced- 293 yards and 3 TDs- 0 INTS. Mallett won’t likely see the field ROS unless Hoyer is injured

DAL Matt Cassel- Only in very deep leagues should you consider Cassel, but the DAL/Weeden affair is over- Cassel will be the ultimate game manager, but he has weapons

Running Backs Waiver Wire Week 7

 

DAL Christine Michael- Cowboys RBs coach Gary Brown says the team wants to take the “reins” off Christine Michael and “let him rock.” We’ll have a better idea of how things will shake out during practice in Week 7

GB  James Starks- Not unlike SEA M Lynch, fantasy owners who spent a 1st pick on this guy expected more. Lacy isn’t 100% so owners would be wise to scoop up Starks as a handcuff, as well as RB needy teams- It could be an even split between the 2 backs ROS

DEN R Hillman- I recommended fantasy owners to grab Hillman in Week 5 – WAIVER WIRE WEEK 5– 23 touches Week 6- for 115 total yards

MIA Lamar Miller- new HC Dan Campbell got smash mouth and back to basics by running Miller- some fantasy owners were patient and dropped him- 82% owned

Other decent candidates- SD Branden Oliver- The Chargers are tired of rookie RB Melvin Gordon’s fumbling troubles, and benched him Week 6- Oliver is a capable RB and SD could make a switch if Gordon fumbles again

Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Week 7

 

GB Davante Adams- Adams injury had him hitting the waiver wire a couple weeks ago- He is close to returning and is only owned in 65% of leagues

BALT K Aiken- WR Steve Smith (back) is soon, but QB Flacco can air it out and still needs other weapons. Aiken had only 22 yards Week 6, but he did have a TD reception, his second in then past 3 games

DET WR Lance Moore- 2 TD receptions past 2 games and great match ups week 7 & 8 ( home vs MINN- then at KC)

CAR Ted Ginn Jr- Tough match up Week 6 ( at SEA ) and only 1 reception but don’t give up on him- great ROS and 3 TD receptions in first 4 games

N.O. Willie Snead- Recommended Week 5 on Utter-Fantasy’s Waiver Wire suggestions- WEEK 5 WAIVER WIRE

Other decent candidates-

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

HOU J Strong- WR Cecil Shorts has been ruled out for Week 7 so Strong should see a fair amount of the remaining targets that Hopkins doesn’t get

Also due back soon- NE B LaFell & WASH DeSean Jackson

Tight Ends Waiver Wire Week 7

 

N.O. Ben Watson- I predicted in the preseason that by Week 2 ….TE  Ben Watson would be the biggest TE pick up on the waiver wire. It took longer than I thought it would, but Brees likes to throw to TEs and he has found his

JACK Julius Thomas- Finally hit the field Week 6 and had 78 yards and 1 TD- Only owned in 57% of fantasy leagues