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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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