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
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.