Waiver Wire: Week 8
The waiver wire article is set up to help give you the best possible players that may still be available on your league’s waivers. The following players are all rostered in under 50% based on ESPN’s leagues. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me on Twitter @JGalt93.
Daniel Jones, QB, New York Giants (16.7% Rostered)
Jones has had ups and downs this season, but he has always had an upside in good matchups. This week the Giants face a Seattle defense that is currently ranked 22nd against the QB position. The Giants offense is not great but they should be able to put up points this week. Jones is a high-end QB2 with an upside in week 8.
Jared Goff, QB, Detroit Lions (49.6 %Rostered)
Goff has been a disappointment for a few weeks now, but I don’t think it’s entirely his fault. His last two matchups against New England and Dallas proved to be very tough and he was playing without his top two players, Amon- Ra St. Brown and DeAndre Swift, throughout most of the games and should hopefully get them back this week. If you are in need of a bye-week fill-in, you could do worse than Goff against the Dolphins this week. He is a mid-tier QB2 with an upside.
- Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers
- Justin Fields, QB, Chicago Bears
- Davis Mills, QB, Houston Texans
- Sam Ehlinger, QB, Indianapolis Colts
D’Onta Foreman, RB, Carolina Panthers (35.4% Rostered)
Foreman was used heavily in last week’s matchup against the Bucs and should have more usage this week as his counterpart, Chuba Hubbard, is dealing with an injury. Foreman also has a good matchup against the Falcons this week, which should add more of a reason to acquire him this week. Foreman is my top add at the RB position this week. He is a high-end flex with an upside.
Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens (16.3% Rostered)
Edwards came right off of the IR and right into a starting position for the Ravens. With JK Dobbins being out on IR, Edwards should be the lead back for the time being. As long as Edwards remains healthy, he should continue to receive a high carry total and RedZone workload.
Latavius Murray, RB, Denver Broncos (23.7% Rostered)
I couldn’t tell you what is exactly going on with the Broncos offense, but what I can tell you is that Murray has been their best RB since joining the team two weeks ago. It isn’t pretty overall for the Broncos, but if you are looking for a flex play/ bye week fill-in at the RB position Murray should be able to fill that role for you. Murray is a mid-tier flex play this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
** Adding top-tier running backs back-ups is never a bad decision if you have the space to do so.**
- Chuba Hubbard, RB, Carolina Panthers
- Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints
- Jaylen Warren, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Wan’Dale Robinson, WR, New York Giants (13.8% Rostered)
Robinson has dealt with his fair share of injuries this season but while he has been healthy he has shown plenty of ability. The waiver wire is getting extremely thin, it will be harder and harder to get starting quality players sooner than later. Robinson is one of the best WRs left on the waivers and should be added in all leagues this week. He is a WR3/ Flex play going forward with the upside to be much more if he stays healthy.
Parris Campbell, WR, Indianapolis Colts(2.9% Rostered)
Campbell has not disappointed those who decided to trust his week 7 production this past weekend. He was easily the 2nd receiving option for the Colts, but it is currently unclear if he will continue to have the same kind of upside going forward. For that very reason, I will advise you to add Campbell but not start him unless you are very desperate. Campbell has had all the tools needed to be a solid wide receiver in the league, his health has just never been good enough to see that success come to fruition. Campbell is a low-end flex with a massive ceiling going forward.
Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (21.1%Rostered)
Usually, I don’t want the WR3 on a team, but when that team is the Chiefs I will have to make an exception. The Chiefs offense has been firing at a high level and there’s no reason it should stop going forward. Hardman has been surprisingly reliable over the last 3 weeks and should continue to have flex appeal going forward. The Chiefs are on bye this week, so he will not offer you any upside this week. But if you are able to store him on your bench, Hardman would be a savvy addition to your rosters this week.
- Donovan People- Jones, WR, Cleveland Browns
- DeVante Parker, WR, New England Patriots
- Jameson Williams, WR, Detroit Lions
- Nico Collins, WR, Houston Texans
- Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Free Agent
Hayden Hurst, TE, Cincinnati Bengals (47.5% Rostered)
Hurst has had ups and downs this season, but that is to be expected from most TEs. He has offered a decently safe floor and streaming-worthy ceiling throughout most of the games this season. Joe Burrow and the Bengals are playing at an extremely high level, so personally, I am trying to get as many of Burrow’s targets as possible. Hurst should continue to receive a decent target share going forward and will offer even more upside in good matchups. Hurst is a low-end TE1 with an upside in week 8.
Evan Engram, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars (33.3% Rostered)
Engram isn’t a league-winning option at the TE spot, but what he does offer are a consistent target share and a decently safe floor. If you are looking for as much stability as you can get off of the waiver wire at the TE position, I would add Engram this week. Engram is a high-end TE2 with an upside in PPR leagues.
Irv Smith Jr., TE, Minnesota Vikings(31.7% Rostered)
Smith hasn’t been the late-round steal that we had hoped but he has been a boom/bust option like most of the tight ends in the league. This week he has the best possible TE matchup against the Arizona Cardinals and should be a solid streaming option for those in need of a TE in week 8. Smith is a high-end TE2 in week 8.
- Greg Dulcich, TE, Denver Broncos
- Juwan Johnson, TE, New Orleans Saints
- Cade Otton, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Noah Fant, TE, Seattle Seahawks