Fantasy Football Week Eight Waiver Wire Guide

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Fantasy Football Week Eight Waiver Wire Guide

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Fantasy Football Week Eight Waiver Wire Guide

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Quarterback

Daniel Jones (28.9% rostered on ESPN)

Marcus Mariota (23.2% rostered on ESPN)

Justin Fields (23.1% rostered on ESPN)

Daniel Jones and Marcus Mariota are grouped together as this week’s priority adds at quarterback due to their rushing ability and upcoming matchup. 

Jones led all quarterbacks in week seven with 11 carries, and ran for over 100 yards and a touchdown. He has escaped the turnovers that plagued his first three seasons this season, drastically raising his floor. The Giants next four weeks are against Seattle, BYE, Houston, and Detroit. Those matchups are ripe for fantasy success.

Mariota has gone three consecutive weeks without a turnover and at least six carries. His passing upside is limited but his threat as a rusher makes up for it, especially if he can find the end zone. Mariota’s chance to be a week-to-week starter has passed but you can do worse this week than a mobile quarterback facing Carolina in a home divisional matchup.

Justin Fields has been a different player in his last three games. He has 33 rushing attempts over that span, and has scored 17 points or more each time. He’s producing in fantasy without relying on the end zone, only scoring multiple touchdowns in weeks one and eight. Fields has a tough matchup in week eight against Micah Parsons and the Dallas Cowboys, but his rushing ability makes him worthy of a stash.

Running Back

D’Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard (35.3% and 25.8% rostered respectively)

Both D’Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard were productive in their first game without Christian McCaffery. They finished with almost identical fantasy outputs (16.5 and 15.3 points respectively). Foreman produced more on the ground converting his 15 carries into 118 rushing yards. Both backs caught two passes and were on pass for relatively equal workloads before Hubbard exited the game with a minor ankle injury. Both are worthy of a roster spot but neither stands out as a particularly intriguing option. Foreman is the preferred back based on the talent he flashed on Sunday, but Hubbard has the ability to become the better option. Neither should be expected to lead the backfield and the split is worth monitoring in future weeks.

Tyler Allgeier (30.3% rostered on ESPN)

Tyler Allgeier finally separated himself from Caleb Huntley and Avery Williams on Sunday. Fantasy managers have been anticipating his breakout for a while, and it is a promising sign for the future. His downhill running style compliments Cordarelle Patterson well, so he should continue to be productive when Patterson returns. Allgeier has serious upside in Atlanta’s run-heavy offense.

Gus Edwards (16.1% rostered on ESPN)

JK Dobbins is back on the injured reserve just in time for Gus Edwards to return to play. Baltimore wasted no time getting him involved as he ran the ball 16 times and scored two touchdowns. Kenyan Drake, Mike Davis, and Justice Hill are not going to prevent Edwards from being a reliable fantasy option. Edwards is the top waiver wire target this week and should be considered a flex play until Dobbins is back.

Wide Receiver

Zay Jones (25.8% rostered on ESPN)

Zay Jones being available in three quarters of fantasy leagues is criminal. The Jaguar stud continues to be one of the most slept on receivers in the game. Trevor Lawrence loves throwing him the football, as he averages nearly eight targets a game. Few players on the waiver wire have as high of a weekly floor as Jones. If he can find the endzone (one touchdown in six games) on a more regular basis, he could go from a streaming option to reliable starter.

Wan’Dale Robinson (13.8% rostered on ESPN)

It is difficult to view any Giants playmaker not named Saquon Barkley as a stable option, but Wan’Dale Robinson is making that case. His target share rose to 27% against Jacksonville. He is adjusting very well to Brian Daboll’s offense and is earning Daniel Jones’ trust. His play should only improve as the season continues in an offense that needs playmakers to step up.

Parris Campbell (2.8% rostered on ESPN)

Parris Campbell’s breakout week six was not a fluke as he put together an even bigger game against Tennessee. He once again found the endzone, but even more noteworthy were his 12 targets. Matt Ryan’s benching signals a swing back to leaning on the run game after two pass-happy performances. This adds uncertainty to Campbell’s situation after building quite a connection with the quarterback. Still, he will demand looks out of the slot. New starter Sam Ehlinger’s favorite target in college was Devin Duvernay, who is a similar player to Campbell, so it’s possible that connection extends to him moving forward. 

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Tight End

Greg Dulcich (7.8% rostered on ESPN)

Rookie Greg Dulcich is one of the few tight ends on waiver wires that has legitimate upside. He was a highly touted pass catcher out of UCLA, and the Broncos invested a day-two pick in him. He has firmly replaced Albert Okwuegbunam as their receiving tight end after being activated from the injured reserve. He has scored double digit points in his first two games. That is worth a gamble at a barren tight end position.

Cade Otton (7.8% rostered on ESPN)

Cade Otton had a career high 64 receiving yards on Sunday. Cameron Brate’s injury opened the door for Otton to be the full time starter in Tampa Bay. Tom Brady famously loves targeting his tight ends, and seems comfortable passing to Otton.

Harrison Bryant (2% rostered on ESPN)

David Njoku has been a top five fantasy tight end through the first seven weeks of the season, but will miss the next two-to-five weeks with an ankle sprain. Jacoby Brissett loves targeting his tight ends, and Harrison Bryant is next in line. He is a risky play in his first start, but has top-five upside for the ensuing weeks.



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