Fantasy Football: Week Eight Waiver Wire Running Back aka Running to the Waiver Wire For All Your Problems
If you thought the waiver wire running back options for week seven were bad, wait until you see what waiver wire running back options available in week eight. Even the dredges that were available last week are gone, and all that is available is fool’s gold. It might seem shiny at first, but in the end, it is as worthless as the running backs still on your team. So let us examine what our best waiver wire running back options for week eight are.
Marlon Mack – Owned in 40% of leagues – In week six, I said to take a wait and see approach with Marlon Mack. His lackluster week seven performance indicates that was the right approach. In week eight, he rushed 5 times for 26 yards and had 4 catches for 40 yards. While those numbers are average at best, he also had the most snaps of any running backs on the Indianapolis Colts. If you are desperate for running back help, now is the time to grab Mack. He might not pay off for a couple of weeks, but it looks like he is well on his way to becoming the primary back in Indianapolis.
Latavius Murray – Owned in 41% of leagues – I’m not really sure how to feel about Murray. It appears that Murray and McKinnon are in a time-share. Murray is not involved in the passing game at all. However, he did manage 18 carries for 113 yards and 1 touchdown this week. He will probably break your heart, but beggars can’t be choosers. If you can avoid burning your waiver priority on him, I would probably wait and hope he makes it to your leagues free agency period.
DeAndre Washington/Jalen Richard – Owned in 3%/11% of leagues – They say the night is darkest before the dawn. If you are looking at acquiring Washington or Richard on wiavers to shore up your running back core, I can only assume that the sun has burned out and you will never see the light of day again. Yeah, Lynch might miss one game with his suspension looming large, but let’s be real. If you had Lynch in your starting line, you were probably already screwed. Don’t compound your mistake by burning your waiver priority on either of these guys.