Fantasy Football Week 8 Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet

Stop using your precious clicks on five different positional waiver wire articles. Football Absurdity’s Waleed Ismail has all your waiver wire needs on one page!  

Week seven of the 2019 NFL season is in the books and you’ve made every mistake a man can make. You started David Johnson….and you were wrong.   You believed Aaron Rodgers was done…. And you were wrong.  You thought riding schooners was safe….and you were wrong.  You and your team have utterly failed in week seven.  Lucky for you, there are waiver wire options to save you from yourself. If I don’t mention someone whom you think I should be talking about, just know there are many reasons why I overlooked them. Maybe they are owned in most leagues. Maybe they are so bad I don’t even consider them.  Maybe it’s because your opinions cannot be trusted. After all, you are here. So let us examine what our best week eight waiver wire players for your championship run are…

Week Eight Waiver Wire QBs

Should I Pick up Kirk Cousins?Owned in 51% of leagues – I don’t know how many times I need to tell you this, but I’m guessing this is the last time. Because after this week of waivers, Kirk Cousins isn’t going to be available. Arguably the best fantasy quarterback over the last three weeks, Cousins get to face a Washington defense that is giving up the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.

Should I Pick up Jacoby Brissett? Owned in 49% of leagues –  Because Brissett was on bye, some owners decided to cut him adrift. Those of us who have been paying attention to fantasy football realize that this was pretty freaking stupid on the part of those owners. On a per-game basis, Brissett is the QB10 on the season, right behind Aaron Rodgers. Brissett is having a very good season and should be owned in all formats. If he is available in your league, get him.

 

Week Eight Waiver Wire RBs

Should I Pick up Chase Edmonds?Owned in 40% of leagues – With David Johnson used essentially as a decoy, Chase Edmonds value has gone up. Frankly, even without Johnson hobbled, Edmonds should have already been on your radar for his performances the past couple of weeks. Now, coming off a three-touchdown game, he needs to get off your radar and on your roster.

Should I Pick up Ty Johnson?Owned in 2% of leagues – With Kerryon Johnson nursing a knee injury, Ty Johnson will be a top waiver wire addition in week eight. If you need running back help, you absolutely need to target him but don’t expect miracles. It isn’t like Kerryon Johnson was tearing up the league before he got hurt. Johnson has ability, but the Lions haven’t shown themselves to be a running football team.

 

Week Eight Waiver Wire WRs

UPDATE: Mohamed Sanu has been traded to the Patriots. Owned in 56% of leagues, I would prioritize him over all these other waiver claims. – Evan Hoovler.

Should I Pick up Corey Davis?Owned in 42% of leagues – In Ryan Tannehill’s first start with the Titans, it was pretty clear that Corey Davis was his number one target. Corey Davis is my favorite wide receiver option for the waiver wire in week eight because I’m not sure how much he is to blame for his uninspiring NFL career. A top-five overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft, he has been a huge disappointment thus far. However, his quarterbacks haven’t done him any favors.

Should I Pick up Kenny Stills?Owned in 14% of leagues – With Will Fuller taking his annual injury sabbatical, Kenny Stills becomes a very interesting option. He has always been a great deep threat, but now he won’t have to fight Will Fuller for snaps. In Fuller’s absence, Stills had four catches and 105 yards against the Colts. Stills is a decent option on this week’s waiver wire.

Should I Pick up DeVante Parker?Owned in 11% of leagues – It is with a heavy heart that I admit that DeVante Parker might just be in the best shape of his life. Who could’ve predicted it? Not anyone who has watched the Miami Dolphins play football the last few years. But Parker has a touchdown in each of his last three games. He appears to have established himself as the number one receiver on the worst offense in football. How that translates to fantasy football, I’m not sure. But hopefully, he becomes a garbage-time fantasy option if you desperately need a wide receiver. (And if you are adding DeVante Parker, you are desperate.)

Week Eight Waiver Wire TEs

Should I Pick up Kyle Rudolph?Owned in 23% of leagues – In week seven, Kyle Rudolph had five catches for 58 yards and one touchdown. That might even be enough to make you forget that he is a tight end and thus, worthless.

Should I Pick up Ricky Seals-Jones?Owned in 3% of leagues – With David Njoku on Injured Reserve, Ricky Seals-Jones came out in week six and made Cleveland forget all about Njoku with his three catches for 47 yards and one touchdown. In week seven, he was on a bye. Because Seals-Jones is a tight end, I expect his week eight numbers to reflect his week seven performance more than his week six.

 

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