The Phinest Waiver Wire Adds For Week 8

Waiver Wire Targets For Week 8

Here we are. Week 8 is knocking on the door and we are stepping over the halfway mark of the fantasy season. The waiver wire is going to start being even more important for fantasy managers as we get closer and closer to the fantasy playoffs.

Through The Wire

Gus Edwards, RB, BAL – 10.5% Rostered

I tried to tell folks to get ahead of this one on the podcast but apparently, it fell on deaf ears. Now after a 16-carry, 66-yard, and two-touchdown performance against the division-rival Cleveland Browns, Edwards is on the front page of every Week 8 waiver wire article. With J.K. Dobbins back on IR due to surgery on his previously torn ACL injury, Edwards will likely see the majority of work in the backfield for the rest of the season.

D’Onta Foreman/Chuba Hubbard, RB, CAR – 31.8% and 17.5% Rostered

When the Christian McCaffrey trade went down, and after the initial shock of it all, the fantasy world went right to the waiver wire to grab D’Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard before kickoff on Sunday. If you were fortunate enough to grab them and play them, they didn’t disappoint you. Both backs took it to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense, rushing for a combined 181 yards and finishing inside the top 25 among running backs for Week 7 in fantasy points. While there may be a committee going forward with both backs, the Panthers’ reliance on the run game should offer plenty of opportunities for both backs to be solid options going forward.

Josh Palmer, WR, LAC – 2.1% Rostered

Palmer held a significant role within the Los Angeles Chargers offense over the beginning half of the season with top wide receiver Keenan Allen missing time with a hamstring injury. But just as soon as Allen made his return, the Chargers lost Mike Williams to a high-ankle sprain that may force him to miss multiple weeks. Palmer himself missed Week 7 with a concussion but should be returning after the Chargers’ Week 8 bye. This might be a player you may want to get the jump on before the Chargers return in Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons.

Cade Otton, TE, TB – 0.4% Rostered

Another player that I tried to get people to buy in on prior to Week 7’s games. Cade Otton is seeing a lot more reps with starter Cameron Brate (neck) missing time. Reports highlighted that while the injury didn’t look as bad as it did (Brate had to be carted off the field), the injury is something that may take Brate some time to come back from.

Otton saw his snaps jump from 40 in Week 6 (57% snap share) to 54 in Week 7 (80.6% snap share) combined with the other weapons behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin banged up, Otton should continue to see a sizable role. With injuries to David Njoku, Darren Waller, and Gerald Everett on his bye, Otton might be able to help your fantasy team out.

Marquise Goodwin, WR, SEA – 0.3% Rostered

Goodwin had to remind the Chargers’ secondary that he still has that track star speed as he blew by them for 67 yards and two touchdowns in Week 7. D.K. Metcalf left the game with a knee injury and was unable to return. Pete Carroll is playing the injury close to the vest, not revealing if Metcalf could be ruled out for Week 8. Should that come to pass, Goodwin could see a bump in playing time, and with that kind of speed out there with Tyler Lockett on the other side, the Seahawks should look for more chances to put up points.

Harrison Bryant, TE, CLE – Unrostered

The Browns lost two tight ends in Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens with David Njoku and Pharoah Brown being knocked out of the game. Njoku left the game with an ankle injury and Brown suffered a neck injury. Bryant was the last man standing after the game and could be again this coming week. Njoku is expected to miss multiple weeks after tests revealed a high ankle injury. If you’re feeling brave, grabbing Harrison Bryant off waivers may feel more like a hail-mary pass in the final two minutes, down six while throwing from the 40 yard-line… But it’s an option, right?

There are a few players other players you should keep an eye out for in your league’s waiver wire. Allen Robinson may be a guy who could be on the rise after stinking it up over the first half of the season. Why? Fellow Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson is expected to make his way back to the field in Week 8. Jefferson’s return adds a deep threat element that seems to be sorely missed from the Rams’ passing attack.

Another name you might want to take interest in is Rams running back Kyren Williams. Several reports have been popping up about his eventual return from the injured reserve. Williams was placed on IR at the beginning of the season due to a high ankle sprain. With Cam Akers and the Rams seeking a trade and Darrell Henderson not exactly lighting it up, Williams could be the next name to see a big role in the Rams’ backfield in an attempt to reignite the Rams’ backfield.

If you have a spot on your bench on an IR spot that you haven’t used yet, you might want to stash him before Williams is designated to return from the injured reserve.

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