Week 8 Waiver Wire Targets

October 22, 2019

The Waiver system is one of the most important parts of fantasy. How you use the waivers can make or break your team. The following players are based on the available players owned in less than 50% in a 10 man .5 PPR format. Good luck this week!

 

Quarterbacks

 

 

Matt Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions- 48.9% Owned

 

    Stafford has had an up and down fantasy season as usual. But you have to love what he has been doing lately. This week he has a sweet matchup against a terrible New York Giants defense. Whether you need a bye week fill-in or your QB has been subpar, Stafford is a viable option this week. He is a low end QB1 with upside. 

 

 

Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings- 39% Owned

 

    Cousins has been nothing short of amazing over the last few weeks. He has been a consistent option week in and week out. This week he faces a Washington Redskins defense that has been thrashed by almost every QB they face. Not only is it a good matchup but it also can be a revenge type game for Cousins. I believe Cousins will be a solid play this week. He is a high end QB2 with upside. 

 

 

Teddy Bridgewater, QB, New Orleans Saints-21.5%Owned

 

    Bridgewater is finally on the fantasy spectrum in 1 QB leagues. He hasn’t been the most consistent QB, but has shown that he can produce with his legs and through the air when the matchup is appealing. This week the Saints face a beatable Arizona Cardinals defense. I like Teddy’s chances at having a solid floor this week. He is a mid-tier QB2 with upside. 

    

    It is getting gross out there. Waivers are extremely shallow at the running back and wide receiver positions. It is not going to be pretty… but here we go!

 

Running Backs

 

 

Ty Johnson, RB, Detroit Lions- 1.6% Owned

    

    Kerryon had a procedure and is headed to IR. In comes Ty who should be the main beneficiary of the Kerryon injury. Ty showed that he can run the ball and can be a decent receiver. He does not have the ceiling of Kerryon but his floor should be serviceable. His matchup this week couldn't be any better either. He is going to face a Giants defense that is one of the worst when it comes to the run in the league. He should be a solid bye week fill-in/ flex this week. 

 

 

Mark Walton, RB, Miami Dolphins- 4.3% Owned

 

    Yes, I know this is gross. But surprisingly he has been a consistent low-end flex play over the last two weeks. He is getting the carries and has been serviceable to those who were actually desperate enough to play him. It is not pretty in Miami, but Walton has the upside to put up a decent floor as long as he continues to get the touches. If Drake were to get traded, it would only increase Waltons value more. He is the desperate of desperate but could pay off in the long run. 

 

    At this point, it will always be a cuffing season. If the backup to the main running back(s) is available, I would add them. Only if you have the roster room, and your spot is not needed for any other position. 

 

Wide Receivers 

 

 

Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans, 44% Owned

 

    Davis is back, or at least for the moment. You never know with the coaching staff in Tennessee. But as long as Tannehill is the QB, I like the chances of Davis having a bounce-back season for the Titans. If you are in need of a high upside receiver, Davis would be my pick. His costs are very low, and his upside is tremendous. Davis is a high-end flex with major upside at the WR position. 

 

 

Kenny Stills, WR, Houston Texans- 15.4% Owned

 

    Stills has had an up and down fantasy season. But if there was ever a time to shine, it would be this week. Will Fuller is out for the foreseeable future, leaving WR2 duties to Stills. The Texans face a beatable Oakland defense. I like Stills as a high-end flex with upside this week. 

 

 

Phillip Dorsett, WR, New England Patriots- 33.8% Owned

 

    “Phillip, Phillip, Phillip” ( Kevin Malone voice) Dorsett is back on the waiver wire article once again. After being cut from many rosters because of injury, he is back on the fantasy radar once again. The signing of Sanu does not concern me just yet. I believe that Dorsett will still receive targets due to his relationship with Tom Brady. Dorsett is a solid bye week fill-in/ flex against the Browns this week. 

 

Tight Ends

 

 

Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts, TE- 39.2% Owned

 

    Ebron has been boom or bust all year. If you actually look at his stats it goes good game, bad game, good game, etc. This week would be a bad game, so if you’re feeling risky than Ebron is your guy. He is facing a Broncos defense that is no longer elite and can be beaten at the tight end position. Fire up Ebron as a low-end TE1. 

 

 

Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings

 

    Rudolph has been gross all season, but then again so has the tight end position. When it comes down to it, you play the matchups. This week the Vikings play the Washington Redskins, and I don’t think it gets any better than that. Adam Thielen suffered a hamstring injury, if he is out that means Rudolph has the opportunity to get even more targets. He is a high-end TE2 this week, and you’re hoping he gets a touchdown. 

 

If you have any questions about any players that I did/ did not talk about, please feel free to reach out to me. I would be more than happy to help.

 

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