Cam Newton has been busy making Youtube videos throughout his damage absence from the Panthers, however he has to make time this week to headline our Week Eight waiver wire watch listing. As we have been doing every week, we check out gamers who might show fashionable claims subsequent week, so it would behoove you to choose them up now. Newton is atop the listing, however he isn’t the one title that would go from Week 7 afterthought to Week Eight fantasy sleeper.
Hopefully you listened to this listing final week and picked up Josh Allen forward of his matchup with the Dolphins. His possession has risen nearly 20 p.c since Sunday. We additionally touted Benny Snell Jr. forward of his huge sport in aid of James Conner. Jamison Crowder, Mohamed Sanu and Duke Williams are all extra fashionable than they have been per week in the past. And, hey: Hunter Henry did what we anticipated and had an enormous return with two touchdowns.
This week’s listing seems forward to quite a lot of promising Week Eight matchups. The Steelers get to play the Dolphins, so good day Snell once more, together with a few of his teammates. The Vikings play the Redskins, one other one-sided matchup, and the Saints in opposition to the Cardinals ought to be high-scoring, too.
Broad receiver is our deepest spot on the watch listing this week, however typically it is a deep week. For those who h ave a participant you are contemplating dropping or don’t desire anymore, do not simply choose up somebody aimlessly. Snag somebody from this week’s watch listing.
Fantasy Soccer Waiver Wire Watch Checklist
Reminder: This listing was put collectively within the lead-in to Week 7, wanting ahead to the gamers that might be waiver-wire targets in Week 8. If in case you have a roster spot to play with, these are choices you might choose up early to beat the waiver buzz.
All these gamers are under 50-percent possession on Yahoo until in any other case specified.
Week Eight Waiver Wire Watch Checklist: Quarterback
Notable quarterbacks on a Week 8 bye: Lamar Jackson, Dak Prescott
Cam Newton, Panthers (46 p.c possession)
Adam Schefter reported that Newton (foot) would return to Panthers’ follow after their Week 7 bye, though Carolina head coach Ron Rivera would not affirm that. Newton would not have an awesome matchup in Week Eight if he have been to begin, because the Panthers face the pass-rush completely happy 49ers. With Kyle Allen having led the Panthers to 4 straight wins, including Newton can be extra speculative in the concept that he’ll be absolutely wholesome and in a position to scramble once more upon his return.
Mitchell Trubisky, Bears (25)
Trubisky has thrown at Bears’ follow this week, however contemplating his left shoulder is the one injured, that does not imply a ton. Chicago will not say whether or not Trubisky will probably be good to go for this Sunday in opposition to New Orleans. He was drafted within the majority of fantasy leagues within the preseason, so his possession in all probability deserves to rise if he seems wholesome. The Bears play a Chargers staff in Week Eight that struggled to cease a Devlin Hodges-led offense in Week 6.
Sam Darnold, Jets (24)
Darnold seemed good in his return from mono, and whereas he ought to get shut down in Week 7 by the Patriots, it will get higher with the Jaguars in Week Eight after which a unbelievable matchup with the Dolphins in Week 9.
Mason Rudolph, Steelers (6)
Assuming Rudolph is wholesome, a Monday Night time Soccer matchup with the Dolphins in Week Eight sounds ugly but in addition like a great alternative for fantasy factors. If in case you have Dak Prescott or Lamar Jackson, possibly Rudolph is your bye-week fill-in.
Week 8 Waiver Wire Watch Checklist: RB
Notable operating backs on a Week Eight bye: Mark Ingram, Ezekiel Elliott
Latavius Murray, Saints (49)
Alvin Kamara is coping with a “high-ankle-type issue“, and though it seems like he’ll be superb, you by no means know. A matchup with the Cardinals in Week Eight ought to spell quite a lot of factors for New Orleans, too.
Darrell Henderson, Rams (27)
Todd Gurley would possibly return to well being, and Malcolm Brown remains to be the backup. Simply watch the run under, and you will perceive why it is best to maintain your eyes on Henderson.
Alexander Mattison, Vikings (24)
If Dalvin Prepare dinner have been to get dinged up in Week 7, it is a fast turnaround to a Week Eight Thursday-night matchup with the Redskins. Mattison might see a heavy workload on the quick week regardless, and he ought to see rubbish time carries anyway.
Mark Walton, Dolphins (13)
Walton noticed 32 snaps to Kenyan Drake’s 46 in Week 6. He is the plain participant to begin if Drake will get traded, and so despite the fact that this is not an interesting backfield, you must know who he’s.
Jay Ajayi, FA (4)
Ajayi is meant to begin figuring out for groups this week. He is nonetheless simply 26, though his knees in all probability exist in a a lot older state. Simply be able to pounce if he indicators as a result of it’ll in all probability be an RB-needy staff that goes out and will get him.
Benny Snell Jr., Steelers (4)
Snell was right here final week, then he went and ran 17 occasions for 75 yards, largely coming after James Conner injured his quad. The Steelers have a Week 7 bye, so we cannot find out about Conner (or Jaylen Samuels, who’s additionally injured) till subsequent week. Snell can be an awesome possibility in opposition to the Dolphins, and even a strong one for examine downs and garbage-time manufacturing if Conner is wholesome.
Week 8 Waiver Wire Watch Checklist: WR
Notable huge receivers on a Week Eight bye: Marquise Brown, Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup
Jamison Crowder, Jets (49)
Crowder acquired 9 targets in Darnold’s first sport again after getting 17 in Week 1 from Darnold. The Week 7 Patriots’ matchup will depress his possession, however as we stated with Darnold, the Jags and Dolphins are up subsequent.
Auden Tate, Bengals (27)
For those who guys have not picked up Tate by now, I assume it isn’t taking place. He had 12 targets and 91 yards receiving in Week 6. He is the No. 2 receiver in a staff that is compelled to play catch up rather a lot. He is an enormous red-zone goal. I am unsure what else to say at this level.
Diontae Johnson, Steelers (20)
If Devlin Hodges remains to be QB, I might move on Johnson in opposition to the Dolphins. But when it is Mason Rudolph, there ought to be a deep connection to be made for a landing in a dream matchup for the Steelers’ No. 2 WR.
Allen Lazard, Packers (18)
His Monday Night time Soccer fourth-quarter efficiency was nearly actually an aberration. However now and again, a no-name wideout incomes a future Corridor of Famer’s belief will be good for a receiver, even one as unknown as Lazard. If Davante Adams (toe) and Geronimo Allison (head, chest) are each out in opposition to the Raiders this week, he ought to have some worth.
Dante Pettis, 49ers (17)
Pettis had a ton of preseason hype earlier than he was shoved down San Francisco’s huge receiver depth chart. Nevertheless it seems like he is again within the No. 1 WR position for an undefeated staff and a extremely paid quarterback. Choose him up.
N’Keal Harry, Patriots (11)
Harry is again at follow this week, and he can return to the Patriots’ energetic roster in Week 9. The primary-round draft choose won’t have a spot to play a lot upon his return, however with the Pats’ WR corps eternally injured, possibly he’ll in any case.
Zay Jones, Raiders (4)
I am curious as to what Jones’ position will probably be in Oakland after being traded from Buffalo. He might be the No. 2 WR behind Tyrell Williams, however that might nonetheless make him the fourth possibility within the offense, at greatest. Oakland acquired him for a purpose — let’s examine what that purpose is.
Duke Williams, Payments (3)
Williams is perhaps additional fashionable if he lights up the Dolphins in Week 7, however possibly individuals will simply assume it is as a result of it was the Dolphins. The previous CFL star will get to face the brutal Eagles’ secondary in Week 8, although. There might be a great sport coming there, too. Keep in mind, he performed simply two fewer snaps than John Brown and had a landing in Week 5.
Jakobi Meyers, Patriots (2)
Within the injured Pats’ WR corps, preseason sleeper Meyers might sneak his means right into a outstanding position, at the very least for per week or two. The undrafted rookie earned Tom Brady’s belief earlier than the season, so if he will get on the sector, he would possibly get the possibility to provide.
Week 8 Waiver Wire Watch Checklist: TE
Notable tight ends on a Week Eight bye: Mark Andrews, Jason Witten
Chris Herndon, Jets (30)
His return from suspension was marred by a hamstring damage that held him out. We nonetheless suppose he’ll be a strong TE possibility as soon as he is on the sector, and as we have been pointing to, the Jets get the Dolphins in Week 9.
Darren Fells, Texans (17)
Fells is 33 and he is fantasy related? Yeah, a bit. Houston passes rather a lot, Fells is on the sector rather a lot and he is an awesome red-zone goal. There are worse choices at tight finish.
Dawson Knox, Payments (14)
Knox stays a fantasy related tight finish even after the matchup with the Dolphins as a result of the Eagles ought to get thrown on in Week 8.
Luke Willson, Seahawks (6)
We’re not anticipating Willson to fill the total Will Dissly position, however it will likely be value watching to see if he surprises us and does simply that.
Ricky Seals-Jones, Browns (3)
Seals-Jones was a tease for a pair weeks, displaying flashes however not enjoying many snaps. In Week 6, he led Browns’ TEs in snaps, for the primary time, by a large margin. If that continues, it is a good pass-catcher who ought to have area to function due to the eye different Browns’ wideouts get. In full disclosure, a Week Eight matchup with the Patriots in all probability will not go properly for Cleveland.
Benjamin Watson is again. Matt LaCosse obtained huge snaps in Week 6, however then it was Ryan Izzo in Week 7. If one among these guys turns into the principle TE for Brady week after week, I believe that is a participant value proudly owning. We have to determine who that’s first.
Week Eight protection streamers and sleepers
Defenses with a Week Eight bye: Ravens, Cowboys
Houston Texans (42) | Week Eight opponent: vs. Raiders
Pittsburgh Steelers (36) | Week Eight opponent: vs. Dolphins
Indianapolis Colts (11) | Week Eight opponent: vs. Broncos
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5) | Week Eight opponent: @ Titans
Choose up the Steelers’ D/ST in the event that they’re unowned ASAP as a result of the Dolphins’ buzz will catch them full throttle at first of subsequent week. The Texans also needs to be increased owned typically, as ought to the Colts. The Bucs are a sneaky play in opposition to a floundering Titans offense.