We are at the half way point of the fantasy football season and this is your Week 8 Waiver Wire column. Make or break time is upon us and so waiver wire moves are crucial. It’s also the time of the season where those who are doing well can make some luxury moves on the waiver wire as well. After the original list of waiver players to add I will have to bonus players to add for those who’s rosters can afford to stash players rather than need immediate help.
RB’s are becoming a very slim group to pickup players from and their will be a ton of Arian Foster owners looking to replace their stud RB. You more then likely will not be able to replace Foster but you can attempt to lessen the loss by adding a productive player to your team. Check the waiver suggestions below and see how you can repair that situation in your Week 8 Waiver Wire.
Survival Tip: Always be a few steps ahead of the competition.
|Player||Reason To Add|
|Alfred Blue, RB, Texans||This is a default waiver wire add. Foster went down so next man in line is Blue. He may not be the best option, and not even close to Foster, but he’s a RB who will get some decent opportunities to carry the ball. If the Texans happen to feed him the ball all game long he can be a decent play, if they split it up among the 3 RB’s, he will struggle.|
|Darren McFadden, RB, Cowboys||Here we are again, this is at least the 4th Dallas RB being owned on fantasy owner’s rosters this season. Randle, Dunbar, Michael & now McFadden. He had a great week in Week 7 so it only makes sense to give him a shot in Week 8. I can’t promise how long this will last but he is a healthy RB in Dallas. Wait…did I just say Darren McFadden was healthy?|
|Jordan Reed, TE, Redskins||He’s back for now, but for how long? Reed is a great TE when healthy but the problem is that it’s not often that he is not dealing with injuries. So add him and start him, but understand that an injury will happen again soon enough so keep a backup on your bench.|
|Brandon LaFell, WR, Patriots||His first week back & its clear Brady targeted him a ton. He dropped a bunch of passes but that’s just him shaking the rust off. Patriots are throwing the ball often this season so LaFell slides right back into his role from last season.|
|Eric Ebron, TE Lions||Ebron is similar to Reed in the fact that he has dealt with some injuries this season but when he sees the field, he’s productive. Add him & as long as he stays healthy he will produce behind that Detroit offense that plays from behind so very often.|
|BONUS: Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys||This is a luxury add if your team is doing well, your QB has completed his bye week & you have a spot available on your bench. Romo will be back late in the season just in time for the fantasy football playoffs. Add him now before someone else in your league gets the same idea or reads this same article.|
|BONUS: David Cobb, RB, Titans||Another player who has not returned yet from IR designated for return, but will be back in Week 9. The Titans backfield is a mess right now but maybe, just maybe, Cobb can clean it up. If the Titans decide to roll with Cobb rest of season and he produces like a starting RB should, this could be a game changer of an addition to your team.|