Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets (Week 8)

At this point in the season it is difficult to make a major plash on the waiver wire. However it is still necessary to search for waiver wire contributions. It can be the difference between a championship or a third place finish. Especially in situations such as a suspension or injury to a star player, having a waiver wire player add at least ten points is crucial. The six players below will be good fill ins if there are any injuries or suspensions on your team.

1. Jalen Richard, RB, Oakland Raiders

Due to Marshawn Lynch’s suspension, Richard will see a large uptick in carries. Fellow back DeAndre Washington will too, but Richard has more pass catching potential. Both backs are worth the add though. If either back has a standout performance they could cut into Lynch’s carries when he comes back. (Percent Owned: 2.8 NFL, 5.1 ESPN)

2. Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots

Lewis’ fantasy value has been sapped all season due to Mike Gillislee commanding the majority of the carries. This week though Lewis led the team in carries and managed 76 yards on 13 touches. He also had one catch for six yards. If Lewis can catch more passes and continue his yards per carry he will be a solid every week starter. (Percent Owned: 10.8 NFL, 20.4 ESPN)

3. Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons

Sanu has finally come back from his hamstring injury in week 4 and he looked 100%. He caught six passes for 65 yards in a loss to the Patriots. He was also second in targets only to Julio Jones. If the Falcons offense can get back to last years explosiveness Sanu’s value will get even higher. (Percent Owned: 18.5 NFL, 50.6 ESPN)

4. Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers

Jones is owned in a majority of leagues, but it is a crime that he in not owned in all leagues. He has three touchdowns and 346 rushing yards over the last four games. If he keeps up this pace he will be one of the top running backs on the entire year even though he played a limited role over the first few weeks. He has a bye this week, but he is still a good player for the rest of the season. (Percent Owned: 50.4 NFL, 66.0 ESPN)

5. Will Fuller, WR, Houston Texans

Fuller is another player owned in many leagues but not enough. Due to the Texans’ offensive explosion Fuller has caught five touchdowns over the last three games. Its doubtful that he keeps up this pace all year but he is a good flex option until his hot streak goes cold. (Percent Owned: 55.8 NFL, 78.0 ESPN)

6. Tyler Kroft, TE, Cincinnati Bengals

Kroft has been starting for Tyler Eifert and has been a dependable target for Dalton. He has only gone over 40 receiving yards once, but his touchdown contributions make up for it. Do not expect Kroft to put up outstanding numbers, but he could start over many other fantasy options at tight end. (Percent Owned: 2.1 NFL, 10.8 ESPN)

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