2012 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 8

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The waiver wire isn't as full as usual this week, but there are waiver wire targets to be acquired.  Please remember to work your waiver wire as you build a deep team and then remember to work trades to continue to build your overall team as you prepare for playoffs.

5 Star Pick-ups

Rashad Jennings (RB, JAX) - if MJD is going to miss any time then Jennings is going to get the lion share of the carries.  He is a must grab.

Randall Cobb (WR, GB) - with Jennings officially out for a while, Cobb is a must grab WR.

4 Star Pick-ups

Martellus Bennett (TE, NYG) - he is starting to get some consistent production; he will be a nice start next week.

LaRod Stephens-Howling (RB, ARZ) - Larod is drawing the start weekly in Arizona and if you are looking for a RB then go to LaRod.  He will continue to draw that start in Arizona but he will be boom or bust. 

Heath Miller (TE, PIT) - he is finding the end-zone regularly and is worth starting for injuries and bye weeks. One of my favorite spot starters. 

3 Star Pick-ups

Jonathan Dwyer (RB, PIT) - did well this week with Redman and Mendenhall out. Only worth a spot start if both are out again next week. Mendenhall should be back next week so Dwyer is only a stash at this point. 

Daryl Richardson (RB, StL) - The Rams trust this late round rookie pick.  If you are in a dynasty league you have to own this kid, he is a solid stash currently a borderline start with as many carries as he is seeing.

Dustin Keller (TE, NYJ) - if you are in a tight spot at TE due to injury or bye week then look to Keller who is finally looking better.

Josh Freeman (QB, TB) - as I stated last week Freeman was going to have a big game against the Saints and he did.  Freeman is not going to repeat this performance but is an ok bye week/injury fill-in.

Jake Locker (QB, TEN) - Jake Locker should be back on the field next week and if you are looking for a back-up QB he can be rostered.

Josh Gordon (WR, CLE) - I am starting to believe this kid could start putting up usable bye-week filler numbers.  Gordon can be safely pick-up.

Logan Paulsen (TE, WAS) - Fred Davis is out for the rest of the season; Paulsen is a sneaky starter, but you have to be in a really tough situation. Keep an eye on this TE.

2 Star Pick-ups

Jeremy Kerley (WR, NYJ) - it is hard to trust any NYJs WRs. Don't expect a repeat performance from Kerley but he is now NYJ WR1 and would be better is PPR leagues. 

Kevin Ogletree (WR, DAL) - if Dez Bryant misses a game, which I doubt he will, then Ogletree could be used as a spot starter.

Leonard Hankerson (WR, WAS) - as long as Garcon is out in Washington Hankerson can be started in dire situations and has the most upside in PPR leagues.

Montario Hardesty (RB, CLE) - if Trent were to miss time Hardesty would get the load.  He is worth stashing if you are in a dire situation.

Brandon Gibson (WR, StL) - not the most reliable option from week to week, but if you are in dire need of a WR during the bye week then you can go to Gibson.

Shane Vereen (RB, NE) - with Bolden injured Vereen came in and took Bolden’s carries.  Vereen will be a non-factor on Bolden’s return.

1 Star Pick-ups

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