2014 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 8

Joe Nicholson - USA Today Sports
Another bye-week and you have to be working the waiver wire as players are injured or out for the week. There are a number of new and available waiver wire targets for Week 8.


Check the waiver wire again (just in case):

Carson Palmer (QB, ARZ) - he is constantly on this list, but with solid WR targets and a RB that can catch out of the backfield it's hard not to recommend him as a nice pick-up.

Ronnie Hillman (RB, DEN) - he has been on this list weekly and should be rostered on your team already.

Jerick McKinnon (RB, MIN) - he is the lead back for the Vikings and can catch out of the backfield so if you are in a PPR league he will put up consistent numbers with upside.

Odell Beckham (WR, NYG) - he will continue to take over where Victor Cruz left off.

Owen Daniels (TE, BAL) - he is a safe weekly starter with TD upside.

Robert Griffin III (QB, WAS) - will more than likely be back next week and will be a stash at this point.

Must Grab:

Bryce Brown (RB, BUF) - he should be the lead dog now in Buffalo splitting some time with Anthony Dixon, but expect Brown to get used after Buffalo acquired him from Philly this off-season.

Doug Baldwin (WR, SEA) - with Percy Harvin being traded to the Jets look to Baldwin to be the new lead WR in Seattle. Baldwin is a solid WR and you should look to get him in all of your leagues.

Tre Mason (RB, StL) - Zac Stacy is now the third RB for the Rams and Mason is the hot hand. Benny Cunningham will play on the passing downs so he is still usable in PPR leagues, but Mason is someone to look at for TD only leagues or if you are in need of RB.

Denard Robinson (RB/WR, JAX) - he is classified as a RB and WR in many leagues so he can really fill in some holes in your starting line-up. There is no reason to think after Sunday that he won't be the lead RB for Jacksonville for a long as he does well.

Spot Starters:

Mike Glennon (QB, TB) - is your QB on bye this week and you need to find someone on the waiver wire then look to Glennon for deeper league owners.

Malcom Floyd (WR, SD) - he is consistent with upside so for a bye-week he is very usable and for a dependable 10 points a week in PPR leagues too.

Cecil Shorts (WR, JAX) - he did lead the team this week in targets so his upside is always there.

James Jones (WR, OAK) - he is up and down, but overall he is someone you can plug in and get an quick 10+ points.

Davante Adams (WR, GB) - TD league owners can look to Adams for a nice bye-week plug and play.

Benny Cunningham (RB, StL) - I only like Cunningham for a bye-week filler in PPR leagues only right now, but he does play on the majority of passing plays.

Jonathan Stewart (RB, CAR) - he will be the lead back until DeAngelo returns, but Stewart is a plug and play RB with upside if you are in need.

Anthony Dixon (RB, BUF) - he will rotate with Bryce Brown and potentially get the goal-line carries, so if you are in a TD only league then Dixon is someone to consider.

Allen Robinson (WR, JAX) - if you are in a PPR league and need a spot-starter this guy catches at least four passes a week.

Andre Holmes (WR, OAK) - he is too big a target to ignore and if you are in a TD league he has the ability to put a TD on the board weekly.

Brandon LaFell (WR, NE) - he has been a top target for Brady weekly and if you need a high upside WR for the bye-week then check out LaFell.

Ryan Tannehill (QB, MIA) - he is putting up usable fantasy numbers and if you are hurting at QB then look to pick-up Tannehill if he is available.

Watch:

Clay Harbor (TE, MIA) - not my favorite TE but if you are in need of a bye-week filler then look to Harbor to fill the gap for a week.

Jarvis Landry (WR, MIA) - I am keeping close eye on this youngster and do like his upside in PPR leagues.

Isaiah Crowell (RB, CLE) - he is the the Tate hand-cuff for now and will continue to see 8 touches and 2 catches a week with some TD upside.

Jermaine Kearse (WR, SEA) - he will get a good amount of targets every week so PPR league owners should keep an eye on Kearse.