Week 8 Waiver Wire Targets

We lost Breece Hall for the season on Sunday. We may have lost D.K. Metcalf for a little while as well. It was a blood bath out there. Look, Hall can’t be replaced in our hearts. His production doesn’t grow on trees. In this game of war called fantasy football though, we will claw and fight for points. As I say each week…

We ride at Dawn. 

QB

Jimmy Garoppolo – 27.3% rostered – Jimmy one six as I like to call him. Why? Because he’s put up 16 points exactly in 4 of his 6 weeks. 17 one of those weeks, that rascal. Like I say over and over, he has a capped ceiling. In 2022, the way QB scoring is going, Jimmy’s floor is just a nice safety net. Next, he gets his arch-nemesis in the Los Angles Rams. Who he plays well against. Stream it up. 

Daniel Jones – 28.9% rostered – We talked about it last week. When it comes to QB scoring, legs = money. He’s run for over 60 yards in 3 of his last 5 games. Including a whopping 100 this past Sunday. Next up is Seattle, who is giving up just about 400 yards of offense per game. 

Notables/Deeper Leagues/Stashes 

Andy Dalton/Jameis Winston – Who ever starts week 8 will get the Raiders. Who were dead last, ranking 32nd vs opposing QB’s in 2022 heading into week 7. Then David Mills even mustered 18 points on them. 

RB

D’Onta Foreman/Chubba Hubbard – Both under 36% rostered – This looks like a split as long as Hubbard’s ankle is ok. If not it’s a good spot this week Vs Atlanta for Foreman. Longterm, their value is a little up and down. Whether both are healthy or not, their scoring will be a roller coaster in this mediocre offense. But workload is workload and they have permanent roles.  

Gus Edwards – 16.1% rostered – As we told you last week. If Dobbins is out pick up Gus the Bus. He didn’t disappoint. 16/66 and 2 TDs. They like him in Baltimore. In mostly a secondary role, he has averaged over 5 yards per carry for them over the last 3 seasons. He is likely to continue his usual workload till Dobbins returns. Could buy you some time if you just lost Breece Hall. 

Notables/Deeper Leagues/Stashes

Keontay Ingram– Check for Connor and Williams’ status. If neither go he’s a dart throw flex.

Latavius Murray– I am obligated to put him here but that backfield is a mess. 

Tyler Allgeier– In this one, he got 16 of the team’s 23 carries. If he can take over the lead role then he could be viable. 

Isiah Pacheco – He started for KC but then it was a dead even split with CEH. Andy Reid might just be building him up slowly. But they can use more Pacheco. Saw a note that only 32% of CEH runs have gone for longer than expected. It feels like Pacheco is an explosion waiting to happen. Just when will that be is the mystery. 

Stashes are Rachaad White, Kyren Williams, and James Cook.

WR

Wan’Dale Robinson – 13.8% rostered – He saw 8 targets in the first half. Had a monster 47% target share in the first half. Took a hit below the waist and went MIA. Still ended with a 27% target share in this game. We need to monitor this throughout the week but he is on the rise. Wan’Dale SZN is close. Not here yet, but it’s close.

Mecole Hardman – 21.1% rostered – This is his 3rd double-digit performance in a row. And he celebrated it with 3 TDs. 2 of them rushing, however. My only concern is his targets in these 3 weeks are 5,4,4. The counterpoint is, in the Chiefs offense you only need 1 play. 

Notables/Deeper Leagues/Stashes 

Zay Jones – If you are just hoping for 10 points, most weeks I feel he can get you there. 

*I had Alec Pierce and Parris Campbell in this. With the news of Sam Ehlinger replacing Matt Ryan, both are removed for now. Need to readjust their outlooks*

TE

Greg Dulcich -7.8% rostered – He saw 9 targets with a different QB a week after making a big play. He had a 60% snap share. He also shut me up real quick. Let’s not get too excited yet though. Ok, so relax. When Russ is back and the WRs are cooking, just not sure how their TEs round out. Definitely worth grabbing as maybe he is this years Freiermuth. 

Hayden Hurst – 47.6% rostered – 8 targets again for Hurst. Geaux Joe is on fire as well. Love to have a piece of this offense if I’m looking for a streamer. 

Notables/Deeper Leagues/Stashes

Evan Engram – Good streamer in PPR only. 

Juwan Johnson – Saints are banged up all over. Once Thomas and Landry return it remains to be seen the role Johnson will have. Keep an eye on that. 

Cade Otton – An 81% snap share and a handful of Tom Brady targets will keep you well within the streamer discussion. 

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