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NFL Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Wednesday: Week 8



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Tyrod Taylor – The bye weeks are brutal this week and people are scrambling for QBs.  Unfortunately, there’s not much available.  Tyrod Taylor, however, is available in 40% of ESPN leagues and is worth a roster spot this week.  His rushing ability raises his floor and the Bills best receiver, Jordan Matthews, is returning from injury.

Matt Moore – Filling in for the injured Jay Cutler, Moore steps into an offense with a solid rushing attack and an impressive receiving corps.  It’s tough to tell exactly how Moore will fare on the road against a tough Baltimore defense, but he does have a knack for looking deep and is getting DeVante Parker back this week.

C.J. Beathard – Beathard has been surprisingly solid for a guy that wasn’t expected to see the field on an awful football team.  But the 49ers new starting QB has thrown for at least 235 yards in his two starts and has several nice matchups waiting for him over the next couple of weeks.  He’s worth an add to get your through the bye week blues.


Running Back

Matt Forte – Forte has established himself as the lead back in the surprisingly productive Jets offense.  He’s a viable start this week against a Falcons defense that gives up a ton of production to the wideout position.  The crafty veteran produced his highest yardage output of the season last week against the Dolphins and is out snapping his RBBC brethren Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire.

Thomas Rawls – Rawls isn’t there yet, but his time is coming.  It’s more of a product of how awful the Seahawks run game is, but Rawls has the history and the ability to take back over the lead job.  He out snapped Eddie Lacy and is inching toward claiming the job…but he’s got to hang onto the football, unlike last Sunday.

Marlon Mack – If Colts head coach Chuck Pagano wants to hang onto his job, he needs to turn Marlon Mack loose.  Mack is clearly the quicker, faster, more athletic running back and one of the more dynamic players on the offense not named T.Y. Hilton.  Mack generated a 5-26 line with four catches for another 40 yards.  Expect Mack’s production to increase.,


Wide Receiver

Jordan Matthews – Matthews returned to the field Sunday, two weeks earlier than anticipated, but was not exposed to heavy work.  He caught two of three targets wearing a special glove/splint combo to support his broken thumb.  He will immediately be QB Tyrod Taylor’s #1 receiving option when healthy enough.

Kenny Stills – Stills’ production will likely take a hit with WR DeVante Parker returning, but Stills has a solid rapport developed with new Dolphins starting QB Matt Moore.  Moore started three games for the Dolphins last season and connected with Stills for TDs in each.  He’s scored 3 TDs in the last three games is firmly on the waiver wire discussion this week.

Nelson Agholor – Somehow Agholor is still available in 40% of leagues.  With Carson Wentz playing out of his mind and Agholor finally playing up to his draft pick potential, he’s an easy add in all formats.


Tight End

Tyler Kroft – Tyler Eiffert is no threat to return and Tyler Kroft is clearly in the Bengals game plan.  He’s scored three TDs in the last three weeks and has at least four receptions in each game over that span.  He’s owned in 10% of leagues.  Roster him.

Vernon Davis – Even with a healthy Jordan Reed, Davis is still an active piece of the Redskins offense.  He’s not setting the world on fire, but he’s a TE2 at less than 10% ownership.


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