By: Chris Robin (Twitter: @DetroitBeastie)
Halloween is right around the corner! It’s one of my favorite times of the year! Haunted houses, horror movies, flannels, and football!
As we look ahead to Week 8 of the NFL season, a few things should be clear. One of which is your fantasy football team. It’s time to take an honest look at it and ask yourself a few questions. Is your team good? Are you competing for a deep playoff run? Or is it in shambles? Would you be better off starting to sell and looking forward to next season? Whatever conclusion is had the show must go on! Not to sound like a broken record but waivers continue to be as important as they’ve ever been in 2020.
In honor of Halloween I’ve decided to give thirteen of my spookiest waive wire adds for Week 8! Let’s get started!
1. Jamaal Williams Green Bay Packers RB (62% owned)
Aaron Jones was a late addition to the injury report this past week. Come Sunday he was made inactive. In turn, Jamaal was a very nice late-week DFS play along with our seasonal teams. J-Will did not disappoint! 19 carries 77 yards and a touchdown! 5 targets 4 receptions and 37 yards! Let’s hope Aaron Jones is fine and is back at practice this week. Regardless, Jamaal is a must-add. He has a role on this Green Bay team! Add J-Will!
2. Giovani Bernard Cincinnati Bengals RB (59% owned)
Realistically I could copy and paste what I wrote above for Jamaal! Joe Mixon was ruled mid-week and people scrambled to their free-agent pools to add Gio and he made us proud! 13 carries 77 yards. 5 targets 5 receptions 59 yards and a touchdown! Looking ahead let’s also hope Mixon’s injury doesn’t linger. Although foot issues tend to linger. Adding Gio is an extremely smart move. I’d even look to trade for him! Add Gio! Let’s not forget that no quarterback throws the ball more than Joe Burrow!
3. Tua Tagovaila Miami Dolphins QB (28% owned)
This ship may have sailed in terms of adding Tua off the waiver wire but looking at his ownership percentage he’s still widely available. Go now and double-check! His upcoming schedule isn’t all sunshine and rainbows but in a super-flex he’s a must-add. I know it’s a long shot but I’m just trying to put you all in the best possible chance to win!
4. Boston Scott Philadelphia Eagles RB (69% owned)
RB1 Miles Sanders was inactive with a knee issue. As a fellow Sanders owner thankfully he should ok after a weeks worth of rest. Boston Scott has always been an electric RB. A personal favorite handcuff of mine. On Thursday Night Football Boston got a full workload and showed us why he needs to be owned. 13 carries 37 yards. 5 targets 5 receptions 59 yards and a touchdown! Much like the first few guys, there’s a slim chance he’s a free agent but go check! Go add the guy that quickly made fans proud in a short period of time.
5. Jeff Wilson Jr. San Francisco 49ers RB (5% owned)
As I sit here typing this, McKinnon has been a ghost so far. Wilson has been seeing all the work. I mention Jeff a few weeks ago after Mostert went down the first time and Jeff has been fantastic at little to no cost. Will it be a scenario week to week where we don’t know who the guy will be in SF? Rookie RB JaMical Hasty? Jerrick McKinnon? Or Jeff Wilson? Either way, go out and add Jeff Wilson! He’s scored THREE times now in Week 7! Yes! Three times.
6. Denzel Mims New York Jets WR (4% owned)
The Jet’s are awful, I know! Mims was recently activated off IR and the rookie should see a ton of work moving forward. The Jets WR’s are all in and out of the lineup with various injuries. Now is the time to add Mims. He’s no doubt behind his fellow rookie WR buddies but he will start cooking. Remember what Robby Anderson did last year in the same colors?! He will warm up! Who cares about the Jets real-life record? Add Mims!
7. Corey Davis Tennessee Titans WR (27% owned)
Corey missed a few games while being on the COVID IR. If you remember correctly Davis was playing well before his addition to the IR. Classic case of others dropping him and allowing us more savvy folks to reap the benefits!
8. Jalen Reagor Philadelphia Eagles WR (14% owned)
All reports are saying the rookie WR is making great progress from a thumb injury. He’s missed four games and valuable time to develop as a rookie. All signs are pointing to him being activated and active ahead of their week 8 match-up with Dallas. The time to add Reagor is now! As you know the Cowboys are trending in the wrong direction. Would be a fluff match-up for the rookie in his first game back!
9. Trey Burton Indianapolis Colts TE (20% owned)
The Colts were on their bye week for Week 7. Burton is a very nice add ahead of their game in Detroit Sunday with the Lions. Colts QB Phil Rivers look Trey’s way five times in Week 6. Five times. Burton even caught a TD. Burton is a nice add seeing how bye weeks are in full swing.
10. Marquez Calloway New Orleans Saints (1% owned)
The Saints were without Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders in Week 7. To be honest I have no idea what is going on with MT, also known as Michael Thomas, also known as slant god many. It seems to be a mixture of injuries and him putting himself over the team. Calloway was targeted 10 times and caught 8 passes for 75 yards Sunday. The rookie has seemingly caught the eye of Drew Brees and I’m willing to take a chance here!
11. Harrison Bryant Cleveland Browns (1% owned)
Not to take full credit but a lot of us saw this coming a mile away. After TE1 Austin Hooper was declared out with appendicitis most looked David Njoku’s way. While the rookie made us proud! Harrison was targeted 5 times he caught 4 passes for 56 yards and 2 touchdowns! Safe to say Bryant is going to be the darling of waivers this week! You’d be wise to put in a claim!
12. Richard Rodgers Philadelphia Eagles TE (8% owned)
No Ertz. No Goedert. Richard was able to move around Thursday as their TE1. He saw 8 targets and caught 6 passes for 85 yards. Dallas Goedert should be back in the lineup for the week 8 but what’s the harm in adding Rodgers just in case?
13. Wayne Gallman New York Giants RB (2% owned)
This past Thursday Freeman was awful! It was Gallman who did the most with his targets and touches. Wayne carried the ball 10 times for 34 yards and 1 touchdown. Plus catching 5 passes for 20 yards. Is this going to be the new normal? I can’t answer that. What I will say, go add Wayne and let it shake out that way! Better safe than sorry!