Our weekly fantasy football waiver wire report provides you with valuable insight on who you should be targeting in your leagues. Josh Lieberman breaks down his top 10 list of NFL players with fewer than 30% ownership in Yahoo fantasy leagues.
While the injury bug seemed to go away for one week, there were lots of under performing fantasy studs that should have you looking for some help on the waiver wire this week. As we enter into week 8, you’ll need to pull out all the stops with your bidding right now to add that final piece for your playoff run. While the pickings on the wire are definitely getting slimmer by the day, here are some players that could make for excellent depth adds or even to fill the role of spot starter for your roster.
#4) Josh Doctson (WR – WAS) – Hey, I get it…At some point, Josh Doctson has probably let you down as a fantasy owner or maybe as a Redskins fan. But, guys, he is GOOD. He’s finally playing consistent snaps, and he should be seeing increased work and targets in the second half of the season. I think he could bust out on MNF, so you might have already lost your chance at a cheap investment. 20% bid.
#5) Dion Lewis (RB – NE) – I suggested him on this report last week, and he did not disappoint on SNF. Recording 13 carries for 76 yards, while coming close to scoring a TD from the goal line, Lewis has become a major part of the backfield rotation in New England. Knowing that can change quickly with the Patriots, he is certainly worth an add for your roster given the explosive nature of the offense. 15% bid.
#6) D’onta Foreman (RB – HOU) – A bye this past weekend might be what kept Foreman still owned in less than 15% of all Yahoo leagues, but he needs to be on your radar this week, despite a difficult matchup against Seattle. He is approaching a 40% snap share of the Texans’ backfield, which means that Lamar Miller is skating on thin ice as the workhorse back. Foreman simply seems to be a favorite of the staff in Houston, and his power running game is a better fit there. 10-15% bid.
#7) DeAndre Washington (RB – OAK) – The likely starter while Beast Mode serves his 1 game suspension, Washington has a chance to carve out some playing time for himself with a good performance in Week 8 against the Bills. Not a great matchup, but he does have the benefit of running behind one of the top OL’s in the game. Richard should also get some consideration from fantasy owners, but I feel that DW is a better bet to make the most of his touches. 10% bid.
#8) JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR – PIT) – I don’t profess to know what will transpire on any NFL roster in the coming weeks, but something is up with Martavis Bryant and the Steelers. He’s too talented to not be making an impact on the field, which leads me to believe that he has been phased out and/or they will look to release/or trade him. Smith-Schuster is a tough son of a gun, and has been quite relevant in terms of snap counts lately. He also seems to have caught the eye of Big Ben in the red zone, as evident by his 3 TD’s. In that offense, it can never hurt to own their WR3, especially one who could become the WR2 soon. 10% bid.
#9) Demarcus Robinson (WR – KC) – Given that he is 0% owned as of this writing, I suspect you will have a chance to find Robinson in your league this week. At least, you should have the option to bid, that is. With five receptions for 69 yards, on eight targets, D Rob could be a name to watch in the coming weeks. With a 93% snap count, you’ll know he will be on the field, so bid, albeit conservatively, if you an use the WR depth. 5% bid.
#10) Robby Anderson (WR – NYJ) – There won’t be many players from the Jets on my Waiver Wire reports, so you might want to consider this recommendation. 17 targets in the last two weeks for Robby, and a terrific 15.8 YPC for the season. Jets will have plenty of opportunities to pass in the second half, once reality sets in that they are no good and begin to rely solely on their youth. Anderson could be a productive WR3/WR4, depending on the matchup. 5% bid
Honorable Mentions: T.J. Yeldon (RB – JAC), Austin Ekeler (RB – LAC), Jalen Richard (RB – OAK), Mike Williams (WR – LAC)