Waiver Wire Week 8

There is only one of us in this episode but lots of info on who to pick up on the Waiver Wire this week.

Running Backs

Chase Edmunds– 31.5%- Edmunds finished this past week with 27 carries for 126 yds and 3TD’s. This was Edmunds third week in a row scoring 14 or more points with David Johnson nursing injuries. Johnson received one carry against the Giants and with the signing of another back to the Cardinals roster it would appear that the Cardinals are concerned about Johnson’s injury moving forward.

Ty Johnson– 1.2%- Johnson was involved in the passing game this week with Kerryon Johnson going down early and it appears Ty will be the lead back with Johnson out and has upside as a pass catching back. Ty had 4 catches and 10 carries pacing the backfield with the next closest back being JD McKissic receiving 5 carries and catching 2 passes

Darrell Henderson– 25.5%- With the Rams expressing the desire to get Henderson involved in recent weeks he has seen 17 carries as well as caught 2 passes . Even with a healthy Gurley this week Henderson received 11 carries. Henderson is more of a handcuff at this point but if his role continues to increase could become a bye week fill in option.

Darius Guice-29.4%- Guice will be coming back soon and was cleared to practice this week. We are not sure on the availability for the week but it seems like he will be ready soon. With the new coaching staff coming out and saying they want to run the ball more and sticking by that through the first 2 weeks I expect him to come in and get work even with Peterson still getting some.

Mark Walton-4.3%- Kalen Ballage has started to regress with the amount of work he has seen. This has lead to Walton getting a steady increase in work and with the Dolphins looking better each week he is a speculative add. To add a little more excitment to adding him there have been multiple reports and rumors that the Dolphins are trying to trade Drake. This will obviously increase his workload as well

Honorable Mentions: Kareem Hunt-55.4% , Benny Snell– 5.5%

Cousins and Edmunds make this weeks Waiver Wire

Wide Receivers

Zach Pascal– 0.2%- Pascal has emerged in recent weeks as both a big play threat and redzone target for the Colts offense. With the Colts looking to utilize all phases of the game and a lack of other depth options in the Colts receiving core Pascal looks to be heading toward a more prominent role in fantasy lineups.

Corey Davis– 43.9%- Davis was able to turn in one of his best performances of the season with new starter Ryan Tannehill at the helm. Davis received his largest volume of targets on the season and was able to haul in 6 catches for 80 yds and a TD. With Tannehill as the quarterback this whole offense receives a bump but especially Davis who looks to be the #1 receiver in this offense.

DeVante Parker– 8.6%- Parker has scored a TD in 3 straight weeks and has become the #1 target in this Dolphins offense again. The team clearly wants to utilize Parker as they have previously stated and have backed that up by giving Parker the opportunity. Parker should be looked at as a viable bye week fill in.

Olabisi Johnson– 0.1%- Johnson looks to be a bye week fill in option this week with Adam Thielen unlikely to suit up in a short week and a good matchup with a week Redskins opponent. Johnson was able to haul in 4 catches for 40 yds and a TD last week and should be able to put up similar numbers this week if Thielen does indeed miss time.

Kenny Stills– 15.2%- Stills recorded 4 receptions and 105 receiving yards to go with it. With Will Fuller leaving the matchup early Stills was able to take advantage of an enlarged role. Stills should step into Fullers role as long as Fuller continues to sit. Stills has a favorable matchup against the Raiders this week who were burned by the Packers last week.

Demaryius Thomas– 5.8%- Thomas has received 13 targets since Darnold’s return to the offense last week and was targeted in the endzone this week. Due to a poor under thrown ball Thomas never really had a chance to make a play on the ball. Thomas gets the Jags next week but as is the case with all Jets they have one of the easiest schedules moving forward to finish the season and Thomas should be added to any team looking to bolster their receiving core.

Honorable Mentions: Jaron Brown– 3.7%, Mohamad Sanu-49.1%


Kirk Cousins– 38.8%- Cousins continues to prove all of his critics wrong with his third straight 20+ point game. Cousins has a few favorable matchups moving forward and the offense seems to have developed a more balanced attack allowing Cousins and the receivers to gain some rhythm. With bye weeks in full swing Cousins should be considered as a reliable fill in option. 

Sam Darnold– 21.2%- Darnold looked every bit the part of a former first round pick in his return to action against the Dallas Cowboys but received a hard dose of reality this past week against the Patriots. Darnold looked uncomfortable against the Patriots D all night and made several questionable decisions on his way to 4 picks this week. Darnold will face the Jaguars next week but will have one of the most fantasy friendly schedules in the NFL moving forward.

Honorable Mentions: Ryan Tannehill– 2.3%, Matt Moore-.1%

Tight Ends

Mike Gesicki– 1.2%- Gesicki has seen his target share increase in recent weeks and has put up two straight 8 point weeks. While these are not huge numbers it does show that the Dolphins are committed to seeing what they have in the young pass catcher as they move forward in a lost season.

Chris Herndon-19.9%- Herndon should be back from injury next week against the Jags, as a top receiver for Darnold a year ago he deserves an add and hope he can continue the work from last year.

Kyle Rudolph-17.9% – Rudolph caught his first touchdown of the season in week 7! Up until that point he has been a guy to leave on free agency. With the injury to Thielen there should be targets up for grabs and Rudolph should be a beneficiary of the injury.

Honorable Mentions: Gerald Everett-64.4%, Dallas Goedert-21.4%

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