Fantasy Football Waiver Wire – Week 8
Add – Teddy Bridgewater
Has Teddy Bridgewater turned the corner this season? After struggling in his first three games Bridgewater has found success as of late which directly correlates with the emergence of his new number 1 receiver Stefon Diggs. Diggs gives Teddy a “go to” receiver opposite Mike Wallace which was missing in the Vikings offense due to the inconsistent play of last year’s “go to” receiver Charles Johnson. With teams focusing on stuffing Adrian Peterson and the Vikings running game Bridgewater should be able to carve up defenses playing one-on-one coverage on his outside receivers. Don’t forget the fantasy success Bridgewater had in the last 6 games of last season throwing 10 touchdown passes, look for the second year QB to get better as the season progresses.
Notables – Tyrod Taylor, Derek Carr
Add – Darren McFadden
Fantasy zombie Run DMC made his grand appearance to the 2015 season and killed me in my fantasy league at the same time. The Cowboys has been waiting all year for a running back to take control of their backfield and it happened to a tune of 152 yards on 29 carries and a TD. A back injury to Joseph Randle played a huge role in DMC receiving 29 carries but he made the most of his opportunity and will now force the Cowboys to give him extended play behind a beastial offensive line. The Cowboys who flirted with giving newly acquired Christine Michael more carries and talked up Joseph Randle all offseason will now rely on the veteran McFadden as their bell cow for the foreseeable future.
Notables – Charles Sims, Duke Johnson, Alfred Blue, Orleans Darkwa, Ryan Mathews, Theo Riddick
Add – Marvin Jones
As teams focus on taking away pro bowl receiver A.J. Green there will be many opportunities for the talented Marvin Jones on the other side. Jones is finally healthy this season after battling injuries all of last year and is showing no ill effects from the year off. In 2013, Jones was a game breaking receiver catching 10 touchdowns and was dearly missed in the offense last season as Andy Dalton struggled to consistently find his weapons outside of Green. Thus far this season Dalton has been much improved and the health of Tyler Eifert and Jones are the main contributors to his success. Look for Jones to continue his play as a great flex option with his health, talent, and opportunities in tact.
Notables – Michael Floyd, Robert Woods, Nate Washington, Tyler Lockett
Add – Ladarius Green
Many owners dropped Ladarius Green once starting TE Antonio Gates returned from his suspension. Well not so fast as Gates is now battling an injured MCL and could possibly be out multiple weeks. Phillip Rivers is slinging the ball around like no ones business throwing the ball 58, 65, and 48 times the last three games which should bode well for all his pass catchers including Green. Green is an excellent plug and play option for a position that has been inconsistent and unpredictable the last couple seasons.
Notables – Clive Walford, Eric Ebron
Add – Bengals D
The Bengals defense is being disrespected in fantasy football circles with a Yahoo ownership percentage of 23%. Yea they have only forced 9 turnovers thus far this season but look for them to improve on that number while racking up sacks. Pick them up and you wont be disappointed. Other defenses that are good streaming options this week include the Falcons, Chiefs, and Vikings.