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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire (Add/Drop) – Week 8

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(Add recommendations will include players owned in less than 50% of leagues)


Add – Alex Smith Kansas City Chiefs

Got to be a very thin waiver wire week for quarterbacks when the best addition is check down artist Alex Smith. Smith had a mediocre game last week throwing for 204 yards in a great matchup against the Saints, but salvaged it with his 2 touchdown passes. He gets another nice matchup against the Indianapolis Colts for fantasy teams looking for a bye week replacement. The Colts are a pass happy explosive offensive team with a bottom of the barrel defense. Can you say “shootout.” Smith should be throwing in this matchup.

Other Players who deserve an Add
  • Sam Bradford Minnesota Vikings
  • Jay Cutler Chicago Bears
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick New York Jets

 Drop – Blake Bortles Jacksonville Jaguars

Running Backs

Add – Devontae Booker Denver Broncos

A lot of interesting names for running backs owned under 50% in fantasy leagues this week but the most talented of them all is rookie Devontae Booker. Not only is he the most talented but he is getting equal share of the running back workload with starter C.J. Anderson. Anderson had a nice game this past Monday night but Booker has looked like the better of the two this season. The coaching staff for the Broncos definitely sees who has been the most effective back and will not hesitate to give Booker the bulk of the carries when Anderson falters. It will be fantasy gold to scoop up a back that has a big workload in a Gary Kubiak zone run heavy scheme. Don’t miss this boat and pick up Booker who can be a fantasy championship clinching addition to your team later in the season.

Other Players who deserve an Add
  • Matt Asiata Minnesota Vikings
  • Chris Thompson Washington Redskins
  • Kenneth Dixon Baltimore Ravens
  • Kadeem Carey Chicago Bears
  • Knile Davis Green Bay Packers

Drop – T.J. Yeldon Jacksonville Jaguars

Wide Receivers

Add –  Davante Adams Green Bay Packers

Is Davante Adams the new Jordy Nelson in the Green Bay Packers offense? Adams sure looked like Aaron Rodgers’ favorite weapon last week gaining 132 yards 2 touchdowns and caught 13 of his 16 targets against the Chicago Bears. After a rough sophomore season last year when Adams became the man before he was ready to take on those duties, he has looked efficient this season as a complimentary receiver. Starting receiver Nelson has not regained his pre-injury form and now it’s yet again time for someone else to step up in the Packers receiving core. Rodgers seems to think that guy is Adams, therefore fantasy owners need to take him seriously and be hopeful that Adams can play a lot better than his 2015 debacle. Add Adams to your roster and see if he is the new Packers go to guy for the rest of the year.

Other Players who deserve an Add
  • Marqise Lee Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Brandon LaFell Cincinnati Bengals
  • Jamison Crowder Washington Redskins
  • Corey Coleman Cleveland Browns

Drop – Torrey Smith San Francisco 49ers

Tight Ends

Add – Jack Doyle Indianapolis Colts

Can you believe Jack Doyle is the 3rd best fantasy tight end this season? Yes Doyle’s tight end leading 4 touchdowns has catapulted him in the Top 3 even with his limited role in the offense for the first 5 weeks of the season. Starter Dwayne Allen went down with an injury in Week 6 and it has been all Doyle in the Colts offense behind T.Y. Hilton. Doyle has back-to-back touchdowns in the last two weeks and I expect his production to continue, even when Allen returns. Allen is predominantly a blocking tight end and Hilton is a smaller stature receiver, therefore Andrew Luck will look Doyle’s way when he gets in the red zone. Last week Doyle had a robust 5 targets in the red zone and is a good bet to be a TD vulture for the rest of the season.

Other Players who deserve an Add
  • Cameron Brate Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • LaDarius Green Pittsburgh Steelers

Drop – Dwayne Allen Indianapolis Colts


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