Depth chart changes and more significant injuries are prompting another mad scramble to free agency as we prepare for Week 8 of the Fantasy football season. The Dolphins have made a quarterback change, earlier than some may have anticipated. Should Tua Tagovailoa be among your prime Week 8 NFL Fantasy Football waiver wire targets? The 49ers continue to deal with mounting injuries at running back, as Jeff Wilson Jr. is now out.
Should JaMycal Hasty be atop your listing of the best Week 8 Fantasy Football waiver wire targets? And which other players on Fantasy football waivers should be a priority? Before determining who you should target on the Week 8 Fantasy football waiver wire, you need to see what SportsLine's resident Hall of Famer, Scott Engel, has to say.
Engel is an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association's Hall of Fame. He is a four-time FSWA Award Winner and nine-time finalist, and has pulled off a three-peat in his prestigious New York City Fantasy Football League that includes other experts and high-stakes players.
Engel was 67-37-1 in his seasonal Fantasy Football leagues after seven weeks. Breakout performers such as Justin Herbert and Tim Patrick have been among his top recommendations so far this season. If there's anyone who knows what it takes to win a league, it's him.
Now, he's revealed the best widely available Fantasy football free agents entering Week 8. You can see his top Fantasy NFL waiver wire picks and full analysis over at SportsLine.
Top Fantasy football waiver wire picks for Week 8
One player Engel is advising Fantasy players to target on the Week 8 waiver wire: Seattle running back Carlos Hyde. Chris Carson is a Fantasy RB1 when he is healthy, but he has a checkered injury history and is out again with a foot issue. After seeing its running back room depleted by injuries late last year, Seattle added the veteran Hyde as important depth.
Hyde played well in relief of Carson on Sunday night at Arizona, rushing for a 24-yard TD. He is dealing with an injury (hamstring) of his own, and the Seahawks will monitor him closely throughout the week. He must be added in case he gets a chance to start against his former team, the 49ers. DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer are other players to keep on your radar if you're looking for additional insurance in Seattle's backfield.
Another waiver wire target Engel is all over entering Week 8: Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins. Beckham's disappointing 2020 season is over, and Baker Mayfield will now likely turn to Higgins as his preferred wide receiver alongside Jarvis Landry. Higgins immediately showed he could fill in capably when Beckham went down early in Sunday's game against Cincinnati.
Higgins caught all six of his targets for 110 yards in Week 7. He also had a key 30-yard reception on the game-winning drive. Higgins had scored in the two games prior to Sunday too. Now in his fifth season, Higgins, who has shown flashes of promise in the past, may be ready to successfully take on a larger role in Cleveland's passing game.
How to set your Week 8 waiver wire claims
Engel is also all-in on a wide receiver who should be an immediate add. This player is still widely available and could be a huge boost to your Fantasy football lineup moving forward. You can only see who it is at SportsLine.
So which players should you target on the Fantasy football waiver wire before Week 8? And which wide receiver is a must-add? Visit SportsLine now to see the best league-winning Fantasy football free agents entering Week 8, all from a Fantasy Hall of Famer, and find out.