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The Packers receiving corps is a mess heading into Thursday's game at Arizona, and Fantasy managers could be scrambling for waiver wire help. Davante Adams and Allen Lazard were both placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and both are expected to be out for Week 8.

While Green Bay will definitely lean on Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon in this matchup, the running backs obviously can't do it alone. Randall Cobb and potentially Marquez Valdes-Scantling are headed for increased roles against the Cardinals, and we'll talk about them below. The same goes for Robert Tonyan, who is worth adding in all leagues.

Aaron Rodgers being down Adams and Lazard makes him a risky Fantasy option, and we have quarterback streamers you might consider. It could be risky to trust Rodgers without Adams and Lazard against a good Arizona defense on the road.

The Packers aren't the only team with injury concerns this week. Miles Sanders (ankle) is expected to miss Week 8, which opens the door for Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott to be relevant Fantasy options against the Lions.

And there are also two teams on a bye in Baltimore and Las Vegas, so we have to find replacements for Lamar Jackson, Derek Carr, Mark Andrews, Darren Waller and Josh Jacobs, among others. Jacobs (chest) was injured in Week 7, but he's expected to be fine after the Raiders bye.

We have plenty of fill-in options for you listed here, and there are some great streaming kickers and DSTs for Week 8 as well. It should be a busy week on the waiver wire, so let's get started.

Editor's note: For this waiver wire column, we are only looking at players rostered in less than 65 percent of CBS Sports leagues.

Week 8 Waivers
WAIVER WIRE
Quarterbacks
  • Injuries: Dak Prescott (calf), Russell Wilson (finger), Baker Mayfield (shoulder), Trey Lance (knee), Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip), Tyrod Taylor (hamstring), Zach Wilson (knee) and Taysom Hill (concussion).
  • On a bye: Lamar Jackson and Derek Carr
  • Check to see if available: Kirk Cousins (82 percent rostered) and Tua Tagovailoa (72 percent). Cousins has scored at least 26 Fantasy points in four of six games this season, and he's set up for a shootout in Week 8 against the Cowboys. Add him where available if he was dropped during Minnesota's bye in Week 7. ... Tagovailoa doesn't have an easy matchup in Week 8 at Buffalo, but after that he has Houston in Week 9. He's scored at least 25 Fantasy points in consecutive games against Jacksonville and Atlanta and should continue to play well in positive matchups.
  • Drop candidates: Sam Darnold (85 percent rostered), Justin Fields (40 percent) and Trey Lance (39 percent). Darnold was benched in Week 7 at the Giants and might not hold onto the starting job much longer if he continues to struggle. He's combined for just 26 Fantasy points in his past three games. ... Fields looks lost right now, and it's hard to trust him in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues. He hasn't topped 14 Fantasy points in any game this season. ... Lance isn't healthy, and it doesn't sound like the 49ers plan to bench Jimmy Garoppolo any time soon. Lance is only worth stashing in dynasty and deep keeper leagues.
Quarterback
Week 8 Priority List
IND Indianapolis • #2
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TEN TEN -1 O/U 49
OPP VS QB
27th
QB RNK
12th
ROSTERED
62%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1695
RUYDS
97
TD
12
INT
1
FPTS/G
20.5
Wentz has scored at least 20 Fantasy points in four games in a row, and he's starting to look comfortable with his new team. Hopefully, T.Y. Hilton (quad) returns in Week 8, but even if Hilton remains out, Wentz should be considered a low-end starter in all leagues against the Titans. He only scored seven Fantasy points at Tennessee in Week 3, but he should do much better in the rematch. Wentz is worth adding for up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB budget.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #8
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ KC KC -10 O/U 52
OPP VS QB
31st
QB RNK
19th
ROSTERED
44%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1727
RUYDS
229
TD
7
INT
4
FPTS/G
18.6
If Jones doesn't get intimidated by playing in Arrowhead Stadium then he should have the chance for quality Fantasy production, especially if any of Saquon Barkley (ankle), Sterling Shepard (hamstring), Kenny Golladay (knee) or Kadarius Toney (ankle) return to action. Jones has scored 30 Fantasy points in each of the two road games he's finished this season, and the Chiefs are No. 31 in Fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks. He's worth adding for up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
DEN Denver • #5
Age: 29 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS DEN -3 O/U 43.5
OPP VS QB
32nd
QB RNK
10th
ROSTERED
42%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1701
RUYDS
69
TD
12
INT
5
FPTS/G
19.2
Bridgewater kept his streak intact of scoring at least 22 Fantasy points in every game this season where he attempted at least 34 passes. He attempted 33 passes in Week 7 at Cleveland and scored just 17 Fantasy points. He should rebound in Week 8 against Washington, and he's worth trusting as a low-end starter in deeper leagues. Bridgewater is worth up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
NO New Orleans • #2
Age: 27 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TB TB -4.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS QB
22nd
QB RNK
14th
ROSTERED
61%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1114
RUYDS
126
TD
14
INT
3
FPTS/G
22.2
Winston was OK in Week 7 at Seattle with 18 Fantasy points, but I had higher expectations for him. Now, he gets to face his former team in Tampa Bay in Week 8, and he should be considered a low-end starter in deeper leagues. I'll like Winston better if Michael Thomas (ankle) is back for this matchup, but hopefully we see Winston in a shootout or chasing points against the Buccaneers. He's worth up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
WAS Washington • #4
Age: 28 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DEN DEN -3 O/U 43.5
OPP VS QB
7th
QB RNK
17th
ROSTERED
31%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1658
RUYDS
222
TD
11
INT
7
FPTS/G
19.9
Heinicke just scored 21 Fantasy points in Week 7 at Green Bay, including rushing for a season-high 95 yards. He's now scored at least 21 Fantasy points in four of six starts this season. Fitzpatrick is out for Week 8, so Heinicke could have another productive game at Denver. He's worth using as a starter in deeper leagues, and you can add Heinicke for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
HOU Houston • #5
Age: 32 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAR LAR -14.5 O/U 48
OPP VS QB
8th
QB RNK
NR
ROSTERED
10%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
416
RUYDS
55
TD
4
INT
0
FPTS/G
23.1
Taylor appears on track to return in Week 8, and he should be added in all two-quarterback and Superflex leagues where available. In deeper one-quarterback leagues, it's worth adding Taylor also, and he scored 45 Fantasy points in six quarters of action this year. He doesn't have an easy matchup in Week 7 against the Rams, but then he gets the Dolphins in Week 9. He could be a good streaming option in that matchup, and he's worth adding for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB in one-quarterback leagues. In two-quarterback and Superflex leagues, Taylor is worth at least 15 percent of your remaining FAAB.
JAC Jacksonville • #16
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SEA SEA -3.5 O/U 44
OPP VS QB
18th
QB RNK
NR
ROSTERED
53%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1465
RUYDS
121
TD
9
INT
8
FPTS/G
17.1
Lawrence only has two games this season with more than 17 Fantasy points, but hopefully things will improve with his production coming off a bye. He has a great matchup against Seattle, and he's worth using as a streamer in deeper leagues. He should be confident after getting his first victory in Week 6 against Miami, and hopefully that carries over to the rest of the season as well. He's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
NE New England • #10
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAC LAC -5.5 O/U 49
OPP VS QB
3rd
QB RNK
24th
ROSTERED
50%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1779
RUYDS
45
TD
9
INT
6
FPTS/G
16.8
Jones just had his best Fantasy outing of the season in Week 7 against the Jets with 25 Fantasy points, and he scored at least 19 Fantasy points in three of his past four games. He could be chasing points in Week 8 at the Chargers, and he's worth using as a streaming option in deeper leagues. Jones is worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
HOU Houston • #4
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAR LAR -14.5 O/U 48
OPP VS QB
8th
QB RNK
NR
ROSTERED
36%
There's a chance Watson could be traded this week or before the Nov. 2 deadline, so you might want to stash him now before a move happens. Miami, Carolina, Philadelphia and Denver are potential suitors, and Watson would return as a No. 1 Fantasy quarterback in all leagues if he's allowed to play. If a trade happens, the NFL could still keep him sidelined due to the 22 civil lawsuits that were filed against him over the past several months, so keep that in mind. But if Watson plays this year he could be a difference maker for Fantasy managers. He's worth at least 1 percent of your remaining FAAB as of now.
CLE Cleveland • #5
Age: 33 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PIT CLE -3.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS QB
10th
QB RNK
NR
ROSTERED
9%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
205
RUYDS
7
TD
1
INT
0
FPTS/G
4.9
In two-quarterback and Superflex leagues you should add Keenum where available. We don't know how long he'll be starting for Mayfield, but Keenum could be a useful starting option in those formats. Now, the schedule is brutal with Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and New England in the next three games, and Mayfield could return during that stretch. But as long as Keenum is starting for the Browns he could be helpful in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues. He's worth up to 10 percent of your remaining FAAB budget in those formats.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #19
Age: 36 • Experience: 14 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DET PHI -3 O/U 48
OPP VS QB
28th
QB RNK
NR
ROSTERED
YTD Stats
PAYDS
0
RUYDS
0
TD
0
INT
0
FPTS/G
0
Flacco was traded from Philadelphia to the Jets on Monday, and he will likely start with Wilson out. Mike White (0 percent rostered) could keep the job, but it's likely that Flacco is Wilson's replacement for the next several weeks. In two-quarterback and Superflex leagues, Flacco could be a useful Fantasy option, and he's worth adding for up to 10 percent of your remaining FAAB budget in those formats.
WAIVER WIRE
Running Backs
  • Injuries: Miles Sanders (ankle), Josh Jacobs (chest), Saquon Barkley (ankle), Nick Chubb (calf), Kareem Hunt (calf), Christian McCaffrey (hamstring), Chris Carson (neck), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee), David Montgomery (knee), Latavius Murray (ankle), Malcolm Brown (quad) and Ty Johnson (concussion).
  • On a bye: Josh Jacobs, Kenyan Drake, Latavius Murray, Devonta Freeman, Le'Veon Bell and Ty'Son Williams.
  • Drop candidates: Mike Davis (98 percent rostered), Latavius Murray (57 percent), Rhamondre Stevenson (57 percent), Nyheim Hines (49 percent) and Trey Sermon (49 percent). Davis is trending in the wrong direction and just scored one PPR point in Week 7 at Miami. It's hard to trust him moving forward, and it might be time to drop him, especially in 10-team leagues. ... Murray is dealing with an ankle injury, and he's going to be in a timeshare moving forward after Baltimore's bye in Week 8. He's not worth stashing with the Ravens off this week. ... Stevenson was a surprise healthy scratch in Week 7, and he might have fallen out of favor with the Patriots. It's safe to drop him now, especially while Damien Harris is healthy. ... Hines has combined for five PPR points in his past four games. He only has four receptions over that span, and it's easy to drop him if he's not a factor in the Colts passing game. ... Sermon didn't touch the ball in Week 7 against the Colts with JaMycal Hasty healthy, and Hasty was the backup to Elijah Mitchell. There's no reason to stash Sermon if the 49ers aren't going to play him.
  • Check to see if available: Michael Carter (79 percent rostered), Alexander Mattison (75 percent) and Kenyan Drake (67 percent). Carter has either a touchdown or 100 total yards in three games in a row. He took off as a receiver in Week 7 at New England with eight catches for 67 yards on nine targets, likely a result of Wilson getting hurt, and that could be a bonus moving forward. Carter should be added in all leagues, and he would benefit in a big way if Johnson is out. ... Mattison has proven his worth as a handcuff to Dalvin Cook, and I would stash him in all leagues where available. ... While Jacobs is expected to be fine, it's worth adding Drake where available just in case. And Drake has scored at least 16 PPR points in two games without Jon Gruden. Drake could end up as a flex option moving forward in tandem with Jacobs. In deeper leagues, you might want to take a flier on Peyton Barber (8 percent rostered) in case he has an expanded role if Jacobs is out.
Running Back
Week 8 Priority List
PHI Philadelphia • #14
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DET PHI -3 O/U 48
OPP VS RB
29th
RB RNK
33rd
ROSTERED
46%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
120
REC
19
REYDS
164
TD
3
FPTS/G
9.3
The top two running backs to add this week are Gainwell and Boston Scott (2 percent rostered) since we don't know how both will be used with Sanders out. I'd give a slight edge to Gainwell given his expected role in the passing game, and we know the Eagles aren't afraid to abandon the run. Gainwell also played 51 percent of the snaps in Week 7 at the Raiders when Sanders was hurt, and Scott played 33 percent. Against Las Vegas, Gainwell finished with five carries for 20 yards, along with four catches for 41 yards and a touchdown on eight targets. Scott had seven carries for 24 yards and a touchdown, along with one catch for 5 yards on two targets. Sanders is considered week-to-week, but apparently it's just a low-ankle sprain he's dealing with. Still, you should add Gainwell for 15-20 percent of your remaining FAAB budget, and Scott is worth up to 10 percent. The Eagles have a great schedule coming up against Detroit, the Chargers and Broncos in their next three games.
NE New England • #25
Age: 31 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAC LAC -5.5 O/U 49
OPP VS RB
21st
RB RNK
41st
ROSTERED
7%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
28
REC
20
REYDS
162
TD
1
FPTS/G
6.5
Bolden was back as the pass-catching running back for the Patriots in Week 7 against the Jets with six receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown on seven targets. That's now three games in his past four outings with at least four catches. Hopefully, he keeps the role for the remainder of the season, and Fantasy managers can rely on Bolden as a flex option in PPR. He's worth adding for up to 10 percent of your remaining FAAB. And in deeper leagues, you can take a flier on J.J. Taylor (1 percent rostered) in case he's the new handcuff for Harris. Taylor had nine carries for 21 yards and two touchdowns against the Jets in Week 7, along with one catch for 5 yards on one target. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB.
CIN Cincinnati • #34
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYJ CIN -9.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS RB
32nd
RB RNK
38th
ROSTERED
18%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
139
REC
8
REYDS
77
TD
2
FPTS/G
7
Perine is the handcuff for Joe Mixon, and he's worth rostering in most leagues as a lottery ticket. Perine just had 11 carries for 52 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 at Baltimore, along with one catch for 23 yards, and he's scored at least 14 PPR points in each of his past two games. For Week 8, Perine could have some garbage-time production against the Jets. He's worth adding for up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
SEA Seattle • #20
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs JAC SEA -3.5 O/U 44
OPP VS RB
14th
RB RNK
44th
ROSTERED
37%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
17
REC
0
REYDS
0
TD
0
FPTS/G
0.9
Penny did little in his 2021 debut in Week 7 against New Orleans with six carries for 9 yards. He played behind Alex Collins, but we'll see if that continues moving forward until Carson is back. It's worth stashing Penny if you have an open roster spot, and Penny and Collins should have more success in Week 8 against the Jaguars. Penny is worth adding for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
MIA Miami • #26
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BUF BUF -13.5 O/U 48
OPP VS RB
1st
RB RNK
NR
ROSTERED
3%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
75
REC
9
REYDS
93
TD
0
FPTS/G
3.7
Ahmed is headed for an increased role with Malcolm Brown hurt, and Ahmed is worth adding for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB. Myles Gaskin will benefit the most with Brown out, but Ahmed had a season-high nine total touches in Week 7 against Atlanta. We'll see if he continues to get more work until Brown returns, and Ahmed is also now the handcuff for Gaskin. We don't know how long Brown is out, but Ahmed could have flex appeal in deeper leagues.
SF San Francisco • #23
Age: 25 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CHI SF -3.5 O/U 39.5
OPP VS RB
15th
RB RNK
45th
ROSTERED
12%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
42
REC
8
REYDS
51
TD
1
FPTS/G
7.8
Hasty didn't do much in Week 7 against the Colts in his return from a three-game absence with an ankle injury, but he immediately jumped over Sermon as the No. 2 running back for the 49ers behind Mitchell. Hasty had three carries for 1 yard, but he also added three catches for 15 yards on six targets. He's worth stashing in deeper leagues as the handcuff for Mitchell, and Hasty is worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
HOU Houston • #31
Age: 29 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAR LAR -14.5 O/U 48
OPP VS RB
22nd
RB RNK
43rd
ROSTERED
26%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
104
REC
19
REYDS
154
TD
1
FPTS/G
7
I don't have much faith in Johnson as anything more than a desperation play, although he does have five catches in two of his past three games. However, it might be worth stashing Johnson, Mark Ingram (54 percent rostered) or Phillip Lindsay (21 percent) in case one of them is traded. All of them are worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
IND Indianapolis • #25
Age: 25 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TEN TEN -1 O/U 49
OPP VS RB
9th
RB RNK
NR
ROSTERED
23%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
101
REC
2
REYDS
8
TD
0
FPTS/G
2.6
Like the Texans, it's worth stashing Mack in case he's traded. We know he's requested a trade, and the Colts could try to find a suitor prior to the Nov. 2 deadline. With the right team, Mack could have increased Fantasy value. He's worth adding for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
WAIVER WIRE
Wide Receivers
  • Injuries: Davante Adams (illness), Allen Lazard (illness),  Antonio Brown (ankle), Michael Thomas (ankle), Jerry Jeudy (ankle), Sterling Shepard (hamstring), Kadarius Toney (ankle), Kenny Golladay (knee), Sammy Watkins (hamstring), DeVante Parker (shoulder), Will Fuller (finger), T.Y. Hilton (quad), Curtis Samuel (groin), Michael Gallup (calf), Quintez Cephus (collarbone), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring), Terrace Marshall (concussion) and Donovan Peoples-Jones (groin)
  • On a bye: Marquise Brown, Rashod Bateman, Sammy Watkins, Henry Ruggs III, Hunter Renfrow and Bryan Edwards.
  • Check to see if available: Jerry Jeudy (81 percent rostered), Sterling Shepard (73 percent) and Hunter Renfrow (72 percent). Jeudy is expected to return in Week 8, and he should be added in all leagues. Hopefully, he steps back into the No. 1 role for the Broncos and can become a must-start Fantasy option right away. ... Shepard will hopefully return to action in Week 8, and I still like him as the best Giants receiver for the remainder of the season. You can also look to add Toney (59 percent) or Golladay (62 percent) with the hope that they return in Week 8 also. ... Renfrow is worth adding, even with the Raiders on a bye. He has scored at least 11 PPR points in five of seven games this year.
  • Drop candidates: Allen Robinson (91 percent rostered), Tyler Boyd (81 percent), Odell Beckham (79 percent), Robby Anderson (72 percent) and Brandon Aiyuk (62 percent). It's tough to part with any of these guys given their expectations this season, but they have all struggled through seven weeks and don't have much hope of turning things around. ... Robinson has scored 10 PPR points or less in every game and has just two games with more than 50 receiving yards. ... Boyd has scored seven PPR points or less in every game when Tee Higgins has been healthy, including three outings in a row. ... Beckham is dealing with a significant shoulder injury, and Mayfield is also banged up. Beckham also has failed to score a touchdown in five games this year. ... Anderson has 38 targets in his past four games but has combined for just 13 catches, 101 yards and one touchdown over that span. He's also scored 10 PPR points or less in every game since Week 1. ... Aiyuk has scored more than five PPR points just once this season and has been at four targets or less in five of six outings.
Wide receiver
Week 8 Priority List
BUF Buffalo • #11
Age: 32 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs MIA BUF -13.5 O/U 48
OPP VS WR
30th
WR RNK
33rd
ROSTERED
64%
YTD Stats
REC
33
TAR
43
REYDS
303
TD
1
FPTS/G
11.6
Beasley should be added in all PPR leagues where available if he was dropped going into Buffalo's bye in Week 7. He has scored at least 20 PPR points in two of his past four games and just found the end zone for the first time in Week 6 at Tennessee. Josh Allen has done a nice job spreading the ball around this season, with Emmanuel Sanders and Dawson Knox stepping up to help Stefon Diggs, which has hurt Beasley at times. But with Knox (hand) out for a couple of games, Beasley should benefit. He's worth 5-10 percent of your remaining FAAB.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #86
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ KC KC -10 O/U 52
OPP VS WR
14th
WR RNK
37th
ROSTERED
17%
YTD Stats
REC
12
TAR
23
REYDS
190
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.3
We'll see which Giants receivers are able to return in Week 8, but if Shepard, Golladay and Toney remain out again then look at Slayton and Dante Pettis (2 percent rostered) as quality replacement options. In Week 7 against the Panthers, Slayton had five catches for 63 yards on nine targets, while Pettis had five catches for 39 yards and a touchdown on five targets. Pettis actually has 16 targets in his past two games. Both Giants receivers are worth up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB. Just keep in mind that since the Giants play Monday night, we might not know the status for Shepard, Golladay and Toney until Thursday, which is when practice starts for New York this week.
JAC Jacksonville • #10
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SEA SEA -3.5 O/U 44
OPP VS WR
19th
WR RNK
39th
ROSTERED
56%
YTD Stats
REC
26
TAR
41
REYDS
306
TD
0
FPTS/G
9.8
In three games with D.J. Chark (ankle) hurt, Shenault has scored at least 11 PPR points in two of them. And prior to Jacksonville's bye, Shenault had 10 targets for six catches and 54 yards in Week 6 against Miami in London. He's worth adding in all PPR leagues for up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB, especially with a plus matchup in Week 8 at Seattle.
IND Indianapolis • #13
Age: 32 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TEN TEN -1 O/U 49
OPP VS WR
32nd
WR RNK
NR
ROSTERED
48%
YTD Stats
REC
4
TAR
4
REYDS
80
TD
0
FPTS/G
12
Hilton could return in Week 8 against the Titans after missing Week 7 with a quad injury. Prior to getting hurt, Hilton looked good in his one game this season in Week 6 against Houston with four catches for 80 yards on four targets. When healthy, he should be a quality complement to Michael Pittman. Hilton is worth adding for up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
DAL Dallas • #13
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIN DAL -2.5 O/U 55
OPP VS WR
5th
WR RNK
NR
ROSTERED
37%
YTD Stats
REC
4
TAR
7
REYDS
36
TD
0
FPTS/G
7.6
Gallup has been cleared to practice after being out since Week 1 with a calf injury. We'll see how he fits in with a crowded receiving corps of CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper and Dalton Schultz, but Gallup had seven targets in Week 1 at Tampa Bay before getting hurt. He should return to a prominent role, and he could be a useful No. 3 Fantasy receiver in deeper leagues. He might not play in Week 8 at Minnesota, but his return to the field is imminent. He's worth stashing in all leagues for up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
BAL Baltimore • #12
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
MIN
OPP VS WR
6th
WR RNK
NR
ROSTERED
49%
YTD Stats
REC
7
TAR
12
REYDS
109
TD
0
FPTS/G
9
Bateman is worth stashing, even with the Ravens on a bye. He has six targets in each of his past two games, and he had three catches for 80 yards in Week 7 against Cincinnati. We'll see what happens when Watkins is healthy, but Bateman should hopefully remain in a prominent role given his upside. He's worth adding for up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
DET Detroit • #11
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI PHI -3 O/U 48
OPP VS WR
7th
WR RNK
35th
ROSTERED
6%
YTD Stats
REC
26
TAR
39
REYDS
334
TD
2
FPTS/G
10.3
Raymond might be the best Lions receiver, and he has 15 combined targets in his past two games, with six catches in each outing. He just had eight targets in Week 7 at the Rams for six catches and 115 yards. And he has three games in his past five outings with at least 12 PPR points. We know the Lions are desperate for any wide receiver to step up, and Raymond might be the go-to option for Jared Goff behind D'Andre Swift and T.J. Hockenson. Raymond is worth adding for up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
GB Green Bay • #18
Age: 31 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI ARI -6 O/U 51
OPP VS WR
22nd
WR RNK
NR
ROSTERED
25%
YTD Stats
REC
14
TAR
18
REYDS
179
TD
2
FPTS/G
6.3
There's a chance Valdes-Scantling (9 percent) can return this week after being on injured reserve since Week 4, and the Packers need him and Cobb this week with Adams and Lazard likely out. Adams averages 10.3 targets per game, and Lazard had 11 targets in his past two games. Cobb only has one game with more than five targets, and it was his lone outing with more than five PPR points. That was Week 4 against Pittsburgh when he had five catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns on six targets, and hopefully he's that involved again this week. Valdes-Scantling last played in Week 3 against San Francisco and had three catches for 59 yards and a touchdown on four targets, and hopefully he's ready to go. I would add Cobb before Valdes-Scantling given the health concern for the latter, but both are in play this week in all leagues. Both are worth up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
ATL Atlanta • #14
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CAR ATL -2.5 O/U 46
OPP VS WR
16th
WR RNK
NR
ROSTERED
16%
YTD Stats
REC
9
TAR
15
REYDS
95
TD
1
FPTS/G
8.2
Gage just had his best game of the season in Week 7 at Miami, and we'll see if that carries over to Week 8 against Carolina. He had six targets against the Dolphins and finished with four catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. Hopefully, it's a sign of things to come and not just a fluke performance, but keep in mind that Matt Ryan will continue to lean on Calvin Ridley, Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson. It's worth adding Gage in deeper leagues to find out, and he's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
LAR L.A. Rams • #12
Age: 25 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ HOU LAR -14.5 O/U 48
OPP VS WR
10th
WR RNK
NR
ROSTERED
25%
YTD Stats
REC
21
TAR
33
REYDS
304
TD
3
FPTS/G
9.9
Jefferson is going to have some big moments from time to time playing in this Rams offense, and he had one of them in Week 7 against Detroit with four catches for 43 yards and a touchdown on a season-high seven targets. He now has three games this season with at least 14 PPR points, and he's worth stashing in deeper leagues. He also might be a handcuff of sorts in case something happens to Cooper Kupp or Robert Woods. Jefferson is worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
WAIVER WIRE
Tight Ends
  • Injuries: George Kittle (calf), Darren Waller (ankle), Rob Gronkowski (ribs), Dawson Knox (hand), Jonnu Smith (shoulder) and Logan Thomas (hamstring).
  • On a bye: Mark Andrews and Darren Waller
  • Check to see if available: Ricky Seals-Jones (66 percent rostered). Seals-Jones has stepped up with Thomas out, and Thomas is considered week-to-week with his injury. In the past two games, Seals-Jones has 13 targets for 10 catches, 109 yards and a touchdown, and he's scored at least 11 PPR points in each outing.
  • Drop candidates: Dawson Knox (76 percent rostered). Knox is out after having surgery to repair his fractured hand, and reports are he "won't be out for long." But with him on the shelf, he's not a must hold unless you have a deep bench. I'd prefer to hold Knox if possible, but you might not have a choice if you need a roster spot.
Tight End
Week 8 Priority List
GB Green Bay • #85
Age: 27 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI ARI -6 O/U 51
OPP VS TE
1st
TE RNK
14th
ROSTERED
38%
YTD Stats
REC
15
TAR
25
REYDS
155
TD
2
FPTS/G
6.1
Tonyan is likely looking at the biggest role of his career with Adams and Lazard likely out for Thursday's game at Arizona. And Tonyan was great last season in the two games when Adams was hurt. Tonyan had five catches for 50 yards and a touchdown on five targets in Week 3 at New Orleans and six catches for 98 yards and three touchdowns on six targets in Week 4 against Atlanta. Tonyan just had his best game of this season in Week 7 against Washington with four catches for 63 yards and a touchdown on five targets, but he's facing a Cardinals defense this week that is No. 1 against opposing tight ends. For the season, Arizona has allowed just 23 catches for 156 yards to opposing tight ends, so Tonyan could be in trouble despite the potential uptick in targets with Adams out. Still, the increased role with the receivers out should allow you to trust Tonyan as a low-end starter in all leagues. He's worth adding for 5-10 percent of your remaining FAAB.
CIN Cincinnati • #87
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYJ CIN -9.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS TE
21st
TE RNK
18th
ROSTERED
45%
YTD Stats
REC
17
TAR
19
REYDS
256
TD
5
FPTS/G
10.4
Uzomah is risky because if he doesn't score a touchdown then you're left with minimal production, but he's scored five touchdowns in his past four games. However, he has yet to top three targets in any game when Tee Higgins is healthy, so hopefully he continues to find the end zone. Uzomah has a great matchup in Week 8 at the Jets to also put him at No. 1 on this list, and he's worth up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
PIT Pittsburgh • #88
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CLE CLE -3.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS TE
11th
TE RNK
17th
ROSTERED
12%
YTD Stats
REC
18
TAR
20
REYDS
158
TD
1
FPTS/G
6.6
Freiermuth might be my favorite tight end to add in PPR, but I'll put him behind Uzomah here given the touchdowns he's scored of late. But in the first game without JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) in Week 6 against Seattle, Freiermuth had seven targets for seven catches and 58 yards. Hopefully that's a sign of things to come, and Freiermuth is worth adding for up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
LAC L.A. Chargers • #87
Age: 34 • Experience: 13 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NE LAC -5.5 O/U 49
OPP VS TE
2nd
TE RNK
12th
ROSTERED
55%
YTD Stats
REC
21
TAR
33
REYDS
235
TD
2
FPTS/G
9.4
Cook has scored at least 12 PPR points in two of his past three games, and hopefully he continues to be productive coming off the Chargers bye. He has a tough matchup in Week 8 against the Patriots, but he has seven targets in two of his past three outings. It would be nice if that continues for the rest of the season from Justin Herbert, and Cook is worth up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
JAC Jacksonville • #85
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SEA SEA -3.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS TE
18th
TE RNK
15th
ROSTERED
13%
YTD Stats
REC
17
TAR
26
REYDS
204
TD
0
FPTS/G
5.9
Arnold has 13 targets in two games without Chark, and he scored 10 PPR points in Week 5 against Tennessee. He has a good matchup in Week 8 against Seattle, and the Seahawks have allowed three touchdowns to tight ends in their past five games. Arnold is worth using as a low-end starter in deeper leagues and should be added for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
IND Indianapolis • #81
Age: 28 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TEN TEN -1 O/U 49
OPP VS TE
9th
TE RNK
19th
ROSTERED
28%
YTD Stats
REC
13
TAR
21
REYDS
177
TD
4
FPTS/G
7.8
Alie-Cox has scored four touchdowns in his past four games, but he's been at five targets or less in each outing. He also has three catches or less in every game this season and has failed to top 50 yards in every outing. You're counting on him to find the end zone, and hopefully that continues to happen. But if he doesn't score then his production will be minimal. Alie-Cox is worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
MIN Minnesota • #83
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DAL DAL -2.5 O/U 55
OPP VS TE
16th
TE RNK
16th
ROSTERED
15%
YTD Stats
REC
22
TAR
30
REYDS
240
TD
1
FPTS/G
8.7
Conklin has a great matchup in Week 8 against the Cowboys, who are No. 22 in Fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends. Conklin had three catches for 71 yards on five targets in Week 6 at Carolina and now has two games this season with at least 10 PPR points. He's not a bad streamer given the matchup, and Conklin is worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
CHI Chicago • #85
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SF SF -3.5 O/U 39.5
OPP VS TE
5th
TE RNK
20th
ROSTERED
16%
YTD Stats
REC
19
TAR
30
REYDS
173
TD
0
FPTS/G
5.2
Kmet can be a decent streaming option in deeper leagues since he has 11 targets in his past two games. He only has nine catches for 92 yards and no touchdowns over that span, and he's failed to catch a touchdown this season. But his involvement in the offense continues to rise, and the Bears need someone to help Fields catch the ball. Kmet is worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB heading into Week 8 against the 49ers.
WAIVER WIRE
DST
  • Bengals (22 percent rostered) at NYJ

    49ers (54 percent rostered) at CHI

    Steelers (63 percent rostered) at CLE

    Falcons (15 percent rostered) vs. CAR

WAIVER WIRE
KICKERS
  • Greg Zuerlein (61 percent rostered) at MIN

    Evan McPherson (21 percent rostered) at NYJ

    Greg Joseph (21 percent rostered) vs. DAL

    Randy Bullock (51 percent rostered) at IND

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