Week 8 Waiver Wire Targets

Week 7 and the Byemegedon is over. It doesn’t mean we don’t have some spicy adds as we encountered some more injuries, unfortunately. 

Let’s get it. 

WRs 

Rashee Rice – Rice just continues to be solid. He ranked 6th in fantasy points per route run and is targeted a monster 32% of the time he runs a route. His snap rate was a career-high 59% a week ago as well. We keep telling you to add but no one is listening. This is your last chance. Oh did I mention even in limited snaps he ranks 12th in red zone targets. I didn’t. Well, now you know. 

Josh Downs – He has a 21% target rate with Gardner Minshew and is averaging over 8 targets a game with him behind center. 

Jayden Reed – We need to monitor the status of Christian Watson and Luke Musgrave but if both are out or hindered Reed can see his usage increase again. Before Watson returned he had a couple of games with 7-8 targets. 

RBs

Darrell Henderson – Zach Evans who? Once again a head coach likes his old crusty vet. Henderson looked good in his first taste of action since last year also. He carried the ball 16 for 61 yards and a TD. 3 of those carries came inside the 10 so he came closer to averaging 4 yards a carry than meets the eye. Added in a couple of catches as well. Looks like a split in LA for now but Henderson saw the work inside the 10 so leads the pack. 

Royce Freeman – Freeman saw 12 carries for 66 yards. Not too bad. Also saw 49% of the snaps. The downside was no targets and no red zone work. He’s good in a desperation flex but I fear we need the TDs for anyone in this possible committee to be fantasy-relevant. That’s why he trails Henderson for now. 

Kareem Hunt – If you need a starter for week 8 this is my highest priority. Jerome Ford has a high ankle sprain and will miss a couple of weeks. This puts Hunt into RB2 territory with upside. Especially if Deshaun Watson can manage to play. Hunt has looked good the last two weeks as well posing back-to-back 15-point weeks. 

D’Onta Foreman – How bad does the Chicago Bears coaching staff look having him as a healthy inactive to start the year? With Herbert and Johnson sidelined he’s seen 15+ touches two weeks in a row. Including a monster 3 TD effort last week. He’s likely earned the lead role for now but we expect Roschon Johnson back this week. Johnson should also be added for a rest of season flier. 

TEs 

Dalton Kincaid – The Dawson Knox injury should keep Kincaid on the field more now. This opens the door for Kincaid to be fantasy-relevant again. Kincaid has a 21% target share when Dawson Knox is not on the field. This is a must-add for anyone who doesn’t have a top 7 tight end. 

Jake Ferguson – Coming fresh off a bye in a tasty matchup vs the Rams, Ferguson is a top 12 option this week for me. The Rams rank 25th vs opposing tight ends and Ferguson is a good bet for a TD this week. He is still tied for the lead in red zone targets after a bye week. 

QBs 

CJ Stroud – The matchup based on stats vs Panthers is not great. He has earned the right though especially as the streaming options dwindle down a little this week. The floor seems stable here for 15 points. 

Kyler Murray – Would stash him now before it’s too late. You can always put him in your IR spot after.

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