Fantasy Football Waiver Wire:
Blast From The Past (Week 8)
BEAST DOME NATION.
Last week it was DeMarco Murray who had the foot injury, the week before that it was Cedric Benson, this week it was Maurice Jones-Drew. While the injury bug is never an easy thing to predict, it is always good to be prepared. This is a friendly reminder to get your insurance players for your studs. Season is still not half way over and there will be many of injuries to come every week.
After Week 1 I told you to grab JacQuizz Rodgers/Martellus Bennett/Alfred Morris/Randall Cobb/Scott Chandler/Broncos.
WEEK 2 WAIVER WIRE
After Week 2 I told you to grab Mikel Leshoure/Andre Brown/Ryan Succop/Bilal Powell/Brian Hartline.
WEEK 3 WAIVER WIRE
After Week 3 I told you to grab Ryan Fitzpatrick and Danny Woodhead who both had good weeks.
WEEK 4 WAIVER WIRE.
After Week 4 I told you to add James Jones/Rams Def/Brandon Bolden
WEEK 5 WAIVER WIRE .
After Week 5 I told you add Josh Gordon/Brandon Gibson/William Powell/TB Defense/Shaun Suisham.
WEEK 6 WAIVER WIRE.
After Week 6 I told you to play Josh Freeman/Randall Cobb/Josh Gordon/Dallas Clark
WEEK 7 WAIVER WIRE.
..and many more useful players in each article. If you see a player that you think should be on this list, chances are they have been mentioned earlier in previous Waiver Wire articles above. Since most of the players have been covered in previous weeks. There have been some changes made to the way this article is usually done.
WEEK 8 WAIVER WIRE
MATT HASSELBECK – QB – TEN
Hassel is a much better QB at home, and that is where he will be when he takes on a dreadful Colts defense Sunday. Matt Hasselbeck is a great bye week flier while the Titans try to pretend Jake Locker is still their best QB this season. The Titans offense looks much more explosive than it ever has this season, even against the Pittsburgh Steelers in a crucial Thursday Night game.
Other Bye Week Fliers: Carson Palmer @ KC/ Sam Bradford vs. NE
RASHAD JENNINGS – RB – JAX
Looks like Maurice Jones-Drew owners could be going through the Cedric Benson injury. That would likely end the season of MJD leaving, Rashad “Weren’t You a Week 1 Bust” Jennings, as your starting RB. Jennings is the #1 guy off of all waiver wires as he rushed for over 5 YPC in each of his first two seasons in the NFL. He will likely be a force on all Fantasy Football teams to close out the season.
LAROD STEPHENS-HOWLING – RB – ARI
LRSH is not a player you need to get over the top excited about. He is a player that could possibly make a difference as a deep bye-week flier or a weak Flex play. Although he stole the show this past week, no reason to think William Powell will just disappear from this rotation. I would not drop anyone valuable to grab him.
JONATHAN DWYER – RB – PIT
He may be worth a player if Rashard Medenhall has to sit out another week. Right now it does not look promising for that to happen, which means Dwyer is not a priority. He could potentially get some PT in the future, but is a #4 Fantasy RB at best when both Redman and Medenhall are healthy.
KEVIN SMITH – RB – DET
If you read this far down congratulations.
This could be the Waiver Claim that wins you your league. Funny that we are making full circle as he was the reason BEAST DOME was started last year based on his bold prediction for everyone to add him back in 2011. With Leshoure fumbling, with Joique Bell fumbling. Why would Kevin Smith not be the RB again soon. I’m adding him now.
RBs Owned in less than 80% Of Leagues
1. JacQuizz Rodgers – Not doing much to earn the respect of anyone. Still Michael Turner looks like a candidate who will not last strong all season.
2. Brandon Bolden – Stevan Ridley did not do much to impress Sunday. Bolden can easily get the job back when healthy.
3. James Starks – Are you really impressed with Alex Green this far? Coach Mike McCarthy may have a man crush on those dreads because he is clearly not the better RB.
SIDNEY RICE – WR – SEA
The Lions defense is not good against the pass. This week Sidney Rice is a great matchup play, and that is exactly the type of WR Rice is. Look for him to have a great week and likely be featured more throughout the week leading up to Sunday.
TITUS YOUNG – WR – DET
The new #2 WR for the Detroit Lions. Nate Buerlson broke his leg which means Titus Young will finally get his chances to show what he can do in this big role. He became a forgotten man who only had one big catch this season on a hail mary. Now he is Staffords go-to-read if Calvin Johnson is getting heavily covered.
SANTANA MOSS – WR – WAS
Santana Moss is back in Fantasy relevance land. This time for good. The Redskins need a #1 WR now that Garcon has a torn foot. Santana Moss is easily that guy as he has done this role many times before. The speed is not the same, but he still has a 700 Yard/7 TD season buried in him. Now is a good time to take a stab at the veteran.
DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY – WR – OAK
The Raiders have a nice matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. The same Chiefs that give up big games to #2 WRs frequently. If you are looking for a nice HR play this week, DHB looks to be your man as he can easily have a sleeper 85 Yards 1 TD game.
DUSTIN KELLER – TE – NYJ
Keller mania is back, and he is by far the best option in the Jets passing game. At least the most trusted by Mark Sanchez. With Santonio Holmes out for the year, expect Keller to be one of the most heavily targeted TEs in the game.
DALLAS CLARK – TE – TB
The Bucs offense is rolling again, and Dallas Clark look to be back to his vintage self. After complaining about not enough PT or targets, this week he stepped up big time. He made a big 4th down reception late in the game. He caught a TD on 4th down as well. Dallas Clark is back, which makes Freeman an even better QB.
Other Bye Week Fliers: Coby Fleener @ Ten/Brandon Myers @ KC/Chris Cooley @ PIT
ADAM VINATIERI – K – IND
Colts have a very friendly matchup against the Titans. Which likely means a high-scoring game where Adam can be counted on frequently. I would make it a point to pick him up in all leagues I need a kicker.
Other Bye Week Fliers: Rob Bironas vs. IND/Jason Hanson vs. SEA
LIONS – D/ST – DET
Lions defense was able to get pressure on the QB and slow down a solid running attack. That was on a Monday Night against a Division Rival on the Road. This week they get friendly Seahawks in a great matchup at home early Sunday Afternoon. Expect the Lions to avenge their loss and come out like a brand new football team.
Other Bye Week Fliers: SD @ cle/OAK @ kc/
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