NFL WAIVER WIRE WEEK 8

2023-10-28 · 4 min read · NFL/Football
Kyler Murray and Josh Downs

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We're back, sorry for missing last week, had some technical difficulties and didn't feel right to get it up on Sunday. Without further ado let's get to it.
QB
Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals)
  • For teams struggling at the QB position are officially scrambled for Kyler time. Currently he's back at practice and reportedly getting some first team reps. It has also been reported he is eyeing a return in Week 9 or 10. With Myles Garrett and the Browns on tap in Week 9, it seems far more likely Murray will make his season debut versus the Falcons in week 10. While his rushing production could take a hit in his first season back from a torn ACL, Murray still easily has low-end QB1 fantasy potential if everything goes well. He's worth stashing as a possible long-term starter for QB-needy teams or as a trade chip for everyone else.
Gardner Minshew (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Call him what you want, Magic or Mania, I think he is best described as Mayhem. Whatever you call it, Gardner piled up over 300 yards and two TD’s through the air and another 29 yards and two TD’s on the ground. This was against one of the league's best defences in the Cleveland Browns. I don't love his schedule but with a solid receiving group (more on that below) and with Jonathan Taylor steady improvement back to his ceiling it is not a bad situation to be in. I'm not saying Minshew is a must add but he looks like a sneaky good streaming option.
RB
Devin Singletary (Houston Texans)
  • Singletary paced the Texans backfield with 58 rushing yards in their last game before a week 7 bye. Meanwhile presumed bell cow Dameon Pierce has struggled in multiple facets of the game this season, leading to just 2.9 yards per attempt. It looks more and more like this backfield has turned into a committee, one in which Singletary seems to have the best shot at leading the way. His pass catching, and one cut ability give him a high ceiling.
Darrel Henderson (LA Rams)
  • With Kyren William out (at least for now) the Rams backfield has shrouded in fog this week but after the game it seems safe to say Henderson is going to lead the way until Williams return. This past week Henderson led the team with 18 carries, amounting to 61 yards and a TD, he is familiar with the offence and was fairly productive in his first start. Henderson may not go nuclear but he's the easy favourite to lead the backfield this week.
WR
Josh Downs (Indianapolis Colts)
  • For the last few weeks Downs has been one of the last cuts to these articles and honestly, I regret it. Even prior to this big game this week Downs had was WR25 in standard leagues from weeks 3-6. Then this past week against a tough Browns defence, Downs posted five catches for 125 yards and a touchdown on six targets, all of which paced the team. He is a dynamic playmaker who doesn't need a huge workload to produce. On top of this his role in the office seems to grow every week, he's a must add.
Jayden Reed (Green Bay Packers)
  • Here's another impressive youngster whose role is growing. Reed is yet to have a game with more than eight targets, but he has scored 10 or more fantasy points three times, including one game with 19.7. This week I expect to see the Packers look his way more as Christian Watson and Luke Musgrave are dealing with injuries and questionable to play. Reed is likely to see even more targets against a Vikings defence that has given up the ninth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers; looks like a possible breakout recipe.
TE
Taysom Hill (TE, New Orleans Saints)
  • Ok I'll admit I tried to avoid this but the high upside at the TE position is hard to ignore. After two straight games of 12-plus fantasy points with 49 and 50 receiving yards, the Saints Swiss Army Knife has to be here. Derek Carr seems to be dealing with multiple ailments, but this is good for Hill as it opens up a few extra QB snaps for him and makes his typical short routes more valuable. On top of this Hill is a threat to score anytime he touches the ball (he had a rushing TD last week). Yet despite all this can we trust him? No probably not he's a dart throw type of play, but one that's hit the centre of the board two weeks in a row…
D/ST Miami Dolphins
  • Look I’ll admit the Dolphins D isn't premier (at least yet), but they have been steady logging eight-plus fantasy points in four of its last six games (including this past week against the Excellent Eagles offence. The Patriots this week are a far less worrisome matchup, as evidenced by Miami’s nine fantasy points at New England back in week 2. The Dolphins are likely to be fired up coming off a loss to the Eagles. While the pats office looked a bit better last Sunday, they're still one of the least productive offences in the league.
Other options- Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons
Guys, worth a gander
  • Dalton Kincaid (Buffalo Bills)
  • Kareem Hunt (RB Cleveland Browns)
  • Rashee Rice (WR, Kansas City Chiefs, must add)
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