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Waiver Wire Week Eight: Late Season Gems

Fantasy football is about adapting to change and creating the best possible team through trading, waiver wire pickups, and starting the right guys at the right time. I am a massive proponent of using the waiver wire in a way that gives your team the ability to improve without sacrificing your best players in a big trade. Through the year, after every single week I will be telling you, by position, the players I feel deserve to be picked up on your rosters. The way I judge a player to be on “waivers” is based on the percentage in which they are available across every ESPN league. In order to be considered on the waiver wire, the player must have a 50% or less ownership percentage according to ESPN data. I will be striving to find the most unique values that will offer you an advantage over your opponents who may not even know that player exists. So strap in and get ready for your team to get better.

Running Back:

Gus Edwards (16% owned): The Gus Bus is back and better than ever. In just his first game back, he had 16 rushes for 66 yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, Kenyan Drake had just five yards on his 11 carries. He was awful. Not to mention that Justice Hill had an almost game-losing fumble for the Ravens. It is safe to say that Edwards is the back to own here and could easily be a workhorse in one of the most run-centric offenses in the entire NFL. At worst, he is a great red zone threat for the Ravens.

D’Onta Foreman (35% owned):

In a surprise upset game against the Buccaneers, Foreman had 118 rushing yards on 15 total carries to go along with two receptions for 27 yards. Foreman averaged 7.9 yards per carry and absolutely dominated the game. His ceiling is going to be capped by Chubba Hubbard who had nine carries for 63 yards and a touchdown himself. I would say both are worth pickups but Foreman had more touches and therefore is the guy I am targeting for this week.

Tyler Allgeier (30% owned):

Allgeier seems to have taken the RB1 role away from Caleb Huntley, as he out-touched him by ten total rush attempts. The Falcons do not care if there is a negative game script and will always try to establish the run as their coach Arthur Smith essentially said in an interview after the game. Allgeier is a touchdown threat and someone who is worth a pickup simply for the volume that he has the upside to have.

Wide Receiver:

Wan’Dale Robinson (14% owned):

Robinson has come on very strong of late as he has 12 total targets over the last two weeks. This week he caught six of his eight targets for 50 yards. This Giants offense has been BRUTAL at wide receiver this year and the second round rookie looks to have established a spot in the offense. With tight end Daniel Bellinger set to potentially miss the whole season, the Giants somehow have an even worse receiver room than before. Robinson is a great flex play as a result now.

Parris Campbell (3% owned): Volume is king in fantasy as I love to say and Campbell has had 17 targets the past two weeks. He has, additionally, had two touchdowns over the last two weeks. Even better, he has seven or more receptions in both of the last two games. This is a player who needs to be rostered. I understand that Matt Ryan has been benched for Sam Ehlinger, but Campbell has been too good in this offense to fade into irrelevance. Grab him before he breaks out even more.

Zay Jones (26% owned):

I have had Jones on this last for a few weeks now waiting for his huge breakout game. It has not happened. Yet. Jones had another ten target day where he had over 50 yards receiving. I think he is a great option for fantasy as a fill-in player whether that be due to a bye or injury. The targets indicate a big game is coming and I will bet it comes up soon. Especially with Las Vegas coming up in week nine.

Tight End:

Greg Dulcich (8% owned):

Dulcich had ten targets in his second game despite a change at quarterback. He produced over 50 receiving yards for the Broncos and has truly established himself as a big part of this offense. I think he needs to be owned EVERYWHERE. He plays Jacksonville next week and then Tennessee after the bye. Both teams have not been anything too special defensively and I think that Dulcich has a big enough role in the offense that it would not matter anyways.

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