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Deeper-League Waiver Wire Adds for Week 8: Van Jefferson, Boston Scott, Joshua Palmer, Sony Michel, Marquise Goodwin, Skyy Moore

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We're almost halfway through the NFL season, and with bye weeks and injuries continuing the take fantasy studs out of action, working the waiver wire has never been more important. These fantasy football waiver wire pickup suggestions are for fantasy managers in deep leagues of 14-teams or more or a higher number of bench spots than traditional fantasy leagues. That said, chalky waiver pickups like Latavius Murray and Gus Edwards won't be featured in this edition of suggestions.

Players like Marquise Goodwin and Joshua Palmer are going to see usage increases immediately thanks to injuries at their positions, while guys like DeeJay Dallas and Sony Michel are simply roster stashes for later down the road in the fantasy football season.

As always, these players are usually cheap to obtain and can be dropped if it's clear they won't have value after a few weeks. With seven weeks of data to examine, advanced stats and fantasy statistics carry more weight for the rest of the season. Buckle up, because it's time to do another deep dive of the Week 8 waiver wire.

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets for Week 8

Daniel Jones is a QB1 through seven weeks and has legitimate rushing upside to make him a solid play in most matchups. Take advantage of his poor reputation and grab him while he's still cheap.

Andy Dalton has produced solid numbers with Jameis Winston (back) out, and if he starts in Week 8 against the Las Vegas Raiders, he's a strong streaming option in a great matchup.

Kyren Williams was just a fifth-round pick for the Rams in the 2022 NFL draft, but since Cam Akers (personal) has likely taken his last snap for the team, Williams has real fantasy intrigue in deep leagues. Malcolm Brown could also be in play, but Williams has unknown upside.

DeeJay Dallas logged eight touches for 41 yards in the win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Dallas is the clear RB2 after Rashaad Penny (leg) suffered his season-ending injury and has upside in an offense that is far better than expected.

Kenyan Drake saw 11 carries behind Gus Edwards in Week 7. Edwards is the clear man to target in even shallow leagues, but Drake is still worth stashing as a key member of an elite rushing attack.

Isiah Pacheco is still available in around 59 percent of leagues, so he's worth grabbing after starting his first career start in Week 7. This Kansas City backfield is still a committee, but his usage could increase down the stretch.

Boston Scott continues to be a solid bench stash since he'll be a significant member of the elite Eagles' offense if something happens to Kenneth Gainwell or Miles Sanders.

Sony Michel is Austin Ekeler's clear backup after Joshua Kelley (knee) was placed on injured reserve. Michel has some standalone value, but his ceiling will be sky-high if Ekeler has to miss any games anytime soon.

Ty Montgomery was injured in his first game with the New England Patriots but could return as the lead third-down back as early as Week 8. With Damien Harris (hamstring) picking up an injury, Montgomery is worth adding to your IR spot on fantasy rosters.

Chuba Hubbard and D'Onta Foreman are still widely available on waiver wires, and both are worth picking up after Hubbard scored a touchdown and Foreman racked up 145 yards. Christian McCaffrey is out of town, so both will have value moving forward. Hubbard picked up an ankle injury in Week 7, but it's not expected to be serious.

Joshua Palmer and DeAndre Carter both have chances to see increased roles in the Los Angeles Chargers' offense while Mike Williams (ankle) misses time and Keenan Allen (hamstring) continues to get back to full strength.

Tyquan Thornton impressed in his second game as a pro, catching four of five targets for 37 yards and a touchdown. He added three carries for 16 yards and a touchdown on the ground, so he could have some boom weeks moving forward. He was a second-round pick, so he's going to get more involved. Kendrick Bourne (toe) and Nelson Agholor (hamstring) are now dealing with injuries.

Marquise Goodwin caught four passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns with DK Metcalf (knee) leaving the game early. Goodwin might be just a boom-or-bust play, but he has a lot of things going for him as the No. 2 WR in a great offense while Metcalf misses time.

Parris Campbell has caught 17-of-23 targets over the last two weeks and should now be rostered in all fantasy leagues. Ashton Dulin (foot) is on injured reserve, and Campbell is clearly the Colts' No. 2 option – not Alec Pierce.

Van Jefferson (knee) is set to return as early as Week 8 and the Rams desperate need a wide receiver not named Cooper Kupp to step up.

Robbie Anderson has been traded to the Arizona Cardinals, so he's worth monitoring as a wild card and potential boom-or-bust play moving forward.

Skyy Moore is just barely involved in the Kansas City Chiefs offense, but he's valuable as a "handcuff" WR in a fantasy point-producing machine led by Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes.

Rondale Moore averaged over seven targets per game in Weeks 5 and 6 before doing nothing in Week 7. That said, Marquise Brown (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve, so Moore has immediate value. DeAndre Hopkins posted over 100 receiving yards in his season debut, but there's still room for Moore to produce in this Cardinals offense.

Khalil Shakir caught just one pass against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6 before the Week 7 bye, but he's another guy who can be considered a high-end wide receiver "handcuff."

Donovan Peoples-Jones won't be a consistent producer. Still, fantasy managers in a tough spot at wideout should consider picking him up for when Deshaun Watson returns in Week 13 for the fantasy football playoffs.

Josh Reynolds flamed out with just one catch against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 7, but with all the injuries in the Lions' receiver room, he's still worth stashing after a few solid performances this season.

Wan'Dale Robinson saw his usage increase in Week 7 after scoring a touchdown in Week 6, and he'll continue to see his role grow. He could have sneaky upside as the fantasy football playoffs approach.

Treylon Burks is going to fall off some fantasy managers' watchlist after suffering a turf toe injury that placed him on injured reserve, but his injury is minor from a long-term perspective, and he's still worth rostering for the chance of a late-season breakout. It also helps he can be stashed in the injured reserve spot on your fantasy roster.

Logan Thomas (calf) could be back in Week 8, and with the scarcity at the tight end position, he's worth rostering if you have room on your roster.

Harrison Bryant could be a top Week 8 streaming option if David Njoku (ankle) misses time after exiting his Week 7 game early.

Foster Moreau is a deep league stash after drawing five targets against the Houston Texans. Darren Waller (hamstring) has dealt with a ton of injuries over the last two years, and Moreau has as much upside as any backup tight end in the NFL.



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