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Waiver Wire Express - Week 8 Lightning Round


The better part of seven weeks is in the fantasy football books, making those early trends very real -- for better or worse. One must still consider the matchups played thus far and those to come, but usage and volume are becoming reliable. Week 8 sees the Ravens and Cowboys hit their bye week. To get you the quickest intel for Sunday night waiver-wire planning, here is the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 8.

This column is published early every week and then updated on a daily basis. Each day of the week will also yield more in-depth waiver wire analysis for all positions.

Waiver pickups are listed in priority order and broken down by position. Players must be owned in roughly less than 60% of Yahoo leagues and therefore will range from shallow options in standard leagues to deep options in PPR formats.

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Running Backs (Priority Order):

Chase Edmonds
Ty Johnson
Ronald Jones II
Darrell Henderson
J.D. McKissic
Peyton Barber
Mark Walton
Benny Snell Jr.
Brandon Bolden
Brian Hill

Wide Receivers (Priority Order):
Phillip Dorsett
Zach Pascal
Mecole Hardman
Olabisi Johnson
Auden Tate
Demarcus Robinson
Alex Erickson
Diontae Johnson
Keke Coutee
Preston Williams
Kenny Stills
A.J. Brown
Devante Parker
Danny Amendola
Demaryius Thomas
Cole Beasley
Tavon Austin
Jaron Brown
Chris Conley
Jake Kumerow
Miles Boykin
Keelan Doss

Tight Ends (Priority Order):
Chris Herndon IV
Dallas Goedert
Dawson Knox
Irv Smith Jr.
Benjamin Watson
Noah Fant
Darren Fells
Foster Moreau
Kyle Rudolph

Quarterbacks (Priority Order):
Sam Darnold
Jacoby Brissett
Gardner Minshew
Daniel Jones
Kyle Allen
Mason Rudolph
Teddy Bridgewater
Ryan Fitzpatrick

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