Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Week 8 Waiver Wire 'n' Flier's


Brandon Weeden – Weeden was my week 7 QB flier and hopefully you picked him up then.  In week 7 Weeden threw for 264 yards and 2 TD’s.  A 55 yard drop in the end zone by Josh Gordon prevented a 319 yard 3 TD day. This week Weeden faces San Diego and they allow the 8th most fantasy points to QB’s. If you’ve been starting a QB for any of the week 8 bye teams (Buff, Cinn, Balt and Hous), Weeden is the perfect bye week fill in.

Josh Freeman – Freeman was my Week 7 QB waiver add. With the guys on bye this week (listed above) he should be starting for you if you’ve been riding one of those qb’s. In week 7 Freeman threw for 420 yards and 3 TD’s. Week 8 the Bucs play the Vikings on Thursday Night Football and they allow the 10th most fantasy points to QB’s.


Rashad Jennings – Obvious add with MJD out week 8 and maybe longer.  He’s waiver gold this week.

La'Rod Stephens-Howling – LSH appears to be over his hip injury as he carried the load in week 7; rushing 20 times for 104 yards while notching 4 catches for 45 yards. Only 5’7” and 185 lbs, LSH functioned as the goal line back as well. William Powell has been prone to fumble of late and LSH has history of stepping up for the oft injured Cards backs. LSH is a quality flex in PPR leagues and offers upside in return yardage leagues as well. The only problem is that he is facing San Fran in week 8 and the rest of the NFC West top defenses going forward.

RB Flier’s

Philip Tanner – Fragile Felix bruised his knee in week 7 and Tanner got 13 carries.

Jaime Harper – CJ2K did all the heavy lifting in week 7 and Harper closed the deals with two goal line plunges for TD’s. Harper carved out 7 carries and could be Michael Bush-like in the right match ups. Week 8 is one of those matchups; the Colts allow the 5th most fantasy points to RB’s.


Josh Gordon – Gordon was my week 7 flier and he got 10 targets, catching only 2 but for 59 yards and a TD. He lost a 55 yard TD in the sun and thus just missed a 100+ yard day with 2 TD’s. Week 8 he faces the Chargers who allow the 6th most fantasy points to WR’s. His production is reliant on the big play, but the upside is certainly there in the right matchups.

Titus Young – In week 7 Nate Burleson broke his leg and thus locked Young into the #2 role opposite Calvin Johnson. Young got 8 targets, 6 receptions and 81 yards against the Bears. With Megatron getting all the attention, Young should be able to take advantage of 1 on 1 matchups. He’s now an every week WR3 in that pass happy offense.

WR Flier’s

Ryan Broyles – Now the slot receiver for the Lions due to Burleson’s injury, Broyles deserves attention in PPR leagues. He caught Detroit’s only TD in week 7 and should put heat on Young to produce.

Santana Moss – Moss has quietly put together a few weeks of WR3 production and should be more involved going forwards with the loss of Fred Davis for the season.  Over the last 3 weeks Moss has averaged 64 yards and a TD per game.


Dustin Keller – After only 2 catches on the year and inactive with injury 4 games, Keller showed that he’s back to being Sanchez’s favorite target. In week 7 Keller caught all 7 of his targets for 93 yards and a TD.  Check your wire and see if an owner bailed on him.