Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Week 8 Waiver Wire – Add, Watch and Ranking

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”


AddMike James – He’s the next man up in Tampa and will be a flex play based on touches, however Martin wasn’t able to do much with his pedigree in that offense, so when you combine that with the Bucs upcoming schedule of Panthers, Seattle and Miami; expect similar numbers that James put up in relief against Atlanta in week 7 – 14 rushes for 45 yards and 3 receptions for 8 yards.

AddChris Ivory(last week’s watch) 34 rushing attempts. THIRTY FOUR.  He did only manage 104 hard fought yards for a 3.1 average and he’ll probably be dead legs for next week. But this is why they signed him. Perhaps they rode Powell when he was hot and nursing Ivory back to health. Maybe the second half of the season is Ivory’s to dominate.

Add Daniel Thomas – Thomas got the start over Lamar Miller in week 7 and ran 12 times for 60 yards and a stout 5 ypc avg. Though you may need to limit expectations as he may not start next week and he faces the Patriots who limited Ivory to 104 yards on THIRTY FOUR carries.

Watch Mike Tolbert (last week’s watch has scored in 2 straight)


Harry Douglas - last week’s must add in week 7, had 7 catches for 149 yards and a TD.

AddTerrance Williams – Williams has scored a TD in 3 straight and caught 90% of his targets in the last 4 weeks. He’s a good flex option even when Miles Austin is active, but should Austin miss time again, Williams is strong WR3 and has WR2 upside in favorable matchups

Add Jarrett Boykin(last week’s add) James jones figures to be back this week or next, so production may decline, but with Aaron Rodgers at qb and Jermichael Finley likely out then perhaps Boykin can build on his performance in week 7 of 10 targets 8 receptions 103 yards and a TD.

AddJeremy Kerley – In week 7 Kerley put up 8 receptions on 10 targets for 97 yards and a TD. This week he faces an injury depleted Bengals secondary so he should be in your flex or WR3 slot.

Watch – Darrius Heyward-Bey – With Reggie Wayne’s ACL, DHB’s role figures to grow in a pass happy offense. He’s a sneaky add this week because he is on bye and could be a good flex WR3 with all the bye’s next week in week 9


Add Jordan Reed - Reed caught all 9 of his targets for 134 yards and a touchdown. Having already had his bye in week 5 Reed is a must add for all who don’t have a top flight TE.

Add Coby Fleener – Fleener is a sneaky add this week because he is on bye, but he should see more activity following Reggie Wayne’s injury. Wayne did a lot of his damage in the slot and the middle of the field is where Luck will continue to look for his security blanket.

Fantasy Pros Waiver Wire Rankings (Standard Scoring)*

Player  Position  Team  Consensus Rank  Best Rank  Worst Rank
 Harry Douglas  WR  ATL  1.3  1  2
 Mike James  RB  TB  1.8  1  2
 Jarrett Boykin  WR  GB  3.5  3  5
 Darrius Heyward-Bey  WR  IND  5.0  4  7
 Jordan Reed  TE  WAS  5.8  3  8
 Chris Ivory  RB  NYJ  6.3  5  7
 Joseph Randle  RB  DAL  7.5  4  10
 Roy Helu  RB  WAS  8.0  6  9
 Kendall Wright  WR  TEN  8.5  5  11
 Jeremy Kerley  WR  NYJ  10.5  6  15
 Marvin Jones  WR  CIN  11.0  9  14
 Coby Fleener  TE  IND  11.3  6  16
 Kris Durham  WR  DET  13.8  12  17
 Donald Brown  RB  IND  14.0  12  17
 Jacoby Jones  WR  BAL  14.0  12  16
 Mike Tolbert  RB  CAR  14.5  13  15
 Brandon Gibson  WR  MIA  17.3  16  18
 Ben Watson  TE  NO  17.3  16  18