Fantasy Football Now: Injury Updates, Week 8 Rankings, Top Waiver Picks


Fantasy Football Now: Injury Updates, Week 8 Rankings, Top Waiver Picks

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The unpredictability of the NFL season continues as the 49ers face surprising losses, while star players like Christian McCaffrey shine even in defeat. In this week’s roundup, we discuss standout performances and crucial updates.

The first half of the Fantasy Football season has flown by, and we’re entering the home stretch. We’ll provide some trade targets in a future piece, but for now, let’s focus on the waiver wire. Jamey Eisenberg shares his top picks for Week 8, and our initial rankings for this week are included in this newsletter.

Key Injury Updates:

  1. Jerome Ford’s ankle injury might keep him out for a week or two. Kareem Hunt is expected to lead the Browns’ backfield, but their offense has struggled.
  2. Chris Godwin missed practice with a neck injury, a concern for the Buccaneers’ Thursday game against the Bills.
  3. Baker Mayfield is dealing with a neck injury but should be ready for Thursday’s game.
  4. Saints wide receiver Chris Olave was arrested for reckless operation of a motor vehicle, but his availability for the week remains uncertain.

Top Waiver Wire Targets for Week 8:

  1. Darrell Henderson, RB, Rams – A top waiver add after a strong return to action.
  2. Dalton Kincaid, TE, Bills – Emerging as a crucial tight end option after Dawson Knox’s injury.
  3. Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Seahawks – Showing promise and improving his role.
  4. Josh Downs, WR, Colts – Consistently delivering solid PPR performances.
  5. Emari Demercado, RB, Cardinals – The top target again with James Conner sidelined.

Expert Rankings for Week 8:

  • Week 8 QB Rankings
  • Week 8 RB Rankings
  • Week 8 WR Rankings
  • Week 8 TE Rankings

Player Analysis:

  • Deshaun Watson’s struggles and whether it’s time to move on.
  • The importance of alpha RBs in a season with many injuries and uncertainties.
  • Adam Thielen’s surprising performance and whether it’s sustainable.
  • The rise of Taysom Hill as a viable Fantasy starter.


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