Week 8 is here, and there are plenty of injuries to deal with for fantasy purposes. Who might be benefiting from those issues?
Week 8 Bye Teams: Atlanta, Chicago, Green Bay, Oakland, New York Jets, Tampa Bay
Fantasy football rolls on into Week 8 of the season. With bye teams still in play and with injuries piling up, the waiver wire is as important as ever. There were plenty of injuries from Week 7, you can peruse the list here
. Now we turn our attention to some potential candidates for your roster. Fake Teams
, SB Nation's fantasy blog, has done the homework on the Week 8 waiver wire
. Instead of a traditional listing of a few players, they've ranked the Top 200 players for the rest of the season. This lets you see who should be a factor the rest of the year, and helps you decide who you might drop to grab a player.
With Tim Hightower out for the season, Washington Redskins
running backs move up in value. Ryan Torain had been a hot add over the last few weeks as he battled Hightower for carries. Now Roy Helu, the other backup, gains value and could see a lot more action.
has an injury out in Arizona that could hold him out for a few weeks. The guy who got a lot of carries in his place was Alfonso Smith
will miss time out In Washington, so Jabar Gaffney's targets could go way up.
had a good first start for the Vikings
against the Packers
defense and could be a possible player for fantasy rosters with sever quarterback issues. The guy who benefited the most from Ponder starting was wide receiver Mike Jenkins