Fantasy Football Update 10/28/16: Week 8 Waiver Wire Picks
Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 8
October 28, 2016
The rest of Week 8 in the NFL is just around the corner, and that means we fantasy football owners should be checking out the noteworthy waiver wire adds out there to see if we can find a diamond in the rough. Let’s check out a few of the trending adds right now and visit the numbers.
Rob Kelley, RB, Washington Redskins: Kelley is probably the hottest add out there on the waiver wire right now, and for good reason. Thanks to the current health of fellow RB Matt Jones, who has been ruled out, Kelley will draw the start for Sunday against Cincinnati.
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Kelley will serve as the team’s first- and second-down back, but will cede third-down and passing situations to Chris Thompson. He’s a reasonable low-end RB play.
Mike Gillislee, RB, Buffalo Bills: Here’s another potential add among RBs, and it’s an injury situation as well. Depending on the status of Bills RB LeSean McCoy, who has missed practice a couple of times this week, Gillislee would earn some extra snaps in the case of an absence.
Gillislee is fighting off an injury issue of his own, but should be able to play. He’ll be going against the Patriots, however, who are pretty good against opposing running backs.
Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Brate was rolling earlier in the year, with 18 targets in a two-game span. He’s since leveled off, but might make sense for needy fantasy owners this week.
Brate will get a favorable matchup this weekend against the Raiders, who have given up the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this year. He’s coming off 3-of-3 targets last week, so hopefully he’ll get an expanded workload here.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons: Sanu is a popular pickup at WR this week, even though he caught just two balls for 16 yards against San Diego.
Sanu gets a better-looking matchup this week, however, going against the Packers. Green Bay has given up loads of fantasy points to opposing WRs, so Sanu looks decent here.
Brandon LaFell, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Let’s finish up things today with another WR pick in LaFell. He’s on quite a run recently, with four touchdowns and a high of 18.8 fantasy points in the last three weeks.
LaFell has bagged 21 targets over his last three outings, and figures to factor into the game plan even more against a pretty susceptible Washington Redskins defense.
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