Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 8 Pickups

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 8 Pickups

The waiver wire begins to thin out as the season progresses.  It’s no different as we look at the Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 8 pickups.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Wide Receiver Pickups

Ted Ginn Jr. – WR – New Orleans Saints

In the past two games, Ginn has hauled in 11 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown.  The Saints play at home over the next two games and we all know how dangerous this offense can be.  Willie Snead is still hurting which keeps the ceiling high for Ginn.

Kenny Stills – WR – Miami Dolphins

DeVante Parker is still out.  Stills has positioned himself behind Landry as a solid No.2 receiver for the Dolphins with 10 catches, which includes three touchdowns during Parker’s absence.  He has a tough matchup on Thursday night against the Ravens. However, he will benefit in future games with the continued absence of Parker.

Robert Woods – WR – Los Angeles Rams

Woods has at least five catches in four of five of his last games.  The Rams take their bye week this weekend but don’t let him get taken by someone else in your league.  The waiver wire thins out as each week goes by and Woods is a talented receiver worth having for depth.

Josh Doctson – WR – Wahington Redskins

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Running Back Pickups

Wendell Smallwood – RB – Philadelphia Eagles

Smallwood’s value comes in PPR scoring leagues.  He has missed a couple of games due to injury but appears healthy and certainly has the upside to provide relief in flex positions if needed. LeGarrette Blount is the primary 1st-2nd down back but Smallwood’s versatility as a runner and receiver will certainly give him an opportunity in this explosive offense.

Alfred Morris/Darren McFadden – RB’s – Dallas Cowboys

Marlon Mack – RB – Indianapolis Colts

Alex Collins – RB – Baltimore Ravens

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Tight End Pickups

O.J. Howard – TE – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jack Doyle – TE – Indianapolis Colts

Tyler Kroft – TE – Cincinnati Bengals

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Quarterback Pickups

Andy Dalton – QB – Cincinnati Bengals

Our previous week’s waiver wire articles have provided more detail than week 8 due to posting issues with our site.  We will be back to normal in week number nine!



Don Phelps is Senior Fantasy Analyst/Writer/Editor for and a man who wants to welcome beginners of all stripes to fantasy football. He remembers making RGIII his QB pick in fantasy football in round 13 during RGIII’s rookie campaign in the highly competitive Pluckers Expert Draft League. He was scorned and ridiculed all the way up to week 1 of the season. However, he was reaping the rewards as RGIII led his highly vaulted Red Zone Hooligans to fantasy glory. Send him your fantasy football questions on Twitter/Facebook @DonPhelpsFGN. If you read all of that, you are destined for fantasy fame. He also dishes out fantasy advice -- Facebook page @FantasyGuruNation, Instagram and can be heard on various fantasy podcasts. In his spare time, he is the Digital Marketing/SEO Strategist for a local Austin, TX area business.

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