Who are some of the top Dynasty Week 8 Waiver Wire Adds?
Injuries, injuries, and more injuries this past week will once again be impacting dynasty owners waiver wire decisions. This will once again require owners to find that hidden gem that other owners will overlook. Opportunity is what dynasty players look for. Below I list some deep dynasty adds for you to target this week off the week 8 waiver wire. If you missed my week 7 adds click here.
Week 7 Stats: 2 completions, 39 yards, 3 attempts, 0 touchdowns, o interceptions, 1 rush, 0 yards
Season Stats: 2 completions, 39 yards, 3 attempts, 0 touchdowns, o interceptions, 1 rush, 0 yards
Ben Dinucci – QB, DAL
The rookie out of James Madison filled in for the injured Andy Dalton late in Sunday’s loss to the Washington Football Team. Dinucci looked like a rookie – overmatched and not ready to lead an NFL team. His best pass of the day was a 32 yard completion to Amari Cooper. I bring him up because of Dalton’s injury but he’s unlikely to be the starter even if Dalton misses time (concussion). At best he will start the next game against the Eagles. I expect the team to look at adding a veteran backup quarterback. If you’re in a super flex league then Dinucci is worth an add. The Cowboys play the Eagles on Sunday Night Football….oh joy! You can save your popcorn.
Week 7 Stats: 2 receptions, 18 yards, 0 touchdowns, 3 targets, snap% 14
Season Stats: 2 carries, 8 yards, 0 touchdowns, 4 receptions, 33 yards, 5 targets, snap% 13
DeeJay Dallas – RB, SEA
Starting running back Chris Carson is expected to miss some time with a foot injury. Carlos Hyde is lined up get the majority of the carries while Carson is out. However, this could be a great chance to see what Dallas can do with the uptick in workload. In a few of my dynasty leagues Dallas is available on the week 8 waiver wire. If you have room on your roster or taxi squad you should consider adding the rookie.
Week 7 Stats: N/A
Season Stats: N/A
Eno Benjamin – RB, ARI
The Cardinals are on by this week, so I’m purely guessing who Chase Edmonds’ backup would be with starting running back Kenyan Drake (ankle) missing a few weeks. Benjamin was a seventh round draft pick out of Arizona State University, in this year‘s draft. Another player who could backup Edmonds is undrafted rookie Jonathan Ward. Keep an eye on the Cardinals’ transactions report, but if I had to add one it would be Benjamin. Both need to be added until the situation clears up.
Week 7 Stats: 6 receptions, 110 yards, 0 touchdowns, 6 targets, snap% 85
Season Stats: 11 receptions, 163 yards, 2 touchdowns, 12 targets, snap% 24
Rashard Higgins – WR, CLE
Higgins was filling in for the injured Odell Beckham Jr, who left Sunday’s game early with a knee injury. It has been confirmed that OBJ will miss the rest of the season. Higgins is now the Browns’ number two wide receiver, behind Jarvis Landry. Even before getting a bigger role on Sunday, Higgins was productive on fewer targets. Higgins needs to be added, but I wouldn’t expect games like this one to be the norm for him. The Browns are a run heavy team. Higgins is a wide receiver 3/4 for the remainder of the season.
Week 7 Stats: 2 receptions, 84 yards, 1 touchdown, 3 targets, snap% 67
Season Stats: 8 receptions, 258 yards, 3 touchdowns, 13 targets, 1 rush, -4 yards, snap% 73
Jalen Guyton – WR, LAC
He looks to have a solid hold on the third wide receiver spot for the Chargers. Even though he’s not seeing a high level of targets, he’s being productive with the few he does get. This offense has been more explosive over the last few weeks. As long as that continues, Guyton should be rostered at least for depth. He’s in the wide receiver four conversation
Week 7 Stats: 4 receptions, 56 yards, 2 touchdowns, 5 targets, snap% 77
Season Stats: 12 receptions, 126 yards, 3 touchdowns, 18 targets, snap% 51
Harrison Bryant – TE, CLE
The rookie was getting to start with Austin Hooper missing this game due to appendicitis. It’s clear that Bryant is the number two tight end behind Hooper. The Browns play the Las Vegas Raiders next, which is good news for Bryant’s production this week. The Raiders defense allowed Rob Gronkowski to go for 5 receptions, 62 yards, 1 touchdown, on 8 targets last week. Bryant could see a uptick in targets with OBJ out too. For however long Hooper is out Bryant is a TE2 and should be added in all leagues.