This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.
We've stumbled upon a few emerging situations coming out of Week 7 that'll dig into this week. Both Kenyan Drake and Chris Carson left the Sunday night game with injuries and it was announced Monday morning that Odell Beckham will be out for the season with a torn ACL. Let's look at how those injuries will impact their teams and who we should target on the waiver wire for Week 8.
This columns is geared toward "standard" 12-team leagues and based upon a $100 free-agent budget. Please adjust for your league based on both the number of teams (I'm in a 24-team league, for example) and remaining budget.
Tua Tagovailoa, MIA - Tua's rostered in only 29 percent of Yahoo leagues, which is a bit surprising. While Tua could be a flop, fellow rookies Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert have been consistently fantasy relevant. Tua might not have the passing numbers of those two but should make up that ground with his rushing skills. Five of his next six games are against teams who are in the bottom half of the league against quarterbacks. I'd rather have him as my fantasy backup than Philip Rivers, Kirk Cousins or Jimmy Garoppolo, just to mention a few. FAAB: $4-$8
Teddy Bridgewater, CAR - Guess who will face the Falcons secondary this week? Bridgewater scored 24 fantasy points the first time these two teams played and had 258 passing yards at halftime. The Panthers had a big