NFL Waiver Wire:  Week 8 Deep Dive

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 8 Deep Dive

This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.

The waiver wire becomes a different proposition at this point in the season. Most roles within teams have become well defined, but injuries have also started to pile up. So much of effectively working the wire comes down to following injury reports, particularly when looking for one-week options. We'll run down some of the deeper options, and as usual skip any names covered in the traditional waiver wire article (look there for more quarterback selections).


Trevor Lawrence at Seahawks (35 percent ESPN)

Lawrence hasn't delivered as an expected generational talent so far, which appears to have soured those in the fantasy community who play in shallower leagues. However, across the last three weeks – excluding the team's Week 8 bye –  he's averaged 8.1 yards per attempt and completed 12 passes of 20 yards or more. The primary thing holding Lawrence back has been touchdown volume, which should even out as he plays more games.

Tua Tagovailoa at Bills (40 percent ESPN)

Tagovailoa has managed to set aside trade rumors to perform well from a fantasy perspective since returning in Week 6. In two outings, he's totaled 620 passing yards, six touchdowns and even chipped in with 51 yards on the ground. This isn't the week to turn to Tagovailoa with the Bills the stingiest defense on a per-game basis to opposing quarterbacks.  

Tyrod Taylor vs. Rams (four percent ESPN, 30 percent FFPC)

Taylor may not factor in this week, though he's been designated to come back from

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Dan Marcus
Dan started covering fantasy sports in 2015, joining Rotowire in 2018. In addition to Rotowire, Dan has written for Baseball HQ and Rotoballer.
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