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Fantasy Football: Waiver wire adds for Week 8

"Walk this way" for your waiver wire adds, as we turn back the clock for this week's number one priority in all leagues.

Run DMC leads our Week 8 waiver adds
Run DMC leads our Week 8 waiver adds
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Considering how staunch the Giants run defense has been YTD, Run DMC's performance on Sunday was even more surprising/impressive.  Darren McFadden has always passed the eye test of a stud NFL RB, but he has seldomly delivered.  He also has never had an offensive line like the current Cowboys. This coupled with the injury to Joseph Randle has McFadden as the hands down top priority add of Week 8.

Darren McFadden, RB, DAL

Though it's tough to trust DMC with his historical inconsistent production, you cannot pass up on his current opportunities.  Romo is 3 weeks away from returning at a minimum, and the Cowboys have lost four in a row. McFadden could become that "out-of-nowhere" RB2 that hels your team to the playoffs. Pick him up, and just hope that Greg Hardy doesn't mangle him on the sideline.

Michael Floyd, WR, ARI

Floyd is fully healthy now, and in a top three passing offense in the NFL. Yes, there are a lot of mouths to feed in the desert, but Floyd will be a serviceable WR3 with five to eight targets/week.

Ladarius Green, TE, SD

There's a lot of mystery surrounding Antonio Gates knee injury. Green has proven to be a high end TE1 whenever Gates is on the sideline, and with the Chargers non-existent running game, the targets will be bountiful for Green.

Alfred Blue, RB, HOU

Prepared to be disappointed, but Blue has some success historically when Foster is out of the lineup.  What a tough break for Arian, who looked like he was finally knocking off the rust when his Achilles gave out in garbage time.  Chris Polk could easily take the lead of this RBBC, making him a flier add as well.  I think that you have to lean Blue however, simply due to historical performance and trends.  The real issue is how bad the Texans are right now.

Atlanta Falcons DST

The Falcons get Tampa Bay at home this week, so your banking on some turnovers/bonehead plays from Jameis Winston.  This defense has been inconsistent, but always plays better at home. With some of the "better" defenses on a bye or with a tough matchup this week, the Falcons make for a great fill-in.