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NFL Fantasy Football waiver wire report: Who to add/drop in Week 8

Scouring the waiver wire.

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The New York Giants may be on a bye but fantasy football takes no breaks. With the fantasy season a little bit more than halfway through, let us check in with this week's waiver wire report and see who can help your team.


Davante Adams | 19 percent owned (Yahoo)

Adams had a career night on Thursday with 130 yards and 2 touchdowns. It seems the Green Bay Packers offense may be coming back to life. Indeed it was against the lifeless Chicago Bears but you can't count out Aaron Rodgers for so long. Many were quick to pick up the WR/RB Ty Montgomery already but if Adams is available, he is not a bad consolation prize.

Mike Gillislee | 51 percent owned

It appears you have a 50/50 shot of having Gillislee available already. If you are apart of the lucky half that does, then scoop him up now. Rex Ryan stubbornly played a hurting LeSean McCoy and it appears McCoy has re-aggravated it. Gillislee provides upside as the understudy to McCoy and has the talent to be a contributing fantasy asset should McCoy miss time.

Alex Smith | 38 percent owned

As I suggested last week, Alex Smith was a top quarterback streaming option. Standard scoring had him earning roughly 17 points which is not too shabby for a player off the street. He has a favorable matchup once again with the Indianapolis Colts. Most of you probably have better options but if you have a bye or if you have been streaming, Smith is the way to go again.

Vernon Davis | 23 percent owned

With Jordan Reed missing time due to his concussion issues, Vernon Davis has been more than serviceable for the Washington Redskins. He went 6-6 with 80 yards and a touchdown against the Detroit Lions. Tight end is a very shallow position and Davis gets all those valuable targets from Kirk Cousins. If Reed is still hurting, Davis is the way to go.


Allen Hurns | 82 percent owned

The Allen Brothers have been looking like busts for the Jacksonville Jaguars this year. In deeper leagues, there is some value to Hurns as a depth piece but that's it. Only the truly desperate would have to start him and stashing him won't deal any long term favors as he will face the Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos during the fantasy football playoffs.

DeSean Jackson | 85 percent owned

Much like Hurns, DeSean Jackson is an emergency starter only. Yes, there is a non-zero chance that he can provide a big game but his last few weeks have been dreadful. Even during his peak, he was a boom or bust player. Now it's mostly bust and some mild boom. It seems the only team he can beat are the Giants and they play Week 17, when most leagues are already over.