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Fantasy Football: Week 8 waiver wire pickups

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For every Big Blue fan that reads this site, may your fantasy record be better than our beloved Gmen. If their is any consolation prize to this abysmal season, it it the freedom to focus your football energies towards your fantasy team. And whether you are 6-1 or 3-4, the waiver wire remains vital to your playoff goals. Let’s check on this week’s top adds.

Kenny Golladay, WR, DET

Golladay splashed in week one with two TD’s, but hasn’t done anything since. Attribute most of that to his own injury, and attribute his potential resurgence on Golden Tate’s injury. Tate is in a sling, and could miss multiple weeks with a shoulder. Golladay will take his place in two receiver sets, and should see 6-8 targets/week.

Josh Doctson, WR, WAS

This is a war of attrition in the Skins WR corp. If Terrelle Pryor and Jamison Crowder have flopped, especially considering their ADP, then we must look at Doctson as a potential sleeper. Doctson has been on the trainer’s table most of his first two years, but now healthy, he could become Kirk Cousin’s #1 option.

DeAndre Washington/Jalen Richard, RB, OAK

Beast Mode is suspended for shoving an official this week, leaving the Raiders backfield a more palatable timeshare. If you’re non-PPR and hoping for a goalline plunge, Washington is your man. In PPR/big play bonus leagues, Richard is the better pass catcher and gamebreaker.

Cincinnati Bengals DST

The Bengals aren’t very good right now, but with a home game against the Colts, they make for a great streaming option. Jacoby Brissett has filled in admirably for Andrew Luck, but sacks and turnovers should be expected every week from this offense.