Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 8 Top Picks

NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown smiling
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With another four teams on bye this week, the waiver wire is the quickest way to improve your fantasy football team. Here are the Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 8 Top Picks.

Teams on a Bye Week 8: Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Football Team.

Players are ranked in the priority they should be pick up off the waiver wire.


Tua Tagovailoa on the sidelines of a football game on crutches
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Quarterback

  • Justin Herbert LAC
  • Carson Wentz PHI
  • Tua Tagovailoa MIA
  • Daniel Jones NYG
  • Baker Mayfield CLE
  • Kyle Allen WAS
Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds taking a handoff from quarterback Kyler Murray in a football game
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Running Back

  • Chase Edmonds ARI
  • Leonard Fournette TB
  • J.K. Dobbins BAL
  • Tevin Coleman SF
  • Giovani Bernard CIN
  • Carlos Hyde SEA
  • Zack Moss BUF
  • JaMycal Hasty SF
  • Lamical Perine NYJ
  • Jamaal Williams GB
  • Gus Edwards BAL
  • Eno Benjamin ARI
  • DeeJay Dallas SEA
  • Jeremy McNichols TEN (He is Derrick Henry’s new backup)
Wide receiver Antonio Brown
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Wide Receiver

  • Antonio Brown TB
  • Jarvis Landry CLE
  • Brandon Aiyuk SF
  • Cole Beasley BUF
  • A.J. Green CIN
  • Rashard Higgins CLE
  • Jalen Reagor PHI
  • Sterling Shepard NYG
  • Scott Miller TB
  • Alshon Jeffery PHI
  • Allen Lazard GB (Stash)
  • Nelson Agholor LV
  • Denzel Mims NYJ
  • Donovan Peoples Jones CLE
NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski spiking the football with a group of guys on the football field
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Tight End

  • Dallas Goedert PHI (Stash)
  • Austin Hooper CLE (Stash)
  • Rob Gronkowski TB
  • Eric Ebron PIT
  • Albert Okwuegbunam DEN
  • Harrison Bryant CLE
  • Logan Thomas WAS
  • Tyler Kroft BUF
The NFL Philadelphia Eagles defense tackling Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin
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Defenses to Stream Week 8

  • Kansas City Chiefs vs NYJ
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ NYG
  • Los Angeles Chargers @ DEN
  • Philadelphia Eagles vs DAL (They play the NYG Week 10)
  • Los Angeles Rams @ MIA (Tua Tagovailoa first start)
  • New England Patriots @ BUF (They play the NYJ Week 9)
  • Cleveland Browns vs LV (After their bye they play HOU, PHI, JAX, NYG Week 15, & NYJ Week 16)
  • Tennessee Titans @ CIN
  • Green Bay Packers vs MIN
  • Washington Football Team BYE (They play the NYG Week 9)
NFL Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. catching a pass against a Cincinnati Bengals defender
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Players You Can Drop

Quarterbacks

  • Dak Prescott DAL – Season Ending Ankle Injury
  • Dwayne Haskins WAS
  • Gardner Minshew JAX
  • Mitch Trubisky CHI
  • Philip Rivers IND
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA
  • Tyrod Taylor LAR – Chest Injury

Running Backs

  • AJ Dillion GB
  • Chris Thompson JAX
  • D’Ernest Johnson CLE
  • Devine Ozigbo JAX
  • Frank Gore NYJ
  • Jordan Howard MIA
  • Kerryon Johnson DET
  • LeSean McCoy TB – Ankle Sprain
  • Marlon Mack IND – Season Ending Achilles Tear
  • Matt Breida MIA
  • Ryquell Armstead JAX – COVID List
  • Saquon Barkley NYG – Season Ending ACL Tear
  • Sony Michel NE – Quad Injury Put on IR
  • Tarik Cohen CHI – Season Ending ACL Tear

Wide Receivers

  • Breshad Perriman NYJ
  • Bryan Edwards LV – High Ankle Sprain
  • Courtland Sutton DEN – Season Ending ACL Tear
  • Dede Westbrook JAX
  • Demarcus Robinson KC
  • DeSean Jackson PHI – Leg Fracture Put on IR
  • Golden Tate NYG
  • John Ross CIN
  • K.J. Hamler DEN
  • Larry Fitzgerald ARI
  • Michael Pittman Jr. IND – Compartment Leg Syndrome
  • Odell Beckham Jr. CLE – Season Ending Torn ACL
  • Parris Campbell IND – PCL/MCL Sprain
  • Randall Cobb HOU
  • Sammy Watkins KC – Hamstring Injury
  • T.Y. Hilton IND
  • Tyrell Williams LV – Shoulder Labrum Tear

Tight Ends

  • Blake Jarwin DAL – Season Ending Torn ACL
  • C.J. Uzomah CIN – Season Ending Achilles Tear
  • Dalton Schultz CLE
  • Jordan Reed SF – MCL Sprain Put on IR
  • Mo Allie-Cox IND
  • OJ Howard TB – Season Ending Achilles Tear

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