Week 8 Takeaways:
This was truly the week of devastating injuries. The Broncos shut down Aaron Rodgers like Montgomery Ward. Denver has the best defense in the land and will carry Peyton Manning to the ship. Andrew Luck makes me look stupid every single week. As soon as think I have given great advice and have the fantasy football acumen of Matthew Berry, Luck scores 20 points with 5 minutes remaining to make me look like Lou Holtz. Who is possibly still picking Notre Dame to win the championship might I add? Luck must be pulling a piece of his lucky beard in every fourth quarter. You can’t play a DST against Cleveland anymore. Gary Barnidge is Gronk Jr. The Giants and the Saints defenders didn’t even pinch anyone on offense and I loved it! Kaepernick has looked so bad this season that I would rather see Navorro Bowman run the wildcat all game. I wouldn’t mind Brady and Cam sharing the MVP. The Seahawks barely beat an extremely depleted Cowboys team (13-12)! They are in more trouble than when your Momma recognizes you changed a “D” to a “B” on your report card. Let’s get into some waiver wire pickups.
Waiver Wire QB to add- Derek Carr (40% owned)
He has looked stupendous for the last two weeks! Carr put up 289 yards against SD and 333 yards against the Jets who resides as the #2 defense. He looks extremely comfortable slinging the ball around like he’s the all time QB for both teams. You can start him with confidence against a mediocre secondary in Pittsburgh. But teams don’t play well traveling from coast to coast so take that into consideration when weighing “who to start” next week.
Honorable Mention: Tyrod Taylor
Waiver Wire RB to add- DeAngelo Williams (25% owned)
Injuries are bad for football in general. Especially when you’re talking about the best running back in football. This is the second time this year that the Steelers will depend on D-Willy to take over the reins of running back. Williams was stellar in the first two games of the season. He ran for 204 yards and 3 touchdowns. He truly carried the load during Le’veon’s absence and this will carryover for the rest of the season. D-Will should be everyone’s #1 waiver wire priority.
Honorable Mention: Jeremy Langford, C.J. Spiller
Waiver Wire WR to add- Malcom Floyd (22% owned)
Someone has to accept Keenan Allen’s targets. Of all the receivers, Floyd has the best rapport with Rivers considering his tenure in San Diego. With Keenan Allen going down to a kidney injury with no timetable of his return, Malcolm should see double-digit targets. Floyd posted 4 catches for 92 yards for two touchdowns last game. The Chargers have lost more than half of their starting offensive linemen so you can expect their run game to remain incompetent. With that being said, Rivers will continue throwing the ball 40 times a game. Cheers!
Honorable Mention: Kamar Aiken, Tavon Austin, Willie Slick-Back Snead
Waiver Wire TE to add- Ben Watson(52% owned)/Heath Miller (29% owned)
WHO DAT! Ben Watson grabbed 9 of 10 balls for 147 yards and a touchdown. He could be a great bye-week fill-in considering Kelce, Ebron, Graham are all maxing and relaxing this week. But don’t forget Heath Miller caught ten of thirteen targets for 105 yards Saturday. With the loss of Bell, expect Miller’s production to remain steady. The Steelers face Oakland who is 32nd against tight ends. …….against tight ends. You can expect him to get open like a present…Heath should have a big game Sunday.
Honorable Mention: Vernon Davis
Waiver Wire DST to add- Atlanta (64% owned)
One name….Blaine Gabbert