We’ve reached Week 8 of the fantasy football season, and there are several intriguing waiver wire pickups available.
Injuries always play a role in fantasy football, but so do bye weeks. With the Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys both having the week off, fantasy owners may be in need of suitable replacements at several key positions.
Luckily, there are some quality players that may be hitting their stride at the right time as we hit the midway point of the season.
Here are the top 10 waiver wire pickups for Week 8 in fantasy football.
10. Corey Davis (WR, Tennessee Titans, 44.0 percent owned)
It’s tough to know exactly what you’re gonna get from the Titans offense on a weekly basis, but it appears that Davis is at least set for a bigger role with Ryan Tannehill under center. And with the Bucs up next, it could be another solid performance for Davis.
9. DeVante Parker (WR, Miami Dolphins, 8.6 percent owned)
You never want to rely on Dolphins players to give you fantasy points, but with bye weeks in full effect, sometimes you don’t have a choice. Parker has caught a touchdown in three straight games, so he’s worth a look since we know they’re going to be playing from behind in pretty much every game.
8. Kenny Stills (WR, Houston Texans, 15.2 percent owned)
Will Fuller is out for several weeks with a hamstring injury, which makes Stills one of the best waiver wire pickups on the board. He has a great quarterback in Deshaun Watson, and Stills already showcased his big play ability by hauling in four receptions for 105 yards against the Colts.
7. Cole Beasley (WR, Buffalo Bills, 27.9 percent owned)
While Beasley may never give you a 20-point or more outburst, he has a reliable floor given the amount of targets he sees each week. He has four double-digit performances already this season, and with the Eagles up next, he’s a great addition.
6. Kirk Cousins (QB, Minnesota Vikings, 38.8 percent owned)
Cousins has quickly become a terrific fantasy option, as he has thrown for over 300 yards and at least two touchdowns in three straight games. Even with Adam Thielen’s injury, the Vikings quarterback has plenty of fantasy potential in upcoming games against the Redskins and Chiefs.
5. Mohamed Sanu (WR, New England Patriots, 49.1 percent owned)
Sanu was a reliable option in the Falcons’ passing attack, and now he gets to go play with Tom Brady in New England. The Patriots weren’t going to trade for just anyone, and it’s clear that Bill Belichick and company have big plans for Sanu in one of the league’s most dynamic offenses. He may not be a huge contributor right away, but Sanu is a great pickup given the type of production he could put up.
4. Matthew Stafford (QB, Detroit Lions, 48.9 percent owned)
Speaking of quarterbacks with high potential, Stafford gets the Giants and Raiders up next after playing extremely well against a good Vikings defense. And considering that the Lions will likely be without Kerryon Johnson, Stafford figures to sling the ball around quite a bit.
3. Pittsburgh Steelers (DST, 33.8 percent owned)
There may have been some savvy fantasy owners who took a look at the upcoming schedule and snagged the Steelers defense a week in advance. If not, they’re an obvious addition with the Dolphins headed to Pittsburgh in Week 8. It’s also worth noting that the Steelers have put up at least 13 fantasy points in three straight games, making them an even more appealing option as one of the best pickups of the week.
2. Ty Johnson (RB, Detroit Lions, 1.2 percent owned)
With Kerryon Johnson expected to potentially miss multiple games, this is pretty much a no-brainer. Ty Johnson had 10 carries against the Vikings and played a nice role in the passing game, so he’s certainly a priority target since he’ll step into a great spot in a productive offense.
1. Chase Edmonds (RB, Arizona Cardinals, 31.5 percent owned)
The schedule for the Cardinals isn’t exactly easy the next two weeks considering that the Saints and 49ers are among the best teams in the NFL. But with David Johnson’s injury status unknown, there’s simply no way we can ignore Edmonds’ production in an offense that clearly knows how to use him.