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Week 8: Free Agent & Waiver Wire Pickups

The Fantasy Exec reveals his top Week 8 waiver wire and free agent pickups!

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Top Adds

Your league mates will likely be going after this week’s top adds also so be aggressive when targeting your player needs.

WR/RB Ty Montgomery - No reason to wait on the breakout game; it has already happened. There is a good chance that Montgomery is on the wire in your leagues. Some league management sites have Montgomery as a RB, which gives him tremendous value. If he is a WR on your league site, that’s great also. The bottom line is if he is on the wire, pick him up and spend more if Montgomery is available at running back.

QB Jameis Winston – Jameis could be on your wire. He is just coming off a bye, not to mention he suffered some poor outings. Winston is a fearless young play caller with a top weapon in Mike Evans and a Fantasy friendly schedule coming up. Don’t be afraid to let Winston guide your playoff run.

QB Jay Cutler – Cutler has been cleared to play and will be the Bears starting quarterback he is a decent add if you are a Roethlisberger owner or fed up with Blake Bortles. Please remember to temper your expectations.

RB Matt Asiata – There is nothing special about Asiata. Sorry to say that he is probably a fine young man; but as far as the NFL goes, he is a ham sandwich. Fantasy owners should pick up Asiata because he has a very safe floor. In Fantasy Football World Championship leagues in the last three weeks, he has totaled 42 Fantasy points. Nothing special, but he won't hurt you. He will be a good player to have on your team as the bye weeks get rolling.

WR Donte Moncrief – Moncrief is scheduled to return to practice this week, he will be a welcomed addition to the Colts’ Fantasy friendly passing attack. If an impatient owner already cut him, this will be the last time that you will be able to scoop him up.

RB Chris Thompson – I'm quite sure he has been added and cut a few time if you are in a PPR league, if he is on the wire this week, you could be adding the Skins starting running back as Matt Jones struggles with fumbles.

WR Davante Adams – Adams is enjoying a rebound season for Fantasy owners. He has five touchdowns on the season, and Aaron Rodgers is gaining confidence in him with every snap.  

TE Vernon Davis – Davis will be a great option at tight end as long as Jordan Reed is out with his latest concussion, Reed is likely to return to practice this week, but I still don’t think he plays with that being said scoop up Davis if you need Tight End help.

WR Marquise Goodwin – The Bills passing game is hard to predict, but Goodwin makes for a solid plug-and-play if Robert Woods is out and you have bye week issues.

Dolla Make Ya Holla Adds

These adds are for owners in deeper leagues.

WR Marqise Lee – Lee quietly has a productive season he has more receptions than Allen Hurns and has at least six targets in every game except one this season.  

WR Cordarrelle Patterson – Patterson is starting to get more looks from Sam Bradford. All CPatt’s value lies in scoring touchdowns. If you stash him, temper your expectations if you need to start him.

Ten Team League Adds

Owners in 10 team league should not ignore these players.

QB Tyrod Taylor – Taylor has been getting it done and is currently ranked QB9 in Fantasy so far this season, so that should make him a starter in a 10-team league.

TE Jack Doyle – Jack is the man at tight end for Andrew Luck, there aren't nine better tight ends in your league so pick him up if he is on the wire.


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