Tuesday, October 23, 2018

2018 Fantasy Football WR Waiver-Wire Options Heading Into Week 8

Every week, we examine players that may be available on your league's waiver wire that could help your team in the short and/or long term.

For a player to be listed, he must be owned in 50 percent (or less) of Yahoo! leagues. The goal is to provide recommendations of players that have a greater chance of being available on your league's waiver wire. Of course, your league's size and settings could significantly impact whether these players (or better options) are available in your particular league(s).

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With that said, here are some wide receiver waiver-wire options that I like heading into Week 8 (Yahoo! ownership in parenthesis):

[Note: Players listed below are sorted by my preference to add.]

1. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (49 percent)

Talented enough to earn a larger role in the second half of the season, Godwin had five catches for 59 yards on six targets in Week 7. He now has 50-plus yards and/or a touchdown in all but one game this season. That consistency puts him at WR37 through seven weeks and he has finished as a top-32 receiver in four of six games played.

2. Chris Hogan, New England Patriots (50 percent)

A lot was expected from Hogan entering the season and he's been a disappointment so far. With Julian Edelman back from suspension and Josh Gordon becoming more involved, however, Hogan has posted solid (and two best) games in back-to-back weeks -- 4/78 and 6/63, respectively.

3. Tre'Quan Smith, New Orleans Saints ( percent)

One game after blowing up for 3/111/2, Smith posted a more modest 3/44 line but he had more volume (six targets). With Ted Ginn on Injured Reserve, the third-round rookie should continue to see a high level of volume in as the No. 2 receiver in a Drew Brees-led offense.

4. Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals (26 percent)

With three catches for 57 yards in Week 7, Kirk now has more than 50 yards in three consecutive games and in four of his past five. The rookie gets a top-10 matchup against the 49ers in Week 8.

5. Danny Amendola, Miami Dolphins ( percent)

The Dolphins will be without both Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson in Week 8 and Amendola had 6/84/1 on seven targets in Week 7. In fact, he converted 11 Week 6 targets into eight catches for 59 yards. Given the injuries in the receiving corps, Amendola could be looking at double-digit targets in Week 8. Especially in PPR formats, he'll be in the WR3 mix this week.

6. Willie Snead, Baltimore Ravens (42 percent)

Even though he hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 1, Snead has at least seven targets in four consecutive games and has averaged 7.14 targets per game this season. Naturally, the passing-game volume and lack of touchdowns makes Snead a better add in PPR formats. With double-digit PPR points in five of seven games, he's averaged 10.56 PPR points per game this season.

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