Fantasy Foobtall: 6 Week 8 Waiver Wire Targets

Colts Marlon Mack

The Week 8 waiver wire has a good batch of names that can help you both in the short and long term. One RB can be found in about half of fantasy leagues and can be a fantasy stud rest of the way. The rest of names can help you in the short term or have potential to be long term options.

Who should you target this week?

Marlon Mack | RB | Indianapolis Colts

Yahoo – 56%
ESPN – 54%

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It was another impressive performance from the Colts Marlon Mack on Sunday. Obviously Indianapolis getting up big helped but he was productive with his volume.

He ran for 126 yards on 19 carries and had 33 yards on 2 receptions. Mack found the end zone twice on Sunday.

Mack is finally looking healthy after struggling and missing time to start the season. Andrew Luck and the Colts offense seems to be flowing better as well.

Mack should be owned in all leagues especially with the mess that is RB this season.

Raheem Mostert | RB | San Francisco 49ers

Yahoo – 13%
ESPN – 4%

Raheem Mostert is becoming something in San Francisco. Is he going to be a workhorse that dominates carries? Likely no, at least as of now. That said, he has looked really good with the work he has received.

He ran for 59 yards on 7 carries and had 19 yards on 4 catches. This was on the heels of a 87 yards rushing on only 12 carries.

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The 49ers schedule will becomes much more manageable over the next few weeks with games against the Cardinals, Raiders, and Bucs. He can be an option with bye weeks, injuries and under performing RBs.

Ito Smith | RB | Atlanta Falcons

Yahoo – 54%
ESPN – 46%

Ito Smith is someone that can help you in a pinch and has the potential to be more. He has carried the ball 7 or more times and has 2 or more catches in 3 of his last 4 games.

If something were to happen to Tevin Coleman, the upside of Smith can be massive. He may see more work with Coleman underwhelming in the lead back role.

C.J. Uzomah | TE | Cincinnati Bengals

Yahoo – 52%
ESPN – 40%

The Bengals C.J. Uzomah has been productive the past two weeks even with Cincinnati struggling offensively on Sunday night against the Chiefs. He caught both of his targets for 13 yards and a score. This performance came on the heels of a game where he caught 6 passes for 54 yards.

This week he faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who has been awful against opposing TEs. In their last 4 games that have allowed 112, 86, 71, and 52 yards. Each TE has scored a TD over those 4 weeks also.

The Bucs also lost Kwon Alexander on Sunday which hurts an underperforming defense. Uzomah might not be a long term solution but for at least this week he can be a great option.

DeVante Parker | WR | Miami Dolphins

Yahoo – 10%
ESPN – 20%

This name may seem a bit strange considering he has been either injured or inactive all season long but the Miami Dolphins are in a pickle. They lost both Albert Wilson and Kenny Stills on Sunday due to injury.

Albert Wilson is likely going to miss the season and Stills should be out a couple weeks. This Parker could be active and involved. HC Adam Gase said “We don’t have any more receivers, so I’m pretty sure he is going to play.”

In his two starts this season Brock Osweiler has been far from a total train wreck. He should give Parker a chance to be productive this week and over the next couple weeks.

Kelvin Benjamin | WR | Buffalo Bills

Yahoo – 15%
ESPN – 33%

Derek Anderson might just be the reason we see a Kelvin Benjamin resurgance. The two have experience playing together during their time with the Panthers. Per Jared Smola of DraftSharks, “In Derek Anderson’s 2 starts for the #Panthers in 2014, Kelvin Benjamin posted lines of 6-92-1 and 8-104.”

The two players connected 4 times on 5 targets for 71 yards on Sunday. With the Bills facing the Patriots, Bears and Jets over the next few weeks, the offense should have to throw to keep pace. Benjamin can fill in at WR if you are desperate.

Good luck with your waiver claims and the rest of your fantasy season.


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