Week 7 in the NFL was a barn burner. Star players such as Davante Adams and Tyler Lockett posted massive performances. There was the resurgence of Baker Mayfield, who started 0 for 5 with an interception before completing his final 23 passes minus one spike. The Sunday Night Football game was one for the ages with the Seahawks and Cardinals battling back and forth all the way through overtime.
Looking ahead to Week 8, the four teams on bye will be the Jaguars, Washington Football Team, Cardinals, and Texans. These are my top pickups this week on the fantasy football waiver wire, so check your leagues to see if they are available.
Chase Edmonds is far and away the best pickup to make. Given his proven skill and the injury to Kenyan Drake, Edmonds should be a weekly starter in Drake’s absence. Edmonds is most likely rostered already, but give a quick peek at your waivers to see if he’s available. I would be willing to unload all of my remaining FAAB budget or spend my top waiver priority to acquire him.
Carlos Hyde/DeeJay Dallas
With Chris Carson expected to miss some time due to a mid-foot sprain, Carlos Hyde is a prime pickup on waivers this week. It’s unclear how much time Carson is slated to miss, but that leaves a lot of production available in Seattle. Hyde is also questionable to miss Seattle’s Week 8 matchup, however. If you want to save some of your FAAB dollars or your waiver priority, consider picking up rookie DeeJay Dallas for cheap and stashing him on your bench just in case the opportunity arises.
Normally, I don’t like the feeling of chasing points, which is what this move feels like after Miller’s performance in Week 7. However, Chris Godwin has been ruled out for Week 8 due to undergoing surgery on a broken finger. It is currently unclear how much time Godwin will miss, but Miller figures to have a bigger role in his absence. Miller has disappointed already this season in Godwin’s absence, but the upside is there.
Jalen Reagor has missed most of the season so far, but the rookie receiver has begun practicing after being activated from the IR list. Reagor will step into an offense featuring Richard Rodgers, Greg Ward, and Travis Fulgham, leaving ample opportunity for the first-round rookie to produce. The Philadelphia offense is looking for someone to lean on, and Reagor could fulfill that role.
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