Fantasy Soccer Week Eight Waiver Pickups: Sony Michel, LeSean McCoy accidents create roles for handcuffs Kenjon Barner, Chris Ivory | Fantasy


Sadly, accidents are once more the dominant theme with our prime Week Eight fantasy waiver wire pickups. Sony Michel and LeSean McCoy left early in Sunday’s video games, paving the best way for handcuffs Kenjon Barner and Chris Ivory to obtain double-digit touches. Raheem Mostert additionally obtained double-digit touches with Matt Breida nonetheless lower than 100 %. With each the Payments and Patriots taking part in subsequent Monday night time and the 49ers taking part in a late-afternoon Sunday recreation, having a backup plan from our waiver/free agent listing will probably be vital for a minimum of a pair house owners in your league.

Our full free agent listing additionally has loads of tight finish and protection streaming choices for this four-team bye week (Falcons, Cowboys, Chargers, Titans). We even have a couple of worthwhile WRs and backup RBs who will help you for those who’re in bind. On the very least, a few of these gamers are value stashing in case of future accidents — which we all know will happen.

MORE: Full Week Eight waiver wire listing | RB handcuff chart

With each massive RB accidents occurring to high-volume lead backs slated to play within the Week Eight Monday night time recreation, you’ll be able to guess waiver claims will probably be used on Ivory and Barner. After these two, there does not look like (m)any gamers value claiming (except you want a D/ST or TE streamer). This appears like a superb week to save lots of your declare and transfer up within the pecking order for when that subsequent massive RB harm strikes.

Week 8 Rankings:
Quarterback | Operating Again | Broad Receiver | Tight Finish | D/ST | Kicker

Prime fantasy soccer waiver wire pickups for Week 8

Except in any other case famous, solely gamers owned in fewer than 50 % of Yahoo leagues thought of.

Chris Ivory, RB, Payments. LeSean McCoy suffered a head harm early in Week 7’s recreation towards the Colts and did not return. He might have sufficient time to get better earlier than the crew’s Monday night time recreation towards the Patriots, however Ivory must be added in case MCCoy cannot play. When McCoy was out in Week 3, Ivory racked up 23 touches and 126 whole yards towards a more durable protection (Minnesota) than he’ll face on Monday night time.

Kenjon Barner, RB, Patriots. Barner took over as New England’s change-of-pace after Sony Michel suffered an early knee harm in Week 7. He completed with 36 yards on 10 carries, second to James White (11-40) in each classes. If Michel is out in Week 8, Barner has loads of worth towards a mediocre Payments run protection. In fact, that is the Patriots we’re speaking about, so some follow squader might begin and lead the crew in carries subsequent week, however contemplating the sport is on Monday night time, Barner is a must-add in case you have Michel and assume he may be capable of play. 

MORE WEEK 8: Full waiver wire listing

Raheem Mostert, RB, 49ers. It is robust to know what to make of Mostert’s Week 7 efficiency. Matt Breida and Alfred Morris had 5 and 9 carries, respectively, and a number of other of Mostert’s seven carries got here in third quarter when the 49ers had been properly behind. Nonetheless, it must be famous that Alfred Morris performed a lot of the fourth quarter when the Niners had been even additional behind. Regardless, Mostert as soon as once more regarded like San Francisco’s greatest again, choosing up 78 whole yards on 11 touches. Final Monday, he had 87 yards (all speeding) on 12 touches. Breida continues to be San Francisco’s lead again when wholesome, however Mostert appears like the popular handcuff, and if Breida goes to proceed to be restricted by an ankle harm, then Mostert might have legit worth — particularly subsequent week towards Arizona’s league-worst run protection.

Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys. The Cowboys are determined for a WR to step up, and Gallup was the preseason selection of many to be that man. The rookie from Colorado State hasn’t had greater than two catches or 45 yards in any recreation this yr, however he broke out in Week 7 with three catches (5 targets) for 81 yards and a rating. You should not get too excited over one good recreation from a wideout — it occurs each week — however given Dallas’s lack of a real No. 1 on the place, Gallup bears watching. Contemplating he has a Week Eight bye, it’s best to be capable of get him as a free agent with little trouble.

For extra waiver and free agent choices, together with TE and D/ST streamers, extra handcuffs, and potential WR3s, see our full Week Eight listing.

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