Week 8 Waiver Wire: Here are the best players to add in your fantasy league

Here's who you should add to your fantasy roster this week

James Rapien
October 22, 2019 - 12:44 am
Oct 20, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds (29) rushes for a touchdown against the New York Giants during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports


CLEVELAND, OH – Week 8 of the NFL season is here. Plenty of injuries set the tone last week, which led to the emergence of multiple young players. The waiver wire is crucial to maintaining success on a weekly basis.

Here are the players you should consider adding:

Chase Edmonds (48%) – Edmonds ran for 126 yards and three touchdowns while filling in for a banged up David Johnson. He fits in perfectly with Kyler Murray and the Cardinals’ offense. If Johnson misses time, then Edmonds has RB1 potential. He should be owned in all leagues.

Zach Pascal (1%) – Pascal finished with six receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns against the Texans. He’s scored double-digit fantasy points in PPR leagues in three of his last four games. He’s a WR4 with upside as long as Parris Campbell remains sidelined with an abdomen injury.

Ty Johnson (2%) – Johnson had 14 touches on Sunday after Kerryon Johnson left with a knee injury. The sixth-rounder showed poise filling in and should get most of the goal line work for the Lions. Johnson (Kerryon) could miss multiple games, which makes Ty one of the top waiver adds of the week. 

DeVante Parker (14%) – Parker has a touchdown in three straight games. The Dolphins’ offense is inconsistent, but he’s shown enough to warrant adding if you need wide receiver help. He’s produced with both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen at quarterback. Parker is a WR4 fit for a bye week fill-in role on most teams.

Chris Herndon (29%) – Herndon missed Monday night’s contest with a hamstring issue, but there’s a chance he could play in Week 8. The Jets’ offense desperately needs another pass catcher to open things up for Sam Darnold. Herndon could be that guy, which means he’s worth adding in most leagues.

Corey Davis (41%) – Davis had a season-high six receptions (7 targets) and a touchdown against the Chargers. He had a nice rapport with starter Ryan Tannehill, which means he could end up being a factor on your team this season. Davis is a borderline WR3 with a lot to prove. Make him in his way into your lineup if you have him and if not, he’s worth adding in most leagues.

Kenny Stills (14%) – Stills’ fantasy value is on the rise with Will Fuller expected to miss multiple weeks with a hamstring injury. The Texans will rely on Stills to be their deep threat opposite DeAndre Hopkins. He finished with four receptions for 105 yards against the Colts. He’s a boom-or-bust WR3, but he’s worth owning in all leagues.

Kareem Hunt (53%) – Hunt returned to practice on Monday and will be eligible to play in Week 10 against the Bills. He instantly becomes one of the top handcuffs and should have standalone value behind Nick Chubb. Hunt is worth stashing on your bench if he’s available in your league.

Other players worth watching:

Danny Amendola (5%), Alex Erickson (2%), N’Keal Harry (12%), J.D. McKissic (1%), Wendell Smallwood (1%), Chris Conley (2%), A.J. Brown (17%), Mark Walton (20%), Matthew Stafford (57%), Cole Beasley 28%).

Ownership percentages courtesy of Yahoo Fantasy