Waiver Wire Post Week Eight




By Zack Cimini



Week eight did not necessarily have a week full of fantasy studs. Thus making this weeks waiver wire crop quite slim. Yet, there are a few names out there that should grab your attention.






Carson Palmer


Due to his atrocious second half against the Chiefs, fantasy owners may have bypassed Palmer for a waiver wire claim. Palmer has had a little more time to get acclimated during the bye week. The team is doing all it can to ensure he feels comfortable. They even worked out former teammate TJ Houshmanzadeh.


Matt Cassel


The funk he was in early on in the season seems a long time ago. Losing Jamaal Charles seems to have put more pressure on Cassel, but he is playing better. Kind of a weird outcome. Part of that has to do with the way the coaching staff has simplified things for Cassel.




Running Backs


Tashard Choice- Choice gets a chance to cause havoc in the Redskins backfield. Mike Shanahan obviously does not like what he has seen from Torain and Helu. Expect Choice to get as much of an opportunity as Shanahan would to a new back in his system.


Curtis Brinkley-


The former Cuse’ running back has come along ways since his collegiate days. Surviving gunshot wounds right after being picked up by the Chargers a few years back, he made the most of his action Monday night against the Chiefs. Mike Tolbert is a big back, so his hamstring injury may be prevalent for quite some time. Running back Ryan Matthews can’t seem to hang onto the football. Brinkley is a quiet sleeper option in deep fantasy leagues.


Javon Ringer- He has been listed several times this year, and I’ll list him once again. Chris Johnson just can’t seem to erase his post getting paid struggles. Maybe now that there is noise that Ringer will share duties or take over, Johnson will finally wake up.


Wide Receivers


Laurent Robinson-


The Cowboys receivers have been anything but sure handed. Dropped balls, fumbles, and injuries have plagued them all year. Dallas may have to resort to the way they have in prior years. Airing the football out constantly to make up for a defense that is going to give up points. That should bode well for all receivers, including Robinson.


Jonathan Baldwin-


Baldwin showcased that he is a physical specimen at 6’4. He had no problem shielding defenders and out leaping them Monday. If Cassel keeps delivering the football down the field, than Baldwin can be a sneaky pickup for the remainder of the season.


Titus Young- Teams are starting to gear up to stop Calvin Johnson and the Lions tight ends. That’s freeing up other playmakers, including Young. A speedster while at Boise State, he is having the same impact as a Lion. Getting down the field for Stafford bombs, has been the only primary catches he has made. Fantasy points can be ten points each connection. Young can fill a void if you’re truly struggling in that department.




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