Week eight waiver wire can be a critical time for owners who are dealing with injuries and bye weeks. In most cases, teams are fighting to stay alive for the playoff run. One guy last week you could have picked up as previously mentioned was Marlon Mack as he dominated the Bills in week seven. Hopefully, you started him. Remember waiver wire is not just for Wednesday, it's a week-long adventure.
Here are some players that you should consider picking up off the wire for week eight and beyond:
C.J. Beathard San Francisco 49ers
He had a poor week seven, but the Rams’ defense is no joke. Beathard, in his last three starts, is averaging nearly 300 yards passing per game to go with six passing TDs, five INTs, and a rushing score. He has a good upcoming schedule and he makes for a decent streaming option against Arizona.
Derek Carr Oakland Raiders
Oakland's whole offense has been shaky, to say the least. Carr hasn’t caught a break all season. In five out of the six games that the Raiders have played, has had to face a team within the top nine defenses against quarterbacks. We expect a great second half for both Carr and select Oakland pass-catchers. Carr should be looking to open the floodgates of Gruden’s offense coming off of the bye week. Oakland gets a home matchup against the Colts and then next week vs the Niners.
Jalen Richard/Doug Martin
Marshawn Lynch has been placed on injured reserve and is out for at least a month dealing with a groin injury. That immediately makes Doug Martin and Jalen Richard hot pickups this week. Martin is the likely starter but Richard has high-floor PPR value because of his pass-catching abilities. I have my doubts about Martin overall as a productive fantasy player and if both are available we'd pick Richard.
Raheem Mostert San Francisco 49ers
Mostert led the Niners in rushing last week and he seems to have secured a role in the backfield rotation in San Francisco. Matt Breida is still dealing with an ankle injury and he only had five carries for 15 yards and a lost fumble. Mostert split time with Alfred Morris but the former is a much better option for the team. He needs to be picked up with some good matchups in the coming weeks.
Tyrell Williams Los Angeles Chargers
He’s now gone back-to-back weeks with 118 receiving yards and a receiving TD, finishing Weeks 6-7 with a 7-236-3 line. That pace can’t continue but he’s starting to emerge as a quality option on a good offense. He’s flex-worthy moving forward.
Keke Coutee Houston Texans
This pickup is more for week nine as Will Fuller is now going to miss the year with an ACL injury. Coutee will step into the WR2 role of the Texans which should be great for anyone that goes to pick him up. In four games this season, Coutee has totaled 21 receptions, 196 yards, and one touchdown. He's third on the team in targets with 30.
Jack Doyle Indianapolis Colts
Jack Doyle can be such a difference maker that he’s worth it a pickup. Doyle was running the most routes of any tight end and was heavily targeted before he suffered his hip injury. He’s well worth holding onto through the bye week, especially given the position that he plays. Doyle can be a top-eight TE for the second half especially due to the rapport he'll have with Luck.
New England Patriots
This one is obvious. Most sportsbooks have the Patriots as a 14 point favorite and this Bills offense sucks. The Bills are starting Derek Anderson an awful backup quarterback and no one in Buffalo's offense should be trusted, which means the Patriots DST should be amazing.
New York Jets