1st and 5

Wow. Week 8 is here already. Some ups, some downs (strikes and gutters). A lot of injuries again this week. What does it mean for the waiver wire? Let’s see!

QB: Carson Palmer, Cardinals- He’s on the street in my league and by the looks of it, only 9.6% owned in ESPN leagues. He seems to be over the nerve injury and is getting back to throwing TDs. If your QB is failing/injured or on the bye–pick him up!

RB: Jerick McKinnon, Vikings- Apparently Matt Asiata has run his course and McKinnon is now “the guy”. Either way, with Bridgewater not doing much, it might not be long lived. Keep an eye on: Lots of injuries this week, Buffalo lost both it’s top RBs. Next up for them is Anthony Dixon. Tre Mason, Rams- Had some nice runs last week. No clue what’s going on with Stacy or Benjamin. Denard Robinson, Jaguars- went over 100 yards for the first time in his career, which is impressive considering his QB kept turning the ball over.

WR: Doug Baldwin, Seahawks- There was a trade on Friday that apparently has some Fantasy implications. Dynamic (and ornery) WR Percy Harvin was traded to the Jets. Baldwin broke out on Sunday and seems to be the #1 option going forward. Keep an eye on: Kearse, Seahawks- Should also get more action with Harvin gone.

TE: Owen Daniels, Ravens- I brought him up earlier in the season when Pitta went down. Only 22% owned in ESPN leagues. He should be there if you need a TE.

D/ST: Colts- I mentioned them a couple times. I did not see them shutting out the Bengals. Go get them. They are playing with confidence.

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