Fantasy Waiver Wire: FAAB Report for Week 8 pickups, free agents | Sporting News

    It’s a good thing only two teams are bye this week (Ravens, Raiders) because bye options are slim. Oh, there are plenty of potential free-agent additions and Week 8-specific broadcasts, but viable waiver wire pickups are few and far between. Still, a couple of guys, like Kenneth Gainwell, Boston Scott, Rashod Bateman, Randall Cobb, and maybe Deshaun Watson, will require decent-sized FAAB claims or bids, so you should have your budget in order before you decide how much to spend.

    As we’ll be doing every week this season with the help of our friends at fantasy alarm, let’s break down the top options and project how much of your fabulous budget you should bid on them.

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    carson gonz (ind). gonez is one of my favorite streamers in week 8. tennessee high school sucks. patrick mahomes had a tough week against the titans because his offensive line couldn’t stop the pass rush. the colts have a much better offensive line that can provide him with enough time to move the ball down the field. Goz’s performance Sunday night was mostly saved by a rushing touchdown. but the offense still looked good even in bad weather, and he threw for multiple touchdowns in four straight games. he could finish next week as a top-12 quarterback. projected faab offer: 5-6% of the total budget

    daniel jones (new york). if you’re missing derek carr and lamar jackson in week 8, jones might be the best streaming option available. obviously you expect some of his weapons to be back this week against bosses. This game could be ugly, but whether the Giants keep up the pace or play from behind, Jones should score points. we just saw ryan tannehill put 20+ fantasy points on them, and the chiefs defense has been on fire all year. Hopefully, Jones can get some of his legs back, which have been missing since the start of the season. either way, 40-plus pass attempts aren’t out of the question next Monday night. project faab offer: 5-6%

    deshaun watson (hou). Rumors are swirling about some teams looking to trade watson. Miami, Philadelphia and Carolina have all been in the mix, and with the NFL trade deadline next Tuesday, we can only hope these rumors will intensify. if you can hide it for little money, feel free to do so. He hasn’t been suspended by the NFL (yet), and his off-the-field problems could well be settled out of court in civil lawsuits. it’s available in more than 80 percent of the leagues right now. if he gets dealt out and he immediately steps in as that team’s starter, then he’s found a top-10 quarterback the rest of the season on the waiver wire. If a deal doesn’t happen, then he stays with Houston for the rest of the year and doesn’t play, in which case you return him to the free agent pool for free. project faab offer: 1-2%

    Week 8 Standard Ranking: Quarterback | running backwards | wide receiver | tight end | d/st | kicker

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    kenneth gainwell and boston scott (phi). most will trust rookie gainwell over scott, though scott got more carries and found the end zone after miles sanders (ankle) was injured (Gainwell scored before Sanders’ injury). Scott needed three attempts late in the game to score, so take it for what it’s worth. gainwell and scott are smaller running backs who excel in the passing game, but since gainwell was the player selected by this coaching staff, we can make a fair prediction that he would see more work if sanders needs to waste time. however, this is not a reliable backfield given how awful the Eagles have looked this season. projected faab offer: 8-10% of total budget for gainwell; 4-5% for Scott

    devonta freeman (bal). this offense seemed completely lost in week 7. baltimore couldn’t keep up with cincinnati and honestly the ravens offensive line needs help. Ronnie Stanley finished his year again and Lamar Jackson was running for his life (at the rate of 88 rushing yards). Freeman totaled just 14 yards on four carries but found the end zone and also added three receptions. he is feeling good with latavius ​​murray (ankle injury), ty’son williams (multiple inactive) or le’veon bell. if he’s looking for a raven running back to own, he’s currently a freeman, but with a bye in week 8, even that’s not a very exciting prospect. project faab offer: 6-7%

    brandon bolden (ne). Take this suggestion with a grain of salt, as you should with any Patriots running back mentioned in a resignation column. bolden was the pass back on sunday with rhamondre stevenson inactive. Bolden caught six passes for 79 yards and found the end zone, but consider the circumstances surrounding this game: Stevenson was out, the Jets were playing, and Bolden received only two carries. is it worth grabbing it in ppr leagues? maybe only in leagues with 12 teams or more. and even if you choose it, how sure are you to start with it? project faab offer: 5%

    week 8 ppr rankings: quarterback | running backwards | wide receiver | tight end | d/st | kicker

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    rashod bateman (bal). ravens say goodbye next week, so it’s unfortunate that you won’t be able to use bateman until week 9 potentially. however, he looks like the real deal, and after the team’s week off we got to see more production from him. he only has seven catches to his name, but they’ve all come on first downs. the big game potential is there. It’s hard to imagine he’ll get more looks than Marquise Brown or Mark Andrews, but if defenses focus on those two, Bateman could get more targets overall. a potential return from sammy watkins (hamstring) could eat the target part of him, but bateman still makes him a good bullish stash. projected faab offer: 10-15% of the total budget

    allen lazard (gb). lazard is a good short-term option to consider for the upcoming scoring period. he has scored in consecutive weeks, is tied for the team lead in goals and has run a lot of routes. one small concern going forward will be the return of marquez valdes-scantling (knee), but the packers will play in arizona on thursday so given the short week it’s doubtful mvs will be available in week 8. lazard could be a decent flex play if you’re hit at wide receiver. Davante Adams was also placed on the COVID-19 roster Monday afternoon, so with the short week it becomes difficult to gauge his availability, but if he doesn’t go, that’s a boost for every Packers pass catcher. Green Bay also has three favorable passing matchups after that (KC, Sea, Min). project faab offer: 10%

    update: lazard has been placed on the covid list and is unlikely to play on Thursday. randall cobb will now have value as a green bay face number. 1 receiver will order about 6-8% of offers. Marquez Valdes-Scantling (knee) could also be back and command similar offers depending on your perspective. lazard is still worth a small offer based on its future potential.

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    darius slayton (nyg). the giants appear to be the team that will be plagued by injuries this season, especially on offense. Kenny Golladay (knee), Sterling Shepard (hamstring), Kadarius Toney (ankle), Saquon Barkley (ankle), etc. have all been affected. Most will ask about Dante Pettis, and he’s worth adding in deeper leagues, but Slayton is the most proven player in the organization. he also led the team in receiving yards and targets last week. Slayton should be heavily involved if the Giants don’t have some of their receivers next week when they take on the Chiefs in prime time. project faab offer: 6-7%

    kalif raymond (det). raymond might be a better fit in the deep leagues because there isn’t a lot of raw talent here. but in terms of workload and his involvement in the offense, he’s in a good spot right now. on Sunday he posted his second straight game with six catches, and has been running the most routes on the team. he tends to make some mistakes and is small, but for now, he is emerging as a reliable weapon for jared goff who deserves consideration in the deep leagues. project faab offer: 5-6%

    russell gage (atl). gage will be hard to rely on on a weekly basis, but in his return from injury he recorded four receptions on six targets, including a fantastic 49-yard touchdown reception to lead off the second half. It’s probably no more than a flex game in 12-team leagues, but if he sees at least six goals each week, then he should be on the list, even if it’s just for depth. the falcons last four games have been against the giants, washington football team, jets and dolphins but it looks like this offense could finally be moving forward with the arthur smith scheme which is a big time because the schedule turns a little more challenging in the future. project faab offer: 3-4%

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    c.j. uzomah (cin). Here’s a perfectly good broadcast tight end if he has darren waller or mark andrews out this coming week. Uzomah has scored five touchdowns in his last four games on just 14 goals. you read right. that kind of inefficiency is wildly unsustainable, but he’s hit all but two of his goals this season. he is also constantly running routes. he’s not one of the top two pass-catching options on this offense, but he’s active and has clearly shown his ability to play big. projected faab offer: 5-7% of the total budget

    evan engram (nyg). I feel like “eyeroll” is a good nickname for engram among the fantasy community. every time it is mentioned as an exemption acquisition, there is a collective complaint. he has that first-round pedigree, which might not mean anything at this stage in his career; However, with so many injuries to the Giants’ offense, Engram has been involved in the passing game. he just hasn’t been scoring or producing massive numbers. he’s averaging six targets per game in his last five appearances, but hasn’t gotten over 60 receiving yards. but he remembers, this is a pretty touchdown-dependent position. Uzomah is a guy who finds the end zone on minimal targets. In the same four-game span that Uzomah has five touchdowns on 14 targets, Engram has 18 catches on 23 targets but zero touchdowns. So, as the Giants continue to play without some of their best receivers, there’s an eye-rolling engram opportunity. project faab offer: 5-6%

    pat freiermuth (pit). freiermuth was mentioned last week as a tight end worth adding, and he should be even more sought after now that the steelers are coming off their bye week. In the first complete game without Juju Smith-Schuster, Freiermuth set season highs in snaps (60 percent), goals (7), receptions (7) and yards (58). It’s not necessarily a fluke because when Juju Smith-Schuster (shoulder) was injured in Week 2, Freiermuth also saw increased use in that game. project faab offer: 2-3%

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    As we always warn you, you shouldn’t spend more than one percent of your fabulous budget on a d/st. These are this week’s potential streaming pickups:

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    • cincinnati flares (@jets)
    • Los Angeles Chargers (vs. Patriots)
    • san francisco 49ers (@bears)
    • Seattle Seahawks (vs. Jaguars)
    • Philadelphia Eagles (@lions)

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