Week 8 : Top 5 Waiver Adds

Skipping the game recaps this week.  You know what happened.  Here are my opinions on the top 5 waiver adds.  To qualify, the player needs to be under 50% added in yahoo teams.

1)  WAS TE – Jordan Reed (28% Owned)

For me, the choice was easy this week.  Jordan Reed was an absolute monster this week against CHI.  9 catches on 9 targets for 134 yards and a touchdown.  Washington’s Offense has started to click again, and the emergence of Reed has been a major contributing factor.   He seemed to haul in everything that came his way, and I expect his chemistry with RG3 to only improve.  The only downside here is his health.  Started the season injured and had to leave the field mid-game with another.  All reports indicate he is good to go for week 8 against the Broncos, which promises to be a shootout.

2) GB WR – Jarret Boykin (34% Owned)

I’m not completely sold on Boykin’s talent, but hes a WR that has Rodgers throwing him the ball.  He will be fantasy relevant.  With Cobb and now Finley out, Boykin steps in as the slot, short-range guy in that offense.  The packers receiver that is expected back soon, James Jones, shouldnt have too much of an impact on Boykin as Jones will lineup wide.   If you are still not sold on Boykin, just look at his schedule over the next 5 weeks.  MIN, CHI, PHI, NYG, and MIN.

3) WAS RB – Roy Helu Jr (25% Owned)

I know… the 3 TD game is probably not going to be repeated anytime soon.  Thats not the only reason I am high on Helu.  Over the past 3 weeks in PPR leagues, he has scored 15.4, 9.7, and 23.1.  He has progressed into that rare RB that serves not only as a handcuff with a massive ceiling, but also a nice bye-week fill in.  It is not a completely unpopular opinion that Helu and Alfred Morris’ roles would be completely switched if Helu wasnt injured at the start of last year.  This year, he has a role and is shining at it.  When WAS is down and playing catch up (almost always), Helu comes in as the check-down back.  This week, they play DEN.  Perfect time to see Helu continue to get action.

4) IND WR – Darrius Heyward Bey (23% Owned)

I wouldn’t normally recommend someone that is going into their bye week, but DHB could have huge potential in light of Reggie Wayne’s season ending injury.  Wayne was receiving some of the highest volume of targets in the league, and those targets will need to go somewhere.  Expect T.Y. Hilton and DHB to pick up the slack as it is unlikely they will be able to lean on Trent Richardson.  That is… if they want to remain competitive.

5) ARI RB – Andre Ellington (46% Owned)

Ugh.  I had to include him.  One of my favorite players this year and probably the most talented guy on this list.  Andre Ellington suffers only from bad coaching decisions.  Progression was there every week with Ellington seeing more and more touches and snaps.  He continued with a 7 YPC and 10 YPR average.  Then Arians decided to leave him almost completely out of the game against SEA.  My assumption is that he bounces back big this week with Arizona realizing their mistake.  Logic tells me this.  It also told me that he would have been the starter weeks ago.  Who knows, but the talent is worth a bench spot if you have the room.

Alright so there you have it!  Tim and I should have our Fanduel lineups posted before Thursday’s game, so make sure to be on the look out for that.


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