Waiver Wire Week 8, Donald Brown Time
My Waiver Wire pick ups from week 7 were good and consistent with Jason Avant, Marshawn Lynch and Deion Branch, with Fred Davis not starting because of Chris Cooley and the Broncos just not giving Matt Prater enough chances. In week 8, we are going to go toward a few guys that will help you down the stretch of your leagues and hopefully towards your playoff push the next 6 weeks. Here are your waiver wire start sit for week 8, we save the best for last with Donal Brown.
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Waiver Wire: Steve Johnson, WR, Buffalo Bills: I originally had this guy in my waiver wire week 6 article and all of a sudden he has 5 TD this year and went for 150 yards a TD versus Baltimore. I am sold on Steve Johnson, he is the number two receiver in Buffalo and as long as Ryan Fitzpatrick remains their starter quarterback he will take the chances needed to make Steve a worthy fantasy player.
Waiver Wire: Patrick Crayton, WR, San Diego Chargers: With injuries to Legedu Naanee and Malcolm Floyd, Crayton caught 7 balls for 82 yards against New England on Sunday, and with Floyd definitely out a few weeks, I expect this type of success to continue for Patrick. In my opinion, I trust Crayton more than I do Buster Davis because of his veteran leadership and just better ability to get open in the offense with Phillip Rivers.
Waiver Wire: Mike Goodson, RB, Carolina Panthers: This is a good pick up in deeper leagues based on the recent leg injury to DeAngelo Williams and his questionable status for his game versus the Rams defense. Goodson this season has 9 receptions for 111 yards as a running back and I think with the right situation could turn into a nice deep fantasy option with a spot opening up possibly next to Jonathan Stewart.
Waiver Wire: Donald Lee, TE, Green Bay Packers: With so many TE’s going down in fantasy leagues these days, any type of TE with potential success could be a very good waiver wire pick up. I understand that Green Bay has 2 or 3 different TE to help out Rodgers, but I believe Donald Lee is the best option out there; well at least the most reliable. He was only targeted twice against Minnesota and caught both passes for a combined 27 yards, but the other TE Andrew Quarless was only targeted twice as well and caught both passes for 16 yards. Lee has more experience and will get more looks from Rodgers as the season continues.
Waiver Wire: Donald Brown, RB, Indianapolis Colts: The Colts could be the most banged up team in the NFL [maybe second behind GB] and with that being said, I like one of their more healthy banged up guys in Donald Brown. With Joseph Addai hurt indefinitely with a shoulder injury, I think Brown is going to move right into a great position with the best quarterback in football in Peyton Manning. I do not believe Mike Hart is the answer for this offense and the Colts always rely on their running game at some point in each matchup, and that will be with Donald Brown.