More bye weeks in Week 8 to fill those lineups. This week you’ll be without your Falcons, Cowboys, Chargers, and Titans. Each week I’ll give you one player from each position to pick up for your squads and some bonus players if you need multiple options. Here are my top waiver adds for Week 8.
DT – David Irving, Dallas Cowboys
Yes, Irving goes on bye this week, but he can be an every week starter for your team down the stretch and you can plug and play any of the other notables below. Irving only had a sack, a solo, and an assist this week, but consistency at the position is key and Irving over the last two seasons averages just under a sack a game. He has missed plenty of time due to injury and suspension, but is back for this season. Other notables: Andrew Billings (Week 7: 5 solos and a sack); David Onyemata (3 solos in each of the last 2 games); and Derrick Nnadi (3 solos, 1 solo and 4 assists and 3 solos in his last 3 weeks).
DE – Emmanuel Ogbah, Cleveland Browns
Ogbah missed a couple weeks with an injury earlier in the year, but has been back a couple weeks and had himself a nice day that we’ve been expecting. He had 1.5 sacks, 2 passes defended, 4 solos, and an assist. The Browns defense hasn’t been a shutdown team, but they do have some great IDP pieces and Ogbah when healthy is a great compliment to Myles Garrett. Other notables: Kemoko Turay (1 sack, 3 solos, and a forced fumble in Week 7); Arik Armstead (Decent floor each week, 2 sacks and 5 solos in Week 7); and Carl Nassib (Gives great financial advice and has 2 sacks in his revenge game).
LB – Kendall Beckwith/Adarius Taylor, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Beckwith hasn’t taken a snap this season, but with Kwon Alexander going down for the year, somebody has to fill that role and Beckwith has done it before very well last season. Adarius (formerly Glanton) Taylor filled in for Alexander when he left, but is a starter on the strong side normally. If you can afford to pick up both of them, do it because there is no guarantee that Beckwith plays this week and either will put up points in Alexander’s absence. Other Notables: Romeo Okwara (Last 3 games: 4 sacks, boom/bust player DE/LB); Bradley Chubb (Ok most dynasty leagues have this guy on a roster, but if not he’s hot).
CB – Troy Hill, Los Angeles Rams
Who would you throw at: Marcus Peters or Troy Hill? We all know the answer. So pick him up and start him.4 solos and an INT last Sunday and plenty of opportunities for tackles. Other Notables: Parry Nickerson (7, 4, and 6 solos in the last 3 games); Logan Ryan (On bye next week, but minimum 3 solos in every game); and Kyle Fuller (11 solos, 3 INTs, and 4 passes defended in the last 2 games)
S – Curtis Riley, New York Giants
This article is written on Monday Night, so unless RIley leaves injured, he is one of the few secrets at safety. Most of the top performers are your usual suspects, but all Riley has done is get at least 3 solos per game and provided a steady floor. He’s not Landon Collins, but has shown his consistency. Other notables: Michael Mitchell (If Clayton Geathers is out); Mike Adams (3 solos, 3 assists, and 2 passes defended in Week 7); and D.J Swearinger (Forced fumble and recovery along with 3 solos in Week 7)
These are my top waiver options for Week 8 of the NFL season. Come back next Tuesday for more waiver gems! You can follow me @seahawksdan8 and catch me on the IDP Edge Crushers each and every week for some IDP goodness!