On Tuesday’s RB1 Podcast, Pete, Clark, Jordan and Nic gave their top waiver wire adds for Week 8. Here are the players they say you should be adding off waivers. (Percent owned via Yahoo.)
Listen to the full podcast here. This transcript has been edited and condensed.
WR Kenny Stills (14% owned)
Nic Bodiford: He’s stepping into the Will Fuller role. Fuller pulled his hamstring and is supposed to be out for a while. Still’s going to be the guy who’s running burning routes downfield. I like it a lot and would feel confident starting him as a Flex in most situations.
Clark Barnes: Before Stills got hurt he was squarely in the plans for the Texans’ offense, the Fuller injury only benefits him. Stills has been an effective wide receiver wherever he’s gone. He’s my number one waiver priority.
WR Corey Davis/A.J. Brown (41%/14% owned)
Clark: We told you going into this week that these guys are free and that Ryan Tannehill is a better quarterback than Marcus Mariota. Davis got the touchdown last week, Brown put up 64 yards. If you’re hurting at wide receiver, more of a bye week fill-in than a “I’m going to blow my FAAB load to get these guys”.
RB Chase Edmonds (49% owned)
Jordan Smith: I’m getting as much Edmonds stock as I can. He is electric. I think the Cardinals really like him, he’s had three straight weeks of double digit points and finally just erupted for over 30 this past week. It’s a situation where, don’t look now, the Cardinals are 3-3-1 and they’re not a fantasy blackhole anymore.
RB Ty Johnson (4% owned)
Pete Rogers: He came in [to replace an injured Kerryon Johnson], he didn’t do that much against the Vikings, but he saw 14 touches which more than led the backfield. He got more targets and catches than J.D. McKissic which is surprising given McKissic’s role in the past. The Lions are headed to New York to play the Giants next week, which was the team that just made Edmonds the number one waiver wire add in most people’s minds, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Ty Johnson, if given a serviceable workload, returns against a putrid Giants’ run defense.
WR Zach Pascal (1% owned)
Pete: I’m finally buying into it. He caught six balls on seven targets for 106 yards and a touchdown against the Texans on Sunday. Even with a healthy T.Y. Hilton he still saw a heavy workload which is a great sign for him and the confidence the offense has in him. I think he’s here to stay, he’s gone for at least 70 yards or a touchdown in his last four games. He’s developing as that number two receiver for the Colts and I’m taking all that Devin Funchess hype train that I had, and I’m putting it on Pascal right now.
Who are you prioritizing on waivers?
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