Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

Percentages are taken from NFL.com

RB Bryce Brown (0.1% Owned) - With Fred Jackson out 2-4 weeks with a groin strain and C.J. Spiller out indefinitely with a broken collarbone, the running back duties will be handed off to Brown for the next few weeks. In his career Brown has averaged 4.5 yards per carry. When he was forced to start in Philadelphia he had back-to-back 100-yard performances. If the bills do in fact give him the opportunity and he succeeds, it will likely mean the Bills’ will not be re-signing Spiller in the off-season.  SLEEPER- Anthony Dixon.

RB Ronnie Hillman (36.7% Owned) - After Montee Ball couldn’t do anything with the starting RB role in Denver Hillman has shown he should have been the starter from the get go. After rushing for 100 yards against the Jets in Week 6 he totaled over 22 fantasy points in Week 7 vs. The 49ers. This is his job the rest of the season no questions asked. If he is somehow available in your league..PICK HIM  UP.

RB Denard Robinson (0.4% Owned) – Another RB who was given an opportunity on Sunday was Robinson and he all but secured the lead back role moving forward. He rushed for 127 yards on 22 carries including a touchdown. Toby Gerhart & Storm Johnson have both struggled this season and are nowhere near as dynamic as the former quarterback. Is it finally time to be confident in putting a Jags’ running back in your lineup again? Maybe.

RB Jerick McKinnon (14% Owned) – The Vikings backfield is now solely McKinnon’s to lose. Against a very stout Bills’ rush defense Sunday he performed very will rushing for over 100 yards on 19 carries. If the Vikings can start rumbling off a few victories, McKinnon can help you rumble off a few wins. 

RB Tre Mason (1.5% Owned) – The Rams invested a 2nd round pick in the rookie back and it looks like it was the right decision. The last two weeks he has stepped in for Zac Stacy in the backfield and looks more explosive, elusive, and better at decision making then any Rams’ running back since Steven Jackson. Great keeper appeal and overall fantasy value. Needs to be added in all formats.

WR Doug Baldwin (30.9% Owned) – Buh Bye Percy Harvin, Hello Doug Baldwin! The new clear-cut #1 receiver in the Hawks’ offense didn’t disappoint Sunday notching 18.3 fantasy points (standard league scoring). With Russell Wilson’s trust in him and the Seahawks inability to run the football – outside of with their quarterback – Baldwin is in the perfect situation to perform at a high level for the rest of 2014.

WR Brandon LaFell (12% Owned) – It looks like The Pats have finally found their ‘X’ receiver in LaFell. He was targeted 5 times again in the Pats Thursday Night Football victory. He did only record 55 yards but the more Brady targets him the more this author knows his stat lines will continue to improve. Look for LaFell’s fantasy points to continue to rise.

RB Jonas Gray (0.1% Owned) & RB Brandon Bolden (1.2% Owned) – The Patriots backfield is about as predictable as the lottery. Belichick said they would like to give Gray an expanded role moving forward but with Bolden being the more experienced back you can’t exactly believe everything you hear out of Foxborough. Bolden is more likely to succeed but Gray could be given the first shot at securing the early down role. We don’t recommend either.

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