Wed. Feb 19th, 2020

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Week 8 Dynasty Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets

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Alex Erickson, CIN, WR: Less than 2% Owned

Waiver Wire Priority: Low
FAAB Budget Recommendation: 3-8%

When John Ross went down, the Bengals had an immediate need for speed on the right side opposite of Auden Tate/AJ Green. Enter Alex Erickson, who in his own right was basically the WR4 anyway for the last 2-3 years. He doesn’t have great “combine speed” but on tape, he has great speed in the open field and just looks the part of a dangerous big play receiver. He’ll be heavily grabbed because of how he performed against Jacksonville so you may not be able to sneak him off waivers. If you need a flex with a WR3 ceiling, go grab him. Who knows, someone may drop Auden Tate in exchange for him (someone who i’d keep an eye out for as well but is over 35% owned).

Matt Schaub, ATL, QB: Less than 1% Owned

Waiver Wire Priority: Low
FAAB Budget Recommendation: 0-5%

I could’ve went Matt Moore here but at this point, we’re playing with QB waiver house money. Hopefully this one hits for you as well if you need a QB for the week. They will undoubtedly run the ball a lot, but with the Seahawks not exactly being ball stoppers in the pass game, Schaub could have an ok game. With the weapons surrounding him, the work has been done for him. He’s been with the team and these guys for 3 years and it’s the year of the backup, what else could you want for the lowest of lowkey pickups. If he plays well, you could always immediately flip him to the Ryan owner.

Young Denver Prospects, DEN, QB/WR: Less than 8% Owned

Waiver Wire Priority: Low
FAAB Budget Recommendation: 0-2%

I think in a lot of leagues, all of these guys can be had for free. It’s the leagues that are more veteran driven where two of the three probably wont be available.

Drew Lock is up first and let’s face it Flacco isn’t elite and it’s time he sat. I think Denver has seen enough of him and will be putting Lock in his place as soon as he’s able to come off of IR. The Broncos aren’t tanking, but they aren’t in win now mode either. Lock is still a early 2nd round pick and was my QB1 pre-draft (say what you want). I just think he’s the total packake and will be better than a lot of people think. Many now, have forgotten about Lock and he is probably available in a lot of leagues with both ESPN and Yahoo showing him under 1%.

Daesean Hamilton and Juwann Winfree are up next as Emmanuel Sanders has picked up all kinds of trade steam heading towards the trade deadline. Which begs the question, who runs next to Sutton when Sanders is gone? Will the Broncos look to switch things up with Drew Lock under center? The team obviously loves Hamilton and he’s not been outsnapped much by Sanders himself. The team, and seemingly everyone in the area has a soft spot for Juwann Winfree who has worked really hard to get where he is and has stuck as well. Not on the practice squad, the depth chart is where he resides as one of the 6 active receivers. At the very least, keep an eye on him or taxi squad him and watch what they do with him, watch his snaps etc…

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