Week 8 – Waiver Wire Pickups

Fantasy FootballLast week we struck some fantasy gold and some fantasy coal.  Blake showed up and tossed 2 tds (now tied with Aaron Rodgers for 3rd overall), and Stefon Diggs looks to be the number 1 option in Minnesota, with another solid performance, going 6/108/1.  Let’s get right to this week’s top waiver wire pickups.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB Jets (36%)

Fear the Beard!

Fear the Beard!

You think Bill O’Brien wants a do over, having jettisoned Fitz-magic to the Jets in favor of Brain Hoyer and (recently released) Ryan Mallet?  Fitzpatrick has put together a consistent first half of the season…tossing a td in every game.  The Jets have a good matchup against the Raiders this week.  Fitz is a Top 10 fantasy qb this week, and should flirt with 250 and 2 tds.

Marvin Jones, WR Cincinnati (49%)

With Andy Dalton having a career year, and quickly moving up the ranks of Top Ginger Athlete (look out Shaun White) Marvin has become one of the biggest benefactors.  Yes, having a ginger around you will make you better.  With AJ Green getting constant double teams, Marvin has stepped up.  He’s coming off a bye and his last game posted a 9/95/1 performance.  The Bengals should be well rested and fired up to play the rival Steelers.  Marvin should have plenty of opportunities to reach double digit points on Sunday.

Michael Floyd, WR Arizona (49%)

Top 1-2 duo?

Top 1-2 duo?

Floyd is coming off of back to back td performances, and has established himself as a reliable fantasy option.  He’s not going to run past anyone, but he’s established himself in the Anquan Boldin role.  Solid possession receiver, and the Cards top redzone option.  Arizona has a great matchup against Cleveland this weekend.  Look for Floyd to continue his td streak.

Eric Ebron, TE Detroit (49%)

Ebron has quietly put together an impressive first half, and starting to live up to his first round draft pick status.  It’s surprising he’s only owned in 49% of leagues.  He’s tied (with Greg Olsen) for 5th in tds by tight ends, and has scored more than Jimmy Graham a.  His problem is he doesn’t get much yards per game, but he get a lot of redzone looks.  Stafford has had a bit of a resurgence the past couple weeks, and Ebron should get some looks this weekend against the struggling Chiefs.

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