Our weekly fantasy football waiver wire takes a look at the top pickups at each position for Week 8 of the 2018 NFL season. Many of these players are still available in a majority of leagues and could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster. Others might be worth stashing on your bench or are simply just players to add to your watch list. With that in mind, here’s a list of players should you consider adding to your squad for Week 8.
For a more in-depth look at the players on this list, watch our our Week 8 waiver wire video.
Top QB pickup: Mitchell Trubisky (55% owned)
Trubisky completed 26-of-50 attempts for 333 yards and two touchdowns, while also adding 81 yards and a touchdown on six carries in the Bears’ Week 7 loss to the Patriots. It was the third consecutive week in which Trubisky threw for at least 300 yards, rushed for at least 45 yards, and scored multiple touchdowns. He’s worth considering as a strong streaming option in Week 8 against the Jets.
Top RB pickup: Marlon Mack (55% owned)
Mack rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries while also hauling in two catches for 33 yards and another touchdown on Sunday in the Colts’ Week 7 win over the Bills. Mack was slowed by a hamstring injury early in the year but he has appeared to be healthy the last two weeks. Mack has emerged as the top option in Indianapolis’ backfield and he should be owned in all leagues.
RB priority list: Marlon Mack (55% owned), Raheem Mostert (15% owned), Ronald Jones II (20% owned), Jalen Richard (25% owned), Doug Martin (25% owned), Duke Johnson Jr. (60% owned), Ito Smith (55% owned), Rashaad Penny (20% owned), Chris Ivory (10% owned), Kenjon Barner (5% owned), Trenton Cannon (5% owned)
Top WR pickup: Geronimo Allison (40% owned)
Allison is likely to return for the Packers in Week 8 after missing the team’s last two games with a hamstring injury. Allison has played four games this season, catching 19 of 29 targets for 289 yards and two touchdowns. With Aaron Rodgers nearing full health, the Packers offense is in as good of shape as it has been all season. The Packers take on the Rams in what could be a shootout in Week 8 so if Allison was dropped in your league, it’s time to scoop him up.
WR priority list: Geronimo Allison (40% owned), Tre’Quan Smith (20% owned), Tyrell Williams (20% owned), Michael Gallup (10% owned), Donte Moncrief (15% owned), Danny Amendola (15% owned), Jakeem Grant (10% owned)
Top TE pickup: Benjamin Watson (45% owned)
Watson caught all six of his targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in the Saints’ Week 7 win over the Ravens. Watson has a role in the offense, but lacks the targets to be considered a safe week-to-week fantasy starter. However, with Drew Brees under center, he’ll have a few productive week and is worth streaming consideration.