Fantasy Football

Four Waiver Wire Steals for Week 8

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Martavis Bryant, WR
Bryant has a chance to make a big impact going forward after the Raiders dealt Amari Cooper to the Cowboys. It presumably leaves the Clemson product in the number two role behind Jordy Nelson. Considering the targets Nelson was getting in that role, Bryant should be getting a lot of looks. He’s an extremely talented receiver and may end up being worthy of starting.

Raheem Mostert, RB
The last two weeks have been an indication that Raheem Mostert has surpassed Alfred Morris on the 49ers’ depth chart. He has received 23 touches to Morris’s nine in their last two games. Obviously, Matt Breida is still the team’s number one running back, but he continues to fight the injury bug on a weekly basis. Mostert led the team in touches in Week 7 and was only two behind Breida the previous week. Mostert is a worthy stash that could turn into a potential flex/RB3 option if things continue trending upward.

Chris Herndon, TE
The tight end position always proves to be thin when it comes to fantasy football, making it hard to find options as bye weeks start to become a factor. While Herndon likely isn’t the top ranked tight end on your waiver wire, he actually has a better chance at becoming startable than most other options. The Jets receiving corps is injury depleted, leaving rookie quarterback Sam Darnold with little options. Herndon should see heavy usage with that in mind, plus he’s scored touchdowns in back-to-back games. He might have been a more sought-after pickup if he didn’t have what would’ve been his second touchdown of the game against the Vikings called back due to penalty.

Jalen Richard, RB
With Marshawn Lynch out for multiple weeks, Richard should see a large uptick in touches. Doug Martin figures to be the lead back, but he hasn’t been productive since 2015. Richard has real value in the passing game (31 catches on the season), and still will likely receive carries. Not only is Lynch out, but with Amari Cooper being traded, Richard takes a step up on the Raiders’ pass-catching totem pole.

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