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2022 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Best Pickups for Week 8

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(Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)

2022 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Best Pickups For Week 8

We are seven weeks into the 2022 NFL Season. With that in mind, a lot of the elite fantasy football talent has been picked up off the waiver wire. Hopefully, you were able to snag Kenneth Walker III before Week 6. Regardless, if you’re looking to bolster your roster heading into Week 8, there are options. Here are five of the best fantasy football waiver wire pickups for Week 8 of the 2022 NFL season.

Gus Edwards — 16.3%

Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards is our first waiver wire pickup for this week. In Week 7, Edwards made his 2022 debut, rushing for 66 yards on 16 carries and tallying two touchdowns. This performance came on the heels of the Ravens’ placing J.K. Dobbins on injured reserve. As of right now, Edwards should be the lead back in Baltimore while Dobbins is out. Other running backs will get carries, but they are not as good as Edwards. Edwards will be a high-upside waiver wire pickup until Dobbins returns.

D’Onta Foreman — 35.4%

The Carolina Panthers traded Christian McCaffrey to the San Francisco 49ers. That move opened the door for D’Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard to become fantasy relevant. Now we have to figure out which running back is the better addition.

Foreman will get more goal-line and short-yard touches while Hubbard controls the work in the passing game. In all honesty, there are reasons to add each guy. I lean toward Foreman because he is coming off a productive game where he had 15 carries for 119 yards. Plus, Hubbard injured his ankle in the second half of the Panthers’ Week 7 game. If this backfield is evenly split, Hubbard’s injury should sway things in Foreman’s favor. That makes Foreman the better waiver wire pickup this week.

Wan’Dale Robinson — 13.8%

New York Giants receiver Wan’Dale Robinson has had solid games the past two weeks. In Week 7, Robinson totaled six catches for 50 yards. In Week 6, he finished with three catches for 37 yards and a touchdown. That is 12.7 and 11 points, respectively, in PPR formats. Robinson is in a great position to be a productive fantasy asset.

The New York Giants are actually a good team thanks to Brian Daboll. At the same time, the receiver room is not very talented. Sterling Shepard tore his ACL and will miss the rest of the season. That leaves the Giants with Robinson, Darius Slayton, Kenny Golladay, David Sills, Richie James and a few others. If Robinson can continue to produce, he can quickly become their top receiving option. This is a high-ceiling and low-floor waiver wire addition, but the upside is worth the risk.

Greg Dulcich — 7.8%

The tight-end position has not been great in the 2022 fantasy football season. If you do not have an elite tight end like Travis Kelce or Mark Andrews, you are probably looking to the waiver wire for help. If that is the case, Denver Broncos tight end Greg Dulcich could be the guy to add.

Dulcich has only played two games in 2022, but he put up 12.4 and 11.1 PPR points in those outings. The issue here is that the Broncos have been a mess thus far. I do not really trust Russell Wilson to get the ball to Dulcich; however, I think he is still worth a roster spot. Dulcich has looked good and if he can consistently get around 10 points, he is worth the roster spot.

Isiah Pacheco — 30%

Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco is in a tricky situation. Over the weekend, Pacheco became a trendy waiver wire add when it was announced he would be the Chiefs’ starting running back. In the game, Pacheco may have started, but he still split work with Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jerick McKinnon.

On the bright side, Pacheco had eight carries and played 30 percent of offensive snaps. This was the highest offensive snap share he had in a game and was the third most carries he has had in a game. If Pacheco’s usage continues to rise, he could be a crucial piece during fantasy playoffs. If Pacheco is still available in your league, now would be a good time to pick him up and stash him.


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