Fantasy Football Week 8: “Waiver Wire Wonders”


The trend of the season has continued to be injuries. This has to be one of the most injury-filled years ever as this week several more key players went down. For the most part though, quarterbacks have stayed healthy and only ineffectiveness has plagued some. With that said, here is this week’s “Waiver Wire Wonders.”

Kyle Orton’s large number of opportunities spurs his Fantasy Football value. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

QB Kyle Orton, Buffalo Bills

Off the couch and into somewhat fantasy football relevance, Orton has compiled 890 yards and five touchdowns.  He still isn’t very good, but he is averaging over 40 pass attempts per game. With both Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller out, Orton will be forced to throw even more, which spells potential for fantasy owners

RB Tre Mason, St. Louis Rams

Mason has taken over for last year’s fantasy darling Zac Stacy who has been one of the biggest fantasy busts all season. Mason is a strong runner and showed last week that he can run against the best as he turned 18 carries into 85 yards and a TD. Mason will handle most of the early down work as Benny Cunningham takes over on passing downs.

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WR Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars

The rookie has made the most out of his looks and finally scored last week. Since the second week he has had four or more catches every week. With Jacksonville having a non-existent running game, Robinson should continue to get plenty of looks. He is available in 75% of leagues currently.

TE Clay Harbor, Jacksonville Jaguars

Harbor has done a great job filling in for the injured Mercedes Lewis. He has 22 targets the last four weeks and has been a top six tight end. If you’re looking for a bye week filler or another option at the tight end spot, Harbor is a worth a shoot until Lewis returns.

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