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Fantasy Waiver Wire Pick-ups (Week 8)

Jamal Murphy, OFN Chief Fantasy Analyst
10/24/2017 1:42PM ET

Things are quite lean on the waiver wire this week, so hopefully your roster was prepared for the injuries of last week and the bye weeks ahead. If not, here are a few players to target on the wire.

WR Ted Ginn Jr. New Orleans Saints…Ginn had his second straight start-worthy week, hauling in seven passes for 141 yards. In Week 6, he caught four passes for 66 yards and a touchdown. In previous seasons Ginn has been a solid fantasy option and it seems he has built a chemistry with Drew Brees that makes him that type of option once again.

TE O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers…The 6’6, 250-pound 19th overall pick out of Alabama has had star written all over him ever since college. The Bucs have worked him in slowly, playing him alongside Cameron Brate. Week 7 looked like the breakout game Tampa Bay and Howard needed in order to take the training wheels off and let the beast loose. He caught 6 passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort at Buffalo. Though Brate still out targeted him, Howard has more upside and should be picked up in all league formats.

RB Jalen Richard, Oakland Raiders…Richard had nine rushes for 31 yards and four receptions for 45 yards last week in a game in which Marshawn Lynch was ejected. With Lynch suspended for Week 8’s  game at Buffalo (and not playing all that well, regardless) and DeAndre Washington off the waiver wire in most formats, Richard is a solid pick up. He had the same amount of carries and one more reception than Washington last week.

Others to consider…

WR Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars…Five catches for 101 yards on eight targets in Week 7. He’s back at the top of the WR pecking order in Jacksonville.

WR Cooper Krupp, Los Angeles Rams…Kupp has resurfaced as a viable option after catching four passes for 51 yards and a touchdown on ten targets, this past Sunday.

WR Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins…Stills had six receptions for 85 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday versus the Jets, and is still available in some 10-team leagues.

TE Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys…Another possible 10-team league add, Witten is still Dak Prescott’s security blanket, recording four catches for 54 yards and a touchdown in Week 7.