Early Fantasy Football Week 8 Waiver Wire: Gus Edwards is Back

The Week 8 Waiver Wire has some talent on it.

The Week 8 Waiver Wire is shaping up to be much more helpful than last week’s edition. With one locked-in starter and a few players with high-upside flex appeal, the FAAB will be spent on Tuesday night.

Check back after Monday Night Football for our complete Week 8 Waiver Wire article, where we break down our top starts, stashes, and streamers of the week. As of now, here are some of the top names to identify on your waiver wire as Week 7 comes to a conclusion.

TOP Week 8 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups + FAAB Strategy: Gus Edwards, D'Onta Foreman, Fields

COMPLETE WEEK 8 WAIVER WIRE PICKUP LIST: START, STASH, AND STREAM

RB GUS EDWARDS, BALTIMORE RAVENS (42% ROSTERED)

Gus Edwards missed the entirety of the 2021 season and the first six games of the 2022 season with an ACL tear. Edwards debuted on Sunday and immediately made his presence felt. The Gus Bus ran for 66 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries and a team-leading 23 snaps.

Although Edwards led the running back room in snaps, carries, yards, and touchdowns, John Harbaugh still deployed a gross three-headed committee. Justice Hill had 20 snaps and five carries, while Kenyan Drake saw 17 snaps and 11 carries. With JK Dobbins undergoing knee surgery, he could miss between four to six weeks, making Edwards a fantasy starter until further notice.

RB D’ONTA FOREMAN, CAROLINA PANTHERS (48%)

RB CHUBA HUBBARD, CAROLINA PANTHERS (36%)

Christian McCaffrey, who? The Panthers’ two-headed running back committee of D’Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard slashed and gashed a tough front seven to upset the Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon.

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We told you initially that Foreman would be the back to add after the CMC trade and that proved to be true. Foreman out-carried Hubbard 15-to-9 and he rushed for 118 yards. He also added another 27 yards on two receptions.

On the flip side, Hubbard scored the lone touchdown of the two backs and turned nine carries into 63 yards. He also snagged two of three targets for 10 yards. Not too shabby.

It’s clear this is a committee, but it might have more potential than we initially thought when the news broke. Still, I’d be targeting Foreman over Chuba if both are still available on your waiver wire.

WR WAN’DALE ROBINSON, NEW YORK GIANTS (29%)

After striking out on Kenny Golladay and likely Kadarius Toney, it appears the Giants found their star receiver of the future in Wan’Dale Robinson. The rookie scored his first touchdown last week and followed that up with a 50-yard effort to lead the team in targets (seven) and receptions (six) in Week 7. Robinson played 53-of-76 snaps and is electric with the ball in his hands. He’ll be a solid bye week fill-in or flex starter moving forward in an ascending offense that’s led by…

QB DANIEL JONES, NEW YORK GIANTS (40%)

Maybe Charles James II was onto something when he proclaimed Daniel Jones was equal to Josh Allen. Okay, that’s a bit much. But, Brian Daboll is the league’s new quarterback whisperer with how he’s turned Jones into a legitimate starting quarterback.

Jones did it all on Sunday, throwing for over 200 yards and two scores, while adding 107 yards on the ground. Jones has rushed for over 20 yards in all but one game and over 67 yards in three games. You’d never guess it by looking at him (lol), but he has true Konami Code upside in every game.

The Giants have a juicy remaining schedule with the Seahawks, Texans, Lions, Commanders x2, Vikings, and Colts all on the horizon.

Others to monitor: RB Rachaad White, RB Tyler Allgeier, WR Josh Reynolds, WR Parris Campbell, TE Cade Otton

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