Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Watch Week 8: Downs with the Sickness

Oct 24, 2023
Waiver Wire Watch Week 8

As a refresher, The Drop List consists of players who are rostered in at least 50% of Yahoo leagues and are no longer must-have assets, recommended additions are available in over 50% of Yahoo leagues, the Watch List contains in-depth notes on fringe waiver adds, and Deep Cuts includes player notes on those rostered in 5% or fewer of Yahoo and FFPC leagues.

The Drop List

Regardless of how many games (if any) Deshaun Watson misses after potentially re-aggravating his ailing shoulder (and clearing the concussion protocol) against the Colts, there is no confident reason to start him outside of deep 12-team SuperFlex leagues. He completed 1-of-5 passes for five yards and a pick (plus another dropped one) before getting knocked out of the game.

Completing 57.5% (32nd) of his pass attempts for 6.5 yards per attempt (24th), Jordan Love most recently finished as the QB26 and QB16 (with six teams on bye) against two defenses ranked 11th and 27th in our Schedule-Adjusted Fantasy Points Allowed metric. Love's 36.8% completion rate on throws 10 yards downfield sits 32nd among 34 qualifiers with 25 dropbacks.

Sixth-round rookie Chris Rodriguez has out-touched Antonio Gibson 11-8 in Washington's last two games.

Elijah Moore led the Browns in target share (25%) during his first three games with Deshaun Watson but has since been targeted on 20.6% of P.J. Walker's pass attempts (compared to Amari Cooper's 25.3% share) for 6.0 yards per target. Moore currently ranks as the WR60 in PPR points per game.

Tyler Higbee has averaged 3.0 targets for an 11.3% share with Cooper Kupp in their last three games. You can only start him in Higbee-only leagues.

Overall Top 10

1. Josh Downs

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