Fantasy Football: Top waiver targets and your first look at Chris Towers’ Week 8 rankings


After Sunday, it seemed like the waiver posting for week 8 would be pretty simple: if Michael Carter is free, you’ll be dumping loads of AMAZING things on him; if he wasn’t, you would go with Gus Edwards. Light.

But the Jets’ decision to trade James Robinson disrupted those plans. They lost Brice Hall for a season and their reaction was an immediate trade for the guy who used to be RB1. Why would you pay for Carter under these circumstances?

In his description of the Monday night deal, Dave Richard states that you probably shouldn’t:

“Carter certainly deserves to be included in the roster, but he is unlikely to be better than the No. 3 running back, however long Robinson has been influencing. dreams of the Jets, but it is unlikely that it will be regularly used in important situations, such as at the goal line.

I don’t necessarily agree, although you’ll have to keep reading today’s newsletter to understand why – in the industry, we call it teasing. Also in today’s newsletter, you will find a message from Jamie Eisenberg. key goals for opting out in week 8 along with my initial ranking for each position. For more information about injuries and waivers, please make sure you tune in to Fantasy football today at CBS Sports Headquarters at noon ET today as we talk about the latest injuries and storylines. And for more help blocking your telegraph opt-out requests, make sure you subscribe to FFT channel on YouTubewhere we will answer your questions live for an hour starting at 20:00.

Tomorrow we will have previews of every position by Heath Cummings, as well as some trading tips coming in week seven. Send your trading questions to [email protected] with “#AskFFT” in the subject line. Here’s what else we have in today’s newsletter:

  • ➕Top Week 8 Targets
  • 📈First Look at Week 8 Ranking📉

➕Top Week 8 Targets

October 2, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Tyler Allgayer (25) plays against the Cleveland Browns in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.


Here’s where I disagree with Dave. Not too much, mind you, but I do think Carter is still a big prize thanks to the waivers in the 35 percent CBS Fantasy leagues where he is still available.

Mostly because I just don’t think Robinson is a big threat at the moment. He broke a couple of long runs early in the season which made his numbers look pretty good, but even in those plays Robinson didn’t look fast – he had big holes, he hit them hard and it gave him enough head start that the defense couldn’t. overtake him. But he’s done next to nothing since Week 3, when he threw a 50-yard touchdown and another 20-yard run, one of only four runs for at least 20 yards in his first three games.

His longest run since? 14 yards. Overall, 38% of his yards for the season came from those four runs, and since then he’s averaged 3.7 yards per carry and 3.3 yards per goal in four games. He was so bad that the Jaguars didn’t even give him a touch in Week 7 before trading him – he had one single target on his 12 snaps, a deep shot that Robinson never had a chance for, probably due to lack of speed. .

It’s all to the point that if Carter shows a bit of life, I think he can get away with this job. Robinson will be there because the Jets want to use two guards, and he might even do enough goal line work to become a real thorn in the side of Carter’s Fantasy value. But I rate Carter as the top 24 defensemen in week 8, and those players are usually not on the waiver list. You should take advantage of this if he’s in your league.

Here are the rest of Jamie Eisenberg’s work. main bounce targets in week 8:

Jamie Eisenberg’s main goals

  1. Michael Carter, RB, Jets
  2. Gus Edwards, RB, Ravens
  3. D’Onta Foreman/Chuba Hubbard, Defensive Guard, Panthers
  4. Greg Dulcic, TE, Broncos
  5. Daniel Jones, QB, Giants

📈Ranking of the 8th week📉

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 02: No. 28 Josh Jacobs of the Las Vegas Raiders runs with the ball in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium on October 2, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Here is my initial ranking for Week 8, but you should follow the links below for more of my thoughts on the 90+ players in Week 8 at defender, on the way back, wide receiveras well as difficult end. And they will be updated throughout the week, so make sure you keep them handy as you make your lineups. That’s all for the PPR leagues:


  1. Josh Allen @GB
  2. Jalen Hurts vs PIT
  3. Lamar Jackson @TB
  4. Joe Burrow @CLE
  5. Kyler Murray @MIN
  6. Tom Brady vs BAL
  7. Duck Prescott vs. CHI
  8. Tua Tagovailoa @DET
  9. Kirk Cousins ​​vs. ARI
  10. Matthew Stafford vs. San Francisco
  11. Derek Carr @NO
  12. Geno Smith vs. New York
  13. Justin Fields @DAL
  14. Trevor Lawrence vs Den
  15. Aaron Rodgers @BUF
  16. Andy Dalton vs. L.V.
  17. Taylor Heinicke @IND
  18. Jared Goff vs MIA
  19. Russell Wilson @JAX
  20. Kenny Pickett @PHI
  21. Daniel Jones @SEA
  22. Marcus Mariota vs. CAR
  23. Jimmy Garoppolo @LAR
  24. Sam Elinger vs. WAS
  25. Davis Mills vs. TEN
  26. Jacoby Brisset vs. CIN
  27. Mac Jones @NYJ
  28. Ryan Tannehill @HOU
  29. Zach Wilson vs. NO
  30. PJ Walker @ATL

running spins

  1. Saquon Barkley @SEA
  2. Jonathan Taylor vs. WAS
  3. Josh Jacobs @NO
  4. Alvin Camara vs. L.V.
  5. Derrick Henry @HOU
  6. Christian McCaffrey @LAR
  7. Leonard Furnett vs. BAL
  8. Joe Mixon @CLE
  9. Ramondre Stevenson @NYJ
  10. Kenneth Walker vs. New York
  11. Dalwyn Cook vs. ARI
  12. Nick Chubb vs. CIN
  13. Aaron Jones @BUF
  14. Travis Etienne vs. OUR
  15. Eno Benjamin @MIN
  16. Darrell Henderson vs. San Francisco
  17. Miles Sanders vs. PIT
  18. Dameon Pierce vs. TEN
  19. Ezekiel Elliot vs. CHI
  20. Michael Carter vs. NE
  21. Raheem Mostert @DET
  22. Jamaal Williams vs MIA
  23. Devin Singletery @GB
  24. Naji Harris @PHI
  25. Antonio Gibson @IND
  26. David Montgomery @DAL
  27. Tyler Allgaier vs. CAR
  28. D’Onta Foreman @ATL
  29. Gus Edwards @TB
  30. Melvin Gordon @JAX
  31. Tony Pollard vs. CHI
  32. Nyheim Hines vs. WAS
  33. Khalil Herbert @DAL
  34. Chuba Hubbard @ATL
  35. Brian Robinson Jr @IND
  36. Karim Hunt vs. CIN
  37. AJ Dillon @BUF
  38. Latavius ​​Murray @JAX
  39. Damien Harris @NYJ
  40. Rex Burkhead vs. TEN
  41. James Robinson vs. Den
  42. Kiontay Ingram @MIN
  43. James Robinson vs NE
  44. Rachaad White vs BAL
  45. Mark Ingram vs. L.V.
  46. Jeff Wilson @LAR
  47. Dontrell Hilliard @HOU
  48. Craig Reynolds vs MIA
  49. Kenya Drake @TB
  50. Kenneth Gainwell vs. PIT
  51. Alexander Mattison vs. ARI
  52. JD McKissick @IND
  53. Jaylen Warren @PHI
  54. Benny Snell vs. CAR
  55. Malcolm Brown vs. San Francisco
  56. Chase Edmonds @DET
  57. Samage Perine @CLE
  58. DJ Dallas vs New York
  59. Justice Hill @TB
  60. James Cook @GB

Wide receivers

  1. Cooper coup vs. SF
  2. Justin Jefferson vs. ARI
  3. Tyreke Hill @DET
  4. Stephon Diggs @GB
  5. Ja’Marr Chase @CLE
  6. Davante Adams @NO
  7. AJ Brown vs PIT
  8. Chris Godwin vs. BAL
  9. DeAndre Hopkins @MIN
  10. Amon-Ra St. Brown vs MIA
  11. Ty Higgins @CLE
  12. Deebo Samuel @LAR
  13. Mike Evans vs BAL
  14. CeeDee Lamb vs CHI
  15. Jaylen Waddle @DET
  16. Chris Olav vs. L.V.
  17. DeVonta Smith vs. PIT
  18. Tyler Lockett vs. New York
  19. Amari Cooper vs. CIN
  20. Gabe Davis @GB
  21. Michael Pittman vs. WAS
  22. Brandin Cooks vs. TEN
  23. Christian Kirk vs. DEN
  24. Courtland Sutton @JAX
  25. Terry McLaurin @IND
  26. Jacobi Meyers @NYJ
  27. Adam Thielen vs. ARI
  28. Hunter Renfroe @NO
  29. Jerry Judy @JAX
  30. Van’Dale Robinson @SEA
  31. Dionte Johnson @PHI
  32. Brandon Aiyuk @LAR
  33. George Pickens @PHI
  34. Curtis Samuel @IND
  35. DJ Moore @ATL
  36. Rondale Moore @MIN
  37. Michael Gallup vs. CHI
  38. Allen Robinson vs. San Francisco
  39. Josh Reynolds vs MIA
  40. Romeo Dubs @BUF
  41. Rashod Bateman @TB
  42. Drake London vs. CAR
  43. Darnell Mooney @DAL
  44. Tyler Boyd @CLE
  45. Chase Claypool @PHI
  46. Ben Skowronek vs. SF
  47. Alec Pierce vs. WAS
  48. Robert Woods @HOU
  49. Donovan Peoples-Jones vs. CIN
  50. Zay Jones vs. Den
  51. Darius Slayton @SEA
  52. Garrett Wilson vs. NE
  53. Marchioness Goodwin vs. New York
  54. Isaiah Mackenzie @GB
  55. Parris Campbell vs. WAS
  56. Mac Hollins @NO
  57. Devin Duvernay @TB
  58. DeVante Parker @NYJ
  59. Trent Sherfield @DET
  60. KJ Osbourne vs Ahri

tight ends

  1. Mark Andrews @TB
  2. Dallas Goedert vs. PIT
  3. George Kittle @LAR
  4. Tyler Higbee vs. San Francisco
  5. Pat Freiermuth @PHI
  6. Zach Ertz @MIN
  7. T.J. Hawkenson vs. MIA
  8. Evan Engram vs. PINE
  9. Robert Tonyan @BUF
  10. Dalton Schultz vs. CHI
  11. Kyle Pitts vs. CAR
  12. Hayden Hurst @CLE
  13. Foster Moreau @NO
  14. Tyler Conklin vs NE
  15. Juwan Johnson vs. L.V.
  16. Mike Gesicki @DET
  17. Dawson Knox @GB
  18. Irv Smith vs. ARI
  19. Taysome Hill vs. L.V.
  20. Cade Otton vs BAL
  21. Noah Fant vs. NEW
  22. Kylen Granson vs. WAS
  23. Greg Dulcic @JAX
  24. Will Dissley vs. New York

Top 150 Flex Rankings

  1. Cooper coup vs. SF
  2. Justin Jefferson vs. ARI
  3. Tyreke Hill @DET
  4. Saquon Barkley @SEA
  5. Jonathan Taylor vs. WAS
  6. Josh Jacobs @NO
  7. Stephon Diggs @GB
  8. Alvin Camara vs. L.V.
  9. Ja’Marr Chase @CLE
  10. Derrick Henry @HOU
  11. Christian McCaffrey @LAR
  12. Davante Adams @NO
  13. Leonard Furnett vs. BAL
  14. AJ Brown vs PIT
  15. Joe Mixon @CLE
  16. Ramondre Stevenson @NYJ
  17. Chris Godwin vs. BAL
  18. Kenneth Walker vs. New York
  19. DeAndre Hopkins @MIN
  20. Amon-Ra St. Brown vs MIA
  21. Ty Higgins @CLE
  22. Dalwyn Cook vs. ARI
  23. Nick Chubb vs. CIN
  24. Aaron Jones @BUF
  25. Deebo Samuel @LAR
  26. Travis Etienne vs. OUR
  27. Eno Benjamin @MIN
  28. Darrell Henderson vs. San Francisco
  29. Miles Sanders vs. PIT
  30. Mike Evans vs BAL
  31. CeeDee Lamb vs CHI
  32. Dameon Pierce vs. TEN
  33. Ezekiel Elliot vs. CHI
  34. Jaylen Waddle @DET
  35. Chris Olav vs. L.V.
  36. DeVonta Smith vs. PIT
  37. Mark Andrews @TB
  38. Tyler Lockett vs. New York
  39. Amari Cooper vs. CIN
  40. Michael Carter vs. NE
  41. Raheem Mostert @DET
  42. Jamaal Williams vs MIA
  43. Dallas Goedert vs. PIT
  44. Gabe Davis @GB
  45. Michael Pittman vs. WAS
  46. Brandin Cooks vs. TEN
  47. Christian Kirk vs. DEN
  48. Courtland Sutton @JAX
  49. Terry McLaurin @IND
  50. Jacobi Meyers @NYJ
  51. George Kittle @LAR
  52. Devin Singletery @GB
  53. Tyler Higbee vs. San Francisco
  54. Adam Thielen vs. ARI
  55. Naji Harris @PHI
  56. Hunter Renfroe @NO
  57. Jerry Judy @JAX
  58. Antonio Gibson @IND
  59. Van’Dale Robinson @SEA
  60. Dionte Johnson @PHI
  61. Brandon Aiyuk @LAR
  62. George Pickens @PHI
  63. Curtis Samuel @IND
  64. DJ Moore @ATL
  65. David Montgomery @DAL
  66. Rondale Moore @MIN
  67. Michael Gallup vs. CHI
  68. Pat Freiermuth @PHI
  69. Allen Robinson vs. San Francisco
  70. Zach Ertz @MIN
  71. Tyler Allgaier vs. CAR
  72. T.J. Hawkenson vs. MIA
  73. Josh Reynolds vs MIA
  74. Romeo Dubs @BUF
  75. D’Onta Foreman @ATL
  76. Rashod Bateman @TB
  77. Evan Engram vs. PINE
  78. Drake London vs. CAR
  79. Darnell…