Fantasy Football Week 8: Waiver Wire

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Every week on Tuesday, I will be posting my top Fantasy Football waiver wire pick ups for the week. Only players owned in under 60% of Yahoo leagues will qualify. There are all sorts of leagues out there with different levels of competition and varying player pool depths, so I will have a few picks with under 60% ownership, a few under 30%, 15%,  and usually at least one deep sleeper under 5%.

The players are listed by position first, then by the order that I would add them. If there are any players you have a specific question about feel free to hit me up in the comments or on Twitter.

Week 8 Waiver Wire Picks:

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Teddy Bridgewater, MIN (43% owned) – Coming off his best game of the season with 316 passing yards and 2 TDs. Bridgewater faces a Bears secondary this week that has struggled all season. The emergence of rookie Stefon Diggs gives Bridgewater a down-field threat and AP should keep defenses focused on the run. He’s poised for a solid 2nd half and is a decent match up play.

Tyrod Taylor, BUF (42%) – Has put up over 20 fantasy points in three of his last four starts and should be back under center after the Bills bye this week.

Jay Cutler, CHI (30%) – Finally has Alshon Jeffery back and has put up respectable fantasy numbers in three straight starts. His O-line showed sings of improvement last game and Cutler could be a solid fantasy backup throughout the 2nd half.