Week 8: Waiver Wire Pickups
Some guys who have been mentioned in this space in the past and are still worth a waiver pickup include: QB Blake Bortles, RB Ronnie Hillman, RB Branden Oliver, WR Mohamed Sanu, WR Stevie Johnson, WR Odell Beckham, TE Jace Amaro and TE Dwayne Allen. Check to see if any of these players are available in your league before consulting this list.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
McCoy took over for Kirk Cousins in the second half of Washington's game on Sunday and did well for himself. McCoy finished with 128 passing yards and a touchdown in his two quarters of play. Robert Griffin III looks poised to return to action in Week 8, but if he's held out another week, McCoy will likely get the starting nod. If that happens, very desperate owners of Colin Kaepernick or Eli Manning could consider starting McCoy as a bye-week replacement versus the Cowboys.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
Brown, who does not play special teams, has been a healthy scratch for every game this season. As a result, he was unable to immediately capitalize on the opportunity created by the injuries to Jackson and Spiller. But look for that to change as early as next week versus the Jets. Brown is easily the most talented healthy running back the Bills have, and he should end up with the lion's share of the touches in their newly reconfigured backfield. He's among the top waiver adds this week and should be prioritized over Dixon.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
The Bills lost both Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller on Sunday to injuries that occurred within minutes of one another. With the two lead backs out, Dixon carried the load for the Bills to the tune of 13 touches for 51 yards. Jackson (groin) and Spiller (collarbone) figure to miss significant time, if not the rest of the season, which means the Bills' backfield is wide open. Dixon may see significant work in the coming weeks; he just may have to share with another Buffalo back.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
It was around this time last year that Rams RB Zac Stacy cemented his role as the team's backfield leader. It appears as though Mason may have pulled the same trick this week. The rookie took 18 carries for 85 yards and a touchdown against a stiff Seahawks defense. In what was thought to be a three-man committee consisting of Mason, Stacy and Benny Cunningham, the new kid handled 72 percent of the RB carries. Stacy played just one snap in the game and given his lackluster performance so far this year, it's difficult to envision him ever regaining his feature role. Mason is a former Heisman finalist and should be considered one of the top RB pickups this week as he looks like a viable rest-of-season option.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
Robinson has plenty of doubters. His tenure as quarterback at the University of Michigan was marked with repeated injuries that have raised concerns about his ability to endure the punishment dealt upon an NFL running back. But he made a strong case for himself Sunday when he took 22 carries for 127 yards and a touchdown. He has the most speed and agility of any RB on the Jaguars' roster. The injury worries are well-founded, but Robinson has enough upside to merit a waiver add and a potential flex start in most leagues. He faces a soft matchup against the Dolphins in Week 8.