Week 8: Waiver Wire Pickups
Percy Harvin is now out of Seattle, and Baldwin looks ready to step up as the team's No. 1 WR. Baldwin had a breakout game Sunday as he was targeted 11 times and caught seven of those balls for 123 yards and a touchdown. The game was somewhat unorthodox for the Seahawks, who trailed most of the contest and were playing catch-up, contributing to the volume of work Baldwin saw. But he should now be considered the dominant wideout on this team and a worthy WR3 for the rest of the season.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
The Bucs were on bye in Week 7, but don't let that be a reason to sleep on Murphy. The former Raider has been one of Tampa Bay's top WR in its past three games, garnering 27 targets during that time. And now there are rumors that the Bucs are considering trade offers for WR Vincent Jackson. While trades in the NFL are rare, if Jackson was moved, Murphy would become a solid WR3. And with the Bucs set to trail in most of their games this year, there will be plenty of chances for him to cash in during garbage time.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
The other Cowboys tight end now has three touchdowns in two weeks. While he hasn't been targeted enough to be called a reliable fantasy option, it's clear that Cowboys play-caller Scott Linehan plans to continue involving Escobar, including lining him up at wideout. Escobar is touchdown-dependent, but desperate owners should consider gambling on another big play from him in Week 8 versus Washington, which has allowed five TE touchdowns.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
With Tyler Eifert on injured reserve until at least Week 10, Gresham has a few more weeks with the starting gig all to himself. He was a monster in PPR formats against the Colts, catching 10 balls for 48 yards. Gresham isn't good enough to be considered a TE1 in fantasy, but next week, with Vernon Davis and Larry Donnell out on bye, PPR owners scrambling for a tight end should think about giving Gresham a shot versus the Ravens.