Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups 2022: Fantasy Football Players You Need to Add
Week 7 saw a handful of notable performances across fantasy football. Heading into Week 8, there's several widely available players that should now be on managers' radars, especially with bye weeks and injuries in full swing.
If you need help sorting through the events of the weekend, The Duel has you covered. Here are the top waiver wire pickups heading into Week 8 of the 2022 season.
Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups
Note: Only players rostered in fewer than 50% of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues are eligible for this list.
1. Gus Edwards (43% Rostered)
Gus Edwards returned in a huge way on Sunday. He drew the start in his season debut and delivered with 66 yards and 2 touchdowns. His 16 carries clearly paced Baltimore's backfield, plus he was much more productive than RB2 Kenyan Drake (11 carries, 5 yards) and RB3 Justice Hill (5 carries, 26 yards). Edwards' impressive performance after coming back from a major injury is a great sign he's capable of carrying the load for a Ravens team that wants to run the football. The Gus Bus is an immediate starting running back option for any manager trying to survive byes or injuries.
2. Chuba Hubbard (36% Rostered)
The first game post-Christian McCaffrey proved to be a busy one for Chuba Hubbard. He racked up 63 yards and a touchdown on just nine attempts, while adding another 2 receptions and 10 yards on 3 targets. Hubbard's usage in the passing game was especially notable, as he ran more routes (12) than fellow RB D'Onta Foreman (10). Though Foreman ended up with more PPR points (16.5) than Hubbard (15.3), the latter's increased involvement as a pass-catcher opens up an opportunity for legit fantasy relevancy, especially on a Panthers team expected to trail more often than not this year. Hubbard also out-snapped Foreman prior to leaving the game with what's believed to be a minor ankle injury, so an uptick in rushing work could be in the cards as well.
3. Wan'Dale Robinson (29% Rostered)
Wan'Dale Robinson made the list last week, and this Sunday was another encouraging showing. Robinson paced the Giants with 8 targets, which he converted into a team-high 6 receptions along with 50 yards. The day could've been even bigger for the rookie if he wasn't slowed down in the second half by a hit below the belt. Regardless, it's clear New York wants to involve Robinson as much as possible with the rest of its pass-catchers banged up. He is the perfect bye week fill-in for Week 8 with the Seattle Seahawks on tap, who are allowing the 10th-most receiving yards per game.
4. Parris Campbell (5% Rostered)
It's getting hard to ignore Parris Campbell's ascension within the Colts' offense. He followed up an 18.7-point showing in Week 7 with a 23.0-point explosion on Sunday as Indianapolis was forced to air the ball out once again while trailing. Campbell has established an obvious rapport with Matt Ryan, recording 11 and 12 targets over his last two games. He's making his case as the team's WR2 by turning those looks into a combined 17 receptions, 127 yards and 2 TDs during those contests. Campbell appears to have the edge on rookie Alec Pierce, making him a legitimate fantasy option to consider on a offense that will need to pass to be competitive.
5. Greg Dulcich (11% Rostered)
Those toiling away in the tight end wasteland may have found their savior. Rookie Greg Dulcich has burst onto the scene and could be carving out a role already on a struggling Broncos offense. After recording 3 receptions, 44 yards and 1 TD in his debut, he followed that up by hauling in 6 catches for 51 yards. That marks two straight games to begin his career with at least 11 PPR points. It's worth mentioning that Dulcich saw 8 targets this past Sunday with backup Brett Rypien at QB, so that kind of volume isn't guaranteed once Russell Wilson returns. It was Wilson, though, who connected with Dulcich on a score in the rookie's very first game, so this could be the start of a fruitful connection. Given Denver's running back health woes, the passing game should continue to be active, which sets Dulcich up to vie for a starting spot in lineups.
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