Players to Drop For Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups
As usual, there are a ton of intriguing options available on the waiver wire this week, with these five being our favorites of the bunch. But to make room for these players, you'll probably need to cut a player or two from your roster.
These cuts can be infuriating, as fantasy managers are often forced to admit defeat on some once-promising breakout or sleeper picks. And it's rarely as simple as just cutting players who haven't produced, as you'll only want to part ways with players that don't have much long-term upside.
With that in mind, here are three players you can drop to make room for additions on the waiver wire in Week 8.
3. Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys (76% Rostered)
Michael Gallup is currently fifth on the Dallas Cowboys in targets (36) and he's significantly behind both CeeDee Lamb (56) and Amari Cooper (72). Those looks could've been valuable if Dak Prescott was still at the helm, but that obviously is no longer the case. Andy Dalton has been a train wreck since taking over, with Dallas averaging 6.5 points per game (PPG) in his two starts (down from 32.3 PPG in the 4 games Prescott finished). Making matters worse, seventh-round rookie Ben DiNucci could be starting in Dalton's place this weekend. Gallup has no path to value unless he finds a new home at the Trade Deadline.
2. Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots (69% Rostered)
The Cam Newton era got off to an incredible start, but things have quickly fallen apart. Playing three games since Week 3, Newton has averaged 139.0 passing yards per game, throwing 1 TD to 6 INTs in that time. This has obviously torpedoed Julian Edelman's value, as he's averaging just 5.3 targets for 2.0 receptions and 19.8 yards per game during that span. Newton just isn't playing well enough to sustain any fantasy-relevant receiver right now and Edelman hasn't looked 100% healthy. He does have some remaining potential, but you'll be able to find WRs with better short- and long-term outlooks on available on the waiver wire.
1. Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills (93% Rostered)
It seems like those hoping for a Devin Singletary breakout season underrated just how often the Buffalo Bills would be using rookie RB Zack Moss. Singletary has played three games without Moss, averaging 18.0 opportunities (14.0 carries plus 4.0 targets) for 77.0 yards from scrimmage per game. But in the four games he's played with Moss, those averages fall to 13.5 opportunities (9.3 carries plus 4.3 targets) for 55.3 yards from scrimmage per game. To make matters worse, Singletary has virtually no touchdown upside. He has only scored 1 on the year, and it happened while Moss was out. That doesn't appear fluky, as Singletary is consistently losing out on red-zone touches. His 11 red-zone carries are tops on the team, but QB Josh Allen has 10, and Moss has already seen 7 despite playing 3 fewer games. And when they get inside the 5-yard line, Allen's 4 carries are the team high. Singletary won't be an every-week starter unless Moss gets hurt. If you need to make room this week, you likely won't lose much sleep over dropping him.
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