Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Bye Week Replacements for Week 8

Jason Schandl
Miami Dolphins v Buffalo Bills
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Bye week season continues to roll on, and in Week 8 we're back to only two teams getting the week off. The Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens are loaded with relevant fantasy options though, which makes this another tricky bye week to handle in fantasy football.

That means there are going to be plenty of fantasy owners looking for some waiver wire bye week replacements for Week 8. Here are the best options at every position.

Top Fantasy QB Waiver Wire Replacement for Dak Prescott and Lamar Jackson on Bye Week 8

Mason Rudolph is set to return to action for the Pittsburgh Steelers this week after a concussion forced him to make an early exit in Week 5. He's only played two full games this season, but he combined for four TDs with only one interception in those contests, scoring 14.5 and 16.9 fantasy points. He returns in the best matchup you could ask for, taking on a Miami Dolphins defense that is allowing 11.0 adjusted yards per pass attempt on the season — 1.2 yards more than any other team. Rudolph is our top streaming QB option for Week 8.

Top Fantasy RB Waiver Wire Replacements for Ezekiel Elliott and Mark Ingram on Bye Week 8

Mark Walton has quickly been climbing the Miami Dolphins RB depth chart, and in Week 7 he racked up 14 carries and one target, giving him more volume than presumed No. 1 RB Kenyan Drake. It's too early to crown Walton as the Dolphins' new lead back, but he also saw 12 opportunities (six carries plus six targets) in Week 6, and he looks set to continue playing a significant role. Efficiency will always be a concern in Miami, but 12-plus opportunities for a back isn't easy to come by on the waiver wire.

J.D. McKissic isn't the exciting add that fellow Detroit Lions RB Ty Johnson is following Kerryon Johnson's injury, but he's still set to see some nice volume. McKissick racked up five carries and three targets when Kerryon went down in Week 7, and the former WR stands to see significant passing down work moving forward. He also gets a great matchup against the New York Giants, who have allowed top-10 fantasy production to opposing RBs in 2019.

Top Fantasy WR Waiver Wire Replacements for Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup on Bye Week 8

Olabisi Johnson is set to serve as the Minnesota Vikings' No. 2 WR with Adam Thielen ruled out for Thursday's game against the Washington Redskins. Washington has allowed the ninth-most fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts, and Johnson played a huge role after Thielen got hurt last week, recording eight targets while playing 71 percent of the Vikes' offensive snaps.

Auden Tate gets a fairly tough matchup against the Los Angels Rams, but his volume keeps him in play, especially in PPR leagues. Tate has seen at least six targets in each of his last five games, averaging 7.8 per targets and 4.2 receptions per game in that time. Alex Erickson flashed some signs of a breakout last week, so Tate's role is at risk of declining, but he still notched 9.5 PPR points in that one and the struggling Cincinnati Bengals should keep throwing with plenty of volume.

Top Fantasy TE Waiver Wire Replacements for Mark Andrews on Bye Week 8

Noah Fant has seen his volume trend up recently, and he notched a season high five targets in Week 7. The Denver Broncos just traded away top WR Emmanuel Sanders, who accounted for 19.9 percent of their targets to start the season, and that should give Fant the opportunity to pick up even more work as a receiver.

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