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Week 8 fantasy football waiver wire pickups to make

Sep 22, 2019; Carson, CA, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills (12) catches a pass during the first half against the Los Angeles Chargers at Dignity Health Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

It’s time for the Week 8 fantasy football waiver wire. Fantasy waivers can often make or break your season. Making the right decision on which players to add and drop is crucial, so we have you set up with a deep list of potential waiver wire adds for Week 8.

Remember, we cast a wide net every week in our waiver wire advice. Below you’ll see recommendations for shallow, regular, and deep leagues. Players are listed in order of priority and the suggested auction budget percentage is in parentheses.

Keep in mind that some leagues may be more aggressive or conservative in terms of bidding, so know your league tendencies. Regardless of the size of your league, it’s suggested that you work your way down the list and prioritize the top players in your waiver claims for this week.

Shallow leagues (8-10 teams)

Quarterback

Kirk Cousins, MIN (5-10%) — The Vikings signal-caller has produced in three straight games. While the first two were pushover matchups, last week's numbers against the Lions suggest Cousins may be able to sustain back-end QB1 production going forward.

Jacoby Brissett, IND (5-10%) — Expectations weren't especially high for Brissett entering the season, but the Colts signal-caller leads the league in touchdown passes per game with an average of 2.3.

Running back

Chase Edmonds, ARZ (25-50%) — Even if David Johnson is healthy, the genie is out of the bottle with Edmonds. He's at least a flex option going forward and has the look of a potential league winner.

Latavius Murray, NO (15-30%)Alvin Kamara‘s high-ankle issue opened the door for Murray to rumble all over the Bears last week. He's worth an add even if Kamara gets back on the field this week.

Wide receiver

Kenny Stills, HOU (15-30%) — The inevitable Will Fuller injury happened this past week. With Fuller slated to miss significant time, Stills offers major upside in the Texans' passing game.

Mohamed Sanu, NE (15-30%) — The Patriots pulled a somewhat surprising move and acquired Sanu Tuesday morning. Sanu's fantasy stock is on the rise, as his skillset meshes perfectly with Tom Brady. He's a WR4 with WR3-plus potential in New England.

Tight end

Jimmy Graham, GB (5-10%) — Graham hasn't been the most consistent fantasy option, but he does rank 12th at the position in fantasy scoring.

Eric Ebron, IND (5-10%) — He made an impressive touchdown grab this past week and continues to be a red-zone presence for the Colts.

Regular leagues (12 teams)

Quarterback

Cam Newton, CAR (4-7%) — Fantasy players love to hate Newton, but he's done nothing but produce for fantasy purposes when he's been on the field. He's worth a stash with the chance that he gets back on the field next week.

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