Week 8 Waiver Wire Wide Receivers to Target

Brant Tedeschi Oct 24th 11:38 AM EDT.

This is a week where plenty of teams out there will need bye-week help to try and fill their lineup. There are four main guys to target that should be available in the majority of leagues out there.

This week, the number one guy to target is Kenny Stills, even without Jay Cutler behind center due to broken ribs. A close second is Demarcus Robinson.

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Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins | 25% OWN

The Miami Dolphins probably lost Cutler for a few weeks due to broken ribs, but Matt Moore filled in nicely against the Jets.

In the last two games, Stills has 10 receptions for 134 yards and 3 touchdowns. It's about time that fantasy owners stop overlooking him, especially with DeVante Parker banged up.

If Parker ends up playing this week, then of course Stills may not be a smart waiver add, but all signs point to Parker missing another week due to a sprained ankle. Pay close attention to updates this week before submitting your waiver claim.

Stills would be the perfect bye-week play once candidate to soothe your wide receiver woes.

Demarcus Robinson, Kansas City Chiefs | 1% OWN

This is probably the first waiver wire suggestion I have ever made for a guy only owned in 1% of leagues but he is worth the chance.

In Week 6, Robinson had 5 targets and only hauled in one catch for 16 yards. In Week 7, Robinson had 8 targets for 5 catches and 69 yards. More importantly, Robinson looked GOOD. Also, keep in mind that Robinson tied with the team lead in targets alongside Tyreek Hill.

We expect Robinson's role to continue to increase in the coming weeks. The Chiefs also have a hot quarterback in Alex Smith who has 15 touchdowns on the year and no interceptions. Fantasy advice 101 is to play guys on a hot team and good things will happen.

The Chiefs have a tough match-up in Week 8 against the Broncos, but they are at home and the Broncos have been really struggling as of late.

Expect him to be a low-end WR2 against the Broncos.

JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers | 20% OWN

Things got a bit dicey with Martavis Bryant asking for a trade and could easily be benched or completely phased out of their rotation. It's too early to drop him, in-case he does get traded, but in the meantime owners should take a look at JuJu.

Smitch-Schuster finished Week 7 with 3 targets for 2 catches and 39 yards with one touchdown.

If the drama continues with the Steelers then JuJu should get a few more targets his way and make him a more viable start for fantasy teams. For now he is a bit of a desperate start and a stash option to wait and see how things shake down.

Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans | 37% OWN

Corey Davis hasn't played since Week 2 due to a hamstring injury and each week he is getting closer and closer to playing. Right now all signs point to Week 9, which would be home against Baltimore.

If you need a receiver for this week, then Davis doesn't make sense. However, if you need a wide receiver to play in Week 9 then he should be a solid option. Assuming he plays of course.

Keep up to date on his news throughout this week and next right here on FantasySP.

Players Mentioned

Alex Smith

QB Kansas City Chiefs

PASS YD CMP/ATT PASS TD INT RUSH YD RUSH TD
2444 204/293 18 1 173 1
Jay Cutler

QB Miami Dolphins

PASS YD CMP/ATT PASS TD INT RUSH YD RUSH TD
1519 169/259 12 6 19 0
Matt Moore

QB Miami Dolphins

PASS YD CMP/ATT PASS TD INT RUSH YD RUSH TD
364 38/65 2 3 0 0
Kenny Stills

WR Miami Dolphins

TARGET REC REC YD REC TD
55 33 408 4
Martavis Bryant

WR Pittsburgh Steelers

TARGET REC REC YD REC TD
41 21 276 1
DeVante Parker

WR Miami Dolphins

TARGET REC REC YD REC TD
45 30 378 1
Corey Davis

WR Tennessee Titans

TARGET REC REC YD REC TD
28 13 149 0
Demarcus Robinson

WR Kansas City Chiefs

TARGET REC REC YD REC TD
20 12 133 0
Tyreek Hill

WR Kansas City Chiefs

TARGET REC REC YD REC TD
59 40 617 4
JuJu Smith-Schuster

WR Pittsburgh Steelers

TARGET REC REC YD REC TD
43 29 521 5