Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, Week 8: Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery Continue to Produce

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, Week 8: Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery Continue to Produce

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, Week 8: Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery Continue to Produce

The Green Bay Packers are decimated at running back, with Ty Montgomery (51% owned) getting several carries there over the last two weeks after Eddie Lacy got hurt. The offense will have to be more pass-oriented, and it is Davante Adams (33% owned) and Montgomery who have been impacted the most.

Over the last four games, here is the target data:

Randall Cobb: 40 targets, 28 catches, 289 yards, 2 TDs

Jordy Nelson: 31 targets, 16 catches, 216 yards, 3 TDs

Davante Adams: 29 targets, 22 catches, 274 yards, 4 TDs

Ty Montgomery: 25 targets, 20 catches, 164 yards, 0 TDs

That includes a game where Adams left early. He was heavily featured on Sunday, in a game where Jordy Nelson, still trying to come back from his knee injury, caught only one pass. Adams, still only 23, is worth a chance if Nelson continues this way.

The Packers have the Falcons and Colts over the next two weeks, so if you are short on options in this week with 6 teams on bye (BAL, LA, MIA, NYG, PIT, SF) then try to acquire Adams or Montgomery.

Mike Gillislee isn’t included since his ownership shot up, and we discussed him in last week’s recommendations, but if he is available he should be added. Here are the rest of the recommendations:

QUARTERBACKS

All Leagues: Brock Osweiler (32%) has been a stiff, but he gets a one-week reprieve against the Lions defense and should be a borderline Top 12 option based on the matchup this week.

Ryan Fitzpatrick (16%) is going to play pissed, but it’s probably even better for your fantasy prospects that he is going to play against the Browns.

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RUNNING BACKS

Shallow: Thomas Rawls (61%) is expected to start running this week, and could be back in Week 9, and ready to be a valuable contributor a week later. Yes, Christine Michael has rebounded. He still has only gone over 70 rushing yards one time this year. Rawls, if recovered, can provide a big-play element.

Average and Deep: Charcandrick West (9%) is worth an add while we await word on Jamaal Charles again.

David Johnson had a huge workload last week. If he were to miss a game, Andre Ellington (13%) would be worth a starting option and if you have an open spot could be a good cheap stash now.

Andre Ellington was the lone bright spot in Week 8

Matt Jones fumbled twice, and Chris Thompson (33%) had over 100 yards from scrimmage. Thompson is worth an add just to see if he gets more opportunity going forward.

[Update: Matt Jones has been ruled out of Sunday’s game in London, so bump Thompson as a PPR option to start, and Rob Kelley (0%) will start in Jones’ place and likely platoon with Thompson and should be a flex option.]

Alfred Blue (0%) is someone to watch, if Lamar Miller’s shoulder injury that limited him in Monday’s game keeps him out.

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

Shallow: Donte Moncrief (64%) is a must-add and should be back soon. No one other than TY Hilton and Jack Doyle has done anything while he has been gone, and he should resume his role as a top 30 WR.

Average: Corey Coleman (44%) should be back soon as well and is a worthy target if you can wait a couple of weeks.

The 49ers are on a bye week, but Torrey Smith (41%) could be traded ahead of next week’s trade deadline, and if you want to make a speculative add, you can pick him up and see if that happens by early next week.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 01: San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith, Chewbacca and R2D2 attend the UNICEF Kid Power Bay Area Celebration at De Marillac Academy on February 1, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images for U.S. Fund for UNICEF)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – FEBRUARY 01: San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith, Chewbacca and R2D2 attend the UNICEF Kid Power Bay Area Celebration at De Marillac Academy on February 1, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images for U.S. Fund for UNICEF)

Deep: Brandon LaFell (20%) has been a scoring machine of late and the Bengals’ schedule opens up.

Russell Shephard (0%) had 5 catches and a touchdown in the first game after Vincent Jackson was put on IR. A stash-and-see to see if his role increases.

TIGHT ENDS

Shallow: Jack Doyle (61%) came up huge with Dwayne Allen out and as long as that’s the case will be a Top 6 TE option in a very limited field of options this year.

Average and Deep: CJ Fiedorowicz (12%) continues to fly under the radar, probably because no one can spell his name. He has 19 catches and 2 touchdowns over the last 4 games, and has a fantastic matchup against the Lions this week.

Vernon Davis (27%) is an option if Jordan Reed doesn’t make the trip to London.

 

OVERALL RECOMMENDATIONS [Rankings updated with news that Matt Jones out]

SHALLOW

  1. WR Donte Moncrief, IND
  2. WR Davante Adams, GB
  3. RB Chris Thompson, WAS
  4. RB Thomas Rawls, SEA
  5. RB/WR Ty Montgomery, GB
  6. RB Rob Kelley, WAS
  7. WR Corey Coleman, CLE
  8. TE CJ Fiedorowicz, HOU
  9. RB Andre Ellington, ARI
  10. WR Brandon LaFell, CIN
  11. WR Torrey Smith, SF (on bye, but take chance on trade before deadline)
  12. WR Russell Shephard, TB

 

AVERAGE

  1. WR Davante Adams, GB
  2. RB Chris Thompson, WAS
  3. RB Rob Kelley, WAS
  4. WR Corey Coleman, CLE
  5. TE CJ Fiedorowicz, HOU
  6. RB Andre Ellington, ARI
  7. WR Brandon LaFell, CIN
  8. WR Torrey Smith, SF (on bye, but take chance on trade before deadline)
  9. WR Russell Shephard, TB
  10. TE Vernon Davis, WAS (monitor Jordan Reed news)
  11. RB Charcandrick West, KC
  12. QB Brock Osweiler, HOU

 

DEEP

  1. WR Davante Adams, GB
  2. RB Chris Thompson, WAS
  3. RB Rob Kelley, WAS
  4. TE CJ Fiedorowicz, HOU
  5. RB Andre Ellington, ARI
  6. WR Brandon LaFell, CIN
  7. WR Russell Shephard, TB
  8. TE Vernon Davis, WAS (monitor Jordan Reed news)
  9. RB Charcandrick West, KC
  10. QB Brock Osweiler, HOU

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