2012 Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire Advice NFL Week 8

Ryan LesterSenior Writer IOctober 22, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 21: Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets throws a pass against the New England Patriots during the game on October 21, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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There were some unusual heroes on Sunday. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.


Mark Sanchez, QB, New York Jets

Sanchez threw for 328 yards and a touchdown. Before you get ahead of yourself, realize that he played the Patriots’ weak pass defense.

Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.


Jamie Harper, RB, Tennessee Titans

Harper scored a pair of touchdowns, his third in the past two weeks. However, he faced the Bills, who are terrible against the run, and only has value if Chris Johnson goes down.

Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.


Rashad Jennings, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

Filled in for the injured MJD and had 102 yards. If Mojo misses any time, Jennings will be a must-own.




Ruling: Get ‘em.


LaRod Stephens-Howling, RB, Arizona Cardinals


It was Stephens-Howling’s turn as he racked up 149 total yards. William Powell did his thing last week. It’s a frustrating situation, but you got to add him.

Ruling: Get ‘em.


Chris Givens, WR, St. Louis Rams

Givens caught three passes on five targets for 73 yards. He’s been fairly productive the past four games, averaging 65.3 yards.

Ruling: Get ‘em.


Donald Jones, WR, Buffalo Bills

Jones caught four passes on five targets for 47 yards and a touchdown. He doesn’t provide consistent fantasy points and is only a plug-in option.




Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.


Jeremy Kerley, WR, New York Jets


Kerley caught seven passes on eleven targets for 120 yards. He’s the top dog with Holmes out.

Ruling: Get ‘em.


Brandon LaFell, WR, Carolina Panthers

LaFell caught four passes on eight targets for 53 yards and a score. He has been disappointing for a player that was expected to have a breakout year. If you have a roster spot available, he may be worth a look.

Ruling: Get ‘em.



Greg Little, WR, Cleveland Browns


Little caught six passes on seven targets for 52 yards and a score.Josh Gordon is the Brown receiver to own, but if Little can build on this game he will be worth adding in the future. For now, look elsewhere.


Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.


Cecil Shorts III, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars


Caught four of 10 targets for 79 yards and a touchdown, but I don’t trust the Jags' passing game.

Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.


Kevin Walter, WR, Houston Texans

Walter caught four passes on six targets for 74 yards and a touchdown. He’s coming on lately, but the Texans don’t pass enough for him to be a good option.


Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.



Dallas Clark, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Clark caught five passes on six targets for 51 yards and a touchdown. Good to see him back, but I wouldn’t roster him.


Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.


Dustin Keller, TE, New York Jets

He caught all seven of his targets for 93 yards and a score. He won’t be a consistent option, but he is a solid TE2.


Ruling: Get ‘em.


Logan Paulsen, TE, Washington Redskins

Caught four passes on six targets for 76 yards. He’ll get more run with Fred Davis out, but I would probably look elsewhere to replace Davis, especially with Chris Cooley coming in.

Ruling: Don't Sweat 'em


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