Week 8 Waiver Wire: Top Pickups

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Week 8 Waiver Wire: Top Pickups
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Hip check: You would be foolish to ignore the now-practicing Percy Harvin (hip) off waivers Tuesday night.

We knew we would need to replace fantasy options from six teams this week, including the Ravens, Colts, Chargers, Texans, Titans and Bears. Oh my.

We didn't anticipate needing to find long-term replacements for the likes of:

The heaviest part of the bye season—half of the league will be off between Weeks 8 to 10—puts a lot of stress on your fantasy roster, and now injuries are making a bigger mess of things. With every action, there is a reaction, though, and the injuries have created some opportunities for us off waivers.

Wide receivers like Percy Harvin, Harry Douglas, Jarrett Boykin and Darrius Heyward-Bey are going to be hot commodities, while running backs like Chris Ivory, Mike James and Roy Helu can be important stopgaps in the coming weeks. Oh, and all of this fails to mention the star we have found in the Redskins' Jordan Reed at tight end.

And, finally, here are some of the players on bye that might be cut because of all this roster stress:

  • Ravens: Bernard Pierce, Justin Tucker or the Ravens D/ST
  • Colts: Trent Richardson or T.Y. Hilton (eight-team leagues), Donald Brown, Coby Fleener or Adam Vinatieri
  • Chargers: Philip Rivers, Danny Woodhead, Ryan Mathews, Keenan Allen, Nick Novak or the Chargers D/ST
  • Texans: DeAndre Hopkins or Garrett Graham
  • Titans: Kendall Wright or the Titans D/ST
  • Bears: Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett, Robbie Gould or the Bears D/ST

There are some great stash opportunities potentially before us later this week. Watch the cuts closely in the coming days. For now, check out the goodies to line up for Tuesday night's waivers run in this six-part slideshow.

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