Fantasy Football Week 8 edition is here and it's time to make some moves, if you're in a situation where you're scrapping for a playoff spot, now is the time to make the roster decisions that could change the face of your team.
There are value picks out there on the waiver wire that you can use to get some high-quality production in your starting lineup. At this point in the year, there's not a lot of the big breakout players like Kenny Britt left on the waiver wire so you have to dig a little deeper.
So with that in mind, there are 10 players inside that can help your roster down the final stretch towards the playoffs. They aren't the safest players, but at this point of the year, it's risk-taking season and if you have need at these positions, it's worth the gamble.
If you have any questions at all, feel free to leave them in the comments and I'll be sure to get back to you about it.
Now in most years, running to the waiver wire for Cowboys backup quarterback Jon Kitna isn't really a good fantasy football decision, but this is different.
If you're in dire need of a quarterback or you're a Tony Romo owner, you need to scoop up Kitna. He'll get starter's reps in practice and he's got plenty of weapons to throw to. There will be turnovers, yes, but he's going to make plays in the passing game.
You won't be happy about it, but you should make this move.
The first reaction to reading David Gettis' name is, who? He's not exactly what you'd call a household name, but he had a monster game on Sunday.
Gettis caught eight passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns for Carolina against San Francisco. Matt Moore locked onto Gettis, and you have to think with the success the duo had this past week that we'll see him go his way this Sunday.
It's a risky pickup, but if you need the help, what do you have to lose?
With almost every major target for Philip Rivers in San Diego either being out with an injury or suffering from one and Patrick Crayton is going to benefit from that.
While he hasn't had a monster game yet, he's the best target available outside of an ailing Antonio Gates and with the amount of times that San Diego throws the ball, the law of averages says that Crayton should see a good amount of looks.
Rivers spreads the ball around, but he may have to lock on Crayton going forward.
With Joseph Addai being a little dinged up in the Indianapolis backfield, Donald Brown stepped in and played well for the Colts.
He's going to be the guy in Indy and he's going to get touches and passes out of the backfield. He'll be put in a position to succeed like every player for the Colts seemingly is and he's going to put up some points. If you need a running back or a flex play, you could do worse.
Just remember that the Colts are a pass-first team so don't get your expectations too high.
It may sound weird to pick up the quarterback of a team that has no wins this year, but you should grab the Bills' Ryan Fitzpatrick for your team.
Fitzpatrick manages to put up numbers, regardless of the success of the team and if he can carve up the Ravens in a game, he'll be able to put numbers up on a weekly basis. At the worst, he'll be a situational play backup quarterback.
You can do much worse than Fitzpatrick in that slot.
With all of the injuries in Green Bay, one of the people who benefits is Andrew Quarless.
He caught a touchdown last week, even though he really didn't, but that's not the point. The Packers have to throw the ball for most of the game and Aaron Rodgers will spread the ball around the field, and Quarless will be able to work the seams.
With the targets on that team, he'll find room to get open.
The fact that the Seahawks' Mike Williams has performed the way he has, given the way his career started, it is nothing short of a miracle.
Williams has become a favorite target of Matt Hasselbeck and has been racking up the yards the last two weeks. He finally found the end zone last week, and I think it's the start of a good run for the former USC player who has finally found his niche.
It's good to see him finally turn it around.
Johnny Knox has turned into the go-to guy in Chicago, and has put up double-digit fantasy points the past two weeks.
While Jay Cutler may continue to keep turning it over and he'll get sacked a bunch, he'll also be slinging it all over the field trying to make things work because lord knows Mike Martz isn't going to commit to the run in the least bit.
Knox has been sneaky good the past two weeks. Get him now before he really breaks out.
Not one, but two players from the Buffalo Bills in this article. This could be a first for fantasy football advice.
Steve Johnson has been great in the passing game and helped open up Lee Evans. He and Ryan Fitzpatrick have a connection and the two are going to put up numbers because the Bills will always be throwing the ball because they'll always be losing.
It's worth the gamble, especially if you need help at the wideout position.
Okay, I know there are two huge goose eggs on the board for Mario Manningham this year, but I'm saying that you have to pick him up if you can.
He's had double-digits points the past two weeks, and with the Giants getting their legs under them and Eli Manning finding more success, especially with Ahmad Bradshaw drawing attention from the defense, he's going to make plays in the passing game.
Manningham is one of the big targets and with Hakeem Nicks dropping a pass that turned into a pick last week, I wouldn't be shocked to see Manningham get more looks.