Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups: Shaun Hill, Plaxico Burress and More Hot Grabs

Andrew Kulha@@AKonSportsSenior Analyst IIIOctober 24, 2011

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 18:  Keiland Williams #34 of the Detroit Lions and teammate Shaun Hill #14 celebrate a touchdown in front of Andy Studebaker #96 of the Kansas City Chiefs during a NFL game at Ford Field on September 18, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  The Lions won 48-3  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
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If there ever was a time for fantasy owners to get desperate, it would be during Week 8 of the NFL season. 

Not only are many teams having their bye weeks, which has a huge impact on fantasy, but there are a number of injuries that are impacting fantasy leagues as well.

Even the best owners are searching the waiver wires for a guy to plug a hole, or in some cases be a legitimate starter going forward.

Here are some of the hottest waiver wire pickups moving into Week 8:

Carson Palmer, QB, Oakland Raiders

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 23: Quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders drops back to pass against the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth quarter on October 23, 2011 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California.  The Chiefs won 28-0.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/
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Palmer was a pretty questionable start coming into this week, and even though he did see playing time, the Raiders looked horrible against the Chiefs. Another week under his belt in practice and with the organization should do Palmer well. Keep in mind that this is the Raiders bye week, so don't count on him to be your starter this week. But, if you want him on your team you might as well grab him before somebody else does.

Jackie Battle, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 09:  Jackie Battle#26 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs with the ball while defended by Pat Angerer #51 of the Indianapolis Colts during the NFL game at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy
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Battle has somewhat emerged back on the scene as a potentially decent option at running. The Chiefs running game is banged up, which means they will lean on him for all the scoring they do from here on out. 

Shaun Hill, QB, Detroit Lions:

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 21:  Quarterback Shaun Hill #14 of the Detroit Lions looks for an open receiver against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  The Cowboys beat the Lions 35-19.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/G
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Now before you run off and go pick up Hill let me warn you that Matthew Stafford just might be okay. That being said, he's got a horrible track record against him and he isn't looking that healthy right now. Hill has put up some very good numbers in this league, so he's a great pickup.

Plaxico Burress, WR, New York Jets:

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 23:  Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Jets celebrates his third touchdown against the San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium on October 23, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Burress actually went out and grabbed three touchdowns this week, which was rather surprising. I wouldn't expect him to be your first or second option, but he's a good matchup play.

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