Fantasy Football Week 8 Waiver Wire: 10 Players You Should Put on the Wire
There have been many disappointing fantasy football players this season, such as Peyton Hillis and Chris Johnson. For many fantasy football owners, it may be time to part ways with these players.
For every fantasy football owner, there comes a time when they must cut players that they were expecting to do well and haven't performed.
Week 8 is the perfect time to do so, as the final push to make the playoffs is rapidly approaching.
Here are 10 players that need to be cut either due to injury, replacement or poor play.
10. Sidney Rice
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When Sidney Rice went to the Seattle Seahawks, many thought that he would have a new start after Minnesota.
Instead, his performance has been nothing more than mediocre.
In the five games that he has played, he has scored one touchdown and had 24 receptions.
What's worse is that there uncertain who will be the quarterback in Seattle. Tarvaris Jackson has performed poorly and Charlie Whitehurst won't be much better.
Cutting ties with Rice and picking up one of the emerging stars would be best for fantasy football owners.
9. Donovan McNabb
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Donovan McNabb was supposed to be the big fix for the Minnesota Vikings in 2011, and he was supposed gel with it's high powered offense.
Instead, he led the Vikings to only one victory and has been replaced by rookie Christian Ponder.
Ponder has performed well and coach Leslie Fraizer has decided that he will be the quarterback for the remainder of the season.
Barring an injury to Christian Ponder, McNabb won't see the field again in 2011. He is a pretty safe player to put on the waiver wire.
8. Chris Johnson
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Arguably, Chris Johnson has been the most disappointing fantasy football player of 2011.
Johnson averages just 2.8 yards per carry in 2011 and only has one touchdown all season.
Coming into the season, he was supposed to be one of the Top 3 running backs. Instead, he is not even in the Top 25.
The Tennessee Titans have won four games this season without much production from him. It is doubtful that they will try much harder to get him the ball because they have been relatively successful with his low numbers.
Look for much of the same production out of Johnson for the rest of the season.
Cutting Johnson may be a hard pill to swallow for fantasy football owners, but it's a necessary one.
7. Dallas Clark
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Up until 2011, Dallas Clark has been one of the most consistent fantasy football players in the league.
That all changed when Peyton Manning went down due to injury.
Clark has scored two touchdowns this season for 266 yards.
Not to mention, Clark plays for one of the worst teams in the league, led by Curtis Painter.
With an offense as unreliable as the Indianapolis Colts and a lack of production out of Clark, there are many options that are better.
With Peyton Manning throwing the ball, this wouldn't be the case, but he is probably out for the rest of the season.
Curtis Painter is here to stay.
6. Joe Flacco
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Joe Flacco started the season off strong, but as the season wears on it becomes more and more apparent that he is not playing well.
In the last four games, he had only one touchdown pass and threw four interceptions.
That was against some pretty bad teams in the Jacksonville Jaguars and Arizona Cardinals.
The Baltimore Ravens are a run-first team and will continue to be so, meaning Flacco will never really get the numbers that fantasy football owners desire.
Cutting him would be a good idea, especially when there are other options available.
5. Tim Hightower
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Tim Hightower was having a solid year for the Washington Redskins.
He had 321 yards and a touchdown through five games.
Unfortunately, in Week 7 he tore his Achilles Tendon.
The Redskins put him on injured reserve, ending his season and making him useless for fantasy football owners.
4. Peyton Hillis
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There were big expectations for Peyton Hillis coming into 2011.
However, he has not lived up to those expectations.
With the exception of Week 2, he has not scored a touchdown. He also has not rushed for more than 100 yards.
All season, he has been plagued with injury and off-the-field distractions like his contract dispute with the Cleveland Browns.
Things are not looking up for Hillis, especially if he can not get healthy.
3. Santana Moss
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Santana Moss has been one of the few bright spots in the Washington Redskins offense.
He has scored two touchdowns this season.
In Week 7, he broke his hand, which means he will be out for three to six weeks.
Six weeks puts us at Week 14, the end of the regular season for many fantasy football leagues.
It would be wise to drop Moss and pick up another No. 3 or flex receiver, as he is not worth keeping him on the roster, especially if it means potentially not making the playoffs.
2. Reggie Wayne
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Reggie Wayne just has not been the player that he used to be with Peyton Manning playing quarterback.
With Curtis Painter at the helm, Wayne has yet to score a touchdown or gain more than 100 yards in a game.
It is clear that Painter and Wayne don't mesh.
Cutting your losses and putting Wayne of the waiver wire is a must for any fantasy football owner.
1. DeAngelo Williams
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Coming into 2011, DeAngelo Williams was supposed to split carries with running back Jonathan Stewart.
That hasn't really worked out.
Williams has not carried the ball more than 12 times this season. He ran over 100 yards once and has only scored one touchdown.
With Stewart playing well, it doesn't look like Williams will get many more carries.
Fantasy football owners won't miss much if they cut him.