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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Best Pickups For Week 8 Of NFL Action

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Looking for the next big waiver wire move in your fantasy league? We got some advice.

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Quarterback

Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ, owned in 19% of Yahoo leagues

Though Fitzy hasn't had the season he hoped for, he's a good play this week. The Cleveland Browns give up the second-most points to quarterbacks. He lost his job to Geno Smith but gained it right back with Geno's latest injury news. He claims to be angry and has something to prove, what better way to have a big day against Cleveland?

Jameis Winston, TB, owned in 70% of Yahoo Leagues

Winston's offense has found some balance with their running game becoming a big part of what they do now. Winston is available in some leagues and his numbers should get a boost this week. Tampa is set to take on the Oakland Raiders, who are currently giving up the third-most points to quarterbacks.

Running Back

Devontae Booker, DEN, owned in 35% of Yahoo Leagues

Booker hasn't become a household name just yet but he's a great pickup for running back-needy teams. Booker is an obvious go-to guy in the red zone and is getting more play time with each passing day. He had a solid day against the Texans on Monday Night Football. Now, he gets the San Diego Chargers, who have struggled to keep running attacks bottled up, giving up the 7th most points to the position.

Bilal Powell, NYJ, owned in 30% of Yahoo Leagues

With an appealing matchup looming with the Browns, Powell could get his season back on track this week. The Jets have to run the football, it's in their DNA. Powell gives them the best chance at a balanced offense and his numbers should get a boost by playing a bad team.

Wide Receiver

Jermaine Kearse, SEA, owned in 3% of Yahoo Leagues

Kearse's production has risen in the last few weeks and you get a feeling he's ready to make bigger contributions to Seattle's offensive attack. They will be facing an awful New Orleans' secondary and everyone has a chance to put up points against these guys.

Anquan Boldin, DET, owned in 26% of Yahoo Leagues

His targets are going up and he had a season-high in a win over the Washington Redskins. The Lions are making a push and Boldin is still a great target for Matthew Stafford who has no issues spreading the ball around. Stafford will be looking his way a lot more after he won the game for them this past Sunday.

Tight End

Jack Doyle, IND, owned in 31% of Yahoo Leagues

Doyle is making the list for two weeks in a row now after his numbers continue to rise. It's been hard to get great production out tight ends this season. Doyle has established himself as a consistent target after outperforming his projections.

Cameron Brate, TB, owned in 31% of Yahoo Leagues

Brate has his highest projections for this week's matchup with the Raiders. They have struggled to stop everything through the air and that makes Brate a great grab this week. Winston likes to throw to his tight ends and they'll especially be good red zone targets this week.

Defense

Washington Redskins owned in 21% of Yahoo Leagues

The Redskins have actually been a pretty consistent defense all season long. This week they have to go up against the Cincinnati Bengals. Even though they got the win yesterday, the Bengals are giving up the most sacks this year and Washington has shown their ability to get pressure. 

Kicker

Dan Bailey, DAL, owned in 46% of Yahoo Leagues

Kickers get dropped on bye weeks due to the need for the roster spot. Bailey is only owned in 46% of leagues, go be the first to add the league's most accurate kicker to your squad before he's snatched up.