After Week 7, several trades complicated the fantasy football world. The hit trade of the week participated the 49ers acquiring Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey; however, a few other trades, including James Robinson to the Jets, have given some newer players some opportunities. Before Week 8, here are the featured waiver wire targets: D’Onta Foreman, Gus Edwards,…
D’Onta Foreman and Mecole Hardman Week 8 Waiver Wire Headline Complicated
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- Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens
Edwards surprised everyone in Week 7 and is now set to take over as the Ravens’ starting quarterback for the rest of the season.
JK Dobbins is out indefinitely and may miss the rest of the season. By committee, Edwards, Justice Hill, and Kenyan Drake were assigned to the running back position.
Drake appeared to be the new starter after a strong Week 6, but Edwards fared far better the following week. Drake had eleven carries but only five yards, while Edwards had a breakout game in his return from injury.
Edwards carried the ball 16 times for 66 yards and two touchdowns. He was simply more explosive, and it appears that Edwards will be getting the majority of the carries in Baltimore.
He’s still available in 84% of leagues, but his rostered percentage has risen by 11% in the last day, indicating he’s a popular target.
- D’Onta Foreman, Carolina Panthers
Foreman only had 12 carries in the Panthers’ first six games, but he had 15 in Week 7. With those, Foreman rushed for 118 yards in the team’s comeback victory over the Bucs.
Foreman also caught both of his targets for a total of 27 yards. After Christian McCaffrey was traded, Foreman and Chuba Hubbard were expected to form a committee, but Foreman received more carries and targets.
Hubbard had nine carries in Week 7 before leaving with an injury. Both players are expected to continue to see significant carries and targets, but no clear starter has emerged. Foreman is currently available in 65% of leagues, but that figure has shifted by 32.3% in the last day.
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- Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs
Hardman had a career game against the 49ers in Week 7, scoring three touchdowns in total. Hardman has not had fewer than four targets or fewer than 12 fantasy points in his last three games.
In his most recent game, he had four receptions for 32 yards and a touchdown. n addition to his outstanding receiving performance, Hardman had two carries for 28 yards, each of which resulted in a touchdown.
His lightning speed allows him to gain significant yardage and find the end zone. So far, Hardman has four or more targets in five of seven games, with at least three catches in each. Hardman, as one of the Chiefs’ four featured receivers, will undoubtedly see increased volume as the season progresses.
- Parris Campbell, Indianapolis Colts
Campbell may not be having a great season, but it will most likely improve. He never did score more than 8.3 fantasy points in a single game during his first five weeks.
Campbell, on the other hand, has received 23 targets in the last two weeks. He had 17 receptions for 127 yards and two touchdowns.
With Matt Ryan seemingly out for the rest of the season, Sam Ehlinger has taken over as the starter in Indianapolis. Campbell presents himself as a veteran option for Ehlinger in order to establish a connection and relationship. If things go well for the Colts, Campbell could see a significant increase in targets.
- Wan’Dale Robinson and Darius Slayton, New York Giants
Don’t look now, but the Giants are 6-1, and their offense is improving all the time. Saquon Barkley has been fantastic all season, but the Giants will have to rely more on their passing game.
This leaves Robinson and Slayton, the Giants’ top two receivers, as rising stars in a young but promising offense.
Robinson has only appeared in three games this season, but he has scored 11+ fantasy points in two of them. layton, on the other hand, has had a difficult season due to injuries but appears to be doing well in every other game.
In Week 5, he had six catches for 79 yards, and in Week 7, he had three catches for 58 yards and a touchdown. Slayton, in contrast hand, merged for five total fantasy points in Weeks 4+6.
These two may have a few bad games here and there, but they should be reliable targets. Grab them now before it’s too late, as they’re both available in 86% of leagues.