Fantasy Fix: Week 8 Waiver Wire Blues

My dear Fantasy Fixers, we have made it to the halfway point of the NFL season. Where did the time go? We were all so bright eyed, innocent and hopeful two months ago. Now we found ourselves a disillusioned, jaded group of unkempt, frustrated fake ballers drowning our sorrows in cheap scotch.

Here’s some advice from your humble-but-nonetheless-handsome Guru: Don’t buy inexpensive scotch and don’t quit on your season just yet. I foresee a seven game win streak in your future. Either that or I’m drunk on cheap scotch.

Let’s play the waiver wire blues and run down players widely available position-by-position that could either save your season or leave you pouring your heart out to Dr. Drew in Fantasy Rehab.


Terrell Pryor, Oakland Raiders: Pryor has 18+ fantasy points in half his starts so far this season. The Pittsburgh defense is tough and has given up the 2nd fewest fantasy points to QBs this season. However, Pryor can save bad matchups with his running ability and is at home. Show some cojones, Junkies and start Pryor. Just don’t show them in public. Fantasy projection: 17 points. 

Running Back 

Mike James, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: With Doug Martin out for the foreseeable future. The rookie James gets the start Thursday night against the tough Panthers D. James will get the rock. A lot. Expect 15-20 touches and expect the Bucs to lose by 15-20. Fantasy projection: 9.50 points. 

Wide Receiver 

Jarrett Boykin, Green Bay Packers: After the injuries to Randall Cobb and James Jones, Boykin was thrust into the Packers’ lineup. Boykin proved last week that if Aaron Rodgers is your quarterback a houseplant can catch the ball. Fantasy projection: 11 points. 

Tight End 

Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins: If your tight end is giving you fits, it may be time to call a proctologist. Or add Reed. He’s locked in as the go to TE in Washington’s lineup and they’ll be playing from *puts pinky to mouth* behind this week against the Broncos. Fantasy projection: 7 points.

 Defense/Special Teams

Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Carolina’s defense has been great the last few weeks. Tampa’s offense has not been so great. Add them Panthers now. Great. Fantasy projection: 13 points.


Garrett Hartley, New Orleans Saints: Choosing a kicker is such a Sophie’s Choice. Can we just kill them all? Fantasy projection: 11 points.