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Week 8 Waiver Wire Targets

We’re at the midway point of the season and injuries and roster shake-ups continue around the league. Here’s a look at some good waiver wire options going into Week 8 of the 2014 season.

Ryan Tannehill (QB, Miami Dolphins)

Over the last three games Tannehill has scored 17 or more fantasy points and aside from 3 interceptions has had very nice numbers. He’s managed to put up a good completion percentage, solid yards, and he’s shown that he can contribute rushing yards as well. Tannehill is currently available in 88% of ESPN leagues, and he could be just what the doctor ordered if you’re needing a bye week fill-in.

Tre Mason (RB, St. Louis Rams)

The Rams are playing with their depth chart and decided in Week 7 to get Mason more involved. He went from third on the depth chart to the back seeing the lion’s share of carries. It looks like the rookie is going to get a shot moving forward in 2014 and he could be a very nice addition.

Denard Robinson (RB, Jacksonville Jaguars)

Robinson surprisingly saw a very large piece of the pie in Week 7 as he had 22 carries for 127 yards and a touchdown. With production like that he could be putting himself in position to have a much increased role even when Toby Gerhart returns from injury.

Anthony Dixon (RB, Buffalo Bills)

Both C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson suffered injuries in Week 7. Dixon and Bryce Brown will be sharing rushing responsibilities going forward, but Dixon should be the starter with more upside. He’s going to be a top waiver wire target this week, so get your claim in.

Doug Baldwin (WR, Seattle Seahawks)

With Percy Harvin gone, Baldwin becomes the unquestioned go to guy in Seattle. He saw 11 targets in Week 7 and he should see plenty of opportunities going forward. He’s available in 81% of ESPN leagues, so he should be out there to grab if you need WR help.

J.T. Thomas (LB, Jacksonville Jaguars)

With Posluszny lost for the rest of the season, Thomas will become the next man up at middle linebacker. He should get the opportunity to produce and will be a solid source of tackles going forward if he can keep the starting job.

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Kelly Smelser is Owner/Senior Writer for Punch Drunk Wonderland and PDFantasy Sports. Architect of the PDW fantasy football world and general spinster of NFL and Fantasy Football news and analysis. Long walks on the beach, sunsets, and other such niceties are also fine...