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Waiver Wire Wednesday
If any of these options are still available in your league then pick them up immediately as injury replacements: Knowshon Moreno), Michael Bush, Montario Hardesty, Pierre Thomas and Maurice Morris
Reggie Bush, RB, Dolphins
Though im not a big Reggie Bush fan, the Giants have been a bit weak defending the run. Plus he will be the lone starter this week. If he is available in your league I highly suggest you go out and get him.
Bernard Scott, Bengals
Analysis: Cedric Benson will serve his one-game suspension in Week 8, which leaves Scott as the Bengals number 1 rusher this week. It’s not the best matchup, but Scott could be a useful injury or bye-week replacement given all the running backs out or hurting in Week 8. This is really just a good one week option.
Delone Carter, Colts
Week 7: Had 10 carries for 89 yards and a touchdown with a fumble at New Orleans.
Analysis: If Addai is out again in Week 8 at Tennessee then Carter could help as a bye-week or injury replacement. He does have two touchdowns in his past three games even if he’s not running at a high level and the way the Titans played against the run last week…. Well enough said!
Roy Helu, Redskins
Analysis: With Hightower out for the season, Helu is the No. 2 option behind Ryan Torain, who tends to be injury prone. It might not be long before Helu is the starter for the Redskins, so grab him for your bench. Torain should get the majority of carries in Week 8 at Buffalo and as long as he’s healthy, but Helu will get his touches as well, especially in the passing game.
Keiland Williams, Lions
Week 7: Had nine carries for 44 yards vs. Atlanta.
Analysis: We’re not sure when or if Best will return this year, but Williams will be the No. 2 running back for the Lions behind Morris until that happens. He will be the one at the goal line in short-yardage situations. Williams is worth stashing on your bench. Morris is the running back to own with Best out, but Williams could eventually prove to be valuable.
Chris Ogbonnaya, Browns
Week 7: Had three carries for 15 yards and five catches for 43 yards vs. Seattle.
Analysis: If Hillis remains out for Week 8 at San Francisco then you could see Ogbonnaya again play in a reserve role behind Hardesty. He showed off his receiving skills against the Seahawks and could be a useful option in deeper leagues where receptions count.
Jabar Gaffney, Redskins
Week 7: Had four catches for 68 yards and a fumble at Carolina.
Analysis: Gaffney will assume the No. 1 role for the Redskins with Moss out, and he should see an increase in targets, which will help his value. Gaffney was having a nice season so far with four games with at least six Fantasy points. Fred Davis now becomes the best receiving option for Washington. But Gaffney is still worth adding now that Moss is out.
Jared Cook, Titans
Analysis: Cook didn’t have a very productive game against the Texans, but none of the Titans did in a blowout loss(I had Nate Washington… 1 point… really Nate??). Still, Cook scored the only touchdown, and he now has two touchdowns in his past three games. He has a very favorable matchup in Week 8 against the Colts, who just allowed two touchdowns to New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham in Week 7.
Jake Ballard, Giants
Analysis: We’ve been telling you for the past few weeks about Ballard, and he has done well in his previous three games with two touchdowns and at least eight Fantasy points in each one. He has another favorable matchup this week as he faces the Dolphins at home in Week 8. If you’re looking for a bye-week replacement, then pickup Ballard .
Visanthe Shiancoe, Vikings
Analysis: Someone in my league beat me to him last week. Had four catches for 45 yards and a touchdown vs. Green Bay. Shiancoe could be a good bye-week replacement again in Week 8. The Panthers just struggled with Washington tight end Fred Davis, who scored a touchdown, and Shiancoe is coming off his best game of the season in his first start with Ponder. Hopefully he continues to be Ponders security blanket.
New York Giants Defense
I cant believe Im suggesting them after they made Tarvaris Jackson look like a solid NFL quarterback, but with Justin Tuck looking like he’ll return from his groin and neck injuries after sitting during New York’s bye, which is great news and the winless Miami Dolphins coming to town. It should be a good time to get healthy. If the Giants are taken in your league, you can still invest in the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense, though I’d prefer its matchup against the Seahawks if it weren’t in Seattle.