November 30, 2022

Fantasy Football Week 8 Waiver Wire: Gus Edwards, Giants connection highlight top options as injuries mount

USATSI The injury report from Week 7 was one of the worst in recent memory,…

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The injury report from Week 7 was one of the worst in recent memory, including the season-ending loss for Breece Hall (ACL). We had major injuries to several stars, and it was brutal to watch it all unfold. Now, it’s time to make sense of it so Fantasy managers can react.

Here are the injuries we’re keeping an eye on and the status of each player as of Tuesday morning:

  • Titans QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle), questionable for Week 8
  • Jets RB Breece Hall (ACL), out for season
  • Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (bruised knee), questionable for Week 8
  • Panthers RB Chuba Hubbard (ankle), questionable for Week 8
  • Broncos RB Mike Boone (ankle), out for Week 8
  • Seahawks WR DK Metcalf (knee), unlikely for Week 8
  • Chargers WR Mike Williams (ankle), expected to miss several weeks
  • 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring), day-to-day
  • Packers WR Allen Lazard (shoulder), questionable for Week 8
  • Jets WR Corey Davis (knee), day-to-day
  • Giants WR Wan’Dale Robinson (undisclosed), questionable for Week 8
  • Texans WR Nico Collins (groin), questionable for Week 8
  • Buccaneers WR Russell Gage (hamstring), questionable for Week 8
  • Browns TE David Njoku (ankle), week-to-week
  • Giants TE Daniel Bellinger (eye), set to undergo surgery

Since we don’t know the full extent of all of these injuries, all we can do is speculate on certain situations to help you as best we can. We’ll go through each position as always for your waiver wire moves, and hopefully you can find some replacement options if needed. And remember, we still have two teams on a bye with the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers.

So, along with all the injuries, we’re also down Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert, Austin Ekeler, Isiah Pacheco, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Keenan Allen, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Travis Kelce and Gerald Everett in Week 8. With so many key guys missing, this is going to be a very active week on the waiver wire. 

Editor’s note: For this waiver wire column, we are only looking at players rostered in less than 65 percent of CBS Sports leagues.

Week 8 Waivers

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Week 8 Waiver Priority List

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Running Backs

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Wide Receivers

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  • Drop candidates: Mike Gesicki (69 percent rostered). Gesicki had seven targets in Week 7 against Pittsburgh, but he finished with three catches for 27 yards. He’s now had two games with at least 14 PPR points this season and five games with five points or less. As long as Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are healthy, it will be tough to trust Gesicki as a starting Fantasy tight end in most leagues.

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