Injuries and Waiver Wire week 8 2021










Zach Wilson (NYJ) - Wilson has a sprained PCL and will likely miss between 2-4 weeks.




Malcolm Brown (Quad) - Brown suffered a quad injury on Sunday. Brown will be placed on injured reserve and will miss at least three games.
Josh Jacobs (Chest) - Jacobs suffered a chest injury in the first half. After the game, it was reported that Jacobs avoided a major injury.
Ty Johnson (Concussion) - Johnson left Sunday's game and was evaluated for a concussion.
Miles Sanders (Ankle) - Sanders was carted off the field on Sunday and did not return. Sanders is believed to have suffered a sprained ankle.





J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (Back) - Arcega-Whiteside was ruled out early on Sunday with a back injury.
Dyami Brown (Knee) - Brown suffered a knee injury against the Packers. Brown is going to undergo an MRI to determine the extent of this injury.





Jonnu Smith (Shoulder) - Smith was ruled out with a shoulder injury vs the Jets.
Darren Waller (Ankle) - Waller is considered day-to-day with an ankle injury after missing week 7.
Before we dive into the waiver wire options, here are the teams on bye in week 8: BAL & LV.








Teddy Bridgewater (DEN) - If you're looking for a bye week fill in at the quarterback position for week 8, take a look at Denver QB Teddy Bridgewater. Teddy gets a great matchup vs The Football Team. Washington is allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season (29.5), the most passing yards per game (317.3) the fourth most pass attempts per game (40.3) and the most passing touchdowns per game to quarterbacks per game this season (2.67).
Trevor Lawrence (JAX) - Another option you can turn to off the waiver wire this week is Trevor Lawrence. In week 8, Lawrence gets a matchup vs the Seahawks, who are allowing the fourth most passing yards per game to quarterbacks so far this season (306.2 yards per game), the sixth most pass attempts per game (39.0) and the 14th most fantasy points to the quarterback position this season (21.4)
Also Consider: Daniel Jones (NYG)




Kenneth Gainwell (PHI) - Miles Sanders left Sunday's game with an ankle injury, which opens the door for Gainwell to increase his role. In week 7, Gainwell carried the ball five times for 20 yards, and added four receptions for 41 yards and a receiving score, totaling 14.10 fantasy points in a PPR league. As of this writing, it is unclear if Sanders will miss any time, but Gainwell should be on rosters at this point in the season. In week 8, the Eagles get a fantastic matchup vs the Detroit Lions. Detroit is currently allowing 33.5 fantasy points per game to running backs, which is the second most in the NFL. Detroit gives up an average of 114.5 yards on the ground per game, which is the sixth most. Gainwell is an excellent addition off a thin waiver wire this week.
Peyton Barber (LV) - Starting RB Josh Jacobs went down with a chest injury on Sunday in did not return. Now, the Raiders have a bye in week 8, and we have already seen that this backfield is a committee when Jacobs is out. Barber is not a priority add, as it is unclear how much time (if any) Jacobs will miss, but Barber someone to keep an eye on. If Kenyan Drake was dropped in your league, consider adding him as well.
Also Consider: DeVonta Freeman (BAL) & Marlon Mack (IND)





Michael Gallup (DAL) - If Gallup was dropped in your league, now is the time to add him to your roster. He's currently 50.9% rostered on fantasy leagues and 50.8% rostered in ESPN Fantasy leagues, so there's a small chance he could still be available in your league. The Cowboys have already had their bye week, and Gallup will be returning from injury very soon. Gallup has shown he can be a top 36 WR or better when he's healthy in the past, so if by some chance he is available on your waiver wire, add him now.
Laviska Shenault (JAX) - Fantasy managers who drafted Shenault are likely disappointed with him so far this season, to the point where he may have been dropped in your league. He's currently just 36.1% rostered in fantasy leagues. If he's available in your league, add him immediately to your bench. Don't worry about starting him until we see a role increase but having a player like him on your bench is a nice luxury.
Nico Collins (HOU) - After being activated off of injured reserve two weeks ago, Collins has come along nicely. In week 6, Collins caught four passes for 44 yards. In week 7, he led the Texans in receiving yards (albeit, just 28 yards, but still led the team) Collins has the opportunity to become the Texans' number two receiver behind Brandin Cooks moving forward in this offense. Houston is going to be in a lot of negative game scripts, which will lead to heavy pass volume. Collins may be inconsistent from week to week, but the rookie third round pick certainly has some upside.
Also Consider: Rashod Bateman (BAL) & Allen Lazard (GB)





Logan Thomas/Ricky Seals-Jones (WAS) - The status of Logan Thomas is up in the air right now, but he is eligible to come off of IR in week 8 for the Football Team and should be added to your roster if he was dropped. Thomas is currently 64.6% rostered in fantasy leagues. However, if Thomas does not suit up for week 8 and instead waits until after the team's week 9 bye to return, Ricky Seals-Jones makes for a great short-term pickup. Seals-Jones has scored double digit fantasy points in two of the last three weeks. He's been targeted at least 6 times in every game Thomas has missed time. While RSJ does have a tough matchup vs the Broncos in week 8, he should see enough volume to overcome that.
Also Consider: Pat Freiermuth (PIT) & C.J. Uzomah (CIN)





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Kenneth Gainwell (PHI)
Michael Gallup (DAL)
Laviska Shenault (JAX)