Fantasy football Week 8 waiver wire adds: Replacing Odell Beckham Jr.
Yet another wave of injuries tore through the NFL last week with several key fantasy starters now set to miss multiple games. The most notable of which were Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson and Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. Below, we look at the top fantasy football waiver wire adds and injury replacements for Week 8.
Teams on bye: Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Football Team
Fantasy football Week 8 waiver adds
Seattle Seahawks RB Carlos Hyde
Hyde signing with the Seahawks as a free agent was one of the biggest surprises of the offseason following his career-best 1,070-yard rushing season with the Houston Texans in 2019. After a quiet first three games of 2020 and some time missed due to injury, he got his opportunity in Week 7 with Carson going down to a foot injury. He ran for 68 yards and a touchdown on Sunday Night Football against the Arizona Cardinals.
The veteran will be a high-end RB2 for as long as Carson remains sidelined. The Seahawks have some difficult upcoming matchups against top run defenses, but QB Russell Wilson's mobility helps take away a lot of the pressure Hyde would face.
San Francisco 49ers RB JaMycal Hasty
49ers running backs continue to drop like flies, with Jeff Wilson Jr. the latest to go down. Hasty, an undrafted free agent out of Baylor, played just 23% of the offensive snaps in the Week 7 win over the New England Patriots, but he ran nine times for 57 yards.
RB Tevin Coleman may return from injury this week and Jerick McKinnon remains available, but Hasty may be the most comparable to Raheem Mostert. He's a potential league-winner who's widely available on waiver wires.
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Cleveland Browns WR Donovan Peoples-Jones
People-Jones caught all three of his targets for 56 yards, including the winning touchdown in Week 7. The sixth-round rookie stepped up with a couple of huge grabs once Beckham left the game.
Veteran WR Rashard Higgins finished with the more impressive stat line with six catches for 110 yards on six targets, but it's notable People-Jones caught the winning touchdown. The Browns' passing attack will be much better dispersed with OBJ off the field, but DPJ has the highest ceiling of those left.
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jalen Reagor
Reagor (thumb) was designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list Monday and his return could help offset the loss of WR DeSean Jackson (ankle). The first-round rookie caught five of eight targets for a total of 96 yards in his first two NFL games before going down due to injury.
Travis Fulgham is the clear No. 1 option in the Eagles passing game, but there's plenty of work for Reagor awaiting him as soon as he's ready.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard
Shepard returned from injury to catch six of eight targets for 59 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles on Thursday Night Football. Giants QB Daniel Jones has attempted at least 30 passes in all but one game this year and Big Blue is desperate for play-makers.
Shepard should be a weekly WR3 with the Giants throwing the ball on 62.13% of their play calls.