Even though Week 7 isn’t fully in the books, we are ready with our Week 8 waiver wire pickups for the 2021 season. I hope that you managed to survive the byes that we had last week, not to mention the injuries that are starting to really bite.
This week, while we still have byes to consider, there are just two teams on bye:
- Baltimore Ravens
- Las Vegas Raiders
All of these pickups are written in percentage, not priority. For a player to be eligible they have to be owned in less than 50% of leagues. The rostered percentage is taken from ESPN. Now, let’s get into them!
Kirk Cousins (MIN) v DAL 41.0% rostered
Cousins has had a solid start to the season. Having his bye last week his ownership is lower than his performances dictate. The Vikings QB has passed the ball 166 times for 1,769 yards, 13 TDs and 2 INTs. That is fine, and with a matchup against Dallas who have struggled to make stops at times this season, Cousins is worth a pick up.
Daniel Jones (NYG) @KC 28.9% rostered
It’s crazy to think that the Chiefs defense has become a target for QBs, but here we are. Jones has a mixed history with turnovers, but he equally has some good performances. There is also upside with his legs, as he can break runs if needed. If you are in need of a cover for Lamar Jackson, Jones could be that guy.
Teddy Bridgewater (DEN) v WAS 21.4% rostered
Bridgewater feels like one of those guys that is going to maybe end up being owned by everyone in your league, or even one person several times. He is THE definition of a streaming QB. His level of play does enough to get you points, while not blowing the hinges off. Against the worst team in the league against the position, go for it!
Others to Consider
- Sam Darnold (CAR) @ATL 47.3% rostered
- Jameis Winston (NO) v TB 25.6% rostered
- Carson Wentz (IND) v TEN 22.3% rostered
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