Waiver wire week 8 pickups
Chase Edmonds RB,
If you did not take my advice last week it might be too late to pick Edmonds up. But if he’s still available he is a must add now. Despite David Johnson getting the start Sunday, it was Edmonds that dominated the ball with 29 touches for 150 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday. It’s unclear if Johnson (ankle) will play his normal allotment of snaps in Week 8, but it’s clear that Edmonds needs to be owned in all league formats.
Ty Johnson RB,
With Kerryon sidelined for most of the game, Ty Johnson had a team-high 14 touches—10 carries for 29 yards and four catches for 28 yards. While it wasn’t an efficient performance, the team gets the same Giants defense next week that allowed Edmonds to rush for 126 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday. If Kerryon is unavailable for Week 8, Ty Johnson will be in the RB2/flex range in next week’s rankings.
RB, MIA Dolphins
This dolphins offense is nothing to jump up and down about, but like Edmonds, Walton is a holdover from last week’s list as his ownership level jumped from only four to 21%. After getting an uptick in playing time and opportunities last week, Walton led Miami’s backfield this week in touches—Walton (15), Kenyan Drake (nine) and Kalen Ballage (three). Walton gained 66 rushing yards on 14 carries and lost eight yards on his lone reception.
Zach Pascal WR, IND Colts
Pascal is something of a boom-or-bust addition to your lineup this week. He’s been silent some weeks and an absolute force in others. If you have bye weeks coming up and need a big day from a receiver not currently on your roster, Pascal is your man.