And with that, Week 8 is in the books.

Injuries and opportunities go together like peanut butter and jelly or lamb and tuna fish. Many players capitalized on their opportunities in bigger roles and some downright shined, looking at you Mike White. Others had doors opened for them in week 8. As a fantasy manager you too can capitalize on the opportunities given to backup or bit players for your week 9 waiver wire targets.

A couple quarterbacks showed out in week 8. Some names from days past were thrust back into the spotlight amongst running backs. Not all players will be season long contributors but as we work our way through the bye weeks and as the playoff picture is cemented it is time to use that free agency money to put points on the board. Check out the players below for our week 9 waiver wire targets and turn those dollar, dollar bills into fantasy gold!


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Mike White – New York Jets

Season totals: 46.18 points
77 passing attempts, 57 completions, 607 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 5 carries, -1 yards rushing. 0 touchdowns

Bid $5

Geno Smith – New York Giants

Season totals: 55.28 points
95 passing attempts, 65 completions, 702 yards passing, 5 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 9 carries, 42 yards rushing, 1 touchdowns

Bid $5

Trevor Siemian – New Orleans Saints

Season totals: 11.56 points
29 passing attempts, 16 completions, 159 yards passing, 0 interceptions, 2 carries, 2 yards rushing, 0 touchdowns

Bid $4

Running Back

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Boston Scott – Philadelphia Eagles

Season totals: 30.4 points
19 carries, 84 yards rushing, 5 targets, 3 receptions, 10 yards receiving, 3 touchdowns

Bid $9

Adrian Peterson – Tennessee Titans

Season totals: 0 points
0 carries, 0 yards rushing, 0 targets, 0 receptions, 0 yards receiving, 0 touchdowns

Bid $9

Jeremy McNichols – Tennessee Titans

Season totals: 51.1 points
7 carries, 38 yards rushing, 27 targets, 21 receptions, 203 yards receiving, 1 touchdowns

Bid $7

Jordan Howard – Philadelphia Eagles

Season totals: 17.7 points
12 carries, 57 yards rushing, 0 targets, 0 receptions, 0 yards receiving, 2 touchdowns

Bid $6

Carlos Hyde – Jacksonville Jaguars

Season totals: 28.4 points
33 carries, 140 yards rushing, 12 targets, 8 receptions, 54 yards receiving, 0 touchdowns

Bid $4

Wide Receiver

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Tajae Sharpe – Atlanta Falcons

Season totals: 28.8 points
0 carries, 0 yards rushing, 18 targets, 15 receptions, 158 yards receiving, 0 touchdowns

Bid $11

Jamal Agnew – Jacksonville Jaguars

Season totals: 52.8 points
2 carries, 19 yards rushing, 26 targets, 18 receptions, 184 yards receiving, 1 touchdowns

Bid $11

Tight End

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Dan Arnold – Jacksonville Jaguars

Season totals: 57.7 points
0 carries, 0 yards rushing, 36 targets, 25 receptions, 272 yards receiving, 0 touchdowns

Bid $12

Josiah Deguara – Green Bay Packers

Season totals: 7.3 points
0 carries, 0 yards rushing, 4 targets, 4 receptions, 28 yards receiving, 0 touchdowns

Bid $6

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