There’s not a lot to get excited about on this week’s waiver wire. We find ourselves choosing between a lot of options that are less than likely to pan out for more than a few games.
Those seeking running back help can look first to Oakland where Marshawn Lynch should sit out Week 8 for contacting an official in Week 7.
The NFL upheld Marshawn Lynch's suspension, so he's out this week against the Bills https://t.co/BKTt3srW5Q
— SB Nation NFL (@SBNationNFL) October 24, 2017
Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington are flex-able with the potential to carve out more of a role upon Lynch’s return since the running game has been sluggish for Oakland thus far this season.
Matt Forte showed signs of life in his return to duty for the Jets in Week 7 (82 yards). He’s less than likely to hold onto the majority of the touches in this offense, but he’s a viable candidate for lineups this week.
Just when you think you have the Patriots figured out, they change running backs. Dion Lewis is now getting all the carries. So if you want to play the game — the game of guessing which Patriots RB will get the value touches — you have to roster the Dion.
At receiver, Ted Ginn Jr. is back on the radar for the Saints after two solid performances. He doesn’t do this, but, while he does, take advantage. And Josh Doctson has become the Redskins receiver to own as he dominated the touches in Week 7.
Washington halftime WR snap count:
Josh Doctson 29
Jamison Crowder 26
Ryan Grant 14
Terrelle Pryor 1
Brian Quick 0
Out of 30
— Nathan Jahnke (@PFF_NateJahnke) October 24, 2017
Good luck in Week 8.
Easiest schedule going forward:
1. Jaguars 2. Texans 3. Lions 4. Ravens 5. Steelers 6. Titans 7. Bengals 8. Vikings 9. Eagles 10. Bears
— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) October 23, 2017