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Week eight of the fantasy soccer season began off slowly. There wasn’t a ton of scoring, and there wasn’t loads of gadgets to notice by way of waiver-wire pickups.
Fortunately, that did change.
Earlier than we get to the picks, pertaining to some harm information is important.
Chicago Bears tight finish Zach Miller suffered a knee dislocation, based on Ian Rapoport of NFL Community:
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#Bears coach John Fox says TE Zach Miller dislocated his knee and was taken to a hospital close by.
The harm occurred on a landing catch that was referred to as again. The footage isn’t for the squeamish.
There isn’t any option to seamlessly transition from that, so let’s simply get to the waiver-wire picks.
Week 9 Waiver-Wire Pickups
1. Josh McCown, New York Jets (17.28 PTS, 24% personal)
1. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens (16.30 PTS, 33% personal)
2. Matt Forte, New York Jets (11.20 PTS, 46% personal)
three. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts (15.30 PTS, 44% personal)
1. Robby Anderson, New York Jets (22.50 PTS, 27% personal)
2. Travis Benjamin, Los Angeles Chargers (18.30 PTS, 14% personal)
three. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks (17.90 PTS, 38% personal)
four. Paul Richardson, Seattle Seahawks (28.50 PTS, 29% personal)
5. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers (32.30 PTS, 48% personal)
1. Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts (30.10 PTS, 49% personal)
2. Tyler Kroft, Cincinnati Bengals (9.60 PTS, 48% personal)
All scoring displays PPR codecs. All qualifying waiver pickups should have lower than 50 % possession in Yahoo leagues.
Gamers to Watch
Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets
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Owned in below 30 % of leagues, New York Jets vast receiver Robby Anderson has quietly had a stable three-game stretch.
In his previous three video games, Anderson has averaged over seven targets and has had both a landing or 75 receiving yards in every of these outings.
For the second week in a row, Anderson caught a landing move from quarterback Josh McCown on Sunday. NFL shared footage of the rating by way of Twitter:
One other @joshmccown12 TD move for the @NYJets! This one goes to @youngamazing9! #Jets https://t.co/f7zYgBEJ5X
The Jets might not have that many receiving choices of be aware, however Anderson—particularly over these previous three video games—is exhibiting that he’s McCown’s No. 1 possibility.
Exit and get Anderson. At this fee, he belongs in your lineup someplace on a week-to-week foundation.
Alex Collins, RB, Baltimore Ravens
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Earlier than we get all excited, Baltimore Ravens operating again Alex Collins has his flaws.
Whereas he is undoubtedly the man by way of carrying the ball, that is all Collins has.
Meaning he does not get utilized within the pbading sport, and he is additionally not scored a landing this season.
If he continues to get all these carries, he ought to hit the top zone finally. However by way of eight video games, he is nonetheless not there.
Week eight was a sport for the ages for Collins, who rushed for 100 yards in a single sport for the primary time in his profession.
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RB Alex Collins simply crossed the 100-yard dashing mark for the primary time in his profession. https://t.co/US55WaLE9F
He was additionally the primary Ravens rusher to succeed in 100 yards this season.
Ryan Mink @ryanmink
Alex Collins simply grew to become the Ravens’ first 100-yard rusher this season.
The Baltimore offense has been atrocious in 2017, so it is onerous to get enthusiastic about any skill-position participant, however Collins is worthy of a flex spot.
It is uncommon to discover a operating again these days who basically will get all of the carries for his crew, so give him a shot.
Do not count on the world, however get Collins in your roster.
Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts
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It is pleasantly shocking to see Indianapolis Colts tight finish Jack Doyle owned in below 50 % of leagues.
Positive, the Colts aren’t an thrilling crew, and the shortage of quarterback Andrew Luck leaves lots to be desired, however Doyle nonetheless will get used.
In Week eight, Doyle had the perfect sport of his profession, scoring over 30 PPR fantasy factors. He noticed 14 targets, caught 12 of them, went over 120 yards and scored.
Mike Chappell @mchappell51
Jack Doyle is in one other world at the moment. 12 catches, 121 yds. Each profession highs.
Previous to Sunday’s sport, although, Doyle hadn’t seen fewer than seven targets per sport since Week three.
He is a TE1 who is on the market within the majority of leagues.
That is bizarre, guys.
Go decide up Doyle. Do not get scared off by the Colts stigma. He is an every-week starter.
Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts
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For the second week in a row, Colts operating again Marlon Mack makes the listing of gamers to observe.
what meaning: Mack had an excellent sport and remains to be below 50 % owned.
Yup and yup.
In Week eight, Mack discovered the top zone and had 14 touches, totaling 63 yards.
As Nathan Jahnke of Professional Soccer Focus famous, Mack additionally performed extra snaps than his operating again counterpart, the veteran Frank Gore:
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Colts remaining HB snap rely:
Marlon Mack 40
Frank Gore 35
Out of 74 performs
The Colts as an entire depart lots to be desired, however Mack has proven he can present a spark.
How is he with a full workload? That has but to be seen, but when he continues to get round 15 touches per sport, he is worthy of a flex play on the very least.
I had higher not see him below 50 % forward of Week 10!
Decide him up.
Scoring stats and possession stats by way of Yahoo and present as of Sunday, Oct. 29. Statistics courtesy of Professional Soccer Reference.