Fantasy Football: Week 8 Pickups

Josh Kaye, Staff Writer

What a week seven!

I mean, come on now. Did you see A.J Green’s Hail Mary catch? Or what about Jay Ajayi becoming the fourth player in the National Football League to have back to back 200-yard rushing games? And if you had Catanzaro or Hauschka, our hearts go out to you.

Well, week seven is over. Now it’s time to look forward to the future, here’s my week eight waiver wire pickups.

First up from the Tampa Bay Bucs, Jacquizz Rodgers.

In the past two games, Jacquizz has had a combined 56 rushing attempts with back to back 100 yard games. That is one trend we like to see, consistency. In his next game he is running against a soft Oakland run defense (Rank 28 overall).

I would project Jacquizz to have at least 12 points (50 rush yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 13 receiving yards).

Next up from the Packers, Ty Montgomery.

Ty Montgomery received the eligibility for the running back position on Monday. In his past two games, Ty has had 10 catches in each outing, week six against Dallas Ty Montgomery had 98 receiving yards, week 7 at home against Chicago he hauled in 66 yards and rushed for 60 yards off of 9 attempts.

I like Ty Montgomery for a waiver wire pick up because he is a dual threat being a wide receiver and running back. The most important part of all, he is in the Packers offense.

I know, I know… Aaron Rodgers is having the worst season of his career, but he is still Aaron Rodgers, the man! He’s had at least one touchdown and over 200 yards ever since week two.

With the balanced passing offense of the Packers, I would expect Ty Montgomery to have at least 10 points, (5 catches, 50 receiving yards, 60 rushing yards), not to mention that he is also considered a running back now. So go ahead, enjoy those extra rushing yards. You deserve it.

Last but not least we have Matt Asiata, from the Vikings.

With the injury to Adrian Peterson and McKinnon there is one viable back left in Minnesota, Asiata. He played last week against the stingy Eagles’ defense and ended up with 12 carries for 55 yards also he hauled in 6 catches for 25 yards. With Asiata becoming the main back for the Vikings you can expect to see at least 15 carries for his next 4 games.

I expect Asiata to has a big game against a weak Bears Defense. Additionally, I’m expecting 18 points out of Asiata (17 rushes, 90 rushing yard, one rushing touchdown, and 3 receptions for 38 receiving yards.)

Overall, you should put in waivers for Jacquizz Rodgers, Ty Montgomery, and Matt Asiata.

Good luck in week 8, sport fans!