Published: Oct. 21, 2013 at 12:08 a.m.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2013 at 04:16 p.m.

Week 8 Fantasy Waiver Wire

Need to improve your fantasy football roster? NFL.com Fantasy has you covered. Each week, we'll offer up 10 players you need to target off the waiver wire in your ultimate quest to take home a fantasy league championship!

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  • According to reports, Harvin (hip surgery) has a chance to be back on the field for Week 8. That means he should be the hottest free agent in all of fantasy football (he was listed in this space last week). It isn't very often that a player of Harvin's caliber is a free agent, so sprint -- don't walk -- to your computer and add him to your fantasy football roster right now. 10

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    1. Percy Harvin, WR, Seattle Seahawks (34.2 percent owned):

    According to reports, Harvin (hip surgery) has a chance to be back on the field for Week 8. That means he should be the hottest free agent in all of fantasy football (he was listed in this space last week). It isn't very often that a player of Harvin's caliber is a free agent, so sprint -- don't walk -- to your computer and add him to your fantasy football roster right now.

  • Stacy has been on this list for several weeks, but for some reason fantasy owners on NFL.com haven't gone to the waiver wire to add him. That could change this week, though, as he recorded a combined 76 yards and scored a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers. With six teams on a bye in Week 8, Stacy will be a legitimate flex starter even versus the tough Seattle Seahawks. 9

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    2. Zac Stacy, RB, St. Louis Rams (15.0 percent owned):

    Stacy has been on this list for several weeks, but for some reason fantasy owners on NFL.com haven't gone to the waiver wire to add him. That could change this week, though, as he recorded a combined 76 yards and scored a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers. With six teams on a bye in Week 8, Stacy will be a legitimate flex starter even versus the tough Seattle Seahawks.

  • Doug Martin suffered an injured shoulder against the Atlanta Falcons and is out for the season, per NFL Network reporter Albert Breer.  This means James now needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues moving forward, as he's the favorite to replace Martin in the backfield.  James is available in all NFL.com leagues. 8

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    3. Mike James, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0.0 percent owned):

    Doug Martin suffered an injured shoulder against the Atlanta Falcons and is out for the season, per NFL Network reporter Albert Breer. This means James now needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues moving forward, as he's the favorite to replace Martin in the backfield. James is available in all NFL.com leagues.

  • There are reports that Steven Jackson (hamstring) has suffered a setback, so there's no telling when he'll be back on the field. That means a continued rise in value for Rodgers, who scored a pair of touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Oregon State product has now scored a combined 36 fantasy points in his last two games -- that's an impressive total. 7

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    4. Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Atlanta Falcons (43.1 percent owned):

    There are reports that Steven Jackson (hamstring) has suffered a setback, so there's no telling when he'll be back on the field. That means a continued rise in value for Rodgers, who scored a pair of touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Oregon State product has now scored a combined 36 fantasy points in his last two games -- that's an impressive total.

  • Owners who lost superstar Julio Jones for the season won't be able to replace him with someone off the waiver wire. However, his absence does mean more targets in the pass attack for Douglas. He was spectacular against the Buccaneers, recording seven receptions for 149 yards with one touchdown catch. Consider him a legitimate No. 3 fantasy wideout for Week 8. 6

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    5. Harry Douglas, WR, Atlanta Falcons (22.0 percent owned):

    Owners who lost superstar Julio Jones for the season won't be able to replace him with someone off the waiver wire. However, his absence does mean more targets in the pass attack for Douglas. He was spectacular against the Buccaneers, recording seven receptions for 149 yards with one touchdown catch. Consider him a legitimate No. 3 fantasy wideout for Week 8.

  • Ivory was dropped in a lot of leagues after a slow start, but it looks like he's earned a more prominent role in the Jets backfield. In a huge win over the New England Patriots, he rushed for 104 yards and had 34 carries -- 31 more than Bilal Powell. Ivory, who will face the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8, now needs to be owned in all leagues based on his rising stock. 5

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    6. Chris Ivory, RB, New York Jets (62.6 percent owned):

    Ivory was dropped in a lot of leagues after a slow start, but it looks like he's earned a more prominent role in the Jets backfield. In a huge win over the New England Patriots, he rushed for 104 yards and had 34 carries -- 31 more than Bilal Powell. Ivory, who will face the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8, now needs to be owned in all leagues based on his rising stock.

  • With Reggie Wayne out for the season due to a torn ACL, Heyward-Bey is now going to be one of the hottest names on the waiver wire. The veteran out of Maryland figures to see a much bigger role in the offense in Wayne's absence, though he'll be hard pressed to replace the veteran's consistent level of production. Still, DHB now needs to be owned in most leagues. 4

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    7. Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Indianapolis Colts (5.4 percent owned):

    With Reggie Wayne out for the season due to a torn ACL, Heyward-Bey is now going to be one of the hottest names on the waiver wire. The veteran out of Maryland figures to see a much bigger role in the offense in Wayne's absence, though he'll be hard pressed to replace the veteran's consistent level of production. Still, DHB now needs to be owned in most leagues.

  • Williams has started to shine in the stat sheets, scoring a touchdown in three straight weeks while also scoring 13-plus fantasy points twice in that time. Clearly now a trusted option in the pass attack for Tony Romo, the rookie out of Baylor should be owned in more than 34 percent of leagues. In fact, he should be rostered in more leagues than Miles Austin. 3

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    8. Terrance Williams WR, Dallas Cowboys (34.0 percent owned):

    Williams has started to shine in the stat sheets, scoring a touchdown in three straight weeks while also scoring 13-plus fantasy points twice in that time. Clearly now a trusted option in the pass attack for Tony Romo, the rookie out of Baylor should be owned in more than 34 percent of leagues. In fact, he should be rostered in more leagues than Miles Austin.

  • Shanahanigans are back! At least it seems like it. Alfred Morris led the Redskins in carries, but Helu found the end zone three times -- all on runs in the red zone. The Nebraska product has actually scored more fantasy points (44.7) than Morris (30.7) over their last three games. At the very least, Helu is worth a roster spot in leagues with 12-plus teams. 2

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    9. Roy Helu, Jr., RB, Washington Redskins (1.4 percent owned):

    Shanahanigans are back! At least it seems like it. Alfred Morris led the Redskins in carries, but Helu found the end zone three times -- all on runs in the red zone. The Nebraska product has actually scored more fantasy points (44.7) than Morris (30.7) over their last three games. At the very least, Helu is worth a roster spot in leagues with 12-plus teams.

  • It's time to start looking at Reed as a viable fantasy option. He had a huge game against the Chicago Bears with 134 yards and a visit to the end zone, all of which was good for 19.40 fantasy points. This week he faces the Denver Broncos, who have struggled to stop tight ends this season. Consider Reed a potential fantasy sleeper during a difficult bye-week period. 1

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    10. Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins (2.2 percent owned):

    It's time to start looking at Reed as a viable fantasy option. He had a huge game against the Chicago Bears with 134 yards and a visit to the end zone, all of which was good for 19.40 fantasy points. This week he faces the Denver Broncos, who have struggled to stop tight ends this season. Consider Reed a potential fantasy sleeper during a difficult bye-week period.