Week 8 Quarterback Waiver Wire Pickups
Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB, NYJ) – 39% Owned
Fitzpatrick had become the laughing stock of the NFL over the past five weeks, which led to him getting benched at the end of Week 6. Geno Smith drew the Week 7 start, but subsequently hurt his knee on a sack in the second quarter, leaving Fitzmagic to come in and complete 9-of-14 passes for 120 yards and one TD. He’ll likely draw the start against the hapless Browns defense in Week 8, which will truly measure the “movable object” against the “stoppable force”.
Sam Bradford (QB, MIN) – 34% Owned
Bradford was not good in his return to Philadelphia, completing 24-of-41 pass attempts for 224 yards and a TD, but the damage was done with three turnovers (one INT, two fumbles lost). He was constantly under pressure from an underrated Eagles front seven though, and gets to travel to Chicago for a Monday-night matchup against a soft Bears defense that just resuscitated the Packers on Thursday.
Jay Cutler (QB, CHI) – 18% Owned
Chicago has a horrible date with the Vikings on Monday night in Week 8 and then they hit their bye week, but after that they’ll face the Bucs in Week 10 in a juicy matchup. Hopefully Cutler’s thumb is healthy by then, and he’ll be able to take the reins in a plus matchup fully rested. If he starts and gets destroyed in Week 8, it’ll only be that much better for his Week 10 availability.
Colin Kaepernick (QB, SF) –22% Owned
This is looking forward to a home date against the Saints in Week 9, for the record. Kaepernick’s arm was poor yet again against a Bucs defense that is known for making opposing QBs look good, but Kaep only logged 143 air yards on a less than 50% completion rate (16-for-34). Luckily, he was able to float his value with 84 rushing yards on nine carries (he totaled 66 rush yards on eight totes the previous week).
Jared Goff (QB, LA) – 14% Owned
Case Keenum stunk yet again in Week 7, and there’s really no better time to transition to your number one overall pick than a bye week that grants you two weeks’ worth of preparation for a matchup against a terrible Panthers secondary. Deep-league two-QB owners could take the dive, as he’ll get the Jets, Dolphins and Saints secondaries after Carolina too. Not bad.Back to top