2020 Fantasy Football Week 8 IDP Waiver Wire

by Bob Van Duser
2020 Fantasy Football Week 8 IDP Waiver Wire

Welcome back for a look at the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 8 IDP Waiver Wire! With Bye Weeks continuing to roll in and injuries continuing to pile up, it's important to stay active to improve our team for the long haul! Whether you're still hurting from losing LB Devin Bush last week, or hurting from the recent loss of DB Landon Collins, I've got your back.
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I want to take the chance to revisit some "Waiver Wire All-Stars". These are guys that I've been able to hit on over the course of the season that have become regular starters in my lineups as well as hopefully in your own lineups.

We found DE Christian Wilkins in Week 2. Added DB Kenny Vaccaro and DE Quinnen Williams in Week 3. Grabbed a stud in DB/LB Kyzir White in Week 4. We hit on a couple of studs in Week 5 when we called on LB Bobby Okereke and LB Eric Wilson. We added DL/LB Montez Sweat in Week 6. Then we filled the hole left by LB Devin Bush in Week 7 by adding LB Tyrell Adams. If you're hurting for help, LOOK FOR THESE PLAYERS. They could still be available.

Not every Waiver Wire grab will pan out. However, it's important to be able to look back and see encouraging results. I may have some hits and misses, but, based on those players listed I could field an entire defense despite injuries and Bye Weeks. It may not be elite, but it is competitive. Now let's see who the future Waiver Wire All-Stars might be.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 8 IDP Waiver Wire

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Low Priority Waiver Wire Adds

Low Priority Waiver Wire Adds will consist of players that have new opportunities and decent talent, however, it's likely they'll only find your lineup in case of injury or as a streaming option.

Deshazor Everett, DB, Washington Football Team

Week 7 Stats: 3 Solo Tackles, 1 Pass Defensed

Here I am on MY BIRTHDAY getting my heart broken receiving news that my FAVORITE defensive player Landon Collins likely tore his Achilles. To say it was kind of a buzz kill is an understatement. However, we must adjust, and prepare for next week.

Everett was recently promoted to start over fellow DB Troy Apke. Since being demoted after Week 5, Apke has seen one total snap. Another dark horse in this mix is Kamren Curl, a seventh-round pick in this year's draft. He's been more of a rotational piece thanks to his versatility but he's been getting consistent time all season.

There's one (valuable) DB spot open here for three guys. I'd consider Everett the favorite, mostly due to his moderate production. Coupled with the fact he's coming off of getting promoted so he's seen in a positive light in the coach's eyes at this point. Likely a stream option. Kamren Curl is worth a look in deep leagues.

Medium Priority Waiver Wire Adds

Medium Priority Waiver Wire Adds will consist of players who have shown promise with the opportunity given, and are likely to be regularly considered for your starting lineup, especially as a streaming option.

Vince Williams, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 7 Stats: 10 Tackles (9 Solo), 2 Tackles for Loss, 1 Sack

In last week's Waiver Wire article I highlighted Robert Spillane and mentioned that Williams would get a bump, and boy did he. Albeit, facing Derrick Henry and the rushing attack that he brings. It looks like going forward he'll be the guy to own. Where he won't face a strong running game every week, he does get the Baltimore Ravens this coming week.

He'd be a higher priority for me but he's just not a very flashy option so I don't believe it'll take much to acquire him. However, he should warrant a weekly starting consideration.

Romeo Okwara, LB/DL, Detroit Lions

Week 7 Stats: 3 Solo Tackles, 1 Tackle for Loss, 2 Sacks, 1 Forced Fumble

*Tries to think up clever Shakespeare reference*

Romeo's performance on Sunday was poetry in motion!

*Fails epically*

Ah, that was rough. In all seriousness, Okwara's been someone I've had my eye on for some time now. In the past, he's struggled to string good games together and those tend to be the players I avoid. However, this season seems a little different. He did get to exploit a matchup against a porous offensive line, but hey, that's the minimum you expect out of someone you're considering to start.

He does have a tough matchup against Indianapolis coming up. However, after that game, he gets Washington, Houston, and Minnesota. Washington ranks 30th in most sacks allowed, allowing 3.7 sacks per game, Houston ranks 26th allowing 3.1 sacks per game, and Minnesota ranks 20th allowing 2.3 sacks per game.

He'd be a higher priority for me but his inconsistency throughout his career gives me pause for concern.

High Priority Waiver Wire Adds

High Priority Waiver Wire Adds will consist of talented players who have proven they can produce at a high level in their roles, and will consistently warrant starting consideration regardless of injuries or Bye Weeks.

Haason Reddick, LB, Arizona Cardinals

Week 7 Stats: 11 Tackles (5 Solo), 3 Tackles for Loss, 1 Sack

If you have played IDP consistently, especially in Dynasty formats, it's likely you're familiar with the woes of Haason Reddick's career. He was someone coming into the season who was touted as a likely trade deadline candidate. However, with his production, I'd consider that highly unlikely.

After a position change back to what he played in college, he seems revitalized. He's facing a Bye Week in Week 8, but I'd wager he'll likely end up a Waiver Wire All-Star by years end.

Ronnie Harrison, DB, Cleveland Browns

Week 7 Stats: 9 Tackles (6 Solo), 1 Sack, 1 Pass Defensed, 1 Fumble Recovery

Harrison was fully healthy coming into the week and received the start over fellow DB Karl Joseph. Needless to say, he made the most of it. He's going to end up as my personal replacement for DB Landon Collins in several leagues. It's not quite 1-for-1, but when Harrison's been healthy he's played very well. I think he was a steal coming over from Jacksonville.

You'll get him for one more week prior to his Bye Week but after that, he'll likely slot in as a weekly starting option that, when healthy, will likely make you thankful you added him when you did.

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