Fantasy Football Week 8 Running Back Preview: Waiver Wire, Screenings, DFS Games, And More

The NFL Trade Deadline is usually louder than the actual move, but with just over a week to go until the deadline, we’ve already had two moving running backs that changed the landscape of Fantasy Football.

The first one, Christian McCaffrey in San Francisco, has already been digested and we started seeing results in week 7. Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard both had surprisingly good performances against Tampa Bay and both rank among the best waiver additions and high-end flexes as we head into Week 8. The same crushed deal by Jeff Wilson value and may have an impact on at least one of the 49ers‘pass receivers once McCaffrey is fully implemented.

The second trade still has mystery, at least on one side. james robinson was exchanged at New York Jets and help Michael Carter replace Brece Hall after Hall was lost for the season. In Jacksonville, this one is easy: Travis Etienne is a top 12, an essential ball carrier. I would buy high if someone thinks they are selling high. In New York, it’s more complicated.

Robinson has a workaholic history, but outside of four long runs he really didn’t look like himself as he returned from his Achilles injury. Carter has been a committee since his college days at UNC, but he’s performed very well the few times the Jets have given him a full charge in 2021. For this week, we’re projecting Carter as a borderline No. 2 and Robinson like a flex. But once Robinson learns of the infraction, this situation could be just as messy as Carolina’s.

Now onto the rest of the Week 8 RB preview:

Week 8 RB Preview

The following players are not expected to play in Week 8 at this time. Here’s what that means:

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Matchups that matter

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Waiver Wire Targets


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