We have made it to Week 8 of the fantasy football season. After a week with six teams on bye, every team is scheduled to be in action this week. This is also the final week before the trade deadline, so there could be some team shifts for players as DeAndre Hopkins, Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton have their names swirling in trade rumors.
Here is how we are approaching wide receivers in Week 8 PPR leagues.
Injury news to monitor
Deebo Samuel missed the San Francisco 49ers last game, dealing with a rib and a hamstring injury. They did play on Monday night in Week 7, so he technically will have a slightly shorter turnaround before the team’s next game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Christian Watson went down toward the end of the Green Bay Packers' loss to the Denver Broncos. He was favoring his knee, but his practice participation this week will be one to keep track of. DK Metcalf missed the first game of his career last week as he wasn’t able to play due to a hip injury. The Seattle Seahawks WR is also reportedly dealing with a rib injury he sustained in Week 2.
Tank Dell is expected to return this week as the Houston Texans are coming out of their bye week. He was in the league’s concussion protocol prior to last week. Jacksonville Jaguars WR Zay Jones was finally able to return in Week 6 after being sidelined with a knee injury. He then suffered either a new knee issue or a tweak and missed last week’s game.
Streaming options for Week 8
DJ Moore isn’t necessarily considered a streamer, but after his breakout 200+ yard game with multiple touchdowns, he has been a dud. Even if Tyson Bagent is under center again, Moore has upside this week, taking on the Los Angeles Chargers secondary, allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts. This also means that if you are in dire straits, you could look at flexing Darnell Mooney, but you’d have to be in a pretty desperate jam injury-wise.
Despite how good their overall team is, the Philadelphia Eagles defense is giving up the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts. Terry McLaurin has finally started showing up this year, and this matchup could finally be what Jahan Dotson needs after a horrible start to the year after a strong preseason.