IDP Waiver Wire Week 8 - Make or Break Time

Sitting down to write and a few things became clear. What do I that sets my content aside from others? Why would you choose to listen to me? There are literally hundreds of waiver wire articles published each week. Why me?

How much Halloween content is too much? At what point does it wear thin and gets considered “overkill“? Hopefully we’re not there yet cause here I go!


A vast majority of waivers clear Wednesday morning so it’s imperative to do the work and get you claims in TODAY! 

Yannick Ngakoue (DL - Baltimore Ravens)

The Vikings look to be in full sell mode. Case in point, Yannick! Now Ngakoue gets reunited with Calais Campbell in Baltimore! It’s not question if he has anything left in the tank. It’s quite clear Yannick is still performing at high level! He ranks 4th overall in sacks with 5. From what I’ve seen he was dropped in a fair amount of leagues due to MIN bye week. Run to the waiver wire and put a claim in for him!

Willie Gay Jr. (LB - Kansas City Chiefs)

If you haven’t noticed Gay’s playing time has been all over the map! I truly don’t get it! Although in week 7 he played in 51% of the defenses snaps. His stat line was outstanding! 3 solo tackles, 1 assisted, 1 TFL and two passes defended! KC would be wise to get the rookie more playing time! You’d be wise to add him as well!

Montez Sweat (DL - Washington Football Team)

It’s no secret that I’ve been infatuated with Washington’s defensive line so far this season! Much like a high powered offense I want any and all pieces of this DL! Montez has collected 5 sacks, 9 TFL and two forced fumbles so far in 2020! It’s a fantastic situation playing along side rookie DE Chase Young, Jonathan Allen and Ryan Kerrigan to name a few! Go check your free agent pool! 

Robert Spillane (LB - Pittsburgh Steelers)

The Steelers are looking good! I’d argue large in part to their defensive unit! After Bush went down with a season ending knee injury in walks Mr. Spillane. Week 7 he played 75% of the defensive snaps for 2 solo tackles and 1 assisted. He’s not a hot name but Rob has LB3 type upside! In deeper leagues he’s a great addition for a plus match-up in week 8!

Avery Williamson (LB - New York Jets)

It’s not all bad for the Jets right? I can’t say that out loud with a straight face. The NYJ are awful and their defense is on the field a ton! Which opens up tons of opportunity for their IDP’s! Avery has started 4 of their last 6 games averaging 11 tackles a game with an interception to boot!

Neville Hewitt (LB - Philadelphia Eagles)

What a find Neville is for our IDP teams! He’s played 100% of the defensive snap in all but one game! In his last 10 games he’s racked up 10 solo tackles and 3 assisted tackles! He has a ton of IDP value right now with LB2 upside! The best part? He’s on no one’s radar!

Josh Jones (DB - Jacksonville Jaguars)

Josh isn’t going to make a highlight play or a massive splash play. What he will give you is a nice safe floor. Which is fantastic for an IDP at the DB position! He’s averaging 8 or more tackles in every game he’s played this season. He’s still young so there’s both room to grow along with some growing pains. 

Jabrill Peppers (S - New York Giants)

Peppers absolutely stuffed the stat sheet in week 7! 4 solo tackles 2 assisted, 1 sack, 1 TFL and a QB hit! He’s also averaged 4 solo tackles in his last 3 games. Jabrill has always been a Swiss army knife on defense and will continue to have high tackle upside week in and week out! 

Jeffery Simmons (DL - Tennessee Titans)

Heading into week 8 we all need injury replacement players along with bye week adds! Simmons might be my favorite bye week addition on this list. Tennessee heads to Cincinnati Sunday what is an extremely plus match up for their D-line. The Bengals throw the ball more then any other team in the NFL. Rookie QB Joe Burrow is doing well but still learning. The Titans defensive line should feast in week 8! Specifically Jeff Simmons! Go add him NOW!

Adrian Phillips (S - New England Patriots)

Another favorite add of mine for a spot start, Phillips put up his second straight DB1 week! 6 solo tackles, 1 assisted and a TFL! The Pats play Buffalo in week 8 and their offense is giving up the 3rd most points to opposing DB’s! The playing is there (75%) the opportunity is there. Everything is here for the taking!

Quinnen Williams (DL - New York Jets)

I just read the NYJ are shopping their 2nd year 1st round pick. It makes no sense to me! This team is in shambles. They are 0-6 and going no where fast. This kid is only 22 years old with a ton of un-tapped potential. This isn’t really a week 8 kind of thing. More of a long term investment in his future and the future of your IDP team.

Jerry Hughes (DE - Buffalo Bills)

Holy smokes! Jerry turned back the hands of time in week 7! 5 solo tackles, 2 assisted, 2 sacks, 1 TFL, 1 pass deflection, a forced fumble and 2 QB hits! Perfect time to add him as a bye week replacement or injury fill in! Wow what a week 7 for Hughes.

Everson Griffen (DE - Dallas Cowboys)


Most IDP waiver adds, to me, are a one week rental. On a per game or per match-up basis. That’s exactly what Everson is for week 8. He had a fantastic week 7. 2 solo tackles, 2 assisted, 1 sack, 1 TFL and 2 QB hits. Looking ahead to week 8 the Cowboys tussle with an Eagles team absolutely wasted from injuries. Their offensive line is a current wasteland. Everson is a low risk high upside play for week 8 only. 

Thanks for reading! I look forward to providing more fantastic IDP waiver wire adds each week moving forward!


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