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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Week Eight: Keepers, Sleepers, and Jeepers

Adam Filadelfo (@Frostt24) is back once again with our waiver wire feature here at the Brain...  Keepers, Sleepers, and Jeepers.  Here we go!

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It's that time again. Time to put in those waiver claims for the players you wish you had in your starting lineup last week. Week eight will be here soon enough and the fantasy football regular season is coming closer to the end. It's time to make that playoff push now and some of the moves made now will get owners closer to clinching a playoff spot. There may still be a gem or two to be had so go hit that waiver wire. After you read this of course.

Keepers

Jarret Boykin- Boykin had himself a nice game hauling in eight balls for one hundred three yards and a touchdown. While his fantasy value may take a hit when James Jones returns, he still has plenty of fantasy value for the rest of the season due to the injuries to Randall Cobb and Jermichael Finley.

Jeremy Kerley- After a week seven stat line that reads eight receptions for ninety seven yards and a touchdown, Kerley should remain a serviceable receiver three in fantasy circles based on the amount of targets he should continue to see. Against New England in week seven, Kerley saw a team leading ten targets and as long as he keeps hauling in those targets will remain fantasy relevant.

Sleepers

Mike James- With second year running back Doug Martin out for significant time and quite possibly the remainder of the season, next guy up and rookie Mike James is getting the start in week eight. While the Tampa Bay O-line hasn't been anything to write home about so far, James has shown some pop that Doug Martin has seemed to be lacking. James is obviously the man for the foreseeable future and is worth adding for those owners in need of a running back.

Roy Helu Jr.- Even though it will be very difficult for Helu Jr to duplicate his three touchdown performance, he seems to be headed towards more of a time share with Alfred Morris and Helu Jr is a much better pass catcher which makes him PPR gold. Going into week eight where Washington faces Denver, the Skins figure to be throwing a whole lot and that should mean increased playing time for Helu Jr. His touches have increased over the last three weeks and he should see more touches in week eight as the passing down back.

Jeepers

Chris Ivory- When healthy, Ivory could be a very productive fantasy running back. The only problem with that is he's almost always never healthy. In week seven, Ivory rushed for one hundred four yards on thirty four carries. That's just over three yards per carry. While that isn't anything to get too excited over, it was enough to keep Bilal Powell on the bench but owners shouldn't expect that from Ivory on a weekly basis. Especially heading into a week eight matchup against a strong D-line like the Bengals have.

Darrius Heyward-Bey- While Heyward-Bey may sound like a great pickup, it feels like the same song and dance with him. It seems like every time he gets a chance to prove himself, he lets fantasy owners down. Personally, I think T.Y Hilton is the beneficiary of Reggie Wayne's injury but if you're an owner in need of receiver help, Heyward-Bey may be worth a look. Just don't expect too much from him so you're not disappointed.