Top 8 Fantasy Football Streamers Week 8 (PPR): Jalen Reagor is Back & The Top Streamer of The Week

Week 8 in 2020 is one of the kinder Week 8s that I have run into in my fantasy career. There are surprisingly quite a few streaming options at every position. Usually, as we get close to BYE week hell and injuries start to pile up, the waivers and free agent pool are bare with nothing but scraps. However, this week, even after waivers clearing, there are plenty of guys you can throw onto your squad to patch some holes. Make sure to check each FA pool and do not just immediately search for the guys on this list. You never know who might have been dropped and sneaked past the entire league!

 

Derek Carr

@ CLE

The Raiders’ offense is surprisingly big play-oriented this year. It helps that not only did Vegas add studs like Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards in the draft, but also FA wide receiver Nelson Ahglor has been balling out. The main beneficiary of all this is Derek Carr. He has been a solid option almost every single week thus far, besides Week 1, where Jacobs carried the team to a win. I would play Carr with confidence in every plus matchup, and the Browns are a plus matchup. The Browns just gave up a massive game to Joe Burrow, and Carr has the ability and opportunity to get near that point total as well.

 

Kirk Cousins

@ GB

This is a gross play after watching the performance Cousins had against the Falcons. However, even if that game, once again, garbage time salvaged this performance. Remember, this is fantasy football. No one cares that Kirk Cousins is losing games and throwing picks early. What does matter are the loads of TDs he has been scoring in garbage time with Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson leading to great QB weeks. This should be a repeat of Week 1, where the Vikings go down big, and the Packers let Kirk get 250+ yards passing and a couple of scores, which is always going to leave you happy as a fantasy manager.

 

Gus Edwards

Vs. PIT

This matchup is disgusting, but I believe that the opportunity here for one of the main backs on any NFL team, off the free-agent pool, is too good to pass up. Gus Edwards will get tons of carries and a few targets in this game; the hope is that these touches are productive or inside the red zone. Edwards has a good shot at a TD if Baltimore can drive the ball on this solid Steelers’ defense. You will not get a much better opportunity from a free agent this late in the week.

La’Mical Perine

@ KC

La’Mical Perine is not a household name. In fact, he is not really a name that most fantasy experts know very well. However, after Bell’s release, what we saw was that Perine was a featured back, especially in passing downs for this Jets team. In a game against the most potent offense in football, this is going to be a passing game script for the Jets’ offense. Perine will have plenty of opportunities, and he has already shown you that he can have a solid week. With likely more touches, snaps, and opportunity, I like Perine to actually be a very serviceable high-end RB3 this week, and you can nab him right now off the free-agent pool or waivers. There is about a 2% chance that he is rostered.

Jalen Reagor

Vs. DAL

Jalen Reagor is finally returning from injury, and this is massive news. Not only is Reagor a top streaming option this week against a horrible Dallas defense, maybe even a WR2, but he is a great pickup for the rest of the season. Go rush to the waivers and grab him before someone else does. This guy will turn into one of the top targets for Wentz immediately. He will be the most talented skill position player for the Eagles out there Sunday. This has everything, a highly-skilled 1st round rookie, tons of opportunity, and maybe the best matchup in football right now with the way the Dallas defense and team is playing.

 

Tre’Quan Smith

@ CHI

Tre’Quan will once again have the benefit of Michael Thomas being out. It seems that Marquez Callaway has emerged as Brees’ #1 WR target these past couple of weeks. However, Callaway will not be active in this game. It has all fallen on Smith’s shoulders to produce for Brees in this game against a tough Chicago defense. With that said, The Rams just laid down the groundwork on how to beat that defense. I believe that Smith is perfect in PPR because of the target share he will demand. Smith also always brings to the table big playability. This is a real dart throw for deeper leagues, but I like the opportunity for Smith.

 

Dalton Schultz

@ PHI

Schultz is going to have to be the safety net for a young rookie QB in an unexpected start. The Eagles have a decently solid rush defense and secondary. However, the linebacking coverage ability is not really there. Schultz should be able to get open a lot in this game. It stinks having to count on such a young and unproven talent at QB, especially one who did not play well in Washington. However, it is a risk that I am willing to make if my starting TE is out for this game. Schultz should see a bigger target share in this one and has TD upside.

Harrison Bryant

Vs. LV

Harrison Bryant is a good rookie TE. I do not expect another multi-score performance, but I expect Bryant to be the lead TE for Baker Mayfield. This game seems to be high-scoring, with the offenses being better than the opposing defenses. With Odell and Austin Hooper out, Mayfield will be looking for new targets and I peg Bryant to be one of the big ones. A replication of the five targets we saw last week would make him good enough to easily slide into a starting TE slot. Also, as we have seen, Bryant is a red-zone target. So he comes with that massive TD upside, and even one just score usually pushes your guy into a top-10 TE on the week.

Matthew has been playing fantasy football for over ten years now. He is experienced in playing and writing about both daily and season-long fantasy. He is both commissioner and former champion of several different types of high stakes money leagues.

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