Week 8 was yet another action packed week of football. Let’s take a look at some players who make for nice potential waiver wire additions for your IDP squads.
Week 8 is just about in the books as we still have a Monday night matchup to cap it off. This article was written before the conclusion of that game so unfortunately, it doesn’t include those players. Now it’s time to dive into some potential Week 9 waiver wire additions.
Disclaimer: All league sizes and formats are different. Meaning some of these players may or may not be available in your league. Each week I’ll be doing my best to cover a wide enough base of scenarios. If you ever have any league specific questions, I’m always willing to help and so is our fantastic team here at IDP Guys.
T.J. Edwards – LB – Philadelphia Eagles
Week 8 stat line: 13 tackles (6 solos), 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, 1 QB hit, 1 forced fumble
The Eagles recently placed linebacker Nate Gerry on IR as he is battling an Achilles injury. This opened the door for T.J. Edwards to inherit some additional snaps and he made good use of his opportunity. Week 8 was Edwards’ first game back since Week 4 as he was on IR with a hamstring injury. Edwards played a season-high 78% of the defensive snaps and his 13 tackles (6 solos) led the team. Edwards had a big Week 8 IDP output and the hope is he will continue to see added snaps coming out of Philadelphia’s Week 9 bye. While Gerry was productive from and IDP standpoint, his on-field play has been rocky to say the least. This makes Edwards an intriguing waiver wire pickup as he should see added snaps while Gerry is out and possibly even when he returns.
Alex Singleton – LB – Philadelphia Eagles
Week 8 stat line: 8 tackles (5 solos), 1 QB hit
I previously mentioned Alex Singleton in my Week 7 IDP waiver wire article. Singleton has started the past three games and is also the play caller on defense. With Gerry out, Singleton like T.J. Edwards, played 78% of the defensive snaps this week and produced another productive IDP outing. I just wanted to mention Singleton again as he should continue to see a solid snap share coming out of Philadelphia’s Week 9 bye and is a name to target if still available on your waiver wire.
Blake Cashman / Patrick Onwuasor – LB – New York Jets
Week 8 stat line: None
With the recent trade of Avery Willaimson to the Steelers, there is an opening to be filled next to Neville Hewitt at linebacker. The guy I like to fill that spot is second-year man Blake Cashman. Cashman started five games as a rookie last year and was starting to really come along before a torn labrum and fractured shoulder ended his year after Week 8. Cashman has battled injuries to start this year as he went on IR after Week 1 with a groin injury and missed this week’s game with a hamstring injury. If he can get healthy, I think he has the talent and opportunity to be productive for IDP managers going forward. If you’re trying to decide which Jets linebacker to pickup off the waiver wire, Cashman would be my first choice.
Patrick Onwuasor is another name to keep an eye on. The Jets signed Onwuasor to a one-year deal this offseason to add some depth to their linebacker unit. Onwausor has yet to see the field this year as he has been on IR with a knee injury. Onwausor returned to practice this past week and his window to be activated has been opened. While I think Cashman is the better talent, the Jets could decide to give Onwuasor some snaps when he returns. I’m only picking up Onwuasor in deep roster leagues otherwise I’d just monitor his situation.
Jordyn Brooks – LB – Seattle Seahawks
Week 8 stat line: 4 tackles (1 solo)
After missing Weeks 4 and 5 with a sprained knee, Brooks has started the past two games coming out of Seattle’s Week 6 bye. Brooks didn’t produce much from an IDP stand point this week, but did play a season-high 50% of the defensive snaps Week 8. In Week 7 however, Brooks had a nice outing collecting seven tackles (3 solos) and one tackle for loss while playing 45% of the snaps. A nice long-term asset, Brooks is likely owned in dynasty formats, but he is also a name to keep an eye on in deeper roster redraft leagues. Brooks’ snap share has gone up since returning from injury and while he comes off in the nickel package, Seattle does play more base defense than most teams. Seattle likes the speed Brooks brings to their defense so his progression is one to watch.
Carlos Dunlap – DE – Seattle Seahawks
Week 8 stat line: None
After playing the first 10 years of his career in Cincinnati, Carlos Dunlap has found himself a new home after being traded to the Seattle Seahawks last week. Dunlap had seen a big drop in playing time as of late and was openly disgruntled with the Bengals. This led to this deal taking place as Seattle desperately needed help in the pass rush department. At 31 years old, Dunlap is getting up there in age, but I feel he still has some juice left in the tank. While he has only one sack on the year, the change of scenery to a contender might be the boost he needs to get it going. If Dunlap was dropped due to his lack of playing time and production, he is worth a waiver wire pickup as we see if he gets back to form with his new team.
Randy Gregory – DE – Dallas Cowboys
Week 8 stat line: 4 solo tackles, 1 QB hit
After missing the 2019 season due to suspension, Gregory returned to action in Week 7 this year. In his first game back, Gregory played only six defensive snaps (9%). In Week 8, Gregory saw a big increase in playing time as he played 31 defensive snaps (49%). This is partially due to the Cowboys trading away Everson Griffen and someone needing to pickup the vacated defensive end snaps. Gregory turned in a respectable IDP performance with his added snaps as he collected four solo tackles and one quarterback hit in Week 8. Dallas could use a boost in it’s pass rush and Gregory might be the spark to provide it. An athletic and talented pass rusher, Gregory is worth a waiver wire grab in deeper leagues as we see how his role advances going forward.
Olivier Vernon – DE – Cleveland Browns
Week 8 stat line: 4 tackles (3 solos), 2 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 2 QB hits
Olivier Vernon hasn’t had the year Cleveland fans had been hoping for playing opposite of star Myles Garrett. Hopefully Week 8 was the start of things changing for Vernon going forward. Vernon registered his first two sacks of the year and added four tackles (3 solos), two tackles for loss and two quarterback hits as well. Averaging 86% of the defensive snaps over his last four games, Vernon is seeing plenty of opportunity to make an impact. While he has a Week 9 bye, Vernon gets a Houston offensive line that has allowed 22 sacks through seven games in Week 10. Hopefully Vernon can stay hot coming out of the bye and continue to be disruptive as a pass rusher.
David Onyemata – DT – New Orleans Saints
Week 8 stat line: 5 tackles (1 solo), 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, 1 QB hit
David Onyemata is quietly having a really nice year along the Saints’ interior defensive line. Onyemata has played 51% of the defensive snaps on the year and in Week 8 he saw a season-high of 74%. Unfortunately, this might of been due to Sheldon Rankins getting injured in the contest. Rankins will reportedly be out several weeks after suffering a MCL injury. Onyemata has three sacks on the year and the Saints will be relying on him to keep up the pressure from the interior of their defense. In defensive tackle required leagues, Onyemata is a solid wavier wire pickup should he be available.
Adrian Amos – S – Green Bay Packers
Week 8 stat line: 8 tackles (6 solos), 1 tackle for loss
After a disappointing start to the year for us IDP players, Amos has picked it up as of late. Over his last two outings Amos has amassed 14 tackles (11 solos), two tackles for loss, one sack, one quarterback hit and a fumble recovery. This productive two week stretch is a welcomed sight to us IDP degenerates as Amos has been slow to get going after compiling a career high 84 tackles (68 solos) in 2019. An every down player who’s picking up some steam, Amos is a nice waiver wire option should he be available.
Nasir Adderly – S – Los Angeles Chargers
Week 8 stat line: 7 tackles (5 solos)
After not starting Week 1, Nasir Adderly has started the past six games for the Chargers and played 98% of the snaps in that span. Adderly has produced some solid IDP outputs and this past week his seven tackles (5 solos) tied for the team lead. If available, Adderly is a fine waiver wire option for managers in need of safety help.
Eric Rowe – S – Miami Dolphins
Week 8 stat line: 7 tackles (5 solos), 1 interception, 5 passes defended
Miami’s defense had an impressive Week 8 and safety Eric Rowe was a key contributor to it’s success. Rowe had a fantastic IDP performance producing seven tackles (5 solos), one interception, and an impressive five passes defended. Playing 84% on the year, Rowe has seen his playing time rise over his last two starts playing 100% and 92% in Weeks 6 and 8 respectively. Rowe is a worthy option for manager’s looking for some assistance at safety.
Emmanuel Mosley – CB – San Francisco 49ers
Week 8 stat line: 10 tackles (7 solos), 1 pass defended
Since returning to action in Week 6 after being out two weeks due to a concussion, Mosley has been putting up some nice IDP performances. In Weeks 6-8, Mosley has produced 18 tackles (15 solos), one interception, and five passes defended. Should he be available, Mosley is a great option in cornerback required leagues. Mosley is also usable in DB grouped formats for managers in need of defensive back help.
Thanks for tuning into this week’s edition of the IDP waiver wire. We’ve already seen some players find new homes and I expect a few more deals to take place before the November 3rd deadline hits. So make sure you keep up on the news and as always remember to follow the snaps.