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Early waiver wire adds for Week 8: Veterans ready to help your team

Yahoo Sports Staff
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With six teams on bye in Week 8, you’re likely going to need make a move to fill out your fantasy lineup. If you own players on the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, Los Angeles Rams or San Francisco 49ers then here are three players worth adding on the waiver wire.

1. Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins: With a report that star tight end Jordan Reed will not make the team’s trip to London for Week 8 as he recovers from a concussion, Davis is an attractive waiver option. The 11-year veteran caught all six of his targets for 79 yards in a loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. He will have a favorable matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals up next.

Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis scores a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Oct. 16, 2016, in Landover, Md. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)
Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis scores a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Oct. 16, 2016. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)

2. Anquan Boldin, WR, Detroit Lions: His fourth touchdown of the season proved to be the game-winner for Detroit. Boldin’s other numbers on the season – 32 receptions for 272 yards – aren’t overly impressive. While he is behind Marvin Jones Jr. and Golden Tate in the receiver pecking order, Boldin is going to continue to see targets as long as tight end Eric Ebron is out.

3. Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers: Some might forget about Adams because his monster game happened on Thursday night against the Chicago Bears, but don’t be one of those owners. He caught 13 balls for 132 yards and two touchdowns. Adams was a major disappointment last season but is rebounding in a big way with five touchdowns through six games this season.

Note: Six teams are also on bye in Week 9, so plan ahead (Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, New England Patriots, Washington Redskins).