Top 14 waiver-wire pickups for Week 8 of fantasy football

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Chase Edmonds could be the most valuable fantasy free agent of the NFL season thus far after his big game against the New York Giants on Sunday.
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Seven weeks into the NFL season, it’s time to start finalizing your lineups for a playoff push.On Sunday, a few players emerged as potential replacements for any fantasy player facing a particularly daunting bye week soon.Here are 14 waiver-wire targets for fantasy players looking to fill in any gaps in their rosters.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.Seven weeks into the NFL season, fantasy players are scrambling on Monday morning to work the waiver wire and fill in any gaps in their rosters.Below, we’ve collected 14 waiver-wire targets for fantasy players looking to add some depth to their rosters, going position by position to give you the best chance of earning a spot in your fantasy playoffs.All ownership percentages come from ESPN, and scoring is based on a standard ESPN points-per-reception format.

Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings

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ESPN fantasy ownership: 37.4%Week 7 stats: 337 passing yards, four touchdowns — 29.2 fantasy pointsOne thing to know: Cousins was the second-best quarterback in fantasy this week, marking his third straight week as a top-10 fantasy option.After a shaky start to the year, the Vikings offense appears to be firing on all cylinders. With games against Washington and Kansas City on the horizon, it could be a good time to slot Cousins into your lineup if your current quarterback is struggling.

Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions

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ESPN fantasy ownership: 48.6%Week 7 stats: 364 passing yards, four touchdowns, one interception — 28.6 fantasy pointsOne thing to know: Stafford had a solid Sunday, connecting with Marvin Jones Jr. for four touchdowns in a loss to the Vikings. While those numbers might be tough to replicate weekly, if your quarterback is on a bye for Week 8, the Lions have a good matchup against the Giants where Stafford could go off again.

Chase Edmonds, RB, Arizona Cardinals

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ESPN fantasy ownership: 31.5%Week 7 stats: 126 rushing yards, two receptions, 24 receiving yards, three touchdowns — 3

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