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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Waiver Wired | Week 8: The Replacements

My weekly "Waiver Wired" column is up at Rotoworld for Week 8. Summary is below, but click here for the full article. Keep in mind this article is through Rotoworld and is intended for more shallow redraft leagues as opposed to a deeper roster Dynasty league.

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This week's waiver wire brings a list of replacements that would make Paul Westerberg proud. The Vikings were forced to turn to Gus Frerotte when Tarvaris Jackson fell on his face, and the Browns will be facing the same decision this week with Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson. The Bucs, having made the change two weeks ago, are looking to Jeff Garcia to save their season in relief of Brian Griese.

At running back, Cedric Benson has unseated the pedestrian Chris Perry while Pierre Thomas will look to fill in for Reggie Bush. Sammy Morris' knee injury may have the Pats turning to LaMont Jordan or even undrafted rookie Benjarvus Green-Ellis. A pair of talented rookie wide receivers, Donnie Avery and Josh Morgan, have dethroned veteran starters while Antonio Bryant has replaced Joey Galloway as the Bucs No. 1 receiver at split end. This week's bevy of replacements is your chance to capitalize on the changing times.

On to the waiver wire, where we'll emphasize replacement solutions for the next couple of weeks. Here's how I rank the likely targets at each position. Full writeups of each player are below.

1. Jeff Garcia
2. Gus Frerotte
3. Brady Quinn
4. Damon Huard
5. Dan Orlovsky

1. Cedric Benson
2. LaMont Jordan
3. Pierre Thomas
4. Ahman Green
5. Fred Jackson
6. Benjarvus Green-Ellis
7. Maurice Morris

1. Antonio Bryant
2. Kevin Curtis
3. Josh Morgan
4. Donnie Avery
5. Greg Camarillo
6. Malcom Floyd
7. Antwaan Randle El
8. Marty Booker
9. Mike Furrey

1. Bo Scaife
2. Visanthe Shiancoe

1. Jets

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