There are a few wide receivers widely available that either have good matchups heading into Week 8, or had successful Week 7 performances, or could benefit from an injury. With that in mind, here are five wide receivers with under 50% ownership in traditional fantasy football leagues that managers can consider picking up for Week 8.
Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers (48 percent)
Next up — @SEA, GB, @NO, BYE, @LAR
Aiyuk caught six of his seven targets for 115 yards in Week 7 and put together his best performance of the season. The rookie could become more of a focal point if Deebo Samuel misses time with his hamstring injury. Aiyuk has two rushing touchdowns on the year and could be used as a gadget player in the ground game.
Rashard Higgins, Browns (1 percent)
Next up — LV, BYE, HOU, PHI, @JAX
Higgins caught six targets for 110 yards after Odell Beckham Jr. went down with a torn ACL in Week 7. The fifth-year wideout is bound to get more opportunities with OBJ out for the year. He might not turn eclipse 100 yards again anytime soon, but Baker Mayfield could be confident going back to him moving forward.
Sterling Shepard, Giants (28 percent)
Next up — TB, @WSH, PHI, BYE@, CIN
Shepard caught six of his eight targets for 59 yards and a score against the Eagles in Week 6 after unexpectedly returning from injury in Week 7. He was considered to be New York’s top receiver before turf toe got the better of him. He could give the Giants a big boost on offense if he’s back to 100 percent.
Nelson Agholor, Raiders (3 percent)
Next up — @CLE, @LAC, DEN, KC, @ATL
Agholor ranks fourth in receptions on the Raiders with 15 but is second to only Darren Waller in receiving yards (292). He’s benefitted from the absence of Bryan Edwards and has a team-high four touchdown receptions. He’s thrived as a deep threat and his 19.5 yards per reception are only second to DK Metcalf. His tallied five catches for 109 yards and a score against the Buccaneers in Week 7 and has plenty of big-play potential.
Tim Patrick, Broncos (27 percent)
Next up — LAC, @ATL, @LV, MIA, NO
Patrick was underwhelming in Week 7 but leads the Broncos in receptions (23), receiving yards (354) receiving touchdowns (2), and receptions of 20 yards or more (7). He’s been one of Denver’s most productive pass catchers regardless of who’s under center. Patrick has two 100-yard games under his belt and is a top 50 wideout in PPR leagues.