This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.
Injuries and bye weeks continue to mount. Using the waiver wire to effectively fill those holes could be the key to making a playoff push, which will be a primary aim of this article. A number of key topics were covered in the traditional waiver wire article - including the Saints' QB and Titans' and Eagles' RB situations - so head there for analysis. Let's dig into the rest.
Tua Tagovailoa vs. Texans (45 percent ESPN)
Tagovailoa struggled against the Bills, which isn't particularly shocking. He'll face the Texans in Week 9 and Jets in Week 11, which should give him viability as a fantasy starter in two of his next three games.
Carson Wentz vs. Jets (39 percent ESPN)
It may not be advisable to watch Wentz if you play him, but he's gotten enough volume to be a decent fantasy producer. He'll draw matchups against the Jets and Jaguars the next two weeks, and they're both favorable matchups.
Justin Fields at Steelers (19 percent ESPN)
Fields showed the ability to be elite as a runner in Week 8 by topping 100 rushing yards against San Francisco. Despite still largely struggling as a passer, he's now exceeded 38 rushing yards in each of his last three contests. There are still a few reasons for caution, highlighted by the Bears' Week 9 matchup against the Steelers as they've only allowed 77 total rushing yards to opposing quarterbacks this season.
Tyrod Taylor at Dolphins (five percent ESPN, 32 percent FFPC)