Whether you're alone at the top or in the basement of your fantasy football league, there's a good chance that somebody on your roster hasn't met expectations.
It could be someone like Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper, Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, or even Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. You might not be able to recoup their draft value, but you can turn to the waiver wire to try and get back some of that production.
Here are four players to keep an eye on heading into Week 8. Each is owned in fewer than 60 percent of ESPN and Yahoo's fantasy football leagues.
Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears QB (Owned in 51.1 percent of ESPN leagues, 52 percent of Yahoo leagues)
Trubisky did it again Sunday. He threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, adding a rushing touchdown and 81 yards on the ground. It was the third consecutive week in which Trubisky threw for at least 300 yards, rushed for at least 45 yards and scored multiple touchdowns.
The second-year pro did throw two picks, and completed barely more than 50 percent of his passes. But Trubisky was the highest-scoring fantasy QB headed into Sunday night for the second time in three weeks. He’s worth considering as a streaming option in Week 8, and might even be an upgrade over your current signal-caller(s).
Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts RB (Owned in 53.9 percent of ESPN leagues, 55 percent of Yahoo leagues)
Mack topped a solid Week 6 performance with a stellar game in Week 7. He ran for 126 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, and caught two passes for 33 yards and a score in a rout of the Buffalo Bills. It was the second consecutive week in which he got significantly more touches than Nyheim Hines, a previous waiver-wire favorite of ours, and Mack has emerged as the top option in Indianapolis' backfield.
The Colts will head to Oakland next week to face the Raiders, and the Silver and Black defense has allowed more than 100 rushing yards in four out of six weeks this season. If he keeps this up, there probably won't be a return of (the) Mack in our Week 9 column.
Jalen Richard, Oakland Raiders RB (Owned in 17.1 percent of ESPN leagues, 20 percent of Yahoo leagues)
Doug Martin is likely to assume most of the injured Marshawn Lynch’s rushing workload, but Richard still offers higher fantasy upside, especially in PPR formats. He has at least six catches in four out of six games this season, including each of his last two games.
Richard is a solid matchup play in Week 8, as the Colts' defense has allowed big fantasy weeks from opposing running backs. Indy contained the Bills’ backs after LeSean McCoy was injured in Week 7. But as long as health is on Richard’s side, he’s an intriguing flex option.
Danny Amendola, Miami Dolphins WR (Owned in 24.4 percent of ESPN leagues, 10 percent of Yahoo leagues)
Amendola might be the biggest believer in Brocktober, as the 32-year-old caught six passes for 84 yards and one touchdown Sunday against the Detroit Lions.. Since Osweiler took over for an injured Ryan Tannehill, the former Patriots pass-catcher has more targets (18) and catches (13) than any other Dolphins wide receiver.
Miami has a short turnaround, but Osweiler will remain under center on Thursday Night Football against the Houston Texans. It remains to be seen how well Osweiler will perform on the road, but as long as Amendola remains his safety valve, the wide receiver belongs on your radar.