Alfonso Smith

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 8

Alfonso Smith, Leon Washington and Dezmon Briscoe lead this week's waiver wire pickups.

It is Week 8, the fourth week of bye weeks, and some big names go on vacation this weekend, so run to the waiver wire for some much needed help. You need someone to step in and hold down the fort for a week, or maybe more in some cases.

WEEK 8 BYES: Atlanta, Chicago, Green Bay, New York Jets, Oakland, Tampa Bay

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<p> Alfonso Smith, Leon Washington and Dezmon Briscoe lead this week's waiver wire pickups.</p>
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Beanie Wells Has Mysterious Knee Injury; Get Alfonso Smith

The Cardinals running back gets bitten by the injury bug once again
<p> The Cardinals running back gets bitten by the injury bug once again</p>

Beanie Wells has a knack for getting injured. And his fantasy owners are worried this week, when he took that knack to the next level when he re-injured his surgically-repaired right knee in the Cardinals game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

So now what? Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said he didn't know the severity of Wells' injury, but we're guessing it's not going to be good news for fantasy footballers.