Fantasy fallout: Kenyan Drake, Jerry Jeudy lead list of Week 8 NFL targets

Nobody has a more stacked lineup of fantasy analysts and NFL team reporters than ESPN. It's the rare "backfield by committee" that is actually a good thing for fantasy football managers.

Every Tuesday, Mike Triplett will ask our NFL Nation reporters a series of burning questions about the weekend's biggest stories in order to help inform you for your waiver-wire pickups and roster decisions.

This week we went on the hunt for candidates to grab while the value is high, as well as those underperforming players to perhaps take a chance on -- basically, anyone a fantasy manager should invest in for the remainder of the season.

It's time to begin our weekly trip around the league, so fasten your seat belts and get ready to tour the NFL Nation!

Who is the top waiver-wire target fantasy fans should be looking to add from the team you cover?

Las Vegas Raiders

RB Kenyan Drake: Despite a hefty contract -- $11 million guaranteed over two years -- Drake was an afterthought in the Raiders' offense with Jon Gruden at the helm. However, over he past two weeks? He's scored three touchdowns (two by ground, one by air). Plus, with lead back Josh Jacobs now dealing with a chest injury (after having dealt with toe and ankle issues and missing two games earlier this season), Drake is more than capable of being that dual-threat many fantasy fans envisioned when he signed with Las Vegas this past spring. -- Paul Gutierrez