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This could be a busy week on the waiver wire as the NFL

in Interviews & Stories 07.08.2019 05:33
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The Giants Kyler Murray Jersey , Packers, Titans, Rams, Cardinals and Jaguars each have the week off.That means no Marcus Mariota, DeMarco Murray, Todd Gurley, Adrian Peterson, Leonard Fournette, Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams or Larry Fitzgerald.Fantasy owners are going to have a hard time filling out complete rosters with so many teams on a break. How you will go about filling out your roster is generally directly tied to your record. The better the record, the more cautious you should be on the waiver wire. Don’t blow your budget on a player who will only help you for one week. The opposite is true, however, if you are struggling. You may have to throw caution to the wind and be aggressive if you need to win now. There is no use planning for three weeks down the line if you will already be out of contention. Here are the top waiver wire players for Week 8:JOSH MCCOWN, QB, New York Jets (22 percent owned in CBSSports.com leagues)McCown’s ownership percentage has gone up 8 percentage points since last week and should be higher. He’s a better play than Brett Hundley, who some fantasy owners blew their budget on this past week. McCown could make a solid replacement for those owners that lost Carson Palmer on Sunday to a broken arm. The Jets aren’t as bad a team as expected.JALEN RICHARD (19 percent) and DeAndre Washington (6 percent), RB, Oakland RaidersMarshawn Lynch was suspended one game for coming onto the field and placing his hands on an official during a melee Thursday. Lynch is appealing the suspension but it’s likely that he will have to serve his sentence this week. Lynch hasn’t been all that productive this season anyway, which could lead to a chance to start not only this week but for the remainder of the season for either Richard or Washington should they step up with a big performance. We are all wondering who the better pickup will be. Neither player is the next big thing when it comes to running backs, but Oakland does have a solid offensive line and the passing game seems to have fixed its problems. Richard appeared ready to the first crack at the starting job two weeks ago but it’s reasonable to lean toward Washington now. Don’t be shocked if coach Jack Del Rio just goes with the hot hand.DEVONTAE BOOKER Byron Murphy Jersey , RB, Denver Broncos (17 percent): The Broncos offense is broken. They have only scored 10 total points in their last two games. Someone is going to pay the price. Maybe it’s quarterback Trevor Siemian, as the QB is usually the first to blame when an NFL team loses, but C.J. Anderson could be feeling the heat , as he only has 61 yards on 19 carries during these two losses. Sure, the Giants run defense is tough, but what was his excuse for not getting the job done versus the Chargers on Sunday? Booker is not lighting the world on fire, but at the very least he’s a threat when catching the ball out of the backfield and might be able to give the offense a spark.KENNY STILLS, WR, Miami Dolphins (27 percent)Quarterback Jay Cutler is expected to miss at least the next two games with broken ribs and this may be good for Stills. We seem to forget that Stills had nine touchdowns last season and is on pace to better that this year. Stills had his two touchdowns this week with Matt Moore starting at QB. The Dolphins play the Ravens on Thursday, a game that is well within their capabilities of winning. If they do, it’s hard to see Miami going back to Cutler as the starter after Moore leads them to back to back victories.JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (20 percent)The Steelers said they wanted to get Martavis Bryant more involved in the offense this week. That didn’t happen as he only had two touches. Smith-Schuster has become a receiver that Ben Roethlisberger trusts, especially in the red zone. He has three touchdowns in his last six games and if you’re in need of a bye week replacement, he could be that short term answer.TYLER KROFT, TE, Cincinnati Bengals (31 percent)Tyler Eifert is not coming back this season after undergoing back surgery and we all know how much Andy Dalton likes to look for his tight ends in the end zone. Kroft is never going to be a high volume receiving tight end but with the lack of production at the position this year, any TE that scores a TD will be a top 10 at the position that week. Kroft has three scores in his past three games. TEMPE, Ariz. (AP)Say goodbye to ”No risk it Andy Isabella Jersey , no biscuit.” Bruce Arians, one of the NFL’s biggest personalities, is retiring from coaching after five mostly successful and usually entertaining seasons as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. The 65-year-old two-time NFL Coach of the Year, known for his Kangol-style hats, colorful vocabulary and wide-open ”no risk it, no biscuit” offense, announced the decision in an emotional session with the media on Monday. ”It’s been an unbelievable journey,” he said. ”The tears you see are really tears of joy and peace. I’ll miss the players. I’ll miss coming out of the locker room hearing the national anthem because it still gets to me.” Arians said he told the players of his decision Sunday after the team’s 26-24 win at Seattle and the players never leaked it to reporters. ”And they lied to you because of that,” he said. ”There’s really no greater feeling in the world to know your players have your back.” Of the reason for the retirement, Arians said, ”Family’s a big one.” He recalled last summer, when he was talking to his wife Christine at their lake house in Georgia, she told him their son Jake was turning 40. ”It hit me like a ton of bricks that I missed all that time,” Arians said. Arians, who spent more than four decades in coaching, has had health issues in recent years, including treatment for diverticulitis as well as a successful fight against kidney cancer last offseason. He said the Cardinals had the best owner in the NFL ”by far” and called general manager Steve Keim his ”little brother.” Keim’s voice cracked with emotion when he talked about his time with Arians. ”I don’t think there’s any doubt it’s going to be hard to replicate the kind of relationship we all had with Bruce and how special he was to us,” Keim said. ”There’s no doubt he’ll always hold a special place in my heart.” Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said ”we’ll miss him a lot.” Bidwill said the search for a new coach would begin immediately, and he had requests to other teams for permission to speak to assistant coaches going out Monday. But Bidwill said there will be no rush to fill the job despite the many other head coaching openings in the league. He noted that Arians was the last of seven coaches to be hired five years ago. ”And I’m glad we didn’t get caught up like it was a race or something,” Bidwill said. Arians won a franchise-record 50 games in his five seasons with Arizona. Counting his stint as interim coach of the Indianapolis Colts Zach Allen Jersey , Arians went 59-35-1 as a head coach, including the playoffs. Before that, he won two Super Bowl rings as an assistant coach in Pittsburgh, the second one as offensive coordinator of the Steelers team that beat Arizona in the 2009 Super Bowl. Arians first won NFL Coach of the Year honors for his work on an interim basis for the Indianapolis Colts in 2012 and again after directing the Cardinals to an 11-5 record and a playoff berth in 2014. He was 50-32-1 in five seasons with the Cardinals, including a 4-1 mark in Seattle. The Cardinals were 1-2 in playoff games under him. Arians’ best season was 2015, when quarterback Carson Palmer directed the league’s highest-scoring offense on a team that went 13-3 and earned the No. 2 seed in the NFC. Arizona escaped with an overtime playoff victory over Green Bay in the divisional playoff game, but was crushed at Carolina 49-15 in the NFC championship game. The Cardinals went 7-8-1 in 2016 and 8-8 this past season, winning three of their last four. Still uncertain is the status of Palmer and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Both are under contract for next season but Palmer turned 38 last week missed most of the season with a broken left arm. Fitzgerald said he hasn’t decided whether to come back for a 15th season. Fitzgerald finished second in the NFL this season with 109 catches. Keim knows that finding a new franchise quarterback is the top priority once a coach is in place. ”Really, five years ago we started with no head coach and no quarterback and I feel like that ended up pretty good,” Keim said. ”I think that’s the way we need to approach this this time around.” Arians began his coaching career 42 years ago as a graduate assistant at Virginia Tech. He was an assistant to Bear Bryant for one season at Alabama before being hired as the head coach at Temple a job he held from 1983 to 1988. He developed a reputation for his good work with quarterbacks, including Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck. Arians said he was forced out at Pittsburgh, ”refired” is how he put it, and was ready to step away from the game when Colts coach Chuck Pagano offered him the offensive coordinator job. When Pagano had to leave the team for a time, Arians directed the Colts to a 9-3 record as interim coach. That opened the way to come to Arizona, finally getting an NFL head coaching job at age 60. He said he was planning to stay in the Phoenix area and that his foundation would continue its work for underprivileged children. He wants to stay close to the game and hinted at a broadcast job. ”Hell, I might be on your side,” he told reporters. ”I don’t know.” —

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