With the crazy, six-team bye week in the rearview mirror, the NFL returns to semi-normalcy in Week 8 with Baltimore, Cincinnati, Houston and Buffalo the only teams on bye. This week might be one of the most important for the waiver wire after the Maurice Jones-Drew injury and the backfield picture in Arizona getting a little clearer. At this point in the season, now is the time to blow that top waiver pick or spend your FAAB budget, especially if your team is 3-4 or worse.
Jay Cutler, CHI - Cutler was dropped in many leagues after posting back-to-back games earlier this season with less than 200 yards passing. Heading into Monday night's tilt, Cutler had put together consecutive games of at least 275 passing yards and two touchdowns. Cutler has a nice matchup this week, welcoming the Carolina Panthers to the Windy City. The Panthers rank 22nd in the league with 7.5 YPA allowed, which means Brandon Marshall should be in for a big game as well.