If you are serious about winning your fantasy league football championship, stay on top of your fantasy football team throughout the year.
Each week during the NFL fantasy football season, KFFL brings you its Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, which breaks down players to pick up. Be aggressive when picking up fantasy football free agents. Even if you do not need a player, you can tuck him away for depth or block others from adding him to their fantasy football team.
Note: Percentage of polled leagues in which player is available in parentheses
Fantasy football free agents: One-week plays
The following fantasy football pickups are for those who need injury or bye week replacements. They are not players you immediately acquire - unless your team is in dire straights. Some have, however, shown some life and should be followed in case they materialize as options beyond their temporary use.
Billy Cundiff, Baltimore Ravens (81 percent)
Cundiff has received a steady diet of two-FGA games with three in a row. He has missed just one kick in that time and has three misses out of 15 attempts since joining the Ravens prior to Week 11. He's a one-week play in the final week of the season because his opponent, the Oakland Raiders, has surrendered 2.50 field goal and 2.50 extra point attempts per game in the last month and a half. That works out to 8.50 fantasy points for opposing kickers per game - tied for fourth most in the league during that stretch.
Ricky Schmitt, San Francisco 49ers (99 percent)
The 49ers called on Schmitt to replace Joe Nedney (hamstring) last weekend; the first-year kicker obliged them by connecting on two of three field goal attempts and both of his extra point attempts. He'll replace Nedney again this week. He should have quite a few opportunities this week to audition for a 2010 gig as the St. Louis Rams are giving up 2.00 field goal and 3.00 extra point attempts per game to opposing kickers in the last six weeks. Their 8.5 fantasy points yielded per game is tied for the fourth most in the league in that time.
About Bryce McRae
Bryce McRae is a Managing Editor with KFFL and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1999. He joined KFFL as a volunteer writer in March 2005 before becoming a Hot off the Wire Analyst in March 2006. He began working in his current capacity in September 2008. His work has appeared on fantasy sports sites such as Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline as well as in print. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008 with a B.A. in History and U.S. Studies.
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