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: Priority additions
The following players should be high on your radar and are worthy of being added immediately to your fantasy football team.
Garrett Hartley, New Orleans Saints (66 percent)
At the very least, Hartley has a solid matchup this week against the Seattle Seahawks. The 'Hawks are giving up 2.25 field goal attempts and 2.50 extra point attempts per game over the last month. They're allowing 8.5 kicking points, which is the eighth most in the league in that time.
Have a Hartley
At best, Hartley should contribute for the next month or so. New Orleans has
had some time to get healthy with Week 10 off. Hartley has been on a bit of
a roll, having nailed his five kicks over the last month (three games).
Coming up, he'll have favorable matchups in Week 12 (Dallas Cowboys), Week 13 (Cincinnati Bengals) and Week 14 (St. Louis Rams). His Week 15 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens isn't too bad, either.
NEW - Shayne Graham, New England Patriots (84 percent)
In his first game replacing the Injured Reserved Stephen Gostkowski (quadriceps), Graham drilled two field goals but missed an extra point. Ah, the trials of owning Graham. Still, New England's offense, while not lethal, is moving swiftly. They'll find one way or another to move the ball each week. Graham will continue to benefit.
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.
Ryan Succop, Kansas City Chiefs (67 percent)
Maybe it's just something about the Arizona Cardinals that brings out the Seattle Seahawks' Olindo Mare. The vet kicker attempted six kicks last week (five makes) after completing five against them in Week 7. He has had only seven attempts in the seven other games not against the Cards this year.
That's relevant for Succop this week because he'll be lining up against Arizona. Mare's stats obviously skew Arizona's FGA against in the last month, but the Cards have been the best fantasy matchup for kickers all year. They've given up an average of 3.22 field goal attempts per game and 2.89 extra point attempts per game since the season kicked off.
Kansas City's offense might also have some more fire to it after being embarrassed by the Denver Broncos last week. They'll be at home, too, where they haven't lost in four games this year.
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.
Don't miss these great reports....