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.
Blaine Gabbert, Jacksonville Jaguars (91 percent)
Don't Ponder too long
If you are really, really desperate for a quarterback play this week, check out Gabbert versus the Indianapolis Colts. Gabbert has failed to top 100 passing yards in each of his last two games, and he has yet to throw more than one touchdown strike in any game this year. We're digging deep with this one.
Indy has allowed big play after big play this year, and you don't have to look any further than what the Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones did against them in Week 9 for evidence of that. While Jacksonville doesn't have a Julio Jones, Gabbert could have open targets as the Colts focus on stopping Maurice Jones-Drew. The Colts have allowed an average of 272.0 passing yards and 2.50 touchdowns per game in the last month. This defense has intercepted only one pass in this time, and enemy passers have completed passes at will, registering a 75.0 percent completion rate.
Christian Ponder, Minnesota Vikings (69 percent)
Ponder's first NFL start was against his Week 9 opponent - the Green Bay Packers - a game in which he threw a pair of touchdown passes and 219 yards. The downside was he tossed two interceptions and completed only 40.6 percent of his attempts. Ponder played respectably, all things considered, and he improved considerably the next week against a mediocre Carolina Panthers defense. Ponder is likely to be slinging the ball at least 30 times to stay in the game with the Packers this week.
Green Bay has given up an average of 310.7 passing yards and 2.00 touchdowns per game in the past month. They have intercepted 2.00 passes, on average, and have sacked the quarterback 2.3 times per contest.
Ponder may turn over the football more than you would like to see, but he is in prime position to find the end zone a few times and could top 300 yards for the first time in his short career.
About Cory J. Bonini
Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.
Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.
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