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.
Harry Douglas, Atlanta Falcons (99 percent)
Douglas could fly again
Julio Jones aggravated a hamstring injury that previously cost him two weeks and required the bye week to be healthy enough to return to the field. It is unclear how long Jones will be out for this time around, but Douglas made the most of his opportunity by hauling in eight passes for 133 yards with the rookie sidelined.
Douglas should continue to benefit from Roddy White seeing double- and triple-teams with regularity. Owners in point-per-reception leagues should look to Douglas on the wire. The Falcons play the Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings, Houston Texans and Carolina Panthers in the next four weeks.
Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders (63 percent)
Moore was targeted 12 times in Palmer's first start in Week 9, but he caught only four passes for 61 yards. The two clearly have chemistry after Moore's two-touchdown showing in Week 10. He was targeted seven times, resulting in five grabs for 122 yards against the San Diego Chargers. Jacoby Ford (foot) is out indefinitely with a sprain, which allows Moore to see the ball, well, more.
The Raiders play the Minnesota Vikings (Week 11), Chicago Bears (Week 12), Miami Dolphins (Week 13) and Green Bay Packers (Week 14) in the next month.
Fantasy football free agents: Look to acquire
The following players will have greater significance in deep fantasy football leagues. In shallow fantasy football leagues, they are not as high of a priority but should be considered based on your fantasy football team's needs.
NEW - Vincent Brown, San Diego Chargers (83 percent)
Brown has stepped in nicely for Malcom Floyd (hip), a fellow deep threat who's also a slow healer. With 15 targets and nine catches in his last two games, Brown has helped open up this Chargers attack and given Philip Rivers another weapon. Brown supplanting even a healthy Floyd isn't far-fetched, either.
The Chicago Bears, San Diego's Week 11 opponent, surrender ample big plays through the air, which makes Brown a fill-in for Week 11, at minimum. The Denver Broncos (Week 12), Jacksonville Jaguars (13) and Buffalo Bills (14) offer a few other promising matchups.
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.
Johnny Knox, Chicago Bears (73 percent)
Knox has a total of five receptions for 85 yards in his past three games. Not exactly enticing production....
It could get better this week, however. The Bears face the San Diego Chargers, whose secondary has been atrocious of late. The Bolts have been without their best pass rusher in linebacker Shaun Phillips (foot), and their pass defense has suffered mightily as a result of little to no pressure on the quarterback position.
On average, San Diego has allowed 25.5 fantasy points per game, which is the fifth most allowed in standard scoring in the past month. That is the result of allowing an average of 9.50 receptions, 149.5 receiving yards and 2.00 touchdowns per outing.
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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