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.
NEW - Mike Nugent, New York Jets (53 percent)
The Nuge has connected on all of his 2.50 extra point attempts and is also perfect on his 1.50 three-pointers per game in the last month. He has averaged 7.0 fantasy points per contest in standard scoring.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have permitted 1.33 point-after attempts (all made) and 2.67 treys per outing (2.33 made), on average, in the last four weeks. This equals an average of 8.3 fantasy points allowed.
Olindo Mare, Carolina Panthers (84 percent)
In each of the last three games, Mare has attempted at least two three-pointers; he has missed two of seven, but both came from 40-plus yards. Either way, he's providing quantity in that department.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have allowed enemy boots to line up for 2.50 field goal tries and 3.75 XPAs per contest since Week 8. This defense has ample holes that Cam Newton, Steve Smith and company can exploit.
Will Orton help Succop pick it up?
Ryan Succop, Kansas City Chiefs (84 percent)
The Chiefs will likely have Kyle Orton starting at QB in Week 13, which means their offense should have a little more fluidity. Succop was KC's entire Week 12 offense, netting three treys. He has just one XPA in his last four games, though, and only had one FGA in each game from Week 9 through Week 11.
Succop will pelt the pigskin Sunday against the Chicago Bears, who've yielded 3.0 field goal attempts and 1.75 touchdown punctuations per game over the last month.
About Tim Heaney
Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association awards. The Boston University alum competes in Tout Wars and LABR and has won several industry leagues in both baseball and football.
During baseball and football season, hear him every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore. On Thursdays, he visits 106.1 FM WMTI in New Orleans and Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio, where he often crashes other shows, as well.
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