Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: WR - Week 14

by Cory J. Bonini on December 7, 2011 @ 17:55:33 PDT


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.

Miami Dolphins WR Davone Bess
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Davone Bess, Miami Dolphins (81 percent)

The Dolphins have found new life in the last five weeks (4-1 record), and Bess has had an increased role in the passing game. He has been targeted an average of 5.00 times per matchup, resulting in 3.00 receptions, 29.5 yards and 0.50 scores per game.

Miami does battle with the Philadelphia Eagles this week. Brandon Marshall, as usual, should see the primary attention of the defense, leaving Bess to take advantage of one-on-one coverage.

Philadelphia has allowed an average of 11.50 catches, 195.8 and 1.75 touchdown receptions per game to the wide receiver position. That is good for a tie with the New England Patriots for the most points (28.5) against in standard fantasy scoring.

Devin Aromashodu, Minnesota Vikings (100 percent)

DA was on the end of 15 targets in Week 13. He has averaged 7.50 targets and 2.00 receptions per game in the last four weeks.

The Detroit Lions have surrendered an average of 11.25 receptions, 169.5 yards and 1.25 scores per outing in the last month of play. The Lions are looking to make a statement after dropping two in a row, so expect some fireworks. The Vikings will be forced to answer, and it is uncertain if Adrian Peterson (ankle) will return this week. Even if he does, expect more passing that usual for the Vikes.

You can make the argument that Aromashodu should be acquired in deep formats, simply because of the number of looks he has seen lately (20 in his last two games) with Michael Jenkins (knee) on Injured Reserve.

Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oakland Raiders (58 percent)

There is a lot that could change with this situation if Jacoby Ford (foot) and Denarius Moore (foot) return to action this week, so keep a close eye on their prognoses as the week goes on. Currently, it does not appear as though either will play. Furthermore, Chaz Schilens (foot) suffered an injury against the Miami Dolphins but has a chance to play in Week 14.

DHB has caught at least three passes each of the last three weeks, including a touchdown in Week 13. He and Carson Palmer appear to be getting on the same page after a few weeks of Heyward-Bey returning to obscurity following Palmer's arrival.

The Green Bay Packers have given up an average of 12.25 receptions, 150.8 yards and 1.25 touchdowns per game to the position in the last month. They have given up a per-game average of 21.8 fantasy points in standard scoring.

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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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