Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: PK - Week 15

by Cory J. Bonini on December 14, 2011 @ 15:07:53 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.

Phil Dawson, Cleveland Browns (86 percent)

Phil Dawson, PK, Cleveland Browns
Pick up this old timer

Dawson has kicked 1.00 of his 1.50 per-game field goal tries through the uprights, and he has made all five of his extra point tries, in the last month. While he hasn't found a lot of opportunities in recent weeks, Dawson has a fantastic matchup to take advantage of.

The Arizona Cardinals have allowed 4.50 field goal attempts (2.75 made) and 1.50 extra point tries per game in the last four weeks. Cleveland's anemic offense may be just good enough to get Dawson into three-point range enough to warrant a fantasy play.

Connor Barth, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (76 percent)

The Bucs' offense can move the ball, at least enough to put Barth into field goal range against a suspect defense. Dallas' D has been so-so lately, but they have been extra friendly to the place kicker position.

Barth has averaged 1.75 field goal and extra point tries per game, making all of them, in the last month. Dallas has given up 2.00 extra points and 3.00 field goal attempts (2.25 made) per contest.

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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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