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.
Matt Moore, Miami Dolphins (66 percent)
One Moore week
Moore topped 200 yards passing for the second time in four weeks with a 10-for-20, 217-yard, two-score Week 15. He has five aerial scores and one interceptions over the last four weeks - nothing special, but a disciplined fallback plan for fantasy owners ... especially for his Week 16 matchup.
The New England Patriots will probably give Miami some trouble along the line, but the potential season-ending injury to pass rusher Andre Carter (knee) could mean more time to throw. The Pats have allowed 299.8 passing yards, 1.25 touchdowns and 0.50 rushing scores per game over the last month; even Tim Tebow looked competent at times throwing the pigskin against them.
Kyle Orton, Kansas City Chiefs (79 percent)
Orton's first start as a Chief didn't involve a touchdown, but it showed his competency in running the offense with a 23-for-31, 299-yard day against a vulnerable Green Bay Packers secondary in KC's upset. Even with his less-than-desirable arm strength, he offers the Chiefs a better shot at making downfield plays. The Raiders allow many downfield plays through the air; QBs have averaged 272.0 yards and 2.25 touchdown tosses per game over the last four weeks.
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, who competes in LABR and Tout Wars, has won numerous industry leagues in both baseball and football.
During baseball and football season, he appears on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio on Thursdays and Sundays, and every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore.
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