Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: WR - Week 17

by Cory J. Bonini on December 29, 2011 @ 13:10:50 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.

Vincent Brown, San Diego Chargers (82 percent)

Austin Collie, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Collie due for a score?

The Chargers are playing a meaningless game - from their standpoint - against the Oakland Raiders in the regular-season finale, and an injured Vincent Jackson (groin) could be rested. Even if he plays, Brown is a quality play if you are desperate for help at the position.

Only the New England Patriots have surrendered more standard fantasy points (30.8) per game to the wide receiver position in the last month than the Raiders. Oakland has given up 14.25 receptions, 213.5 yards and 1.75 scores per contest to enemy wideouts in this timeframe.

Austin Collie, Indianapolis Colts (85 percent)

How desperate are you? Willing to take a major risk? Collie has seen more work in the last month, but he also was shut out in Week 15. Dan Orlovsky seems to have some trust in him, and Reggie Wayne has come to life of late. For what it is worth, Collie has caught 14 passes for 119 yards in the last month; he still hasn't found the end zone in 2011.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have permitted receivers to average 12.50 receptions, 173.8 yards and 1.50 touchdowns per matchup since Week 12. That checks in as the sixth most points allowed to the position in standard fantasy 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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