Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: PK - Week 17

by Cory J. Bonini on December 29, 2011 @ 13:05:49 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.

Steven Hauschka, Seattle Seahawks (95 percent)

Alex Henery, PK, Philadelphia Eagles
Kicks coming for Henery

Hauschka has made all of his 3.50 extra point attempts and 1.50 of his 1.75 three-point efforts per game in the past month. Seattle travels to their divisional rivals, the Arizona Cardinals, in Week 17. These teams know each other very well and could be in for a slugfest between the 20s.

The Cards have allowed an average of 9.0 fantasy points per game in the past month, which stems from kickers going 6-for-6 on one-pointers and 2.50-for-3.75, on average, in the field goal department. They are yielding a lot of attempts from distance but have benefited from kickers' inaccuracies.

Alex Henery, Philadelphia Eagles (49 percent)

Philly's offense shouldn't have too much trouble moving the ball this weekend, and their rookie kicker may be the main beneficiary. Henery has averaged 3.25 PATs (making all) but just a lone field goal kick per game since Week 12.

The Washington Redskins have permitted 3.25 extra point tries (3.00 good) and 2.50 stalled drive kicks (1.75 made), on average, in the last four weeks. Familiarity and defensive mediocrity on both sides could cause this one to be a low-scoring, field goal-driven affair.

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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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