Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: RB - Week 9 (with video)

by Herija C. Green on October 31, 2012 @ 14:25:00 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: Priority additions

The following players should be high on your radar and are worthy of being added immediately to your fantasy football team.

Jonathan Dwyer, Pittsburgh Steelers (30 percent)

Green Bay Packers RB James Starks
Pack may be tempted to try Starks

With Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) and Isaac Redman (ankle) both inactive, Dwyer carried the ball 17 times for 107 yards in Week 8. A week earlier, he turned an identical 17 carries into 122 yards. With that kind of production it's hard to imagine the team will simply plant Dwyer on the bench once Mendenhall and Redman return. At the same time, we can't project how the team will divvy up touches between the three; stash him if you have the room and hope Pittsburgh elects to ride the hot hand for a while at least.

Daryl Richardson, St. Louis Rams (29 percent)

Richardson was typically effective in limited touches during the Rams' London excursion, but with the team heading into a bye, adding him now doesn't seem to make much sense ... unless the team moves Steven Jackson before Tuesday's deadline, which would elevate Richardson into the No. 1 spot. If S-Jax relocates, add Richardson immediately.

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 straits. Some have, however, shown some life and should be followed in case they materialize as options beyond their temporary use.

NEW - Justin Forsett, Houston Texans (100 percent)

Pop quiz! Who has the worst run defense in football this season? The answer: Buffalo Bills (176.9 yards per game). Houston's opponent this Sunday, those same Bills. With a high blowout potential and Ben Tate (hamstring) hurting, Forsett could post some nice garbage time numbers if Tate indeed sits.

Fantasy football free agents: Watch list

These fantasy football free agents shouldn't be on your immediate list. They may have had a big week. They may have talent but are buried on the depth chart and merely awaiting an opportunity. Still, fantasy football players must know who they are for their potential contribution in the future.

James Starks, Green Bay Packers (80 percent)

This isn't about what Starks did in Week 8 (two touches, 17 yards), but rather what Alex Green continues not to do. In three starts, Green's 66 carries have covered just 154 yards; an abysmal 2.3 yards per carry. It's unlikely the Packers will make a switch this Sunday with a bye looming, but Starks' time could be coming.

Mike Tolbert, Carolina Panthers (94 percent)

Yes, we'll admit Tolbert's Week 7 rendition of "Gangnam Style" was pretty sweet, but that's not why he's here. DeAngelo Williams has been mentioned as a possible trade candidate. If that happens, Tolbert could be worth snatching up. If not, forget we said anything.

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A graduate of the prestigious Top Gun school, Green's ego writes checks his body can't cash. When he's not overdrawing his ego's bank account, Green enjoys games of beach volleyball, riding his Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, and buzzing the tower (whether the pattern is full or not). He resides in the Danger Zone and yes, Ice... Man, he is dangerous. He also writes.

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