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.
James Starks, Green Bay Packers (79 percent)
We mentioned a week ago that Alex Green's production wasn't getting the job done, and clearly Mike McCarthy agrees as Starks got the starting nod in Week 9. He finished with 17 carries for 61 yards. A fumble landed him on the bench for a time, but considering he had only seven touches on the season coming into the game it shouldn't come as a huge surprise.
Next man up indeed
Even though Green Bay is entering their Bye week you should consider picking up Starks now and putting him on the bench. If you wait until Week 10 has concluded he might be gone.
Isaac Redman, Pittsburgh Steelers (35 percent)
It continues to be "next man up" in the Steel City. With Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles') and Jonathan Dwyer (quad) inactive, Redman carried the ball 26 times for 147 yards and a touchdown in his first action since Week 6. It's nearly impossible to gauge Redman's long-term prospects; though at this point you can make a strong case all three backs should be owned.
NEW - Joique Bell, Detroit Lions (53 percent)
While Mikel Leshoure is the primary back in Motown, Bell is a safe bet to toll more than a few times each week. Over the last seven games, Bell has averaged 9.3 touches for 64.4 yards per contest. He's at least worth adding in point-per-reception leagues.
Fantasy football free agents: Look to acquire
The following players will have greater significance in deep fantasy football leagues. In shallow fantasy football leagues, they are not as high of a priority but should be considered based on your fantasy football team's needs.
NEW - Daniel Thomas, Miami Dolphins (41 percent)
In the last three games that both Reggie Bush and Thomas have suited up, the total touches have been quite close: 48 for Bush, 35 for Thomas. Thomas' numbers during that stretch aren't great (3.5 yards per carry), but he has scored twice. At worst Thomas is decent depth.
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.
Marcel Reece /Taiwan Jones, Oakland Raiders (96 percent/98 percent)
With Darren McFadden (ankle) going down in Week 9, the Raiders turned to Goodson (ankle), who then injured his ankle. Neither player returned to the game, and both were diagnosed with high ankle sprains - usually a four- to six-week recovery time. Oakland has yet to rule out McFadden for Week 10. If McFadden is out, look to Reece and Jones (knee) ... unless he's out, in which case you should consider me - I'm slow, but I'm tenacious. Reece has more value for those in PPR leagues. Understand McFadden's injury history makes this a situation that could mean you're looking at a multi-week replacement.