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.
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Jacob Tamme, Denver Broncos (61 percent)
Although it took some time, the chemistry that Tamme and Peyton Manning showed at times in Indianapolis seems to be re-emerging in Denver. In the last three weeks, Tamme has been targeted 25 times, resulting in 17 receptions, 190 yards and a touchdown. Look his way if you need help at the position.
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.
Jared Cook, Tennessee Titans (51 percent)
We noted last week that Cook should see additional opportunities to make plays, and while he didn't post huge numbers (four receptions for 51 yards) it wasn't for lack of trying. Jake Locker targeted Cook a season-high 12 times - four more than in any other game - and the fourth-year tight end has late-season potential given his expanded role on offense.
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 - Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens (55 percent)
After a hot start, Pitta has cooled considerably. He has a chance to warm up again this weekend, however, when the Ravens take on the Washington Redskins. In their last three games, Washington has allowed 6.67 receptions, 65.7 yards and 0.33 touchdowns per game to the position. More recently, they were chewed up by the New York Giants' Martellus Bennett (5-82-1) on Monday. If you're in need consider going with Pitta in Week 14.
NEW - Tony Scheffler, Detroit Lions (99 percent)
Scheffler's matchup isn't all that enticing, but with receivers Titus Young (knee) and Ryan Broyles (knee) both going on Injured Reserve, Scheffler could be the No. 3 option in the passing game. Also, in his last meeting with the Green Bay Packers he was targeted 10 times. Granted, it had little effect (two catches, 22 yards), possibly because of Scheffler being shaken up during the game, but clearly Matthew Stafford knows where his No. 2 tight end is on game day.
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