Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: TE - Week 8

by Nicholas Minnix and Bryce McRae on October 28, 2009 @ 15:00:00 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: 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.

Donald Lee, Green Bay Packers (95 percent)

Donald Lee, TE, Green Bay Packers
Lee can get it done offensively, too

The Packers are targeting their tight ends more often as the season wears on; Green Bay is resorting to pass plays that take less time to develop, which caters to their big men. Jermichael Finley (knee) is expected to miss a couple of weeks, which leaves Lee at the forefront for that period. The latter has seen five looks per game in the Pack's last five contests.

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.

Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit Lions (89 percent)

The Lions are coming off their bye week. Pettigrew is relevant in deep leagues and for those owners in need of a sub - six teams are off in Week 8. Detroit's rookie tight end has been targeted 6.33 times per game in the Lions' past three games, partly thanks to an outlier week with 10. He has put up 2.33 receptions and 30.3 yards per game in that time. Pettigrew has an enticing matchup this week: The St. Louis Rams have given up 4.25 receptions, 51 yards and 0.75 TDs per game to tight ends in the past four weeks. They have been generous to the position all season.

NEW - Desmond Clark, Chicago Bears (98 percent)

The Bears will have a decent chance at rebounding from their 45-10 shellacking in Week 7; the Cleveland Browns are coming to town. Clark, who has received nine combined targets in the last two weeks, is a sneaky point-per-reception start against a defense giving up 5.00 receptions, 70.5 receiving yards and 0.50 receiving touchdowns to this position per game over the last month.

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About Nicholas Minnix

Minnix is baseball editor and a fantasy football analyst at KFFL. He plays in LABR and Tout Wars and won the FSWA Baseball Industry Insiders League in 2010.

The University of Delaware alum is a regular guest on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and Baltimore's WNST AM 1570.

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