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.
Seattle Seahawks (62 percent)
Many might write off Seattle's six-sack Week 6 performance against the Chicago Bears as a one-time deal. Well, the Seahawks have been dealing blows in the last month - they grounded the quarterback eight times and recorded six takeaways combined in Weeks 3 (San Diego Chargers) and 4 (St. Louis Rams).
Plus, Seattle already had their bye, making them a useful filler at least. Their next four weeks: Arizona Cardinals this week, Oakland Raiders on Halloween, New York Giants the next week and the Cards again in Week 10. Week 9 doesn't look as promising, but maybe New York's trip to Seattle will hinder them. Those other three weeks, though, are too inviting to pass up.
St. Louis Rams (88 percent)
Ample seats on this bandwagon opened back up after the Detroit Lions dropped 44 points on the Rams in Week 5. Too jumpy, non-believers. In Week 6, the Rams sacked San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers seven times and recorded an interception. Not that many would've played them for that game, but they at least reminded fantasy owners of what they can do.
Since Week 2, the Rams are a top-10 defense in sacks (3.25 per game) and have also induced 0.75 interceptions and 0.50 fumble recoveries per contest. Before their Week 9 bye, St. Louis tangles with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2.67 sacks, 0.67 interceptions allowed per game in their last three) and the Carolina Panthers, who have just switched back to Matt Moore at quarterback and have allowed 3.00 sacks, 1.33 interceptions per game in their last trio. Not a bad short-term rental.
About Tim Heaney
Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association awards. The Boston University alum competes in Tout Wars and LABR and has won several industry leagues in both baseball and football.
During baseball and football season, hear him every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore. On Thursdays, he visits 106.1 FM WMTI in New Orleans and Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio, where he often crashes other shows, as well.
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