Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: DT - Week 8

by Tim Heaney on October 26, 2011 @ 03:40:04 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.

Cincinnati Bengals (48 percent)

Leon Hall, CB, Cincinnati Bengals
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Just a reminder that the league's No. 2 total defense (heading into Monday Night Football) is heavily available because they're coming off their bye. Their per-game averages of 1.67 sacks and 1.67 takeaways haven't stood out in their last three contests, but consider them for reasons previous mentioned in this section and their upcoming schedule: at Seattle Seahawks, at Tennessee Titans and hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers (for sacks, mainly). 

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.

Tennessee Titans (53 percent)

The thrashing at the hands of the Houston Texans on Sunday might cause some to drop Tennessee, who has recorded just 1.67 sacks and 1.0 takeaways per game over their last three. Their matchup with the Indianapolis Colts, however, deserves another week of fantasy confidence. Indy, coming off an even worse drubbing versus the New Orleans Saints, has seen their offense scuffle in the hands of Curtis Painter. Indy has turned the pigskin over 12 times so far this season.

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