Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: PK - Week 14

by Tim Heaney on December 7, 2011 @ 00:41:22 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: 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.

Matt Prater, Denver Broncos (92 percent)

Matt Prater, PK, Denver Broncos
Tebow has helped Prater get looks

The veteran is 7-for-8 from three-point land over the last four weeks. The Broncos' offense is kicking with Tim Tebow at QB, setting up the Denver boot for more point opportunities.

The Chicago Bears have let opposing PKs average 3.00 field goal attempts and 1.25 touchdown cappers per game since Week 9. The Bears' defense will probably be on the field awhile given that Matt Forte (knee) is joining QB Jay Cutler (thumb) on the sidelines.

Ryan Longwell, Minnesota Vikings (74 percent)

The Detroit Lions have faced some above-average offenses over the last month and have yielded 2.25 three-point tries and 3.50 touchdown punctuations per game over the last four weeks. The Vikes' offense might be getting Adrian Peterson (ankle) back for Week 14, but they've been competent with Toby Gerhart in there, especially with Percy Harvin seeing more work.

Though he missed the only field goal try he earned in Weeks 10 through 12, Longwell went 3-for-3 in Week 13 and is 16-for-20 on the season.

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