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.
Neil Rackers, Houston Texans (31 percent)
Rackers went undrafted in many leagues because the Texans' boot job was up for grabs. This is a reminder to scoop him up. He tallied 10 points (four one-pointers, two field goals (including a 49-yarder) in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts. The Matt Schaub-directed offense should make the 34-year-old a weekly fantasy option; they boosted the even more erratic Kris Brown's stock just because of their opportunities.
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.
NEW - Jay Feely, Arizona Cardinals (55 percent)
Feely faces the Pittsburgh Steelers this week. They surrendered four field goal attempts to the Atlanta Falcons' Matt Bryant last week. Feely was good on his lone field goal last week (22 yards) and connected on both his extra points. Arizona's Pro Bowl wideout Larry Fitzgerald (knee) should be healthier this week than previous, and if Beanie Wells (knee) is able to play, the Cardinals could have an easier time moving the ball. Bank on Feely as a decent No. 1.
About Tim Heaney
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