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.
NEW - Nick Novak, San Diego Chargers (100 percent)
Novak will replace Nate Kaeding (knee), who's done for the 2011 season. Any Chargers kicker is a solid one to own, even if he has a 63.3 field goal percentage for his career. This offense is high-powered enough to set him up for plenty of 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.
Shaun Suisham, Pittsburgh Steelers (67 percent)
The Seattle Seahawks surrendered four field goal attempts to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1. That was largely due to San Fran's offense struggling more so than Seattle's D playing well, but the Steelers' offense couldn't get on track in Week 1. The loss of right tackle Willie Colon (triceps) may cause more fits in Week 2. Pittsburgh could be in position to give Suisham extra work this week ... hear that, Nate Kaeding owners?
NEW - Rian Lindell, Buffalo Bills (92 percent)
The Oakland Raiders played competently enough against the Denver Broncos to force three field goal tries. The Bills, like the Broncos, will probably have some trouble in the red zone, unless Scott Chandler is for real. Either way, the Raiders' secondary can be abused by the right offense; Buffalo can pass enough to take advantage. Either way, Lindell, already coming off 11 PK points in the opener, should line up for numerous kick opportunities once again.
About Cory J. Bonini
Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.
Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.
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