Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: PK - Week 5

by Cory J. Bonini and Tim Heaney on October 5, 2011 @ 17:00:41 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.

New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes
Tynes for a change

Lawrence Tynes, New York Giants (84 percent)

The veteran kicker has hit one of his two field goal attempts this year; neither number is very encouraging. His matchup this week is, however. The Giants host the Seattle Seahawks, who have given up 3.00 field goal tries and 2.50 point-after attempts per game this year.

Tynes could be the beneficiary of two teams that match up fairly well and may see almost as many attempts this week as he has this entire season. With bye weeks in full force, check out Tynes on the wire.

NEW - Steven Hauschka, Seattle Seahawks (99 percent)

The Seahawks' boot has just four field goal attempts so far, netting three of them. His only miss has come in the 50-yard bracket. This offense showed some more potency in Week 4, though, and faces an injury-riddled and inconsistent defense. Even if the Giants contain slinger Tarvaris Jackson and wideout Sidney Rice, Seattle will probably be in position for several field goals. The G-men have allowed 2.25 three-point tries and 2.25 touchdown punctuations per game so far.

Jay Feely, Arizona Cardinals (79 percent)

Feely has hit three of his six total three-point tries this year and is a perfect 11-for-11 on point-afters. His season long is 44 yards. The Cardinals' offense has been up and down this year, but Feely hasn't been given enough work to be on many fantasy radars.

That could change this week as the Cardinals and the Minnesota Vikings face off this week in a matchup that should be pretty even. Minnesota has allowed the most fantasy points per game to the position in 2011 (10.2), which translates to 2.25 extra point tries and 2.75 field goal attempts per outing.

Feely is a one-week play as a bye week fill-in in all formats.

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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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