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 - Matt Leinart, Houston Texans (86 percent)
Matt Schaub (foot) may or may not be done for the season. If you're staring at Leinart's name in Week 11, you're probably going to add him. We know the risks and his checkered NFL past. In this offense, with Andre Johnson (hamstring) potentially due back after their Week 11 bye, he could be serviceable as a QB2.
Houston isn't putting the game on his shoulders, especially with their run offense mowing down the opposition. He has enough weapons to be competent. If your QB situation needs a spark, you might not have much of a choice here. Prepare for the struggles many expect him to have, but there's optimism to expect a pinch of growth. His matchups in Weeks 14 through 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts don't hurt.
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.
Skelton has the opp in the desert
John Skelton, Arizona Cardinals (98 percent)
Skelton has played well as a fill-in for injured starter Kevin Kolb (foot, toe), so well, in fact, that he could replace Kolb as a starter. In Week 10, Skelton threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns against two picks versus the Philadelphia Eagles. He passed for 222 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions the week before.
The Cardinals travel to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 11. San Fran is strong against the run but susceptible versus the pass. In the last four weeks, the 49ers have allowed an average of 268.7 passing yards and 1.33 touchdowns per game. Quarterbacks have completed 64.5 percent of their throws and have been picked off 1.33 times per contest.
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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