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.
The Bengals sit in last place in the AFC North at 2-7. In some regards, the Bengals are now playing for 2011. Starting running back Cedric Benson hasn't been early as effective as he was last year, and Cincy may want to take a better look at what they have in Scott, a second-year back with little mileage on his tires. Scott has been seldom used this season, particularly in the past month, with only six touches in his last three games.
If you're looking for a body to stash, or even a one-week play against the Buffalo Bills in Week 11, Scott has marginal speculative value. Be aware, though, of his rather difficult schedule after the Bills come to town.
Starks is back at practice and competing with Dimitri Nance to be included on the 53-man roster each week. That doesn't immediately attract much fantasy love for Starks, but the talented rookie has more upside and a more well-rounded game than Nance. He's just unproven, having been out of game action since his collegiate bowl game in early 2009.
Brandon Jackson has held the fort down, but the Pack needs more backup options than John Kuhn. Starks is a capable goal line option, and his hamstring doesn't appear to be an issue anymore. While Nance might see game action sooner, Starks remains a better speculative option. Take a chance on the bigger upside first, if that fits your needs.
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. Follow @Cory_Bonini
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