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.
Jamal Lewis, Cleveland Browns (39 percent)
Jamal still going....
Fantasy football players don't dig the elderly - at least not enough to hang on to useful members of the demographic. The Browns gave the ball to Jamal 31 times (117 yards the result) against the Buffalo Bills Sunday to remind those who hastily dropped the vet that he still has value as a No. 3 or No. 4 back.
Sammy Morris, New England Patriots (45 percent)
The Pats backfield has been a fantasy mess for some time, but when Morris is healthy, he has been the best option. Though his Week 5 (17 caries for 68 yards and two snares for 39 yards) wasn't outstanding, he has caught 10 passes in the last three games. His versatility gives him the best chance to be involved in the most tailback plays. If you must pick from this litter, Morris should be first.
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.
Michael Bush, Oakland Raiders (52 percent)
Darren McFadden (knee) is going to miss the next one to three weeks, but some still haven't familiarized themselves with Bush. He carried 12 times for 37 yards and a score against the New York Giants in Week 5. As a more polished pass catcher, he's likelier to turn his utilizations into fantasy points than teammate Justin Fargas.
Jerious Norwood, Atlanta Falcons (65 percent)
Here's another back sent to the heap because an injury - a concussion, in this case - made him fantasy useless for a few weeks. Norwood was utilized 13 times, which he turned into 44 rushing yards and a reception, in the Falcs' blowout win against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday. He should receive about eight to 10 utilizations a game - like he did last season - making him a good add for depth and the occasional flex play in treacherous bye weeks. He's not the ideal handcuff for Michael Turner, but Norwood's workload would increase a bit if Atlanta's big bruiser went down.
About Tim Heaney
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