Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: TE - Week 15

by Cory J. Bonini and Tim Heaney on December 15, 2010 @ 13:09:00 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: Priority additions

The following players should be high on your radar and are worthy of being added immediately to your fantasy football team.

NEW - Owen Daniels, Houston Texans (56 percent)

His five-catch, 91-yard performance in Week 14 should keep him in the starting role, even if Joel Dreessen is still around. With his favorable schedule and the sorry overall state of tight ends, Daniels looks mighty attractive for the remaining fantasy slate.

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.

Andrew Quarless, Green Bay Packers (97 percent)

Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley
Pack TEs quiet sans Jermichael Finley

The athletic rookie was targeted seven times in Week 14, with six of them coming after Aaron Rodgers (concussion) was replaced by Matt Flynn. Inexperienced quarterbacks often rely on the tight end position as a safety net, and Quarless has the ability to make things happen after the catch.

If Rodgers misses next Sunday night's matchup with the New England Patriots, Quarless could have a big game. The Pats are likely to blitz often in an attempt to confuse Flynn, so plenty of checkdown passes could be coming Quarless' way. He probably has more value to owners in point-per-reception formats.

Randy McMichael, San Diego Chargers (93 percent)

Antonio Gates (foot) doesn't know how much longer he'll be able to play this year. How deep must you scrounge for a potential replacement? In the fantasy playoffs, your choices are probably limited. McMichael wasn't used often in replacing Gates but has red zone competency - might as well stay within the same high-octane offense if you need to plug what would be a gaping hole.

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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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