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.
St. Louis Rams (82 percent)
Last week, they were a one-week play in this space. They were hardly perfect versus John Skelton's Arizona Cardinals, but they brought the QB down three times, continuing to extract more punch from their pass rush. Their D-line improvement plus impending matchups with the QB-challenged and/or sack- and turnover-friendly Cleveland Browns and Seattle Seahawks, along with a home rematch with the Cardinals, make the Rams more clickable.
Fantasy football free agents: One-week plays
Wake up and acquire the Dolphins
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.
Miami Dolphins (79 percent)
Over the last month, Miami's D hasn't been a reliable fantasy defense, mainly because of their lack of takeaways. But at least they've averaged 3.5 sacks per contest. Getting to the QB is typically a great place to start generating turnovers. Miami has a decent chance to capitalize at home in Week 10 against the Washington Redskins' injury- and inconsistency-riddled offense. With John Beck starting over the last three weeks, they've yielded 14 sacks, including 10 against the Buffalo Bills. A reasonable dice roll....
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