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: 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.
Jacksonville Jaguars (66 percent)
A safe one-week play
Many picked up the Jags before their Sunday matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Jacksonville didn't disappoint, recording five sacks, two picks and one fumble wrangle. In their two games before Week 10, they averaged 2.5 sacks and 2.0 takeaways per contest. They're becoming a more respectable fantasy unit ... just in time to fill a bye substitution need.
For Week 11, they'll tangle with a highly suspect Cleveland Browns offense guided by Colt McCoy, who has absorbed 22 sacks on the year, has thrown a pick in three of his last four games and struggles to push the ball downfield. Don't let the Browns' Week 10 ground breakout fool you; they were facing the St. Louis Rams.
Denver Broncos (82 percent)
Denver hosts the New York Jets on a quick turnaround in this week's Thursday game. New York might be without changeup back LaDainian Tomlinson (knee). Mark Sanchez has thrown four picks in his last three contests and was sacked five times in Week 10. The Broncos' defense is coming around, too, thanks to the pass rushing of Von Miller and a healthy Champ Bailey. Denver has averaged 3.0 sacks and 1.0 takeaways per game over the last month. This might be a shootout, but Denver should produce a decent combo of sacks and turnovers that will likely be fueled by their homefield advantage.
About Tim Heaney
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