Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: QB - Week 17

by Tim Heaney on December 29, 2010 @ 10:21:00 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: 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.

Kerry Collins, Tennessee Titans (74 percent)

Kerry Collins, QB, Tennessee Titans
Collins can navigate you to victory

That 14-for-37, two-interception Week 16 would probably scare most away from using Collins again ... if they did in the first place. Hey, he has thrown seven touchdowns over his last three games, including two Sunday, and he has topped 230 aerial yards in his third straight game.

One of those other two games - Week 14 - came against the Indianapolis Colts, his Week 17 opponent, when he threw three touchdowns and 244 yards. The Colts have allowed quarterbacks to complete 68.3 percent of their passes over the last four weeks while also allowing 234.0 passing yards and 1.75 touchdowns per game.

NEW - Kevin Kolb, Philadelphia Eagles (71 percent)

Reports say Michael Vick, who has a quadriceps contusion, might not play in Week 17. It would make sense; Philly is locked into the No. 3 playoff spot and would want to rest their star. Kolb would line up to face a forgiving (charitable?) Dallas Cowboys pass defense, which has let QBs trample them with 285.0 passing yards and 2.25 passing touchdowns per game since Week 12. Kolb has shown that when called upon he can run this offense effectively, especially against defenders such as the Cowboys. 

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