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 - Billy Cundiff, Baltimore Ravens (58 percent)
More for Mare?
Place kickers are dropping to injury. The Ravens' offense continues to click. This healthy boot is 14-for-17 on the year from three-point land and has attempted eight in his last two games as Baltimore's offense has struggled in the red zone. His long of 49 is his deepest since his 56-yarder in 2005. You could do worse than this experienced kicker in a favorable setup.
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.
Jay Feely, Arizona Cardinals
Feely hasn't been called on that often to attempt kicks; the 10-year vet has
just nine field goal attempts - making eight - and 19 extra point attempts this
year. He has attempted more than one field goal in a game only once this year.
He should have a decent shot for multiple kicks this weekend. The Seattle Seahawks are coming off a 41-7 shellacking at the hands of the New York Giants. The 'Hawks are giving up 2.75 field goal attempts per game over the last month, which is the third most in the league. Their 9.5 kicking points per game also is the third most in that time.
Feely is accurate; he just needs the attempts, and Seattle should provide him with those this weekend.
Olindo Mare, Seattle Seahawks (93 percent)
The New York Giants limited Mare to just one extra point last week. That followed two weeks when he was given a combined eight attempts, making six. He's a bit of an all-or-nothing kicker, but if you are desperate this week, Arizona provides him with a decent matchup.
The Cards are tied for the most field goal attempts allowed per game in the last month with 3.00. They're second when it comes with kicking points per game in that time with 11.0.
The offense could remain stalled with Charlie Whitehurst behind center, provided Matt Hasselbeck (concussion) doesn't return this week, but they should be able to move the ball better against Arizona this week than they did versus New York's top-notch defense last week.
About Bryce McRae
Bryce McRae is a Managing Editor with KFFL and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1999. He joined KFFL as a volunteer writer in March 2005 before becoming a Hot off the Wire Analyst in March 2006. He began working in his current capacity in September 2008. His work has appeared on fantasy sports sites such as Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline as well as in print. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008 with a B.A. in History and U.S. Studies.
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