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: Watch list
These fantasy football free agents shouldn't be on your immediate list. They may have had a big week. They may have talent but are buried on the depth chart and merely awaiting an opportunity. Still, fantasy football players must know who they are for their potential contribution in the future.
VY a possible stash candidate
Vince Young, Tennessee Titans (85 percent)
We wrote about him in
Week 7, forecasting that Young replacing Kerry
Collins was eminent. The Titans' faith was somewhat rewarded as Young managed
the offense in their first win of the season. Of course, his 15-for-18 effort
produced only 125 aerial yards and one passing score. On the bright side, he
should retain the job and has the ability to contribute with his feet, as well.
Given the slim pickings at quarterback, those who crave a backup or No. 3 should
go with VY but shouldn't expect miracles.
NEW - Josh Freeman, Tampa
Bay Buccaneers (95 percent)
Freeman's NFL baptism came in Week 7 against the
New England Patriots; he attempted just four passes
and finished with as many sacks as completions (two). The rook was considered
a project coming out of Kansas State, and with a poor supporting cast, he likely
won't have much help this year or for his first NFL
start this week. To top it all off, the Green Bay Packers
are this week's opponent; they've beaten up on subpar opponents when they've
faced them this year. Freeman is a starter, but he is still far from fantasy-relevant
in single-year leagues outside of desperate owners in leagues that require three
quarterbacks. If you must look in his direction, at least be confident in the
fact that the Bucs will have to throw often to try to stay in games.
About Tim Heaney
Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association awards. The Boston University alum competes in Tout Wars and LABR and has won several industry leagues in both baseball and football.
During baseball and football season, hear him every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore. On Thursdays, he visits 106.1 FM WMTI in New Orleans and Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio, where he often crashes other shows, as well.
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