Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: TE - Week 3

by Cory J. Bonini and Tim Heaney on September 21, 2011 @ 15:38:01 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: Priority additions

Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis
Davis making the leap

The following players should be high on your radar and are worthy of being added immediately to your fantasy football team.

Fred Davis, Washington Redskins (75 percent)

Another rehashing of last week: Acquire Fred Davis. Chris Cooley (knee) doesn't look like himself and may not for a very long time. Davis and Rex Grossman are on the same page, so much that the quarterback went to the USC product on two key third-down plays.

The pass-catching tight end looks thinner and more nimble than ever before. Washington ran fewer two-tight end sets and he still produced. Davis was targeted seven times and has the talent to outright overtake Cooley as the No. 1 tight end.

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.

Evan Moore and Benjamin Watson, Cleveland Browns (93 percent, 82 percent)

Though they could just as easily be frustrating plays and paupers' version of the New England Patriots' powerful pair, Moore and Watson represent a growing trend of increasing tight end usefulness in the flex spot. Moore has two touchdowns on red-zone targets. Watson, who has a 34-yard scoring catch to his credit this season, looks to be the better option between the 20s.

Luckily, you should muster some production out of both if you have a positional need and your league is deep. The Browns, who still can't claim to have an outright WR1, should use their pair of TEs against a Miami Dolphins defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to the position so far; it was tilted heavily by a Week 1 Pats party, but they also allowed the Houston Texans' Owen Daniels to hit the end zone this past Sunday.

If you're in a PPR league, Watson stands as the better target. If it's standard scoring, Moore fits the bill better thanks to his better touchdown potential.

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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