What else is there to say? It’s week 11 of the NFL season and for most fantasy owners there are 3 games left to decide who is in and who is out of the playoffs. Last week four quarterbacks went down, definitely not all of them were starters, but their injuries could have ripples throughout the other skill positions that could have major effects on the your playoffs hopes. Here’s a look at players on the waiver wire that could help mitigate some of the damage.
It’s crunch time. If you, like me are currently not making the playoffs in your league, or are near the bottom now is must win time. You might be able to pull off a good trade but more than likely you’ll need to make or break your season on the waiver wire.
Before we look at who is available, who has good match ups and who might be worth flyer I want to cover two basic principles. First, if you have more than one D/ST on your roster, or more than 1 kicker drop them. Unless you have a top 5 defense on bye (there aren’t any, and only 1, the Giants, has a bye coming) there is no need for the second. Same with kickers. Two kickers is wasting 1 spot. Last week I picked up Phil Dawson, the number 5 kicker, off the wire. Dawson is on bye this week so I dropped him again. There is always going to be a decent kicker on the wire and the bye weeks are almost over so you really shouldn’t need a back up. Kickers aren’t match up plays, just pick one and move on.
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We are now deep into the bye week cycle in the NFL. Personally, I am decimated this week, with my quarterback, all 3 starting running backs and one of my starting wide receivers out this Sunday. I have been prepared all season to just throw bench players in to my lineup this week and more or less write it off as a loss in exchange for being at full strength the rest of the season. Unfortunately, the poor performances by several stud players last week, namely Matt Ryan and Jamaal Charles, cost me a close win last week and knocked me out of first place. Maybe it’s just pride, but I’m unwilling to roll over this week anymore and I’m scouring the waiver wire for players that can help me, and you, to salvage a win this week. Unless there is a dramatic injury to a key player I don’t think there is more than week to week match up value to be found there right now.
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I was struggling to come up with something to write about this week after the games ended on Sunday. There just wasn’t much happening, not a lot of emerging players, and how often can I write-up the same guys over and over. Then Tuesday rolled around and now fantasy players everywhere are scrambling to their waiver wires to pick up a few coveted guys. But which guys? Who is the guy going to be in Green Bay or Arizona? The Panthers, Jags, Bears and Saints are all on bye this week as well, so between injury and scheduling a lot of players are looking to the wire for starters this week. This week I’m going to talk mostly about a few players who can be useful this week more than looking for long-term guys because I think we’ve covered that already.
This is the point in the fantasy season when your ability to use the waiver wire will really determine not only your week to week success but the long-term success of your team. It’s bye week time in NFL, with the Cowboys, Lions, Raiders and Bucs all off this week starters at every position need to be replaced. Here’s a look at who’s out there that could help you this week and going forward.
Week 3 of the NFL season is in the books, and if your fantasy team isn’t doing well, it’s probably time to start making some changes. Most leagues only play until week 13, then the playoffs start, and if you’re 0-3 or even 1-2 you could be digging yourself a hole that you won’t be able to get out of. This is also the point in the season when we really start to see injuries pile up. This past week we saw 1 top 5 qb go down, and several valuable running backs missed at least part of their teams’ game with some ailment or other. If your team is not performing up to expectations or has been bitten by the injury bug here are some players that could potentially fill those holes and maybe even turn your season around.
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1. New England Patriots (11-2) – The Bears were the latest victim of the league’s best team. The Pats dominated the Bears from the start in snowy conditions at Soldier Field. Tom Brady threw for 369 yards and two touchdowns in the 36-7 rout. The Patriots scored all but seven of their points in the first half and didn’t allow the Bears to score until they were done scoring themselves. Deion Branch and Wes Welker both had over 100 yards receiving and the Pats look like they have total control of the top seed in the AFC for the playoffs.
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Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker James Harrison has been fined for another hit; this time on Buffalo Bill QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. This fine was for $25,000.
Randy Moss owners, I feel your pain. It wasn’t bad enough that he got traded to the Vikings, where Brett Favre and Brad Childress are completely in over their heads, but now he’s about to be released. However, if he ends up in the right situation, we could come out on the good side. Hopefully, for the sake of my ESPN team, he goes to a good situation and will get a lot of targets. Here’s some week 9 picksups and drops you need to consider for your team: Continue reading