Posts Tagged ‘Waiver Wire’

December 13th, 2010

Last week saw WR Blair White contributing off the waiver wire with five receptions for 52 yards against the Tennessee Titans. With the Fantasy Playoffs underway it is essential to have the right players on your team.

Whether it is to pick up a player and stash him away or simply to keep from other owners, it is always important to review the waiver wire before setting your lineup.

Quarterbacks:

Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers

Smith returned as the starter and has his best performance of the year.  He threw for 255 passing yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.

In Week 15, the San Francisco 49ers face a tough San Diego Chargers defense. However, in the last two games of the season, the Niners will face the Rams and Cardinals. The Rams rank 19th and Cardinals rank 24th against the pass.

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December 6th, 2010

The Fantasy Football playoffs are finally here and Fantasy Owners are always looking for any extra edge they can get. Well, this week a rookie leads the latest candidates that should have all Fantasy Owners wanting to add him to their team.

James Starks, Green Bay Packers

In a previous Waiver Wire article, I wrote about the ability of Starks and he finally received the opportunity to play and produced.

With injury to the backup running back, Starks was activated in Week 13 and outplayed starting running back Brandon Jackson. He rushed 18 times for 73 yards as Jackson only had four carries for 13 yards. Starks showed explosiveness and speed against the 49ers rush defense.

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December 1st, 2010

As the fantasy regular season comes to an end, I’ll be using this column to highlight the players I’ll be watching for a role on dynasty squads for next year. This means I’ll most likely mention players already covered in previous columns, but with a different perspective. These players may help you win (or at least not lose) a playoff game, but are more likely to help you get into the playoffs in 2011.

Defensive Linemen

Brandon Graham, Eagles – I’ve written before about overzealous expectations for rookie DEs. It’s the hardest position in the league to make the transition from the college to the pro game. People talk about third-year WRs, so maybe I should start writing articles about third-year DEs.

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November 30th, 2010

One aspect is true of Fantasy Football: Every year there are players that will not be drafted but will emerge off the waiver wire and become solid additions for a fantasy football team. Who are the latest players on the rise?

Toby Gerhart, Minnesota Vikings

After an injury to RB Adrian Peterson, Gerhart stepped in and had his best game as a pro. He had 22 carries for 76 yards with a touchdown and had two receptions for five yards.

In Week 13 the Vikings will play against the Buffalo Bills, who have struggled all year to stop the running game. Coming into play in Week 12, the Bills ranked last in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game (163.5) and 26th in rushing touchdowns allowed with 10.

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November 21st, 2010

Can you believe it’s already Week 12 of the Fantasy football season? It seems like yesterday we were getting prepared for the upcoming year and now we are heading into the Fantasy Playoffs.

In every Fantasy season there will be a few speed bumps along the way, especially when it comes to injuries. Last week my recommended quarterback pick up was QB Shaun Hill, (subbing for Matthew Stafford) who threw for 289 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.

This week we have an up and coming signal caller that is quietly turning heads since becoming the starter, a RB that that was third in the depth chart a few weeks ago, a well-known WR that should have been stashed away a few weeks ago in anticipation of his imminent return and another wideout that is starting because of injures to starters in one of the most suddenly prolific passing attacks in the AFC East.

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November 2nd, 2010

Last week’s outstanding waiver wire pick up was RB LeGarrette Blount, who had 120 yards rushing on 22 carries and scored two touchdowns. He also had nine yards on two receptions.

With six teams on a bye for Week Nine, Fantasy Owners in need of quality players have to look hard in the waiver wire pool. We offer 10 options to help ease some hard choices ranging from players who have favorable matchups this week and some that is advisable to stash on your roster for later weeks’ use.

Some of those players are great replacement options for studs that suffered injuries and some are of the handcuff variety.

Brandon LaFell, Carolina Panthers

After having a career day in Week Seven with six catches for 91 yards, LaFell followed up his performance with four receptions for 40 yards, but added a touchdown.

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October 18th, 2010

Week Six, once again displayed how well my waiver wire pickups produced.  The best recommended pickup was WR Nate Burleson who had six receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown.

With injuries once again leading the headlines in Fantasy Football, I have eight new options that are extremely important to Fantasy Owners and are warrant for pickup consideration.

Quarterbacks:

Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle Seahawks

Hasselbeck performed very well on Sunday and finished with 242 passing yards with one touchdown.

On the season, Hasselbeck has thrown for 1,056 yards with five touchdowns and six interceptions. He has a quarterback rating of 74.8 percent and a completion percentage of 61.4 percent.

The Seahawks will host the Arizona Cardinals who rank 15th against the pass and have surrendered nine passing touchdowns, which ranks 19th in the NFL.

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September 13th, 2010

Are you second-guessing your lineup? Did your Fantasy team not perform to expectations?

Don’t worry; there is no need to panic after one week. Thanks to key injuries and to surprising outings, next week brings the players you need to succeed.

Quarterbacks:

David Garrard, Jacksonville Jaguars

After having a subpar 2009 season, Garrard played very well in Week One. He threw for 170 yards with three touchdowns and spread the ball around by completing passes to seven different receivers. Garrard had a quarterback rating of 138.9 and completed 76.2 percent of his passes against the Denver Broncos, who were third toughest pass defense in the league last year.

Next week he will face the San Diego Chargers, who ranked tied for 18th in allowing 23 touchdown passes last year. Owned in 20 percent of ESPN leagues and 34 percent of CBS Sportsline leagues Fantasy owners in deep leagues in need of a No. 2 quarterback with a favorable matchup should look to add the veteran…

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September 7th, 2010

You are unsatisfied by your draft results and looking for the next possible breakout stars? Well, wait no further Fantasy Owners, because the Waiver wire is back!

This week features players who are not household names, yet could potentially help your team immediately or in the next few weeks.

Quarterbacks:

Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers

After losing the starting job in 2009, Smith replaced a struggling QB Shaun Hill in Week Seven and never looked back. In only 11 starts, he threw for 2,350 passing yards with 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Having created great chemistry with TE Vernon Davis and WR Michael Crabtree, Smith is on the verge of a breakout year.

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