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.
Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins (35 percent)
Sanu scored two TDs in Week 12
We suggested last week that a Garcon addition could bear fruit in subsequent weeks. Well, the Mount Union product didn't take long to make that advice look sage as he punished the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving for 93 yards and a touchdown on five receptions. If he's still available in your league pick him up for the stretch run.
Ryan Broyles, Detroit Lions (79 percent)
Broyles took advantage of Titus Young's absence this past Thursday, hauling in six passes (on 12 targets) for 126 yards. It's still too soon to know how Jim Schwartz will handle Young the rest of the way, though given how solid both Broyles and Mike Thomas looked you wonder if we've seen the last of Young for this season. Given Detroit's inclination to pass often and Broyles' potential in that system he should be added now.
T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts (36 percent)
With two touchdowns on Sunday, Hilton has now scored five times in the last four weeks (though one of them came on special teams). His yardage continues to be inconsistent, but you can't dismiss his big-play ability.
Fantasy football free agents: Look to acquire
The following players will have greater significance in deep fantasy football leagues. In shallow fantasy football leagues, they are not as high of a priority but should be considered based on your fantasy football team's needs.
Davone Bess, Miami Dolphins (65 percent)
In his past four contests, Bess has averaged 8.5 targets, 5.75 receptions, 74.75 yards and 0.25 touchdowns per game. Despite not being the most exciting option out there, Bess should be a steady source of modest production.
Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals (93 percent)
We've been waiting for someone to take advantage of the attention A.J. Green commands, and recently that someone has been Sanu. The rookie doesn't have a ton of yardage - 11 receptions for 98 yards the past three weeks - but he has scored four touchdowns in that time. If you're looking for an emerging player, consider adding Sanu.
NEW - Damaris Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles (100 percent)
With DeSean Jackson (ribs) done for the season, the Eagles will be looking for someone to replace his production. That someone could be Johnson, who has a similar build and the potential to make big plays. There are no guarantees with such an unknown commodity, but Johnson has some upside.
NEW - Cole Beasley, Dallas Cowboys (99 percent)
After catching just five passes through the season's first 10 games, Beasley hauled in seven balls for 68 yards on Thanksgiving. The status of Miles Austin (hip, back) plays directly into Beasley's value this week, but he has a good matchup against a Philadelphia Eagles secondary that sometimes wasn't even in the same area code as the receivers they were "covering" on Monday. Beasley is a solid one-week option and a worthwhile gamble for those in point-per-reception formats, even if Austin plays.
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