Zac Stacy

Week 8 Hot Off The Wire

With week 7 in the books, we are officially into the second half of the 2014 fantasy football season. For most leagues, week 8 represents the home-stretch and the last 6 to 7 games that you have in order to make the playoffs.  These games will be very important since they will cover 2 of the most harsh bye weeks in the NFL this year.  Weeks 9 and 10 both include 6 teams on bye, which represent more than a third of the NFL teams.  These weeks along with more till the last week of the regular fantasy season are going to make or break most teams.  Even those that have started strong, could find themselves facing elimination in the playoffs or worse yet not making it all if they don’t constantly keep track of what the NFL and their league teams are doing. In week 8, there will be a few opportunities to make your roster even stronger, and with more bye weeks coming, it’s a good chance to stock up with these Hot Off The Wire waiver pickups for this week. more

Andre Johnson

Sell High! Trade Now Fantasy Players

This is a crucial point in the season. Teams are figuring out where they are at, bye weeks are hitting hard, injuries are piling up for some teams, and now is the time to strike.   Start to figure out what players are expandable on your team that could be good chips for trade talk.  Once you’ve isolated a few key players that have good fantasy value and that you are deep in that position, figure out what you need not only for the coming weeks, but into the playoffs if that is your goal.  The key is to find the players that are just coming off a good game or have some sort of news that puts them in a positive light and then sell high and make a trade that gets as much fantasy value as you can for them. There are some fantasy players are that hitting their stride while others are hitting their humps.  It’s a good time to take a look at some players that would be wise to sell now as they still have good trade value. more

Jerick McKinnon

Hot Off The Wire – Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

With another week in the books, it looks like there are some hot tickets to claim on the waiver wire.  Many will be trying to grab the “Touchdown Express” Antone Smith as he continues to dazzle with the football and makes touchdowns nearly once every 4 touches.  There will be only 2 teams on bye in week 7, but it includes one of the most potent offenses in the league so there will be some holes to fill in fantasy lineups.  In addition, it’s good to look ahead as weeks 9 and 10 include over a third of the teams in the NFL. Going into week 7 these will be the Hot Off The Wire fantasy players that owners should be looking to consider. more

Brian Hoyer

Week 6 Hot Off The Wire

There were certainly some epic plays and games this past weekend.  Many fantasy owners were surprised to see a number of fantasy starters not perform to their normal abilities and some even left their games due to injuries.  What does that means for fantasy owners?   It means that the wire will be burning up this week so let’s get down to it and find out who is going to be Hot Off The Wire fantasy players for week 5.  By the way, got a little special tip rolled up into this one that will pay dividends for weeks to come. Come with me as I take a trip into the waiver and pull out a fantasy gem that you can ride with confidence. more

Ben Roethlisberger

First and Five – Week 5 QB Starts and Sits

There are some interesting QB moves going on this week and there might be confusion over which quarterback to user or not in the week 5 match-ups.  With newly appointed QB Kyle Orton taking over for the Bills, some owners may think about grabbing him and playing him, but there may be some better options on the wire.  Taking a look at the match-ups for week 5, the following quarterbacks are the First and Five starts for owners to consider in their lineups. more

Eli Manning

Hot Off The Wire – Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

With the season into full swing, bye weeks coming every week, and teams making adjustments to fill in both injury and vacation players, there are certainly some options on the waiver wire that should be considered if there is a need.  Keep in mind, at this point, most options are either one-week plays, or possible starting options for a couple of weeks, rarely will there be a legitimate starter with high fantasy value, but there just might be one on the wire right now.  Going into week 5 these players will be Hot Off The Wire and some of the most added fantasy options. more

Donal Brown

Hot Off The Wire: Week 4 Waiver Pickups

Let the bye weeks begin.  Week 4 is the first bye week of the season and it’s one of the biggest in terms of number of teams out.  There will be 6 teams on bye this week, which means there will be a lot of owners out on the wire looking for defenses and kickers.  Looking over the top waiver pickups so far, you’ll most likely see most of the top options available are the defensive teams.  There are some good match-ups this week, so let’s take a look at the best options for the bye week with our Hot Off The Wire pickups. more

Jamaal Charles

Fantasy 911 Week 3

There were a lot of key fantasy players cropping up on the injury reports this week both at the beginning and midweek. With the practices completed and the teams assessing their options, the pictures are starting to become a little more clear.  The running back position is especially hot this week with a few players stepping in with bigger roles, and some players to watch out for because of injuries and issues to other players. Time to call the fantasy doctor to make a house call and help revitalize teams in the week 3 Fantasy 911 edition. more

DeMarco Murray

First and Five – Week 3 Running Back Starts

After the dust settled on week 2 and waiver claims came in, there were many owners looking at their running back situations and assessing where they were at.  Owners that were able to claim one of the decent options might have good workhorses to put up points in week 3.  Looking at the week ahead there are certainly favorable match-ups just waiting for a couple of ball carriers to get to work and unleash damage upon the field.  The following running backs would the be the top fantasy football running backs for week 3, based on their match-ups and team situations. more

Vincent Jackson

Week 3 Thursday Night Fantasy Starts

There’s all sorts of old adages when it comes to Thursday night fantasy football.  Running backs tend to do better, quarterbacks don’t fare so well, home kickers go off, waterboys turn into unicorns and grant wishes to players, and well you get the idea.  There are no forces at work on Thursdays that can predict the outcome of players.  Every week there are variables that play into the outcome of the game, and fantasy points, not the day itself.  This week will feature two teams in the same division so it will mean more to both as a win by the Bucs will put them ahead of the Falcons in the standings.  Let’s take a look at the potential fantasy value for the players in the game and see who will be the best Thursday night fantasy starts for week 3. more