It’s Week 16 — fantasy football championship week for most of you, fantasy semifinals for some. Needless to say, if you’ve made it this far, you are biting your nails on which players you might be able to pick up to help get you that final push and either win a title or get to the title game. Surprisingly, there are still some names, albeit not household names, that could get you there.
Here are about 2,500 words on who can help you. Good luck in the playoffs.
So you made it to Week 15. Congratulations. That either means you won a quarterfinal game or your league’s playoffs begin this week.
This time of the year there is not usually that much to find on the waiver wire that will be of that much benefit to you — you would like to play with who got you here. But injuries, bad matchups and other unfortunate circumstances might have to scouring the wire to see what’s out there to help you advance.
It’s playoff time — for most of you at least. Now is the time of year where every move has to be the right one or your fantasy football season is over. Of course this late in the 2011 season, pickings are slim on the waiver wire. But there are a few names out there that could be beneficial as you make your way through the playoffs.
The playoffs start for some fantasy football leagues in Week 13, for many more this is the final push to try and secure a spot before the playoffs start. This late into the season, there’s not a whole lot to trust on the waiver wire; they wouldn’t be on there if you could.
Matt Leinart is at quarterback for the Houston Texans this week, and perhaps the remainder of the season as Matt Schaub went on injured reserve with a foot injury. And as one key starter goes down, another is expected to return this week in receiver Andre Johnson.
Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green looks like he will be a go against in-state rival Cleveland in Week 12. But it’s hard to start him with confidence against the Browns today.
Green, whose last catch was a spectacular 36-yard touchdown against Pittsburgh in Week 10, missed last week and the final three quarters against the Steelers after he hyper-extended his knee on the scoring play.
The bye weeks are finally over and now we can just roll with what we’ve got. But what if injuries and poor play from your roster means you don’t have enough? Well, in an effort to guide you through the playoff push, here’s a look at who will be some of the hot commodities off the fantasy football waiver wire in Week 12. Some of them I think are decent plays for this week and maybe beyond, but most of the wire has players that should probably stay right there.
I’ve told you before, don’t watch Tim Tebow play if he’s on your fantasy team; just look at the box score after the game and be satisfied.
The Denver Broncos’ quarterback continues to produce as a fantasy QB and a reality QB. Tebow is 3-1 as a starter and has fantasy games of 22.34, 14.18, 24.76 and 17.06 in Athlon’s scoring format where it’s six points for all touchdowns.
It’s the last week of byes for the 2011 NFL season. And we lose some powerhouses this week at all four positions. Which means you're going to have dredge the waiver wire to save your team's chances of making the playoffs. Here's a few of the big names that are out.
WEEK 11 BYES: Houston, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh