If you watch football you probably play fantasy football. It’s pretty much a given. Whether you play for money or for fun everybody’s team can always use some improving.
I don’t consider myself an expert or anything like that but I’ve had to spend some time on the waiver wire this year salvaging a team that was ravished by injuries to the start of it. Since nobody in my league reads these posts I thought I’d start a weekly fantasy football waiver wire options article.
Tim Tebow. He has the potential to be a fantasy superstar with his running and throwing combination. While he might not put up the same numbers he did during his brief stint as starter at the end of last season when teams were mainly taking it easy he still could become a top ten fantasy quarterback at the end of the year. At the very least he’s somebody worth putting on your bench, especially to keep away form any Kyle Orton owner.
Jackie Battle. On Twitter last week Matthew Berry of ESPN.com mentioned Battle’s name as a potential pick-up heading into week five. I took that piece of information and stored it away. I’m a bitter Jamaal Charles drafter this year and have so far stayed away from the Chiefs and their RBBC but if Battle’s performance is any indication of what he can do then he’s worth a pick up in any standard 12 team league.
Greg Little. Greg Little was a pre-season sleeper on my fantasy draft cheat sheet but I instead went for my other sleeper wide receiver pick, Denarius Moore, who I just dropped for Little yesterday. Little has the tools to be a true number 1 wide out. And on a team that’s kind of lacking one he has the chance to see a lot of balls thrown his way. While Colt McCoy might not sling the ball 61 times every game he’s still going to look for Little, who has explosive run after the catch abilities. You never know when he could break one. Even though this is his first game starting it’s best to pick him up now before he blows up.
Doug Baldwin. Any GMEN HQ reader probably knows who Baldwin is after the Seahawks’ loss. While Baldwin might have only been playing due to Mike Williams’ injury and could be pushed aside one Williams and Rice are both healthy it wouldn’t surprise me if Baldwin kept producing even as the third option. He’s has four games of a least 80 yards this season to go along with 3 touchdowns. Zach Miller might be out with a concussion after the nasty Kenny Phillips hit and we all know how dangerous slot receivers can be. The Seahawks are on a bye this week but keep Baldwin in the back of your mind for now.
Jake Ballard. This is not my Giants homerism coming into play. Ballard has solid hands, keeps a tight grip on the ball, and can beastmode through helpless defenders if he has to. He’s a safe red zone option who could come away with a touchdown here and there. Worthy of a bye-week fill-in and more if you’re desperate.
Cincinnati Bengals. They’re playing Curtis Painter and the Colts. Fewest total yards allowed per game (279.6). 18.8 points allowed per game. Have scored a safety and a touchdown, as well as netting 13 sacks, 1 interception and 5 fumble recoveries. Not bad for a defense that is probably on your waiver wire right now.