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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire

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Our weekly "Waiver Wire" column is part of FootballDocs In-season content. All of FootballDocs In-season content is 100% free and starts September 7, 2011.

Truism of fantasy football: every year there are players that will not be drafted in a fantasy football draft but will emerge off the fantasy football waiver wire to be solid additions for a fantasy football team, sometimes exploding to stud status. Good work on the waiver wire involves knowing who is low on the radar just before their stock goes through the roof. But who has time for that? That answer is easy... the Docs. These are the geeks that live, breathe, and talk fantasy football 365 days a year. So just sit back, relax, and let the Docs do the work for you. Come check out FootballDocs Fantasy Football Pickup Drop Advice every Monday as the Docs boil it down for you nice and simple: who to watch, who to ignore, and most importantly... who to grab! Since each team's needs are unique, the Docs will suggest players to pick up based on the following significant positions: QB, RB, WR, TE, K, and D. Word of caution: While a quick trigger in the free agent market can make a bad team good, it can also make a good team bad. Before just adding the players listed below to your roster, here are a few guidelines to help ensure that the former happens rather than the latter.

1. Do not just randomly pick-up a player or drop a player solely based on the information given below - use some discretion - as the quality of the player varies from league to league due to the size and scoring system of each league. In addition, team needs vary from fantasy team to fantasy team, so some discretion can go a long way. The list posted below is to bring some players to your attention and give you a comment or two regarding their possibilities.

2. Generally speaking, it is not a good idea to drop any player you drafted in the first ten rounds of your draft in the first few weeks. Be patient, particularly with wide receivers as they are very inconsistent in most scoring systems, posting a horrible week one week and then backing it up with a good performance in the following week.

3. Be quick to grab running backs, especially as new starters are announced or as players emerge with huge games. This does not mean dropping a traditionally good player in order to pick up one of these running backs, but if you have an extra D, K, TE, or even a lower tier WR, it is probably in your best interest to drop one of them and take a chance.  RBs are in high demand and almost always carry value provided they are a primary back for a NFL team.

As always, thank you for visiting and welcome to FootballDocs Fantasy Football - "Where the geeks meet the gridiron."

FREE Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice
NFL Week 17

Monday, December 24, 2012

Thanks for making another fantasy football season such a great success.  We hope that the FootballDocs Pick-Up / Drop fantasy football waiver wire advice has allowed you to grab a couple of players during the course of the season that were real difference makers for your team. Being week 17 of the NFL season, your team is either fighting for the title, basking in the glory of a championship, or watching from the sidelines.  Either way, at this point of the season you will have to rely on the players that have gotten you this far.  Hidden gems and under producing studs have been weeded out, and it is time for the final curtain call on our Pick / Up Drop section.  However, if you are looking for those last minute decisions on who to start or would like some added insight on the match ups and games this weekend, be sure to check out our Fantasy Football Start / Sit, Fantasy Football Weekly Rankings, and "Ask the Docs" Fantasy Football Advice sections.  All will be continued through this final week of the NFL regular season. For those of you still in the hunt, best of luck to your fantasy football team, and we look forward to seeing you at FootballDocs next summer for all of your preseason, draft strategy, and cheatsheet needs.

For those folks that venture into fantasy baseball to help pass the time in the football off-season, we dish out FREE cheatsheets and fantasy baseball player rankings at BaseballDocs Fantasy Baseball.  Feel free to check it out.

Wishing the absolute best to you and your family during the holiday season,

--the Docs

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