4 Fantasy Football Free Agents You Must Have
September 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Washington Redskins running backAlfred Morris
(46) against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Redskins defeated the Saints 40-32. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
All right so maybe Week 1 didn’t go as you might have hoped. Fear not, as much as you want to curse yourself for all the possible mistakes you might have made during the draft, the season has only just gotten started and there is still time to salvage your team before you give up. Free agents on the waiver wire can make or even break a team that doesn’t fulfill a team need before the end of the season. This is especially true with the less important posistions in your starting lineup: Tight End, your Kicker, or Defense and Special Teams. If you feel like you didn’t draft as well as you should have then you can at the very least add depth to your bench through picking up guys like Dennis Pitta or Billy Cundiff just in case they pan out to be fantasy elite at their positions.
Though these aren’t the guys I want to talk about. I want to talk about 4 position players that most people didn’t have after week 1 that could potentially start for your team from week to week and should make an impact on your fantasy team now.
July 29, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiverDanny Amendola
(16) carries the ball during training camp at ContinuityX Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE
The first is Randall Cobb of the Green Bay Packers. I project Cobb to be the receiver that everyone wants Kevin Ogletree to be of the Dallas Cowboys. Only there’s a few subtle differences that find him on this list instead of Ogeltree. First and most importantly, the Packers offense is going to throw the ball more than Dallas so odds are he will get more targets. Secondly, He may see oven more balls thrown his way if Greg Jennings continues to have lingering injury issues. Right now I wouldn’t say either of these guys are starters in your league but Cobb has the potential to be, sooner rather than later.
The second is Danny Amendola of the St. Louis Rams. Amendola has emerged as the clear cut number one receiver in St. Louis and because of it you should put him on your team and I’d even say he is worth starting in 3 WR leagues. The bottom line here is that St. Louis will be down in a lot of games again this year so they will need to throw the ball and Amendola will be the direct beneficiary of those kind of situations. He is Sam Bradford‘s favorite and only target and so picking him up and starting him in your fantasy league is a good quick fix.