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JUNE 13th / 2016

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JUNE 12th / 2016

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Players to Avoid, Part 2 - WR

JUNE 9th / 2016

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Players to Avoid, Part 2 - WR

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PF Daily: Fantasy Football Tutorial Series: Intermediate

Free Agent Wire

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So you have a few holes in your roster due to injuries or poor play by a player or two. You want to pick up some talent in your free agency period for the week to strengthen weakness. Here are some signs that a player is worth picking up for your squad.

1. Regular starter goes down to injury

This is a common occurrence in the NFL. A starting player suffers an injury that will take him out of commission for weeks or even the entire season. Obviously someone or a group of players are going to replace him. If there is an obvious player to take his place, that player is an excellent option to target in your free agency. If you have a tough time identifying which backup will elevate to the role but you have an open roster spot, roll the dice and pick the one you believe is most likely to have that impact. The only time you avoid this is when there are multiple players to pick from on a poor offence.

2. Regular starter poor effort and new guy comes in shining

This also happens on a regular basis in the NFL. For example, last season RB C.J. Anderson of the Broncos was a nobody in fantasy draft. He was an unknown, minor prospect who was buried in the depth chart and unlikely to make an impact. He only had a handful of carries through the first nine weeks of the season. In week nine he had a nice 24 yard reception that showcased his talent. Monte Ball was out and Ronnie Hillman was hurt so you could see Anderson getting a chance. Denver had a good offence and there was a chance for him to do well. Nobody expected what followed (767 yards and 8 touchdowns) through last eight games. When you see a situation developing such as Anderson last year, that is the time to pounce on him, not the week following his eruption

Always take the time to evaluate the situation and determine a player's potential worth. To be a good fantasy starter, the player needs talent, touches and team potential. If all three come out with a positive answer, he is a must target player.

3. Good player dropped by other owner

Sometimes another owner will drop a good player from his roster for a multitude of reasons. Those reasons include a weakness at another position, injury, frustration at how a player is performing or picking up a player he has more confidence in on the waiver wire. When you see a talented player on the roster, do your diligence and try to figure out why he is available and is he worth a roster spot picking him up. Look at player news, look at past stats, read game recaps, and do your homework to make sure he is a viable option and you didn't miss an injury, a benching or just crappy effort. If he looks good after the research, then you go ahead and put a claim in for him. If he has red flags then you need to make a decision on if he is worth that spot or not.

One last thing here and that is make sure you know exactly when your waiver wire deadline is. Nothing is more frustrating than seeing a player or two you want only to miss the deadline by a few minutes. Track the time!