Fantasy Football League: The Wire, Week 8 (2014-15)
On the Move.
Team owners are wising up. NFL bye weeks have begun and the playoffs are only a month away. Teams are making moves yo. The savvy fantasy football player knows that to distance yourself from the competition, the waiver wire is vital. Whatever the moves, the only thing we know is that neither ESPN’s Matthew Berry or the best bookie in the universe could help Team Vega. The league’s resident “Sports Genius” remains winless at 0-7. Talk about an owner who could use a bye week.
|Added Tre Mason||RB||St. Louis Rams|
|Dropped Houston Texans||D/ST|
|Added Chandler Catanzaro||K||Arizona Cardinals|
|Dropped Brandon McManus||K||Denver Broncos|
|Added Eli Manning||QB||New York Giants|
|Dropped Andy Dalton||QB||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Added Zach Ertz||TE||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Added Mark Ingram||RB||New Orleans Saints|
|Dropped Caronlina Panthers||D/ST|
|Added Kansas City Chiefs||D/ST|
|Added Jermaine Kearse||WR||Seattle Seahawks|
|Dropped Larry Donnell||TE||New York Giants|
|Dropped Phil Dawson||K||San Francisco 49ers|
|Added Cody Parkey||K||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Dropped Kirk Cousins||QB||Washington Redskins|
|Added Tony Romo||QB||Dallas Cowboys|
|Added Miami Dolphins||D/ST|
|Dropped Arizona Cardinals||D/ST|
|Added Chicago Bears||D/ST|
|Dropped C.J. Spiller||RB||Buffalo Bills|
A Closer Look
It looks like two owners, in particular, are trying to change their team fortunes. Team Velez has added New York Giants QB Eli Manning. Manning is averaging 20 fantasy points a week in standard league scoring. Unfortunately, those numbers are leading to team wins. The Giants are 3-5. As a positive, Joel dropped the frustratingly inconsistent Andy Dalton and his #2 QB. Team $405 knows what’s up as well. Fantasy Football is typically won on the strength of your running backs. They went to the waiver wire and acquired Saints RB Mark Ingram. Ingram is averaging 12 fantasy points a week and plays in a potent offense when it’s working.
Will Team Velez and Team $405’s roster moves help their fortunes? Time will tell.