FFL: The Wire of Week 7 (2014-15)
Let’s Go Trading.
The Boldin Beautiful Fantasy League is well into to the second quarter of the season. The pre-season jitters have worn off. Analysts, gamblers, and pundits have a strong sense of NFL team identities. In the fantasy world, our league is led by Team Mark & Brian, Team Velez, Team George, and Team Weiss with identical 5-2 records. Yours truly is one-game behind in the standings at 4-3 and moving up the ranks. Let’s take a look at the players on the move for Week 8. Remember, fantasy championships are won on the waiver wire.
|Added Andre Holmes||WR||Oakland Raiders|
|Dropped Knowshon Moreno||RB||Miami Dolphins|
|Dropped Austin Davis||WR||St. Louis Rams|
|Added Chicago Bears ||D/ST|
|Dropped St. Louis Rams||D/ST|
|Added Brandon McManus||K||Denver Broncos|
|Dropped Phil Dawson||K||San Francisco 49ers|
|Added Arizona Cardinals||D/ST|
|Dropped Tennessee Titans||D/ST|
|Dropped Miami Dolphins||D/ST|
|Added Buffalo Bills||D/ST|
|Added Vernon Davis||TE||San Francisco 49ers|
|Dropped Eric Ebron||TE||Detroit Lions|
|Added Malcolm Floyd||WR||San Diego Chargers|
Analysis and Reaction
Team Velez is desperate to continue his winning ways and is extremely active on the waiver wire. It looks like team owners are struggling with finding an NFL defense that can score fantasy points. The NFL game is so wide open, it’s rare to get more than one or two dominant defensive units per year. Unless you were lucky to pick the right team, every week is an exercise in choosing the defense with the best chance to be productive. We could be reading too much into all the defensive moves, teams could in the middle of their bye weeks. We will see.
The most surprising moves of the week are the teams that weren’t busy with the waiver wire. Namely, Team Vega and The Commish. Those two owners have two wins between them. Here’s a dollar of free advice. Get busy and inject some fresh blood into your lineups.