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Fantasy Football League: The Wire, Week 8 (2014-15)

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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.

The Hole  
Added Tre MasonRBSt. Louis Rams
Dropped Houston TexansD/ST
Team Velez
Added Chandler CatanzaroKArizona Cardinals
Dropped Brandon McManusKDenver Broncos
Team Velez
Added Eli ManningQBNew York Giants
Dropped Andy DaltonQBCincinnati Bengals
Team Rich
Added Zach ErtzTEPhiladelphia Eagles
Team $405
Added Mark IngramRBNew Orleans Saints
Dropped Caronlina PanthersD/ST
Added Kansas City ChiefsD/ST
Team Velez
Added Jermaine KearseWRSeattle Seahawks
Dropped Larry DonnellTENew York Giants
The Commish
Dropped Phil DawsonKSan Francisco 49ers
Added Cody ParkeyKPhiladelphia Eagles
Team Vega
Dropped Kirk CousinsQBWashington Redskins
Added Tony RomoQBDallas Cowboys
Team Velez
Added Miami DolphinsD/ST
Dropped Arizona CardinalsD/ST
Team Rich
Added Chicago BearsD/ST
Team $405
Dropped C.J. SpillerRBBuffalo 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 IngramIngram is averaging 12 fantasy points a week and plays in a potent offense when it’s working.

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Nov 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) breaks tackles by New York Giants strong safety Brandon Meriweather (22) and defensive tackle Jay Bromley (96) Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports.

Will Team Velez and Team $405’s roster moves help their fortunes? Time will tell.

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