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by: JamieD On  Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Packers Buccaneers FootballIn order to be successful in your fantasy league, you will need to be on top of your waiver wire. Knowing which players are available, and of those, which have value is an important part of building a winning team as the season goes on.

It can be difficult to identify such players, and that is why we here at TPS are going to help you out. Each Tuesday for the remainder of the season, we will give you some players to look out for that may be on your waiver wire. These players are the ones we assume are available in most leagues, but beware. There may be better free agents out there that we have not listed because we just assume that someone should already have taken them. If one of those guys is a free agent in your league, PICK HIM UP!

Here is a look at some guys you may want to take a look at in you league:

Josh Freeman, TB, QB: In his starting debut, Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman made quite the impression on his coaches, and surely on the Green Bay packers secondary.  The rookie play-caller threw for an impressive 205 yards and three touchdowns as he led Tampa Bay to their first win of the 2009 season.  While we are yet to identify his as a legit fantasy starter, he is worthy of a spot on teams in need of some depth at the position.

Ladell Betts, WSH, RB: How long this will last remains unknown, but with Clinton Portis expected to miss the Redskins week 10 against the Broncos with a concussion (and possibly a few more after that), Ladell Betts has become a viable option for many fantasy owners looking to fill a hole at running back.  Betts rushed for 70 yards and a touchdown after stepping in for the injured Portis last week against the Falcons, and after seeing Rashard Mendenhall run all over the Broncos on Monday night, don’t be surprised if the Redskins attempt to deploy a similar gameplan.

Darren McFadden, OAK, RB: Raiders players are not exactly a fantasy owner’s dream, but running back Darren McFadden may be worth a look as he is expected to return this week from injury.  While the Raiders have had trouble getting anything done on offense, if a bright spot were ever to emerge, it would likely be from the former Razorback.  If you are looking to add a running back, McFadden may be that high-risk, high-reward option.

Earl Bennett, CHI, WR: Bennett has not made much noise in fantasy circles, but he has been seeing an increase in targets over the past couple of weeks and that could continue throughout the second half of the season.  The Bears have been giving up a large number of points to opponents in recent weeks and that often means the running game is abandoned for the passing game.  If that trend continues, expect Bennett to continue putting up yards, and eventually finding the end zone as well.

James Jones, GB, WR: He may be third on the Gree Bay depth chart, but James Jones has become a favorite deep-threat target of Aaron Rodgers.  With Greg Jennings and Donald Driver being the major focus of opposing corners, Jones has been able to get open and find the end zone.  With the Packers continuing to throw the ball often in games, look for Jones to continue producing.  He may not be the best option, but he can provide many fantasy teams with some much needed depth.




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