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NFL Waiver Wire: Week 14 Pickups

Kevin Payne finds some gems on the waiver wire for owners to plug in this week, including Baltimore's Joe Flacco, who is coming off his best game and likely will have to throw a lot in Week 14.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 13 Pickups

Kevin Payne wants to know why Colin Kaepernick is still available in the vast majority of leagues as he continues to put up quality fantasy numbers each week. That and more in this week's look at the wire.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 12 Pickups

Kevin Payne analyzes the best options on the waiver wire as Chris Ivory could see more touches with T.J. Yeldon dealing with an ankle injury.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 11 Pickups

Kevin Payne scours the waiver wire for some pick-ups to help fantasy owners in Week 11, including James Starks, who figures to see most of the action out of the backfield for the Packers.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 10 Pickups

Jim Coventry finds players on the waiver wire, like San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who can help owners now and down the stretch.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 9 Pickups

Kevin Payne finds the top waiver-wire pickups for Week 9, including Charcandrick West, who looks like the next man up in Kansas City after Spencer Ware went down.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 8 Pickups

Kevin Payne's look around the league at this week's waiver-wire targets includes Davante Adams, who could see more and more opportunities in Green Bay.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 7 Pickups

Kevin Payne's weekly look at the league's best waiver-wire pickups includes San Francisco wide receiver Torrey Smith, who is back on the fantasy radar with Colin Kaepernick's return.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 6 Pickups

Kevin Payne's weekly look at the best free agents to pick up includes quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who could be back at the helm for the 49ers sooner than later.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 5 Pickups

Kevin Payne analyzes the Week 5 waiver pickups, including running back Zach Zenner, who could be in line for double-digit rushes in Detroit this week.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 4 Pickups

Kevin Payne finds some waiver-wire gems in this week's look at free agents to target, like Philadelphia's Carson Wentz, who does not look like a rookie.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 3 Pickups

Kevin Payne sniffs out the Miami backfield situation, among others, in this week's look at the NFL waiver wire, as Jay Ajayi hopes to hold off Kenyan Drake if Arian Foster misses time.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 2 Pickups

Kevin Payne picks through the waiver wire for players who could make a difference for fantasy owners, including the Browns Josh McCown, who takes over at quarterback with RG3's injury.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 1 Pickups

Kevin Payne features players available in most leagues who could be fantasy factors in Week 1 and beyond, including Trevor Siemian, who won the starting QB job in Denver.

NFL Waiver Wire: Early Look at FAAB Options

Kevin Payne checks for players who have been overlooked in drafts and could make for decent waiver pickups as the season approaches, including Jets running back Bilal Powell.

NFL Waiver Wire: Keep an Eye on Gillislee

Kevin Payne finds some potential gems on the Week 17 waiver wire, including Buffalo's Mike Gillislee, whom keeper-league owners should look at as well.

NFL Waiver Wire: Time for Randle to Step Up

Kevin Payne scours the waiver wire for the players to put owners over the top in championship week, but just how effective will the Giants' Rueben Randle be in place of Odell Beckham?

NFL Waiver Wire: Bengals Turn to AJ

Kevin Payne scours the waiver wire for the fantasy playoffs, profiling the Bengals' new quarterback AJ McCarron, who will start while Andy Dalton is out with a broken thumb.

NFL Waiver Wire: Sproles Taking Off

Kevin Payne scours the waiver wire for a gem or two, including Darren Sproles, who could get more touches in Philadelphia as the Eagles go to a backfield committee.

NFL Waiver Wire: The Other Johnson

With Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington going down with injuries Sunday, rookie David Johnson should finally get his shot in Arizona. Kevin Payne has that and more in this week's look at the waiver wire.

NFL Waiver Wire: Beast Mode II

Kevin Payne offers up free agents for Week 12, and at the top of the list is Seattle's Thomas Rawls, if he's still available in your league.

NFL Waiver Wire: The Brock Osweiler Show

Kevin Payne runs down the waiver-wire options for Week 10, including a new quarterback in Denver in Brock Osweiler as Peyton Manning sits.

NFL Waiver Wire: Starks Situation in GB

Kevin Payne hashes out this week's waiver wire picks, including Green Bay's James Starks, who could be in the midst of taking over for Eddie Lacy as the go-to back in Green Bay.

NFL Waiver Wire: Injuries Create Opportunities

This week's waiver wire is flush with secondary players like San Diego's Malcom Floyd, pushed into a bigger roles because of injuries to teammates. Kevin Payne has the Week 9 breakdown.

NFL Waiver Wire: Houston's Blue

Kevin Payne finds some waiver-wire gems this week, but not in the Houston backfield where the Texans have to figure out if Alfred Blue will replace the injured Arian Foster.

NFL Waiver Wire: Watson Turns Back Clock

Kevin Payne weeds through the waiver wire for players to target for this week, including Ben Watson, who's turning back the clock in New Orleans.

NFL Waiver Wire: Chiefs Go West

Kevin Payne spotlights the hot pickup of the week, Kansas City's Charcandrick West, and much more in this week's rummaging through the waiver wire.

NFL Waiver Wire: Gates Returns

Kevin Payne scours the waiver wire for Week 5's best pickups, and at the top of the list is Antonio Gates, who returns from suspension this week for Philip Rivers and the Chargers.

NFL Waiver Wire: Vick Gets the Call

Kevin Payne picks through the waiver wire to find players that will help in Week 4, including the Steelers' new starting quarterback, Michael Vick.

NFL Waiver Wire: Riding the Raiders Carr

Kevin Payne runs down this week's waiver-wire options led by Oakland's Derek Carr, who has plenty of receiving options on a team that likely will be forced to throw.

NFL Waiver Wire: A Titan Debut

Kevin Payne discusses this week's waiver-wire targets, including Tennessee's Marcus Mariota, whose rookie debut could not have gone much smoother.

NFL Waiver Wire: ODBJ's Running Mate

Kevin Payne looks at some of the big winners from roster cutdowns and various injury situations, led by Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle, who has a big opportunity against the Cowboys in Week 1.

NFL Waiver Wire: Sleeper WR in Miami?

Kevin Payne features more players who are likely available in most leagues, including Rishard Matthews, who might be the Week 1 starter opposite Jarvis Landry.

NFL Waiver Wire: Packer and Panther Panic

Erik Siegrist picks some winners from the recent spate of injuries, including Richard Rodgers, who could see his red-zone looks increase with Jordy Nelson out.

NFL Waiver Wire: Don't Forget About RG3

Kevin Payne scours the waiver wire for players being overlooked this preseason, and Robert Griffin fits the bill as a player who, at minimum, could be a bye-week replacement.

NFL Waiver Wire: CJ2K to the Cards?

Kevin Payne scrubs the waiver wire this week, including the possibility that Chris Johnson will join the Arizona Cardinals.

NFL Waiver Wire: True Blue

Kevin Payne looks at early waiver possibilities, including Alfred Blue, who is the next man up after Arian Foster's latest injury.

NFL Waiver Wire: Pickups for the Season Finale

Teddy Bridgewater has been a consistent fantasy producer and has an appealing matchup this week at home against the Bears.

NFL Waiver Wire: Championship Week Help

It's championship week for most leagues, and owners who need some help have a few options, like Buffalo's C.J. Spiller, on the waiver wire.

NFL Waiver Wire: Garbage Time Pays for Orton

Kyle Orton should be in a catchup mode again this week againt the Packers, giving him a solid floor for fantasy owners.

NFL Waiver Wire: Cleveland's Got Johnny Fever

Johnny Manziel looked good off the bench last week and could get the starting nod this week for the Browns.

NFL Waiver Wire: This Colt Could Bolt

Donte Moncrief has been buried on the depth chart for the most part this season, but he's a good speculative add if his playing time increases.

NFL Waiver Wire: Don't Short Cecil

Cecil Shorts fell off the radar this year with the Jaguars, but things are looking up for his fantasy prospects.

NFL Waiver Wire: Ball Back in Play

Montee Ball is poised to return from a groin injury at the same time Ronnie Hillman hits the shelf with a foot sprain.

NFL Waiver Wire: Opportunities to Plan Ahead

Like a number of players on this week's wire, Kyle Rudolph offers owners an opportunity to plan ahead as he is close to returning from injury.

NFL Waiver Wire: Time to Turn to Vick

Michael Vick might not turn around the Jets, but he could help your fantasy team during bye weeks.

NFL Waiver Wire: Next Man Up

Johnny Manziel is getting closer to taking over the starting quarterback job for the Browns.

NFL Waiver Wire: Palmer Shines in Return

Carson Palmer made a successful return to the field Sunday, leading the Cardinals to a 30-20 comeback victory.

NFL Waiver Wire: Davis' Day has Come

Skepticism of Austin Davis should be at a minimum after consecutive big weeks in a pass-happy Rams offense.

NFL Waiver Wire: Giant Turnaround

If you're in the third of leagues where Eli Manning is still unowned, you might want to run to the waiver wire this week.

NFL Waiver Wire: Taliaferro Gets Raven Reviews

Bernard Pierce could be back soon, but in the meantime it appears Lorenzo Taliaferro will handle the load for the Ravens.

NFL Waiver Wire: Don't Let Geno Jet Away

As bye weeks approach, now is the time to grab Geno Smith, who has more potential than probably most backups on fantasy rosters.

NFL Waiver Wire: Replacing Rice

Perhaps not in the short term, but Lorenzo Taliaferro looks like the back to own long term following the release of Ray Rice.

NFL Waiver Wire: Greene's Still on Top

Shonn Greene held off the competition in training camp and is still the starter in Tennessee, defying the conventional wisdom.

NFL Waiver Wire: Early Look at the Waiver Wire

For leagues that have drafted, it's time to think about the waiver wire, which means finding potential diamonds like Markus Wheaton, who could be primed for a breakout year.

NFL Waiver Wire: One Last Shot

The Raiders are turning to Terrelle Pryor this week for one last look before heading into next season.

NFL Waiver Wire: Championship Week

Is it time for Eli Manning to take a seat? If so, is Ryan Nassib the answer in two-quarterback leagues?

NFL Waiver Wire: Streaking Streater

Rod Streater is no lock to continue putting up big receiving numbers, but he's worth the gamble.

NFL Waiver Wire: Lost Season, Found Runner

Antone Smith has looked explosive for the Falcons, and it would make sense if coach Mike Smith gave him more opportunities as the Falcons finish a lost season.

NFL Waiver Wire: Time to Think Playoffs

Toby Gerhart could see more action in the coming weeks as the Vikings rest a banged up Adrian Peterson.

NFL Waiver Wire: Breakout Game for Floyd

Michael Floyd flashed his No. 1 receiver upside Sunday, but in many leagues he remains on the waiver wire thanks to his previous shoulder injury.

NFL Waiver Wire: Who's Got Next in Tampa?

Brian Leonard looks to be next in line in Tampa Bay after Mike James went down with a broken ankle in Monday night's game, but Bobby Rainey might have something to say about that.

NFL Waiver Wire: Oh Deer, What a Weekend

The New England offense finally came alive, making now the time to go after Shane Vereen on the waiver wire as the running back should be active soon.

NFL Waiver Wire: Saints Provide Options

Lance Moore and Kenny Stills are giving Drew Brees, and fantasy owners, more options in the passing game.

NFL Waiver Wire: Injury Means Opportunity

With Doug Martin out, rookie Mike James takes center stage for the Buccaneers, and for fantasy owners needing running-back help.

NFL Waiver Wire: The Unsexy Pick

Brandon Weeden's not a sexy waiver-wire pick, but he has some fantasy potential for owners in the quarterback market.

NFL Waiver Wire: From Bucs to Vikes to Fantasy Worthy?

Released by the Buccaneers, Josh Freeman is now a Viking. But does that make his fantasy prospects any better?

NFL Waiver Wire: Buying Low on Schaub

Matt Schaub is under fire in Houston, but he has favorable upcoming schedule, making him a decent waive-wire option.

NFL Waiver Wire: Worth A Buc or Two

With two starting receivers gimpy in Tamp Bay, Kevin Ogletree could be a sneaky play this week if he draws the starting assignment.

NFL Waiver Wire: Rivers' Revival

Philip Rivers has reignited his fantasy value and on a team with a porous defense should be in plenty of shootouts this year.

NFL Waiver Wire: Send It In, Jerome

His history with Christian Ponder and soft coverage as defenses focus elsewhere make Jerome Simpson a solid waiver-wire target after his Week 1 breakout.

NFL Waiver Wire: Hunter Bags Backup Role

A strong preseason and an injury to LaMichael James makes Kendall Hunter the backup to Frank Gore in San Francisco and a good Week 1 pickup.

NFL Waiver Wire: Kevin Payne Looks at the Best of the Undrafted

Zach Sudfeld could become a favorite target of Tom Brady.

NFL Waiver Wire: Season Finale

Vernon Davis' head injury is not the only reason Delanie Walker is a good pickup this week.

NFL Waiver Wire: Three is a Magic Number

Three shutouts, three rushing TDs for Russell Wilson and a three-way tie atop the NFC East

NFL Waiver Wire: Does anyone want the last playoff spot in the AFC?

The lowly Jets and Chargers still mathematically alive...

NFL Waiver Wire: Year of the Rookie QB

Emergence of RGIII, Luck, Wilson will make drafting QBs a challenge next year

NFL Waiver Wire: Another Super Bowl for San Francisco?

Mark Stopa (@MarkStopa) says the Niners should be favored to win it all

NFL Waiver Wire: Worst 9-1 Team Ever?

Mark Stopa (@MarkStopa) on the unimpressive Falcons, plus this week's waiver picks

NFL Waiver Wire: Dealing with QB Injuries

Mark Stopa's (@MarkStopa) waiver picks for Week 11.

NFL Waiver Wire: Stopa's Picks for Week 10

Even with Darren Sproles injured, Mark Ingram is finding touches difficult to come by.

NFL Waiver Wire: Time to Cut Bait

Philip Rivers can probably return to the fantasy elite, but it's not likely to happen this year for fantasy owners.

NFL Waiver Wire: Keep Stashing High-Upside RBs

MJD's injury makes Rashad Jennings a must-have

NFL Waiver Wire: Parity Rules

No team is capable of winning this year's Super Bowl.

NFL Waiver Wire: This Year's Top Teams Have Great Balance

Texans, Pats and Niners look like the class of the NFL

NFL Waiver Wire: Let's Talk Quarterbacks

Matty Ice and RGIII among the elites

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 4 Waiver Picks

Aaron Rodgers' slow start shouldn't be a concern

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 3 Waiver Picks

The Niners are looking like the NFL's best team...

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 2 Waiver Wire Picks

The NFL's opening week offered some breakout performances. Who is the next Cam Newton?

NFL Waiver Wire: Preseason Wire Moves

Now is the time to stash players with upside

NFL Waiver Wire: Separating the Contenders from the Pretenders

Ben Roethlisberger's Steelers are one of four teams with a legitimate chance to win the Super Bowl this year.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 16 Waiver Picks

Sanchez Solid Against Suspect Giants Secondary

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 15 Waiver Recommendations

Gronkowski: Best fantasy receiver ever?

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 14 Waiver Recommendations

Matty Ice should be a good start against the Panthers' suspect D.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 13 Waiver Picks

Playing matchups against the league's worst defenses will be crucial during the fantasy playoffs

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 12 Waiver Picks

Freeman could be a good get with two games against the Panthers during the fantasy playoffs.

NFL Waiver Wire: Waiver Picks for Week 11

With the reeling Chiefs visiting Foxboro, all Patriots look like good plays...

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 10 Waiver Recommendations

Pittsburgh's D hasn't put up huge fantasy numbers this season, but check their next few opponents...

NFL Waiver Wire: Waiver Suggestions Week 9

Santonio Holmes could be available after a string of subpar outings.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 8 Waiver Picks

Lots of options at running back, but watch the matchups.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 7 Waiver Picks

Santana Moss (remember him?) could have a big week against Carolina.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 6 Waiver Picks

Colts' passing offense gets an upgrade...

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 5 Waiver Recommendations

Can Sanchez rebound against a suspect Patriot pass defense?

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 4 Waiver Picks

Time for the Vikings to Look at Christian Ponder?

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 3 Waiver Picks

With Jamaal Charles out for the season, Dexter McCluster becomes an automatic pickup.

NFL Waiver Wire: Don't Overreact to Week 1

Most players aren't as good, or as bad, as they looked in the season openers. But some, like Joe Flaccco, are worth a pickup for Week 2.

NFL Waiver Wire: This Season's Waiver Wire All-Stars

The right waiver claims could have won you a title last season. What about this year?

Working the Wire: Looking at Vince Young, Tim Hightower and Ronnie Brown

RB values you may have overlooked

NFL Waiver Wire: Targeting Upside

NFL Waiver Wire: Who's trying, who isn't?

Which teams have something at stake in the season finale?

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 16 Waiver Tips

Vincent Jackson is Back

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 15 Waiver Wire Tips

Miami's RBs should be a good play against Buffalo

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 14 Waiver Tips

Option abound at wide receiver this week as the fantasy playoffs approach.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 13 Waiver Tips

Toby Gerhart is a must-start this week if Adrian Peterson can't go because of an ankle injury.

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 12 Waiver Picks

Would you trade Ryan Fitzpatrick for Carson Palmer, straight up?

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 11 Waiver Tips

No more bye weeks - fill your bench with upside plays

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 10 Waiver Tips

The Jaguars' passing game is worth a look

Week 9 Waiver Tips: Cutler, Freeman, and Bills' Opponents

Eight weeks into the season, the defenses to target are well-established

NFL Waiver Wire: Keep an Eye on the Bills -- And Their Opponents

Buffalo's defense is giving up numbers, but Buffalo's offense has come alive

Vick or Kolb... or both?: Week 7 Waiver Suggestions

Michael Vick and Kevin Kolb are both worth a roster spot

Working the Wire: Roethlisberger Returns This Week

Ben Roethlisberger returns from suspension for Week 5

Working the Wire: Week 5 Waiver Suggestions

Tomlinson can't keep this up, can he? Time to stash Shonn Greene

Working the Wire: Stopa's suggestions for Week 4 pickups

Dustin Keller is still available in far too many leagues

Working the Wire: Marshawn Lynch, back from the dead?

Week 3 Waiver Recommendations

Working the Wire: Mark Stopa with This Week's Suggested Pickups

How many teams are wishing they'd signed Vick?

NFL Waiver Wire: Taking Advantage of Roster Cuts

NFL Waiver Wire: Who to Target and Avoid

Mark Stopa believes Calvin Johnson's overpriced

NFL Waiver Wire: The Best Players Left Undrafted

NFL Waiver Wire: Don't Overvalue Recent Performance

NFL Waiver Wire: Players to Draft Late

NFL Waiver Wire: Target Upside

Can Matt Leinart emerge as a viable early waiver-wire pickup and take advantage of the weak defenses he'll face in the NFC West this season?

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 17