Fantasy Football Free Agents and Free Agency
With the crazier NFL free agency period in history set to begin in a matter of days, it got me thinking about fantasy football free agency. NFL free agents and fantasy football free agents don’t have a lot in common, except each is a professional ball player without a team at the moment. I’ve seen studies where far fewer big name and big salary NFL free agents make an impact than you’d think, so the NFL free agency period is sometimes overblown–reasonable, since it usually happens in the football wasteland known as March. Owners new to fantasy football would make a huge mistake to ignore the fantasy football waiver wire, though.
The Fantasy Football Waiver Wire
Once the draft is done, the fantasy football waiver wire is the best way to build your team’s talent pool and overall depth. Teams who stay active in their league’s free agency build up a steady and incremental advantage over their less-active rivals over the course of fantasy football season. Fantasy owners should be active early and often in their free agency system, especially when your league allows unlimited transactions in a year and your league has deep rosters. Here’s what to look for in free agency throughout your fantasy football season.