Frascella’s Fantasy Football: Last-Minute Free Agent Fliers Before Kickoff




Hesitating on pulling the trigger, right before opening kickoff?


I know… there are some interesting names on your waiver wire. They are probably all under the “free agent” designation at the moment. Well, let’s take a quick look before it’s simply too late…


12-Team, Full-Point PPR, Superflex


Working off an actual league I am in…


QB Drew Lock: Remember, I am talkin’ Superflex here; if Bridgewater falters, Lock will be one of the first in the league to get a replacement opportunity.


QB Davis Mills: We won’t be seeing Deshaun Watson, and I doubt Tyrod Taylor will still be playing when Houston is 1-5 or 1-6.


QB Taylor Heinicke: I just have a bad feeling about “FitzMagic” this season; plain and simple. Heinicke showed an awful lot in the playoffs last season.


RB Le’Veon Bell: Personally, I wouldn’t do it; would much, much rather have Ty’Son Williams or Latavius Murray. But, Bell is one of the most picked up on Yahoo right now.


RB JD McKissic: Was a truly pleasant surprise as a productive pass-catcher in PPR formats last season.


RB Phillip Lindsay: To me, he could easily leave both David Johnson and Mark Ingram in the dust.


WR Terrace Marshall Jr: A recently-hyped rookie with upside because Curtis Samuel is out of the way in Carolina.


WR Dyami Brown: Speaking of Samuel, his injury opens the door for Dyami in Washington. Not much here behind McLaurin and Logan Thomas.


WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Could hit a homerun deep ball and win you a week.


TE Zach Ertz: People might be just a little too pumped up on Dallas Goedert right now.


12-Team, Standard, No PPR


Again, workin’ off an actual league I am in…


RB Ty Johnson: Tevin Coleman will be on a pitch count throughout the season and Johnson is an underrated battler and bruiser. Runs with serious purpose.


RB Cordarrelle Patterson: Also has WR eligibility and Wayne Gallman still has to learn the playbook in Atlanta.


RB Malcolm Brown: Never know with a change of scenery; maybe Brian Flores will take a specific liking to him when the bright lights of the regular season are turned on.


WR AJ Green: Another change of scenery, and DeAndre Hopkins always draws all the defensive attention for Arizona.


WR DeSean Jackson: Can I say “change of scenery” three times in a row? What if Matt Stafford finds the long-ball connection with the veteran D-Jax?

WR Darius Slayton: Sterling Shepard has suddenly been anointed way better than Slayton; I don’t agree with the public on this.


TE Tyler Kroft: Chris Herndon has been traded by New York, and rookie Zach Wilson already seems to like Kroft in the redzone.


14-Team, 0.5 PPR


Same deal. An actual league I am in.


RB Devontae Booker: Saquon Barkley can’t seem to stay healthy and Booker is coming off his best and most decisive season in the pros.


RB Carlos Hyde: Door to opportunity opened up with Travis Etienne’s unfortunate season-ending injury.


RB Jerick McKinnon: Pass-catcher in an explosive Chiefs’ offense.


WR Deonte Harris: Michael Thomas is on the shelf and this Saints’ WR corps is wide open. Tre’Quan Smith just went on IR, too.


WR Kadarius Toney: Rookie selected in the first round; hey, ya never know.


WR KJ Hamler: Sneaky kid in the slot; Jeudy and Fant will draw defensive attention away from him.


TE Jared Cook: Sophomore Justin Herbert could take a liking to Cook’s veteran presence in sticky situations.


Best of luck this fantasy season!


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