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Players to Add from the Waiver Wire

Several players are being considered for free agent waiver wire additions after the first week of NFL action.  The Fantasy Football world explodes with excitement after the first week.  Many players will over react to a slow start and look to cut players that they “know have lost a step” in favor of the flavor of the week.  Read below the Top 11 added players and what you can expect from them.

PLAYER TEAM Report Grade
Kevin Ogletree DAL As the slot receiver in Dallas Ogletree will continue to see plenty of playing time and should be a viable low-end 2/high end 3 Fantasy Receiver.  A safe play. B

Buffalo Bills at New York Jets Recap

No one saw the 48 point onslaught from the New York Jets coming.  Mark Sanchez looked like the franchise quarterback the Jets thought he would when they traded up to get him.  The Sanchize threw for three scores, two to rookie Stephen Hill, and tallied 266 yards passing while going 19 of 27 above ground.  The Jets even managed to get Tim Tebow involved, giving the back up quarterback 5 carries, he gained 11 yards.

Jets and Otah are No More

The New York Jets attempt to bolster their offensive line crash landed on Tuesday.  Jeff Otah, formerly and now again with the Carolina Panthers, failed his physical with the Jets thus voiding the trade between the two teams.

The Jets have been looking all over the league for a tackle that can protect well enough in the passing game to allow for Mark Sanchez to have enough time in the pocket for receiver Santonio Holmes to get open down field.  At the same time they are in need of a run blocking tackle to add to the Tim Tebow dimension.  Otah was thought to be the perfect fit, but he seems unable to get healthy for a litany of injuries over the past 3 seasons.

Tebow: Up in the air, he’s a horse, he’s a plane, he’s a…..

The Denver Broncos and New York Jets agreed to a trade early this afternoon.  Tim Tebow was heading to Jersey with a 7th round pick for the Jets 4th and 6th rounders.  The Jets failed to do their due diligence on the deal and wound up pulling back the trade when the realized they were on the hook for 5 million dollars of money already paid to Tebow as a salary advance from Denver.

Once the trade fell through reports say both the Jacksonville Jaguars and the St. Louis Rams inquired about adding the run first quarterback.  Those reports have yet to be confirmed.

What has been confirmed is at the end of the day Tim Tebow is a New York Jet.  The two clubs have not released the full details of the trade and we don’t know yet who is responsible for the $5 million.

THE FANTASY IMPACT:

Neither Tebow or Mark Sanchez are quality Fantasy quarterbacks, and the two of them on the same team remove the strengths of each other.  Tebow may split time with Sanchez in the Red Zone which takes away the one place on the field where Sanchez showed improvement last year.  Tebow on the other hand, will no longer be on the field between the 20’s which is where he had his most success as a passer.  Rex Ryan, the Jets head coach, has long been considered a defensive mastermind; how he and the offensive coaching staff in New York will incorporate Tebow is still yet to be seen, but unless Tebow plays 15 snaps a game in the backfield as running threat his passing numbers do not give him Fantasy relevance.