Injuries continue to be a huge factor this year and have affected some of the best players in the league. But even though these things can suck the life right out of your team, you deal with them and move on because, hey, this is fantasy football—not fantasy badminton.
Still, with guys like Darren McFadden, Ahmad Bradshaw and Miles Austin all recovering at a snail's pace, along with Adrian Peterson being banged up and now Fred Jackson out for the season, what do you do?
Hopefully, you stashed a little depth on your squad that you can plug right in there—but what if you didn't?
This is where the all-important waiver wire comes in handy and why you need to know exactly who's worth picking up and who you can ignore.
At this point in the game, most of the players on lists such as these are guys that are highly unlikely to be available but may have either been dropped in your league for various reasons or are simply out there on the waiver wire by sheer chance.