Whether you're a fantasy football beginner or don't have as much time to devote to your fantasy team during the week, I'm here for you with the newest edition of Fantasy 101 -- all your fantasy needs in 15 minutes or less. Because that's how long you'll need to digest this column and make your appropriate moves. I'll give you the top free agents to pick up as well as the injuries to keep an eye on for this coming weekend. And, as a new feature, we're also answering fantasy questions to help increase your knowledge of the game itself. (If you have a question, tweet it to us @nflfantasy.) So let's get to it, time is ticking!
Five players to pick up off the waiver wire
Injuries to watch:
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, New York Giants: He left Sunday's game with a neck injury and didn't return. Andre Brown had a nice game in his place with 72 yards rushing and a score. Pick him up if you have room because he'll be getting the carries now that Bradshaw has been ruled out, and he'll get them ahead of David Wilson no matter what.
Question of the week:
Answer: I love the way this question is worded. And you're not that far off. Most leagues start at least two running backs and two wide receivers. A flex position is sort of a 'wildcard' slot, where you can play either an additional running back, wide receiver, or in some cases, a tight end. No matter who the player is, he's not one of your top two that you would normally start at RB or WR, so yes, it is for a player who is less "reliable" than the others, but he can still be a pretty good player.