We have reached the final week in most regular seasons.
This is a must-win week for many teams. For some, a win this weekend will help them get a bye and a deserved week off in Week 14. For others, this week is it: The final week to get that elusive checkmark in the W-column that helps them reach the playoffs. It’s make-or-break time.
The Dumpster Dive had another strong run last week as Gabriel Davis, Kyle Rudolph and Ryan Fitzpatrick all had usable performances. This week we will look for more under-the-radar players that can help us win the week.
As always, our threshold is players rostered in less than 10 percent of Yahoo! leagues.
WR Denzel Mims NY Jets (10%)
Mims returns to the Dumpster Dive for what seems like the twentieth time with a prime match-up at home against the Raiders. It just feels like a blow-up opportunity is on the way for the talented rookie.
Mims has had at least 7 targets and 60 yards receiving for three straight games. If you are in a bind, consider using him against a Raiders team that was just blown-out in Atlanta.
TE Anthony Firkser Tennessee (7%)
Jonnu Smith is out this week with an injury. Firkser has been solid all season-long with 29 catches, with more catches than Smith over the last five weeks. Earlier in the season, Firkser had an 8 catch 113 yard effort. This may be his best opportunity to have another blow-up performance all year. The game total is a sizzling 53.5, wildly enough; Firkser has a chance at a TE1 finish this week.
TE Jordan Akins Houston (6%)
Akins could be the Texan who sees his role increase the most after Houston lost Will Fuller to a suspension.
Last week, Akins saw two end zone targets. Deshaun Watson clearly will look for him in important situations. There are now reports that Akins could see some work in the slot. Akins has a chance at an ascending role for the rest of the season; consider using him this week or stashing him for the playoffs.
WR Gabriel Davis Buffalo Buffalo (5%)
Davis returns to the ‘Dive.
A week after a 3-79-1 outing, the fantasy community is still lukewarm about Davis and he was not a big waiver wire add. Davis will continue to see a nice-sized role for one of the league’s best offenses. He has big play potential every time he steps on the field. The 49ers’ defense has been very strong versus wide receivers, but if you need a FLEX with upside, consider Davis. He could find the end zone Monday Night.