The final week of the fantasy football regular season is here. Most of you reading this are either in a win and in situation or want to bolster your roster for your playoff run. We’re here to provide both types of help.
Adam Thielen, Min WR
Thielen had a decent day against the Lions with Stefon Diggs out, finishing with 8 receptions for 53 yards. He’s scored a touchdown in both of the previous two weeks and has great potential against a week Cowboys defense, especially if Diggs sits again this Thursday.
Tyreek Hill, KC WR
Hill is still making the most out of his opportunity to start and is giving the Chiefs the explosive playmaking ability that they’ve been sorely missing from Jamaal Charles. Alex Smith will always be Alex Smith, but as long as Maclin remains out, Hill is rolling high as a WR2 with the Falcons, Raiders, and Titans next up.
Dorial Green-Beckham, Phi WR
Nobody really knows why the Titans gave up on their athletically gifted second round pick so soon. DGB felt like a long shot to be getting meaningful snaps at the start of the season and now he looks to be the only receiver worth mentioning with Jordan Matthews hurting his ankle last night. Deeper leagues should be giving him a look after two solid performances.
Travis Benjamin, SD WR
Benjamin has pretty much had the last 3 weeks off to recover from injuries, but still only had two targets last week. This is more of a stash and pray move with Tyrell Williams and Inman not having much claim to either starting position and the Raiders and Browns on the schedule.
Taylor Gabriel, ATL WR
Gabriel is probably best defined as a boom or bust player, but so is Brandin Cooks and you’re starting him every week. He’s barely owned in 12 team leagues and is worth a bench spot at this point with the Rams and Niners in Week 14 and 15.
Vernon Davis, Was TE
Jordan Reed’s shoulder is being described as only having 30% range of motion and he’s probably still going to play because he’s better than most Tight Ends in the league. Captain Kirk is slinging and there’s more than enough to go around.
Ty Montgomery, GB WR/RB
It seems like just yesterday (Note: it was actually 5 weeks ago) when Ty Montgomery was the top waiver wire priority, the Packers were thin at receiver, and no running back help seemed to be coming anytime soon. Now that their receivers are healthy and they have two true running backs on their roster, it’s safe to assume that Montgomery’s role will be minimal for the rest of the year.
Allen Hurns, Jax WR
Talk about falling off a cliff. Hurns’ last good game was in Week 8, and he has only surpassed 5 catches on three occasions this year. Feel free to cut bait in all formats and ignore him in the future until Blake Bortles is no longer his QB.