Its Championship Week! Here is the last installment of the year for the low-owned receiver waiver picks that I think can make the difference between winning it all and placing second:
Demaryius Thomas, DEN, 40% (@BUF): I’ll just have to hammer it home again in the final week; Thomas deserves to be owned in more than 40% of the yahoo leagues, given his league leading 338 yards in December, to go with 3 TDs. He doesn’t have too bad of a match-up either, going against Buffalo’s average pass D (230 yards, 26 TDs). Look for Denver’s late season #1 WR to put up double digit points against the Bills: 75 yards, TD.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, OAK, 31% (@KC): Not in love with his match-up – KC’s pass D has only given up 209 yards/game, along with 22 TDs. But Bey has been Oakland’s best WR this year when healthy, with 2 productive weeks in a row, and I can’t see him being totally shut down at this stage; look for him to have mid-level yardage to go with a score: 50 yards, TD.
Donald Driver, GB, 25% (CHI): Driver is not a sexy pick, but he should start with Greg Jennings out, and gets a pliant Bears D to find holes in (254 yards/game, 17 TDs) as Rodgers’ third option behind Nelson and Finley. I don’t expect too much from him, but he might be a solid flex play if you have no other great options – ringing endorsement, I know: 75 yards.
Deep League Special:
Andre Roberts, ARI, 3% (@CIN): Roberts has had three straight productive fantasy games, with his last coming against the stingy Browns’ pass D. He draws Cincy’s nearly as tough secondary this week (214 yards/game, 18 TDs), but John Skelton seems to like the kid – that is, when Larry Fitz is being triple teamed as per usual. Roberts could sneak into fantasy relevance again in week 16, so might be worth a look: 80 yards.