We are back with our Week 13 edition of DAWGS Of The Week. This series highlights the players who surpassed their projections the most for the current week. We use Sleepers’ PPR Format for the point system and forecasts. Let’s look back at the players that swung their team to victory this week.
QB DAWG Of The Week: Tyler Huntley 16.58 FP
187 Passing Yards, 1 Interception, 10 Carries, 41 Rushing Yards, 1 Rushing TD (Projected: 0 FP)
Tyler Huntley stepped up with Lamar Jackson going down with an knee injury in the win over Denver. Huntley completed 27 of 32 passes for 187 yards. He also rushed for 41 yards, including the game-winning TD. With Lamar most likely unavailable next week, look for Huntley to start at least one more game.
RB DAWG Of The Week: Cam Akers 19 FP
17 Carries, 60 Rushing Yards, 2 Rushing TD, 1 Reception (Projected: 5.97 FP)
Cam Akers surprisingly led the way for the Rams backfield against the Seahawks. Akers rushed for 60 yards and two TDs. After four bad games in a row, this play surprised everyone. Even with this performance, it’s very difficult to trust the Rams and Akers.
WR DAWG Of The Week: Davante Adams 37.70 FP
8 Receptions, 177 Receiving Yards, 2 Receiving TDs (Projected: 20.86 FP)
The top fantasy performer of the week goes to Davante Adams. Davante was unstoppable in the game against the Chargers as he had eight receptions for 177 yards and two TDs. His 177 yards is the highest he has had in a Raiders jersey. In the last five games, he has 4 games with at least one TD and 3 games with at least 2 TDs. He has a date with Jalen Ramsey next week.
TE DAWG Of The Week: Cade Otton 14.80 FP
6 Receptions, 28 Receiving Yards, 1 Receiving TD (Projected: 5.36 FP)
Has Tom found his new TE? Cade Otton, the rookie, stepped up in the comeback win of Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers TE caught six passes for 28 yards and a TD. When his snap percentage his above 80%, his production leads to 10+ FP in four out of five games. He can be a sneaky pickup for teams needing a TE in the playoffs.
DEF/ST DAWG Of The Week: Cleveland Browns 31 FP
7-13 Points Allowed, 1 Forced Fumble, 1 Special Teams Forced Fumble, 1 Fumble Recovery, 2 Defense TDs, 2 Interceptions, 1 Special Teams Fumble Recovery, 1 Special Teams TD (Projected: 9.13 FP)
Start the defense that will play the Houston Texans until the finals. Cleveland scored 31 FP and accounted for 3 TDs in their 27-14 win. Donovan Peoples-Jones started with a 76-yard punt return TD that got the Browns on the board in the 2nd quarter. In the 3rd quarter, Kyle Allen fumbled and the ball was picked up by Denzel Ward for a TD. Last, Tony Fields had a pick-6 to seal the game. This was a big win for the Browns to keep them in the playoff hunt.
Thanks for reading! You can look forward to this series until the end of the season. You can check out the last installment of DAWGS Of Week 11.