It’s playoff time for fantasy football, and you could be in serious need of some waiver-wire pickups, including San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis in Week 15.
If you’re looking at this kind of advice now, congratulations. You’ve likely made it into your fantasy football league’s playoffs and are a mere two weeks away from winning your league’s championship.
That doesn’t mean your lineup is perfect, though. Perhaps one of your standout players is doubtful for Week 15. Maybe you gambled at a position on some previous waiver-wire grabs, only to see that particular player has an awfully tough matchup this week.
There’s no “next week” if you lose this week. Well, unless you enjoy the loser’s bracket, of course. So if you’re in need, you better start scouring the waiver wire for some hidden gems.
To keep things a bit clear, all players suggested for your waiver-wire grabs here are owned in less than 45 percent of ESPN leagues.
OK? Here we go.
Wide Receiver Dante Pettis, San Francisco 49ers
Week 15 Matchup: Home vs. Seattle Seahawks
Earlier this season, you steered clear of any San Francisco 49ers pass catcher not named tight end George Kittle. That’s changed in recent weeks, however, with the emergence of rookie wide receiver Dante Pettis.
After a slow start to the year, Pettis has come on strong the past three weeks, finishing with a combined 12 catches for 255 yards and four touchdowns during that span. And with the Niners placing veteran wide receiver Pierre Garçon on injured reserve with a knee injury, Pettis should continue to see starting reps in Week 15 when the Seattle Seahawks come to town.
The 49ers lost bad in Seattle two weeks ago, although Pettis recorded 129 yards and two touchdowns in that contest, amassing a whopping 29.7 fantasy football points in points-per-reception (PPR) leagues.
If San Francisco falls behind early, which wouldn’t be shocking, expect Pettis to get a lot of looks throughout the game.
And with the former Washington wideout owned in just 19.6 percent of ESPN leagues, he should be available if you’re quick to the wire.