Could Davis Mills be a fantasy football option this week?

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Davis Mills spontaneously combusted for a historic performance last week.

The way Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills rebounded from an atrocious outing on the road against the Buffalo Bills was not expected by anyone in the fantasy football world. If you yourself started Mills, or know anyone who did, then you are on another level.

Mills became the first rookie in NFL history to throw for 300 yards, three touchdowns, and have a passing rating above 140. When you considered Mills’ rating against Buffalo was in the ’20s, then this is case and point for one of the more astronomical turnarounds from week to week.

Mills gets the Indianapolis Colts on the road this week. The Monday night game against the Baltimore Ravens continued to decimate their secondary in terms of injuries.

If Mills can keep his hot streak going, then it could result in a big day once again. Both Xavier Rhodes and Andrew Sendejo are out for the Colts.

Davis Mills is easily available in your fantasy football league

Mills is available in 97% of leagues in Yahoo! leagues and is also available in 99.8% of leagues for those who play on fantasy. Davis Mills is not for those of you who have a bonafide starter or in a league that has 10 or fewer teams. M

What Mills can be is a very, very deep stash on a roster in deeper leagues. Dynasty league players could also benefit from adding Mills if he continues to play decently down the stretch. The Texans may just be behind in the rest of their games, opening the door to throw the ball more.

That’s not to knock this week for Mills either. Carson Wentz also performed incredibly out of nowhere and the fact that this game could be a barnburner creates intrigue. Call it a stash, sleeper pickup, or whatever you want.

Davis Mills is worth keeping an eye on.

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