Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. (ribs) was on the team's injury report again this week but put in full practices on Thursday and Friday and has been cleared to play in Week 14 against the division-rival Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Even in a great matchup against the Chargers' shaky secondary this weekend, Mims cannot be trusted in starting fantasy lineups. The 21-year-old speedy deep threat is well behind Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy in terms of snaps played on offense and hasn't had more than two receptions in a game since Week 3. Mims just hasn't been involved enough in the game plan and has 16 receptions on 23 targets for 287 yards and one touchdown in his first 12 NFL games in 2023. Since the Week 9 bye, he has five receptions for 41 yards on nine targets, adding three carries for an additional 16 yards.
Dec 9, 2023 2:07 PM EST
Denver Broncos wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. (ribs) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. An injury to Mims' ribs limited his practice reps during Wednesday's session, but a return to full activity on Thursday firmly puts him on course to be active for Week 14's home contest versus the division-rival Los Angeles Chargers. A three-game stretch with 233 receiving yards and a touchdown from Weeks 2 through 4 seem like a distant memory at this point for the 21-year-old second-round rookie, who has managed just 45 scoreless yards over the subsequent eight outings dating back to Week 5. Assuming he is available for Sunday's action, Mims would line up to take on his normal complementary role as a situational deep threat for quarterback Russell Wilson behind top targets Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy.
Dec 8, 2023 12:54 AM EST
Denver Broncos wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. (ribs) was limited by a rib injury on Wednesday as his team began preparing to take on the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 14. Mims dealt with a hamstring injury leading up to last week's game but his injury status now shows a rib injury as what is ailing him. Mims will have chances on Thursday and Friday to get upgraded to a full practice. Stay tuned.
Dec 6, 2023 9:31 PM EST
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. (hamstring) was on this week's injury report but was removed after putting in a full practice on Friday. Mims will be active in Week 13 against the Houston Texans, but he shouldn't be in starting fantasy lineups. The 21-year-old has dabbled on offense in his first NFL season, but he's been more valuable to Denver as a return man on special teams. Mims has a grand total of only 15 catches on 21 targets for 282 yards and one touchdown in 11 games this year. He's played over 50 percent of the offensive snaps in a game just twice. Mims is always a threat to make a big play down the field given his speed, but he just hasn't been involved enough on offense to make him a realistic fantasy weapon.
Dec 2, 2023 2:09 PM EST
Denver Broncos wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. was limited with a hamstring injury on Wednesday. Mims will now have chances on Thursday and Friday to get in a full practice as his team gears up to face off against the Houston Texans in Week 13. That being said, Mims has not been a major piece of the Denver offense in what has been his rookie season.
Nov 29, 2023 8:50 PM EST
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. has been on the field much more in the last two weeks, but it has amounted to only two receptions on four targets for 12 yards. During Denver's four-game winning streak, Mims has three catches on six targets for 12 yards and he has had more than two receptions in a game just once all year -- back in Week 3 when he had three in the 70-20 loss to the Dolphins. While the 21-year-old has impressive speed and big-play abilities, he's mostly been a factor for Denver on special teams as a returner and not as a pass-catcher in his first year in the NFL. He's always a threat to make a big play down the field, but he's not worth a starting spot in fantasy lineups, especially in Week 12 against the best defense in the league in the Cleveland Browns.
Nov 25, 2023 1:28 PM EST
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. (ankle) was on this week's injury report but will be fine to play on Sunday night versus the Minnesota Vikings after practicing in full on Thursday and Friday. The Broncos discussed the possibility of getting Mims on the field more on offense during their Week 9 bye, and he played a season-high 69% of the offensive snaps in the Week 10 win over the Buffalo Bills. However, that translated to no catches on one target. The speedy 21-year-old deep threat made some noise down the field early on in 2023 and is fourth on the Broncos with 246 receiving yards, but he has no business in starting fantasy lineups despite a good matchup in Week 11 against the Vikings secondary. Mims hasn't caught more than two passes in a game since Week 4 and has two receptions for four yards in the last five contests.
Nov 18, 2023 1:43 PM EST
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. (ankle) was limited in practice on Wednesday but upgraded to full participation for Thursday's session, putting him on the right track to be available to play on Sunday night in a showdown against the visiting Minnesota Vikings. Fellow wideout Jerry Jeudy (hip) was added to the injury report on Thursday, so Mims could be looking at his highest snap percentage in Week 11 if Jeudy is ultimately out or limited in any way. Mims played a season-high 69% of the offensive snaps coming out of the bye in the Week 10 win against the Buffalo Bills, although it only led to one target. The 21-year-old hasn't had more than one target in a game since Week 4 and has two receptions for four yards in the last five games. At best, he'd be a deep-league flex dart throw for his big-play abilities.
Nov 16, 2023 11:17 PM EST
Denver Broncos wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. (ankle) was limited in practice on Wednesday with an ankle issue. While the rookie wideout was dynamic in the return game in the Broncos' Week 10 win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football, he's seen just four targets over the last five weeks on offense. Even if he can get in a full practice before the Week 11 contest against the Minnesota Vikings, the rookie receiver has zero fantasy value until further notice.
Nov 15, 2023 6:59 PM EST
The Denver Broncos were reportedly looking at ways to get speedy deep-threat rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. more involved in their offense during their bye last week. Mims is third on the team in receiving yards with 246, but he hasn't played more than 39 percent of the offensive snaps in a single game and has just two catches on three targets for four yards in the last four games. The 21-year-old big-play threat could have some deep-league flex appeal if he becomes more involved, but fantasy managers can likely ignore him until it actually happens. Mims should stay on benches for the Week 10 Monday night showdown in Buffalo against the Bills.
Nov 11, 2023 1:47 PM EST
Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton indicated that rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. could be more involved in the offense coming out of their bye week. "We're going to work our tails off to move that needle to where he's getting opportunities," Payton said. It doesn't mean that Mims is all of a sudden going to be worth a spot in starting fantasy lineups against the Buffalo Bills in Week 10, but it's worth watching. The 21-year-old had just one catch for no gain in the Week 8 upset win over the Kansas City Chiefs, but he did play a season-high 40.8 percent of the offensive snaps in that contest. Mims has an impressive 22.4 yard-per-catch average in his first NFL season, but he's caught only 11 passes for 246 yards and one TD in his first eight games. For now, he'll continue to be a boom/bust deep threat in Denver's offense behind receivers Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy.
Nov 6, 2023 12:27 PM EST
Denver Broncos wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. shouldn't be counted on to do much of anything in Week 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Mims has just two targets, one catch, and four receiving yards over the last three weeks. He has just one single target in the last two weeks alone and seems to be getting phased out of the Denver offense. Heavy snow is expected for the Broncos' game against the Chiefs in Week 8, so we can expect a slower-paced contest with more running than passing. For the season, Mims has 10 catches on 13 targets for 246 yards and a touchdown. At this point, it feels like Denver would need to trade either Courtland Sutton or Jerry Jeudy for them to involve Mims in the offense more. He can be dropped in regular season formats at this point but he remains a hold in dynasty leagues.
Oct 28, 2023 2:48 PM EST
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. has shown us in recent weeks just how ugly it can get if you toss him into your starting lineup. The 21-year-old big-play threat has just one catch for four yards in the last two weeks combined, and he wasn't even targeted in the Week 6 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs while playing 23% of the offensive snaps. On the bright side so far in his first NFL season, Mims is second on the team with 246 receiving yards while averaging a hefty 24.6 yards per catch. The problem is, he only has 10 receptions to this point and hasn't played more than 35% of the snaps in a single game. Mims could bust out with a big catch down the field in Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers, but are you really willing to risk that when considering his floor? We didn't think so.
Oct 21, 2023 1:13 PM EST
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. showed his floor in the Week 5 loss to the New York Jets last Sunday, catching his only target for a four-yard pickup. Mims may be leading the Broncos with 246 receiving yards and 24.6 yards per reception in the first five games of his NFL career, but he's extremely boom-or-bust for fantasy purposes due to the fact that he just hasn't been on the field enough to make a consistent impact through the air. The 21-year-old speedy deep threat has been on the field slightly more the last two games, but he still hasn't exceeded 35 percent of the offensive snaps in a single game and probably won't as long as both Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy are healthy. There will be more splash plays for Mims deep down the field, but they will be few and far between and impossible to predict for fantasy managers heading into the Thursday night battle against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Oct 12, 2023 12:54 AM EST
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. had a game to forget in the team's Week 5 loss to the visiting New York Jets on Sunday by a score of 31-21. Mims caught his only target for a four-yard gain and lost a fumble on a punt return. The 21-year-old second-round selection out of Oklahoma is going to have games like this in his first NFL campaign as a boom/bust speedy big-play threat that needs to get more involved in Denver's offense to make more of a fantasy impact. Coming into the Week 5 contest, Mims was leading the team with 242 receiving yards, but he also hasn't had more than three catches in a single game and has seen more than two targets in a game just once in five weeks.
Oct 8, 2023 11:15 PM EST
Believe it or not, Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. leads the team with 242 receiving yards through the first four weeks. He's done it on just nine receptions (11 targets) and is averaging a healthy 26.9 yards per catch as a speedy big-play threat down the field. Mims has also scored a touchdown and is tied with Chris Godwin with 36 half-PPR points heading into a tough matchup against the New York Jets secondary in Week 5. The biggest problem for Mims is his lack of playing time, although he did see a season-high 35% of the offensive snaps in the Week 4 win over the Chicago Bears. The 21-year-old has two catches in three of his four games so far and will be a boom/bust WR5/flex consideration in deeper fantasy leagues this weekend when the Broncos host the Jets.
Oct 6, 2023 1:03 AM EST
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. has been pretty consistent through his first four NFL games. In three of the first four games of the year, he has caught exactly two passes, including in the Week 4 come-from-behind win over the Bears in Chicago on Sunday. In last week's blowout loss, he had three receptions. The 21-year-old is a big play waiting to happen, and he picked up 47 receiving yards (23.5 yards per catch) on his two receptions against Chicago, good enough for second on the team in this one. Mims will continue to flash deep down the field occasionally for the Broncos in his rookie campaign, but until he starts seeing more usage, he's going to be a frustrating boom/bust WR5/flex in deeper fantasy leagues.
Oct 1, 2023 11:14 PM EST
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. is known for his big-play abilities deep down the field, and he's already provided several exciting plays in the first three games of his NFL career. Mims was quiet in his NFL debut (two catches for nine yards), but he caught two passes for 113 yards and his first TD in Week 2. He followed that up with 73 receiving yards in Week 3 and also returned a kickoff for a touchdown. The big-play ability is enticing, especially if Russell Wilson continues to turn back the clock at QB, but Mims hasn't had more than three catches in a game or played more than 27% of the snaps so far. The 21-year-old second-rounder has a great matchup on tap in Week 4 against the Chicago Bears and their generous defense. But Mims needs to get on the field more often to be anything more than a boom-or-bust dice roll as a flex option in deeper fantasy leagues.
Sep 29, 2023 12:46 AM EST
The Denver Broncos were embarrassed on Sunday in a record-breaking 70-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 3, but rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. was a bright spot for the second straight week thanks to his big-play ability. Mims caught three of his five targets for 73 yards on offense and also returned two kickoffs for 121 yards and a touchdown. The 21-year-old had one carry for a three-yard gain. His kickoff return for a TD probably didn't count in most fantasy leagues, but it's just another reminder that this young pass-catcher has the ability to make noise in deep fantasy leagues in 2023 because of his big-play abilities. Mims is worth a pickup off the waiver wire if you need an explosive playmaker in a flex spot. His role in the offense so far has left a lot to be desired, but that could change in a hurry if he continues to deliver on his limited opportunities deep down the field.
Sep 24, 2023 9:15 PM EST
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. had 113 receiving yards and a touchdown by the second quarter of the Week 2 loss to the Washington Commanders, but he was not targeted after the second of his deep receptions and he only ran three routes in the second half and finished the game with 16 offensive snaps. "Some of it's coverage driven, and some of it is just based on what (personnel) we're in," head coach Sean Payton said as he attempted to explain why Mims was not featured again in the passing game after the midway point of the second quarter. Denver has played their rookies for 116 total snaps on offense, defense and special teams through two games, which is the fourth-fewest in the league. Mims has big-play potential, but his usage on offense won't immediately increase heading into Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins after his big game in Week 2.
Sep 22, 2023 11:04 AM EST