Week 13 of the NFL season serves as the final week of the regular season for most fantasy football leagues, and Fourth & Goal has got fantasy owners in need of a running back, wide receiver, or tight end this weekend covered. New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Ladarius Green, and Baltimore Ravens running back Kenneth Dixon are all less than 50 percent owned in most fantasy leagues, and should provide legitimate plug and play options for fantasy owners in Week 13.
New York Jets WR Quincy Enunwa
Enunwa is coming off one the best performances of his young career in a loss to the New England Patriots this past weekend, as he a recorded a career-high 109 receiving yards and scored a touchdown. The Jets second-year receiver should serve a legitimate plug and play option for fantasy owners at the flex spot or second receiver position in Week 13 with a favorable matchup against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football.
The Colts have the NFL’s second worst pass defense in terms of yards allowed heading into Week 13 and have given up 22 touchdown receptions on the year. Enunwa is less than 45 percent owned in most fantasy leagues, and faces a defense Monday that has surrendered the 15th most fantasy points to wide receivers this season.
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green
Green has slowly worked his way into the fold of offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s system since being activated off the physically unable to perform list in Week 10, and recorded a season-high 67 receiving yards against the Colts on Thanksgiving last week. Green is less than 18 percent owned in most fantasy leagues, and could serve a starting tight end for fantasy owners in need at the position in Week 13.
Green draws a favorable matchup against a Giants defense that has struggled against tight ends in 2016. New York’s defense has given up the 13th most fantasy points to the position this season, and Green’s 6-foot-6, 240-pound frame should present him the chance to make plays in the red zone. The Steelers signed Green this offseason with the hope that he would fill the void left by Heath Miller’s retirement, and it wouldn’t come as a surprise if he were able to put up solid starting numbers against the Giants in Week 13.
Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon
Dixon was one of the top waiver wire additions for Week 13 after out-touching Baltimore’s lead running back Terrance West 17-16 in Week 12, and has already seen his percentage owned raise from 30 percent to 47 percent in the past few days. Dixon does not draw the most favorable matchup for fantasy owners in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins, but surely has value, especially in point per reception leagues.
The Dolphins have a bend-but-don’t-break rush defense, as they have the NFL’s third worst rush defense in terms of yards allowed but have surrendered just eight touchdowns on the ground this season. Miami’s defense has given up the 12th fewest points to running backs this season, but Dixon’s ability to make plays both as a ball carrier and a receiver out of the backfield could spell a big fantasy outing for the rookie running back.
Dixon rushed for 49 yards and caught four passes for 31 yards in the team’s win over Cincinnati last week, and should be in line for similar workload when the Dolphins come to M&T Bank Stadium Sunday. Dixon should be a solid fit at the flex position or second running back spot this weekend and could be set for a big fantasy outing in PPR leagues.