It all comes down to this, the final week of the regular season for fantasy football. Most fantasy leagues start playoffs next week, and many owners are still questioning their starting lineups for Sunday’s games.
Whether you’re looking for a last minute addition to fill the flex position or are in need of a running back or wide receiver in Week 13, Fourth & Goal has you covered. Below are three fantasy football plug and play options that have the potential to put up starting numbers and are readily available in most fantasy leagues.
Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones
Buffalo’s rookie wide receiver has caught 13 passes for 154 yards and has scored two touchdowns in his last three games played and is starting to live up to his second-round draft selection. Jones draws a favorable matchup against the New England Patriots in Week 13 and is sure to see a significant workload with Kelvin Benjamin ruled out and Jordan Matthews listed as questionable. The Patriots have given up the third most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season, and Jones remains less than 20 percent owned in fantasy leagues.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers
The Buccaneers have already ruled out lead running back Doug Martin for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, making Rodgers a solid plug and play option for fantasy owners in Week 13. Tampa’s seven-year veteran running back carried the ball eight times for 31 yards against the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday and is less than 19 percent owned in fantasy leagues despite a favorable matchup. Green Bay’s defense has surrendered the 10th most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season, and Rodgers’ sheer volume of touches alone makes him a viable RB2/flex option.
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin
There’s always a risk in picking up a player and putting him in the starting lineup less than 24 hours before Sunday’s games. But if you’re looking for a boom potential player, look no further than Goodwin. The 49ers speedster has recorded a minimum of 65 receiving yards in three straight outings and caught four passes for 78 yards against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12. Goodwin doesn’t draw the most favorable fantasy matchup against the Chicago Bears this Sunday, but quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will look to take San Francisco’s offense to another level in his first start for the franchise. The 49ers wide receiver is less than 30 percent owned in fantasy leagues, and Chicago’s defense has given up the 13th most fantasy points to wide receivers in 2017.