Kenneth Dixon, running back, Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens have clearly found their guy, as Dixon played on 60 percent of snaps Week 14, and Terrance West played a season-low 14 snaps against the Patriots. It’s clear the team has increased trust by giving meaningful snaps and touches to its talented rookie out of Louisiana Tech, making Dixon a fantasy stud.
Charles Clay, tight end, Buffalo Bills
Clay has become Tyrod Taylor’s most reliable target. He has the highest target share on the Bills this season at 17.7 percent. The Bills have the Browns on Sunday, so expect Clay’s numbers to translate inversely against the low level of competition.
Devonta Freeman, running back, Atlanta Falcons
Freeman put up a disgusting three points in week 14, and while he did in fact run the ball very poorly, a big reason for his lack of production was due to the Falcons blowing out the Rams. Freeman simply wasn’t needed. Expect him to have a good outing this week to re-establish himself against the 49ers.
Russell Wilson, quarterback, Seattle Seahawks
Wilson threw a career-high five interceptions in an ugly loss to Green Bay and has now thrown only three more touchdowns than interceptions this season. Considering the struggles on Seattle’s offensive line, Wilson is not a good quarterback to start in the fantasy playoffs this week.
Doug Martin, running back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Martin found the end zone once on 25 touches against the Saints but faces a surprisingly tough Cowboys run defense Sunday. Tampa Bay will likely give Jacquizz Rodgers more snaps than usual to give quarterback Jameis Winston another receiver out of the backfield. Martin’s production will take a hit this week.