Every position and point seems even more significant this week as teams battle it out for playoff position in fantasy football. One position to be sure not to overlook is tight end. Here are the top five widely available options in ESPN leagues (ownership percentages in parentheses).
1. Delanie Walker-Tennessee Titans (29.5%)
2. Rob Housler-Arizona Cardinals (2.5%)
Housler has emerged as a critical part of Arizona’s air attack. He has been over 50 yards in four of his last five games although he’s only put up one touchdown in that time. The Cardinals have a favorable schedule until week 16 when they face Seattle, but by then the Seahawks will probably have the division wrapped up. Based on his usage and schedule, he and Delanie Walker are the two tight ends to look for on the wire.
3. Brandon Pettigrew-Detroit Lions
4. Timothy Wright-Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2.2%)
5. Ladarius Green-San Diego Chargers (0.3%)
Even though he’s definitely behind Antonio Gates on the Chargers depth chart, Green merits consideration coming off a pair of 80+ yards games. He has the big play ability and creates mismatches whenever he’s in the game, so look for the Chargers to continue to use him over the middle as they try to push for the playoffs. In week 13, he plays the Bengals, but after Cincinnati he has solid matchups for the rest of the season.