Fantasy Football: Top Ten Flex Position Options – Week 1
Some leagues offer a flex position that you can plug in a running back, wide receiver, or tight end. In year’s past you would almost certainly go with a RB. However, in today’s game that isn’t the case anymore. Here are my top ten flex options.
Note: The players can’t be among the top 24 RBs, 36 WRs, or 12 TEs since they would be starters.
1. C.J. Spiller – Spiller’s big play potential makes him a perfect guy to use in a flex spot. Miami should play him tough, but Spiller’s speed could kill. He’s being likened to Chris Johnson, who had 159 total yards against Miami last year.
2. Ahmad Bradshaw – Giants starting RB faces the Panthers, who finished 22nd against the run last year AND lost Julius Peppers. He’s obviously more a factor rushing the passer, but his loss will be felt. Giants play at home and will get back to pounding the football.
3. Braylon Edwards – Will test Baltimore’s secondary that will miss Ed Reed’s presence at safety. Has career average of 73.4 yards per game against Baltimore with four TDs in seven games.
4. Ricky Williams – The epitome of a flex player. TD potential, plus could grind out the clock against an inferior Buffalo team.
5. Tim Hightower – Beanie Wells is banged up so goal line work is highly likely. Plus, he’s facing the Rams.
6. Santana Moss – McNabb’s most accomplished WR has a career average of 90.6 yards with four TDs in ten games against Dallas.
7. Clinton Portis – It’s hard to predict what you’re going to get from the Redskins RBs, but Portis is clearly the top back. He has an average of 92.7 total yards with three TDs in nine career games against the Boys. He’s also the best the Skins have at RB in the passing game.
8. Felix Jones – Albert Haynesworth is clearly not at the top of his game, which means it should be easier to run against the Redskins. Plus, Jones possesses some big time big play potential.
9. Brandon Jacobs – The Giants will look to enforce their will on the Panthers. Not only is Jacobs likely to get the short-yardage TDs, but he could be the closer for the G-Men as well.
10. Austin Collie – Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, Joseph Addai, and Pierre Garcon command so much attention that Collie becomes a dangerous threat. Peyton Manning is not shy when it comes to distributing the ball to whoever is open.
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