It’s that time again this week to talk about flex plays for Week 7 of the Fantasy Football season. With the New Orleans Saints and the Oakland Raiders on byes, many of you have issues at your flex position or WR2 positions. Here are three receivers that I believe will be solid flex plays for Week 7.
For any receiver in the NFL, it is great for your fantasy value if you can line up on the other side of a perpetual Pro-Bowler. In the case of Alshon Jeffery, he benefits every week because the focus of the Chicago Bears’ offense is getting the ball to Brandon Marshall. Jeffery had one of his worst fantasy weeks last week against the New York Giants. In Week 7, the Bears are taking on a Washington Redskins’ defense that has been thrown on for some decent fantasy weeks by wide receivers so far this season. Everyone knows that the Redskins will focus in on stopping Marshall and running back Matt Forte. This should leave Jeffery open to have a very nice fantasy day and a solid flex or WR2 play.
Let’s face it, the Giants have to win at some point this season, and they hope to do this on Monday Night Football against the struggling Minnesota Vikings. There has been one positive in the Giants’ struggling offense over the last two weeks, and that is Rueben Randle. Randle has caught three touchdown passes and racked up 171 yards in the air in the Giants’ last two games. Look, the Giants basically have no running game with David Wilson hurt and an older Brandon Jacobs being the starter. The Giants have to throw the ball to have any hope of scoring. We all know that Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks will be the focus of the Vikings’ defense. Look for Randle to find the end zone again this weekend and be a nice start for anyone as a flex play.
If there was ever a week to start a Dallas Cowboys’ pass catcher other than Dez Bryant or Jason Witten, it is this weekend! The Cowboys are taking on division rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, this week. That means one thing: Fantasy points for all! With Miles Austin still not 100 percent, look for Terrance Williams to continue his great play as of late. Williams has scored in his last two games and look for this to continue this week. Yes, last week against the Redskins he did not have the targets or the yards, but look for that to increase significantly, especially with running back DeMarco Murray out for this week’s game.