Fantasy Football: Week 11 Flex Plays at Receiver
Another week of fantasy football is in the books. This past weekend, the flex play position showed many people just how important it could be. Many people chose to either sit or play players like Andre Brown or Mike James because of their matchup or because of how many carries they were expected to get in their respective games. James was the “logical” guy to play and what happened? He was carted off of the field with a season-ending injury, and Brown runs more than anyone expected and gains over 100 yards and a touchdown.
This is not to complain, because I did this in one of my fantasy leagues. This is not an exact science, but all of us who write about this do our best to give you the best information that we can as regards to matchups, rolls on the team, etc.
For this, I have selected three receivers that I feel have a great chance to be big flex play options for Week 11.
This may be the only week that I have Harvin on this list. It is not because he is not a talented player, but because he will be making his Seattle Seahawks debut in Week 11 against his former team, the Minnesota Vikings. What better scenario could Harvin have than going off in his first game against his former employer? I would say that Harvin will be eased into the lineup, but after what I saw Brown do last weekend, I say go for it. Look for Harvin to be used on many passing plays, and possibly a reverse and run the ball a few times. I see Harvin scoring against his former team and showing Minnesota what they are missing.
Moore has been very up and down this fantasy football season; it is definitely not because of a lack of talent, but because of the personnel that the Oakland Raiders have on their team. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor is a rookie and has played like one this season. Pryor has used his running abilities to his advantage as well in handing the ball off to the team’s running backs. Because of this, Moore has had some games of 80 plus yards receiving, or he will have one or two receptions and not break 40 yards all game. In Week 11, the Raiders take on the Houston Texans and their defense that has let up some big yards passing over the past few weeks. Players like Andre Roberts and T.Y. Hilton have had nice, fantasy days against them. Look for the Texans to focus on the Raiders’ running game, leaving Moore to have a chance for a big game for your fantasy team.
Doesn’t it always seem like every other year the New York Giants produce a fantasy football starting receiver out of nowhere? The perfect example of this is Victor Cruz, who came out of the blue and is now one of the elite options at his position. This year, Rueben Randle has stepped up and is becoming a favorite target of Eli Manning. Over his last four starts, Randle has 261 yards receiving, but what is even better is that he has scored a touchdown in every one of those games. The touchdowns are music to fantasy managers’ ears. This week, he will face a Green Bay Packers team that has been suspect at best. Look for the Giants to jump out to a nice lead on the Packers. Also, the Giants’ receivers should see less coverage because of the return of Brown. I see Randle’s touchdown streak continuing against the Packers in Week 11.