Fantasy Football: Week 12 Flex Plays at Receiver

By Dom DeCarlo
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The fantasy football playoffs are approaching. Everyone is trying their best to figure out who is the best play for their particular team at each position for each every week. This research takes time, is risky, but the rewards can be great!

This week, I have three great plays at your flex play position for Week 12. These are players that have great matchups this week and two of them are not even owned in many of your fantasy football leagues.

Jerricho Cotchery:

He may be one of the biggest surprises over the past few weeks. Cotchery’s stats over the past three weeks were eye-popping: 12 receptions for 175 yards. However, the stat that is the most important is his five touchdowns over those three games. Those are pretty good stats for a players who was a third receiver option at the beginning of the season. In Week 12, the Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cleveland Browns. As of when this article was written, it was uncertain if Emmanuel Sanders would be able to play due to a foot injury. If Cotchery is going to be the No. 2 receiver for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, then you can expect him to continue his TD streak as well as rack up some nice receiving yards for your flex position.

Lance Moore:

Here is a player that is a perfect example of high risk, but high reward. Lance Moore plays for one of the most dominant offenses in the game. The New Orleans Saints put so many yards and points on the board it is scary. However, with such powerful offenses, there are so many weapons for quarterback Drew Brees to throw to that sometimes players will get lost in the mix of the game. In Week 12, the Saints take on the Atlanta Falcons. This game is a great opportunity to play someone from the Saints’ offense. Look for Brees to throw the ball around in this game and I think Moore will be one of the benefactors of it. I see Moore racking up about 50 yards of receiving, but pulling in at least one touchdown.

Kendall Wright:

There are times when a quarterback change can be good for particular players. This should be the case for Tennessee Titans wide receiver, Kendall Wright. Jake Locker did an excellent job as the Titans’ starting quarterback so far this year. However, he is hurt and now gunslinger Ryan Fitzpatrick is taking over. This should turn into added looks for Wright. In Week 12, the Titans will take on the Oakland Raiders. Wright should have a field day on Sunday. In his last six games, he has racked up a total of 478 yards. He is becoming the go-to guy in that offense. I can see Wright totaling over 80 yards receiving and possibly reaching the end zone for the first time in eight weeks.


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