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Ryan Black

Ryan is a fantasy football enthusiast who specializes in redraft and keeper leagues. He lives in Yorktown, VA with his beautiful wife, son, and daughter. Feel free to ask him any and everything regarding fantasy football on twitter. It's all about winning that fantasy football championship, Sharks!

FLEX APPEAL: Week 14

RB Kareem Hunt CLE

I’m going to continue beating the Kareem Hunt drum, due to the fact that many still don’t want to trust him. He has scored in each of his past two games, and now faces a top-5 matchup for running backs when the Bengals come to town.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 13

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Cincinnati is a good matchup for the Jets' passing attack, and maybe the Andy Dalton-led offense can put some points on the board (this game has quiet shootout appeal). It's time we put our faith back in Robby Anderson.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 12

RB Derrius Guice WAS

Guice is risky, sure, but there is a lot to like here. Yes, he only saw 8 touches last week, but he took one of those to the house for a 45-yard touchdown. You may want to call it an outlier, but it was more likely a showcase of his elite play-making ability.

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STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Good/Bad Matchups – Week 12

QB Sam Darnold NYJ

Darnold has been hard to trust this year, but you can place your faith back into him this week. He gets the pleasure of facing Oakland, the seventh-best matchup for opposing quarterbacks. This game has quiet shootout appeal, so go ahead and roll Darnold out for Week 12 if you need him.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 11

RB Carlos Hyde HOU

Carlos Hyde just can’t get any love, can he? If you like volume, you have to start showing the veteran some love. Baltimore isn’t going to seek out stopping Hyde in this contest, and they are not a bottom-15 matchup for opposing running backs. Hyde will get his Sunday, so show the man some love finally.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 10

RB Latavius Murray NO

Even in Week 6 when Kamara was limited, Latavius Murray had 11 touches, which he turned into 79 yards. The Saints will look to keep their star running back in Kamara fresh and healthy, which will open up more touches for Murray.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 9

WR DeVante Parker MIA

Coach Flores has stated outright that the Dolphins are not tanking, and that shows on the field. Call me crazy, but the Dolphins can win against the Jets in Week 9. If they do, look for DeVante Parker to be a huge benefactor in that.

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STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Good/Bad Matchups – Week 9

QB Jimmy Garoppolo SF

The biggest reason to like Garoppolo as a streamer this week is his matchup, as Arizona is the fourth best matchup for opposing quarterbacks. He also showed good rapport with Emmanuel Sanders right out of the gate, so that’s also a huge plus as the season progresses. If you’re struggling, put your faith in Garoppolo for Week 9.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 8

WR Corey Davis TEN

The perennial bust is what we have always labeled Corey Davis, but not so fast. Ryan Tannehill has breathed new life into the Titans’ offense, with Davis being the main beneficiary. In Week 7, he caught 6 of his 7 targets for 80 yards and a touchdown.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 7

RB Jordan Howard PHI

Yes, Miles Sanders had the big touchdown catch in Week 6, but Jordan Howard was still the one getting most of the touches. Howard had 13 to Sanders’ six, and Howard was in on 68 percent of the offensive snaps last week.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 6

RB Adrian Peterson WAS

Coach Callahan has stated that he wants to run the ball more.. Enter Adrian Peterson, who hasn’t done much of anything on the season. Miami is the best possible matchup for opposing running backs, so Peterson should finally have a positive game script to go off of. Go ahead and put your confidence in the future Hall of Famer.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 5

RB Ronald Jones TBB

Ronald Jones has more than 80 total yards in 3-of-4 games, and was also the touch leader in the backfield for those three games. He has entered the trust category for weekly flex play.

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FLEX APPEAL: WEEK 4

RB Wayne Gallman NYG

Gallman was this week’s hot waiver wire add, and you can go ahead and play him in Week 4. Yes, it’s risky, but someone has to get the lion’s share of the touches in the Giants backfield. Washington is not an imposing matchup for running backs, and can’t stack the box with how well Daniel Jones looked last week.

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STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Good/Bad Matchups – Week 4

QB Kirk Cousins MIN

Cousins looked better in Week 3 then he did the prior two weeks, but he was facing Oakland’s defense. Week 4 he has to play Chicago, which is the toughest matchup for opposing quarterbacks. So yeah, stay far away from this matchup if you can. While were at it, just drop Cousins, you'll be better off.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 3

WR John Ross CIN & Tedric Thompson SEA

Can you name the leading receiver in the NFL through two weeks? If you answered John Ross, then give yourself a pat on the back, as that is correct. Yes, Buffalo is a tough matchup, but it doesn’t matter. You have to stay in the flames, Sharks.

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STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Good/Bad Matchups – Week 3

QB Baker Mayfield CLE

In Week 3, Mayfield gets to face the Rams, who are the third-toughest matchup for opposing quarterbacks. I hope Mayfield and the hype train that is Cleveland comes through, but stats don’t lie. I still like Mayfield for the rest of the season, but he could struggle yet again this week.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 2

RB Devin Singletary BUF

Look for Singletary to have around 15 touches in this game, which is a plus matchup for opposing running backs. The Giants won’t stop him, simply put, and this could be the game that gets him to breakout status. Fire up the rookie for a solid flex.

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STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Good/Bad Matchups – Week 2

QB Josh Allen BUF

I’m going back to Josh Allen this week, as Dak Prescott just lit the Giants’ defense (4th easiest matchup for opposing QBs) on fire. Allen was atrocious in the first 3 quarters of play against the Jets last week, but he came around in the last quarter to help the Bills win. The addition of John Brown is nothing to scoff at, leaving me to believe this will be another good fantasy day for Allen.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 1

RB Matt Breida SF

Matt Breida is electric when he is on the field, and guess what? He is 100% healthy to start the new season. Yes, Tevin Coleman will get a good share of the workload, but Breida can hit the home run more so than Coleman... Breida should eat right out of the gate.

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STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Good/Bad Matchups – Week 1

QB Josh Allen BUF

Buffalo gets the pleasure of facing the Jets to open the season, and the Jets were the overall easiest matchup for opposing quarterbacks last year. Add in the fact that Buffalo has added John Brown on the outside and Cole Beasley in the slot, and you have yourself some decent weapons in Buffalo to start the year.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 17

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Crowder isn’t an exciting flex, but he is a high-floor flex if that’s what you need this week... Enter Philadelphia’s hapless secondary and it looks like Crowder could end the season on a high note.

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STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Good/Bad Matchups – Week 17

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Derek Carr was not exactly lighting the world on fire on Christmas Eve, but at least he didn’t turn the ball over. He will have to throw a ton in week 17, though, as Kansas City is knocking on the door this week. They are the 3rd best matchup for opposing quarterbacks on the year.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 16

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Peyton Barber was the only running back to receive a carry in Week 15, and he has scored in 4 of his past 5 games. The math adds up here to yet another productive day for the underrated back out of Auburn.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 15

RB Elijah McGuire NYJ

As of this writing, Isaiah Crowell looks like a long-shot to play in Week 15. Enter McGuire, who returned to practice on Wednesday and looks like he’ll get the start for the Jets this week.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 14

RB Peyton Barber TBB

Peyton Barber received 16 carries in week 13 against Carolina, and I expect him to see another 15-20 carries this week. This is an "attackable" matchup for Jameis Winston to get the ball near the goal line, which is where Barber excels.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 13

RB Frank Gore MIA

Frank Gore is averaging 17 touches per game the past three weeks, which is plenty to work with in the fantasy football world. Kenyan Drake is also banged up (again …), so keep an eye on that. I like Gore whether or not Drake plays in this contest.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 12

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Doug Martin actually looked great in the first half in Week 11, but sadly he was injured shortly after and was ruled out for the rest of the game. Enter Jalen Richard, who totaled 93 yards on 14 touches against Arizona in Week 11.

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