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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 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 Bills

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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FLEX APPEAL: Week 11

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This isn’t a sexy pick by any means, but a safe one if you are in a pinch. Peyton Barber actually ran the ball well against the stout Washington run defense, totaling 66 yards on 14 touches. The good news here is that the Giants shouldn’t get out to a big lead, leaving game script in a favorable position for Barber.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 10

WR Tre'Quan Smith NO

Yes, Dez Bryant was signed by the Saints this week. No, I don’t believe this does anything to Smith’s value on the season (Bryant may not even suit up this week). Smith is clearly the number two wideout for Drew Brees, and that’s something that should be appealing to you.

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STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Good/Bad Matchups – Week 10

QB Alex Smith WAS

I recommended Alex Smith here last week, and I’m going back to him in Week 10. He didn’t “wow” anyone in Week 9, but he did throw for more than 300 yards. Tampa Bay is the second-best matchup for opposing quarterbacks, so I think Smith will have to air it out more than usual yet again.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 9

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Cobb looks like he is back to full health, and I like him for this week’s most anticipated game against the Patriots. He did tie for 2nd on the team in targets in Week 8, behind only Davante Adams. Look for Aaron Rodgers to look for his trusted companion early and often..

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STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Good/Bad Matchups – Week 9

QB Alex Smith WAS

Alex Smith hasn’t been what he was last year (a stud for fantasy purposes), but Washington is winning, so he hasn’t had to do much outside of being a game-manager. That may change this week, though, as Atlanta’s high-powered offense is coming to town who are the best possible matchup for opposing quarterbacks.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 8

RB Raheem Mostert SF

Raheem Mostert has totaled 164 yards in the past two weeks, and now he gets the pleasure of taking on the best matchup for opposing running backs in the Arizona Cardinals. If you have watched him play, his 4.42 speed has been on full display the past two weeks. Mostert makes for a good flex regardless of whether or not Breida suits up.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 7

RB Marlon Mack IND

It’s Mack time, as he was the clear touch leader for the Colts in Week 6 upon his return. Mack looked explosive, totaling 93 yards on 13 touches. I know that isn’t too exciting, but it’s all about that matchup this week.

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STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Good/Bad Matchups – Week 7

QB Baker Mayfield CLE

So, who has the best matchup for quarterbacks in Week 7, you ask? It’s Baker Mayfield, who has been quite the roller-coaster this year. Cleveland travels to Tampa Bay, who give up just ridiculous stats to opposing quarterbacks. You will need to monitor the injury report, though, as he did tweak his ankle in Week 6.

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 6

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Behind Isaiah Crowell’s monstrous week (219 freaking rushing yards) was the fact that Bilal Powell once again was the touch leader in the Jets’ backfield (20 rushes for 99 yards). As of Thursday, Crowell has not practiced this week. It’s officially Powell time, baby!

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FLEX APPEAL: Week 5

RB Phillip Lindsay DEN

For the recency bias folks, Monday night showed Lindsay having 14 touches to Freeman’s 8. This trend should continue when Denver travels to New York to face the Jets. The Broncos’ clearly love Lindsay, and you should too.

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