It’s one of those make or break weeks for many this week, so we need to be on our A-game. We also have four teams on bye this week, so go ahead and get the players from Buffalo, Chicago, San Francisco, and the New York Giants out of your lineups. With that, we have some tough flex decisions for Week 11. The key is making sure you make those right flex decisions. For those who are new here, every week I will help you by looking at the Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR) to make these decisions a little easier on the Sharks. Let’s go ahead and look at some RB3, RB4, WR4 and WR5 types you can flex during Week 11. Let’s get “flexy,” shall we?
Salvon Ahmed, MIA (at Denver)
Ahmed came out of nowhere, but us fantasy pundits should be happy about it. In Week 10, the rookie had 22 touches for 90 yards and a touchdown. What’s lost in the stats is the he also ran the most passing routes among running backs on his team, so Ahmed can be trusted in the passing game. Yes, Matt Breida is expected to return, but he is just a change of pace back returning from a hamstring injury. Denver is considered a tough matchup for running backs, but they have been vulnerable against the position after losing 2 starting defensive linemen. Game script should also favor the running game, which leaves Ahmed as a strong flex for Week 11.
J.D. McKissic, WAS (vs. Cincinnati)
McKissic is being featured here yet again, folks. In his past two games alone, the veteran has a whopping 29 targets in the passing game. Yeah, you read that right, as that is an elite target share for any skill player. He also had a rushing touchdown in Week 10, so this isn’t just for the PPR folks. Cincinnati is a neutral matchup for opposing running backs, so no need to be worried there. This game also has quiet shootout appeal, which is where McKissic flourishes. Go ahead and keep the veteran in your flex (no matter the format) for Week 11.
Rex Burkhead, NE (at Houston)
Burkhead needs to start being respected around fantasy circles. He has had double-digit touches in each of his past 2 games, which includes three touchdowns. Houston is the 2nd best matchup for opposing running backs, and we know Houston’s offense can score on New England. That’s where Burkhead comes into play, as he will be needed in the passing attack, especially around the goal line. I love Damien Harris, but Burkhead is seeing the more valuable touches in this offense. Burkhead is a fine play in Week 11.
Nyheim Hines, IND (vs. Green Bay)
It’s tough to trust any running back in the Colts’ offense, but we have a few reasons to this week. First off, Green Bay is the 3rd best matchup for opposing running backs. Second off, Hines is coming off a career week where he had 17 touches for 115 yards and 2 touchdowns. Third off, Hines will be needed more than ever when Green Bay’s offense racks up points in this contest. You get the point, as Hines has a good shot at carrying over his success from Week 10. It is risky, but Hines can be placed into your flex if you need some upside in Week 11.