Injuries are aplenty, and we have Arizona, Kansas City, Minnesota, and the Los Angeles Chargers on bye (that’s a lot of firepower). With that, we have some tough flex decisions for Week 12! 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 Rankins (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 that you can flex during Week 12. Let’s get “flexy,” shall we?
Bo Scarbrough, DET (at Washington)
We’ve had bad luck this year with Detroit running backs since Kerryon Johnson’s injury, but it looks like we may finally have some clarity here. Scarbrough ran hard in Week 11, as he rumbled his way to 55 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. That was against Dallas, who are a bottom-5 matchup for opposing running backs. Now he gets to face Washington, who are the seventh best matchup for running backs, and game script certainly will not get out of hand. Scarbrough played 50% of the snaps last week, which is clear indication that Matt Patricia trusts him. Go ahead and flex him if you need him.
Kareem Hunt, CLE (vs. Miami)
This is especially for you points per reception (PPR) folks out there. Hunt has a whopping 17 targets in the two games he has played this year, inheriting the Duke Johnson role from years past that fantasy gamers loved. He also gets the pleasure of facing Miami, who are the third best matchup for opposing running backs. Look for the Browns to rely on their backfield for the majority of this game, as this should be an easy win for the Browns. Even if you’re in a standard league, Hunt is a fine flex for Week 12.
Derrius Guice, WAS (vs. Detroit)
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. Expect Guice to see around 12 to 15 touches this week, with the added bonus of receiving those touches against the Lions. Why is that a bonus? It’s due to the fact that Detroit is the best possible matchup for opposing running backs. Yes, Adrian Peterson will still be involved, but Guice is the better play in fantasy. Flex Guice with confidence, Sharks.
Brian Hill, ATL (vs. Tampa Bay)
This one isn’t for the faint of heart, as last week’s waiver wire wonder disappointed greatly in a plus matchup against Carolina in Week 11. That being said, Hill did see 16 touches last week, and he played on 60% of the offensive snaps for the Falcons. He also had a touchdown called back on a holding penalty that really didn’t affect the play. This contest boasts the highest over/under of the week, which means there will be plenty of scoring opportunity for Hill. Give him another shot in Week 12.