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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you out there. I hope you all had a fun, safe time with friends and family. I also hope you got to relax and watch some football. This week’s article will be focused on the weekend games. With that, we have some tough flex decisions for Week 13! 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 13. Let’s get “flexy,” shall we?

Running Backs

Jonathan Williams, IND (vs. Tennessee)

I’m not really sure why people are still doubting Williams. He had 29 (!) touches in Week 12, which is just absurd. T.Y. Hilton is not playing, which means the Colts will lean on their run game even more. It doesn’t matter how well you perform when you get that kind of volume, but Williams is averaging 5.4 yards per carry on the season. He should be an auto-start for you.

Benny Snell Jr., PIT (vs. Cleveland)

James Conner looks doubtful at best to suit up this week, so Snell is the next man up. The coaching staff in Pittsburgh love him, which was evident when they gave him 22 touches in his first game back from injury. Cleveland is a neutral matchup for opposing running backs, and they will be starting Devlin Hodges at quarterback. That means that they are going to run the ball and then run the ball some more. Snell is a great flex this week.

Kareem Hunt, CLE (at Pittsburgh)

Hunt’s targets did go down last week, but he set a season high in carries (one of which went for a touchdown). Cleveland has a good thing going with their backfield, and Hunt’s touches will only go up. Pittsburgh is much better against the pass than the run, so Hunt should top 8 carries in this contest. Hunt is a great flex, especially for points per reception (PPR) formats.

Jamaal Williams, GB (at New York Giants)

Williams never gets any love. He split the backfield snaps evenly with Aaron Jones last week and is still seeing plenty of opportunities. What’s most inspiring is the fact that he saw a whopping 8 targets in the passing game last week (to go along with 11 carries). Game script will not get out of hand in this one, so look for Green Bay to get back to leaning on their running game. Do not be scared off of Williams for Week 13.

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