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Well, we finally made it to the semifinals for the fantasy playoffs. Sadly we still have a lot of injury questions that still aren’t answered, and whatever COVID brings us this week. With that, we have some tough flex decisions for Week 15. 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 15. Let’s get “flexy,” shall we?

Running Backs

Gus Edwards, BAL (vs. Jacksonville)

His rookie counterpart seems to get all of the attention, but Edwards deserve some respect as well. The veteran has a whopping 10.5 yards per carry average in his past two games, which includes two touchdowns. The best part about this is that he gets an awesome matchup this week, as Jacksonville is giving up the 5th most points to opposing running backs. Game script will favor a heavy running attack, so don’t be worried about workload concerns. If you need a safe flex this week, Edwards is your guy.

Nyheim Hines, IND (vs. Houston)

Hines has become a safe flex week-in and week-out, so there should be no surprise to see him featured here. The veteran scat back faced the Texans just two weeks ago, and he scored a touchdown in that contest. His targets have been down of late, but his carries have went up. You can expect around 13-15 touches here, with the upside for more if Jonathan Taylor struggles at all. Houston is the 3rd best matchup for opposing running backs, so there’s always a chance of one of Hines’ signature “boom” games here. Flex Hines if you need him in Week 15.

Devin Singletary, BUF (at Denver)

Singletary is always a tough play, but I think he could be useful if you’re in a bind this week. Last week was a huge letdown for the second-year back, but that was against Pittsburgh’s daunting defensive front. The two games before the letdown in Pittsburgh, Singletary was averaging 93 total yards via the ground and the air. Game script should lean heavily towards a more run-heavy approach here, with Singletary being the main beneficiary of that. If you are ravaged by injuries or tough matchups this week, give Singletary a look.

Lynn Bowden Jr., MIA (vs. New England)

Bowden has dual-eligibility as a RB and WR in most formats, so you need to take advantage of that. This isn’t necessarily about the rookie himself, but mainly the injuries surrounding him. The Dolphins will have a mix of absences, ranging from their starting running backs all the way to Mike Gesicki (don’t forget the wide receivers). Bowden saw a whopping 9 targets last week, and played the majority of his snaps out of the slot. New England is a tough matchup for opposing running backs, but they are vulnerable to the scat back types. Bowden should be a great flex in PPR formats (and fine in standard leagues) for Week 15.

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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!