Week 10 is here, Sharks. This season has had more injuries to key players than in recent memory. Mike Evans is also going to be out, as his suspension was upheld this week. That being said, we also have 4 teams on bye this week (Baltimore, Kansas City, Oakland, and Philadelphia). Brutal, I know, but you can still make it out of this week with a win. Make sure to try and balance your players, as in having a good mix of floor plays and ceiling plays. Time to go ahead and dive into some RB3, RB4, WR4, and WR5 types that can help you in your flex spot this week. Let’s get “flexy”, shall we?
Isaiah Crowell, CLE (at Detroit)
Oh, have the mighty have fallen (I mean, his average draft position before the season was in the 3rd round…). Crowell finally saw the light in Week 8, when he touched the ball 15 times for 118 yards and a touchdown against a usually stout Vikings defense. He also logged 21 (Week 7) and 14 (Week 6) touches in his previous games before Week 8, so his arrow has been pointing up. Detroit’s defense did just shut down the Green Bay running attack, but I’m not worried. Fire up Crowell in Week 10 as a solid flex.
Kenyan Drake, MIA (at Carolina)
Drake came on to the scene in Week 9 firing on all cylinders, as he had 15 touches for 104 total yards against Oakland. The rushing production was clearly better than Damien Williams, as Drake had a yard per carry mark of 7.7 compared to Williams with 2. Drake also matched Williams’s target total, in which they both had 6. The Miami offense looked much better in Week 9 than in previous weeks, and I expect that to continue. Yes, Carolina has a great rushing defense, but you could do far worse in your flex spot.
Derrick Henry, TEN (vs. Cincinnati)
Henry is always a tough call when talking about starting him, but this looks like a good week. DeMarco Murray only had one more touch than Henry in Week 9, and Murray apparently came out of the week with yet another injury (seriously, when is he not on the injury report?). It was also Henry who had the touchdown last week in the close contest with Baltimore. The Titans have the pleasure of facing the Bengals, who have been a dumpster fire this year. Look for the Titans to get a big lead and ride their big back for the majority of the game.
Devontae Booker, DEN (vs. New England)
Time for the deep dive flex play. Booker has slowly been closing in on C.J. Anderson’s playing time, and that trend should continue this week. New England should be able to get out to a big lead early, in which they will have to air the ball out more. Brock Osweiler loves to dump the ball off short, so this is where Booker should make his hay. Booker is an above-average pass catcher, and the Broncos know this. Booker could see 5+ targets in the passing game to go along with 8-12 carries. Now that’s “flexy”.