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FLEX APPEAL: Week 15

I hope this article finds you in an ecstatic state, as you have advanced to your fantasy league playoffs en route to a championship. If not, thanks for reading! You da real MVP. Ha, I kid, I kid. You are all MVPs. Even though you have made it this far, you probably still face some really tough flex decisions this week. So let’s look at some RB3, RB4, WR4, and WR5 types that you can plug into your flex and get you to the championship. Let’s get “flexy”, shall we?

Running Backs

C.J. Anderson, DEN (at Indianapolis)

Anderson had 19 touches in Week 13 and 24 touches in Week 14. I like that opportunity, and the Colts are an easy matchup for a running back. I know, Anderson’s season has been a roller coaster, but this has the looks of a monster game for him. LeSean McCoy just gashed this defense to the tune of 156 rushing yards (yes, I’m aware that it was the snow bowl…), and I can see Anderson exceeding 100-yards rushing with some action in the passing game. You can safely throw your trust back into Anderson in Week 15.

Theo Riddick, DET (vs. Chicago)

Ameer Abdullah is hurt (or in the dog house…I really don’t know) and Riddick has taken the starting job in Detroit by the horns. I’m not even looking at the two touchdowns he scored in Week 14, which really popped out to most people. I’m looking at the whopping 10 targets he had in the passing game, which makes that 15 total targets in the past two weeks. Even if Abdullah somehow plays this week, it looks as if Detroit has realized that Riddick gives them the best chance to win. You should realize that, too, you know?

Mike Davis, SEA (vs. Los Angeles Rams)

I’m featuring Davis again, well, because I can? Yeah, I can. Davis averaged 4.4 yards per carry against the daunted Jacksonville defense last week, and now he gets the cupcake Rams defensive front in Week 15. The Eagles just ran for 139 yards on the Rams in Week 14, and that game was a shootout that really didn’t feature a ton of rushing. Davis is the clear lead-dog for the Seahawk’s high-octane offense, and you’ll want a piece of that in this fantasy bonanza of a game. I should mention, however, that you need to monitor Davis’s injury status, as he did exit Week 14 with an injury. That being said, the injury is believed to be minor, so Davis should be all-systems go for Week 15.

Kerwynn Williams, ARI (at Washington) 

It’s time that we start giving Williams some respect in our fantasy lives. Williams saw 16 carries in Week 13 and 20 carries in Week 14. If that’s not “flexy”, I don’t know what is. The Chargers just gashed the Washington run defense for 178 yards, and I think Arizona can come close to that total in Week 15. Oh yeah, no running back on the Cardinals had more than two carries in Week 14 (behind the 20 that Williams received, that is). When I hear Kerwynn, it does make me think of a character from The Muppets or my Great-Grandfather’s middle name, but it needs to make you think of a safe flex play with some good upside in Week 15. Adrian Peterson should be ruled out for Week 15, so flex Williams confidently.

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