Last week was hit or miss, as that’s what happens in Week 1. It is what it is, but we can all bounce back. Flex decisions can be tough, but that’s why I’m 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 1. Let’s get “flexy”, shall we?
Chris Thompson, WAS (vs. Indianapolis)
If Thompson is healthy, you simply play him. He averaged 13 yards per carry and 10.5 yards per reception in Week 1. Now you get Indianapolis coming to town…you get the gist. This could be a shootout, so you need Thompson in your lineup. I prefer him over Adrian Peterson this week, so yeah, you need to play him if you have him.
Tevin Coleman, ATL (vs. Carolina)
Even if Devonta Freeman plays, Coleman should be the better producer this week. Freeman will be limited if he does play, so you’re looking at someone who has proven he can be a bell-cow when need be. Yes, he only had 2.1 yards per carry against the Eagles, but they are a better run defense than the Panthers. Again, even if Freeman plays, Coleman is a solid flex (high-end RB2 if Freeman is out).
Alfred Morris, SF (vs. Detroit)
Morris is more of a gut call, but he is going to eat this week. He did receive 5 redzone carries, compared to Matt Breida’s zero carries in the redzone. Yes, he fumbled and lost one, but as long as that doesn’t become a trend, he should be okay. Detroit just gave up 177 yards to the Jets’ running backs, which is much easier sledding than the Vikings. 15-18 total touches for Morris with a good possibility of a touchdown is what is projected for Morris. Don’t be scurred (is that what the hip folks say in place of scared?) of playing the veteran in Week 2.
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