Friday - Jan 22, 2021

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It’s only week two, and we are already weeping over the injuries sustained by Allen Robinson, Danny Woodhead, and (most of all…sigh) David Johnson. Week one showed us just how evil this little game we play called fantasy football can be. A great man once said (I don’t know who it is, but someone has said it before, right?) “Life must go on”, and go on we will! If you suffered a week one loss, it’s important to not get down in the dumps and think that the season is already over. This is a weekly game, Sharks, so let’s saddle down and get that week two victory. I’m going to give you some RB3, RB4, WR4 and WR5 options from your bench (or off of your waiver wire) that you should consider to start at your flex position. Let’s get “flexy”, shall we?

Running Backs

RB Tarik Cohen, Chicago (at Tampa Bay)

This week’s most popular waiver wire add deserves to be thrust right into your lineup. The Human Joystick (no joke…that is his ACTUAL nickname) totaled 113 yards on just 13 total touches, while also being targeted a whopping 12 times in the passing game. Mike Glennon will continue to do so in what could be a high-scoring affair against Tampa Bay. The Human Joystick (that’s a nickname that’ll never get old) could pay dividends to those who picked him up this week after the waiver wire.

RB Thomas Rawls, Seattle (vs. San Francisco)

Since Seattle has no idea which running back they want to give the rock to, it’s clear Rawls could be that guy. Yes, there is uncertainty that he even plays. BUT if he does, don’t be scared to plug him into your flex against a porous San Francisco run defense. It’s quite obvious Eddie Lacy won’t be toting the rock, and Chris Carson was just a stopgap. Look for Rawls to turn the clock back and be “flexy” from here on out (if he plays…guess that is a big if…).

RB Shane Vereen, New York Giants (vs. Detroit)

I expect Detroit to put up some big numbers…so who will be the beneficiary of that? If you said Vereen, then you deserve a cookie. The man had 10 (yes, you read that correctly) receptions against Dallas last week and obviously has the trust of Eli Manning. Look for dump-offs galore for Vereen in another potential shootout. Don’t give up on every New York Giant just yet! I like Vereen whether or not Odell Beckham Jr. suits up.

About Ryan Black

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!