Week 2 Fantasy Football Projections: Flex Play

Sean E. Douglas@@seanfantasyinfoSenior Writer IIISeptember 11, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 09:  C.J. Spiller #28 of the Buffalo Bills runs by  Antonio Cromartie #31 of the New York Jets  during their season opener at MetLife Stadium on September 9, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Shocker! The depth at wide receiver is better than that of running backs! While the passing game continues to dominate NFL offenses, when you can find productive running backs they’re usually worth starting over a receiver, because they touch the football more often.

Case in point is week one stars like C.J. Spiller, Alfred Morris dare I say Shonn Greene. Well, maybe we can go ahead and keep Greene on the bench this week against the Steelers, but Spiller and Morris are easy starts.

Oddly enough Spiller benefited from the Bills falling behind early to the Jets, as New York’s defense was more concerned with the passing game than Spiller running the football. Give a big-play runner like Spiller space and he will take advantage of you in the open field, and that is exactly what happened Week 1.

Things will be a little different against the Kansas City Chiefs as we should have a close game on our hands. Kansas City looks to atone for a Week 1 loss to Atlanta. Still, Spiller is a worth RB1 because Fred Jackson is out after his knee injury.

As for Morris, he earned another opportunity to start against a Rams defense that gave up three touchdowns to the Lions running backs. You never know what Mike Shanahan is going to do, but as long as Morris takes care of the football, he should at least be a productive flex play this week.


1 Arian Foster @ Jaguars
2 Ray Rice @ Eagles
3 Matt Forte @ Packers
4 Julio Jones Broncos
5 Darren McFadden @ Dolphins
6 Jamaal Charles @ Bills
7 C.J. Spiller Chiefs
8 Adrian Peterson (I) @ Colts
9 LeSean McCoy Ravens
10 Andre Johnson @ Jaguars
11 Calvin Johnson @ 49ers
12 Brandon Marshall @ Packers
13 Ahmad Bradshaw Bucs
14 Doug Martin @ Giants
15 Jordy Nelson Bears
16 A.J. Green Browns
17 Demaryius Thomas @ Falcons
18 Steve Smith Saints
19 Percy Harvin @ Colts
20 Roddy White Broncos
21 Reggie Wayne Vikings
22 Maurice Jones-Drew Texans
23 DeMarco Murray @ Seahawks
24 Frank Gore Lions
25 Pierre Garcon (I) @ Rams
26 Larry Fitzgerald @ Patriots
27 Eric Decker @ Falcons
28 Dwayne Bowe @ Bills
29 Vincent Jackson @Giants
30 Greg Jennings Bears
31 Brandon Lloyd Cardinals
32 Victor Cruz Bucs
33 Willis McGahee @ Falcons
34 Stevan Ridley Cardinals
35 Hakeem Nicks Bucs
36 Lance Moore @ Panthers
37 Chris Johnson @ Chargers
38 Steven Jackson Redskins
39 Marshawn Lynch Cowboys
40 Alfred Morris @ Rams
41 Antonio Brown Jets
42 Trent Richardson (I) @ Bengals
43 Reggie Bush Raiders
44 Michael Turner Broncos
45 Donald Brown Vikings
46 BenJarvus Green-Ellis (I) Browns
47 Dez Bryant @ Seahawks
48 Wes Welker Cardinals
49 DeSean Jackson Ravens
50 Shonn Greene @ Steelers
51 Marques Colston (I) @ Panthers
52 DeAngelo Williams Saints
53 Jeremy Maclin (I) Ravens
54 Nate Washington @ Chargers
55 Torrey Smith @ Eagles
56 Miles Austin (I) @ Seahawks
57 Michael Crabtree Lions
58 Mike Wallace Jets
59 Malcom Floyd Titans
60 Randall Cobb Bears
61 Mike Williams @ Giants
62 Cedric Benson Bears
63 Mark Ingram @ Panthers
64 Darren Sproles (I) @ Panthers
65 Kevin Smith (I) @ 49ers
66 Ronnie Brown Titans
67 Jonathan Dwyer Jets
68 Stevie Johnson (I) Chiefs
69 Sidney Rice Cowboys
70 Michael Bush @ Packers
71 Peyton Hillis @ Bills
72 Kendall Hunter Lions
73 Darrius Heyward-Bey @ Dolphins
74 Alshon Jeffery @ Packers
75 Randy Moss Lions

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