2012 PPR Fantasy Football Week 2: Flex Play Rankings/Projections

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIISeptember 12, 2012

September 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) against the Washington Redskins during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Redskins defeated the Saints 40-32. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

A knee injury is why I had Darren Sproles listed as a RB3 in PPR leagues last week and it’s more of the same this week. A cheap touchdown in the fourth quarter allowed Sproles to come away with a decent performance, but he failed to earn a rushing attempt in the game.

Sproles didn’t look bad on the field, but he also didn’t seem to have the same burst we saw last season. Expect a different outcome this week, but if the Saints continue to phase him out of the running game, it’s a sign they don’t feel comfortable about overworking him as he comes back from a knee injury.


McFadden Catches 13 passes

Wow and Hmmm, is what ran across my mind while watching Darren McFadden pick up 13 receptions against the Chargers on Monday night. For PPR leagues, it was terrific to see McFadden active in the passing game, but at the same time the Raiders looked dysfunctional on offense as the game moved along.

I have to wonder whether McFadden will find himself in situations where he'll be running the football 20 times if Oakland can’t clean things up in all three phases of the game.

At least we know he will be active in the passing attack when the Raiders fall behind, and that may help him maintain his position as an RB1. Still, I would like to see a more balanced offense in the future.

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

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