2012 PPR Fantasy Football Week 3: Flex Play Rankings (RB/WR)

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIISeptember 19, 2012

Sep 16, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Andrew Hawkins (16) in the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire

We all know about A.J. Green and Jermaine Gresham in the Bengals passing game but it wasn’t clear who, if anyone would step up as a second or third option at receiver. Armon Binns has worked mostly on the outside as a starter opposite Green and has done a fairly decent job, but another elusive receiver has tore it up in the slot.

His name is Andrew Hawkins.

In Week 1, Hawkins went off for eight receptions for 86 yards against the Ravens and last week he ripped off an impressive 50-yard touchdown, doing most of the work in the open field with ankle-breaking moves on defenders.

It’s the kind of production that young players need to have to “wow” the coaching staff into designing more plays to get the football in that players hands. Hawkins will be an active receiver in the Bengals offense, but the question is, will his snap count go up?

Hawkins only played in 32 of the 62 snaps the team had on offense, but with his play through two weeks, one would think he’s bound to stay on the field more often. I like Hawkins as a flex play this week in PPR leagues as the Bengals will be in another high-scoring affair going up against Robert Griffin III.


Mikel Leshoure Back With Lions, Or Is He?

On Monday there were reports that Mikel Leshoure was going to very active going forward, coming back from his suspension. Not so fast, as it now appears the team is hopeful Leshoure will be healthy enough to be active this week.

Don’t expect Leshoure to walk in and take over the job with very little work on the field as an NFL player, let alone game action. Essentially a rookie, Leshoure is more likely to be a backup to Kevin Smith for a few weeks. I like Smith as a RB3 or flex play this week in PPR leagues.

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

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