2012 NFL Fantasy Football Week 4: Flex Play Rankings / Projections

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIISeptember 25, 2012

September 23, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) catches a pass for a touchdown against New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (24) in the first half at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE
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Only time will tell if Torrey Smith can provide fantasy owners with consistent start-worthy production but based on what we’ve seen from Joe Flacco through three weeks, I like his odds. After a long reception early on against the Bengals in week one, Smith was relatively quiet until his big game against the Patriots.

Playing with a heavy heart, Smith showed us his hard work through the offseason that drew praise from the coaching staff was more than just talk. The second-year receiver has worked on becoming a more complete receiver, and while he still has a ways to go, it appears he’s taken strides to improve.

I like Smith’s odds to end the season as one of the top twenty producers at his position, and I think we will see enough consistency from him, as he continues to prove why he’s worthy of being the top receiver in this offense.

Not that anyone would blame him for missing last week, but I’m sure his teammates view him a little different after stepping up under such a difficult situation with his brother passing away that morning. Playing through adversity on the big stage is a sign of a big-time player, and we’ve seen Smith make clutch plays in the past like his game-winning touchdown over the Steelers last year.

Expect good things from Smith, and he has a tasty matchup against a Browns team that has been friendly to giving up wide receiver production with Joe Haden out of the lineup.

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

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