Ramses Barden and the Best Flex Options for Your Week 4 Fantasy Lineup

Pete Schauer@@Pete_SchauerCorrespondent ISeptember 28, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 20:  Ramses Barden #13 of the New York Giants stiff-arms Luke Kuechly #59 of the Carolina Panthers during play at Bank of America Stadium on September 20, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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The flex spot in your fantasy football lineup often determines whether you're holding the Shiva or trying to hide the Sacko come December (thank you, FX and The League)

With a plethora of injuries to wide receivers and running backs entering Week 4, you may need some help at the flex position.

Here are three free agents who can help you in Week 4:

Jeremy Kerley

Next to Santonio Holmes, Jeremy Kerley has been the most productive wideout for the New York Jets.

His 185 yards rank him No. 2 on the Jets and his two receptions TDs are tied with rookie Stephen Hill for the team lead.

Kerley accumulated double-digit fantasy points in two of three games this season, highlighted by 45 yards and a TD in Week 1.

Be hesitant, because after all, it is the Jets offense, but Kerley is an option in deeper leagues.

Santana Moss

With Pierre Garcon not making much progress heading into Week 4, Santana Moss' role in the Washington Redskins offense becomes all the more important.

Moss has years of experience being the No. 1 WR and knows the Redskins offense in and out, making him a viable option for Week 4.

In terms of targets, Moss is tied for third-most on the 'Skins, and with Leonard Hankerson and Aldrick Robinson drawing more coverage each week, Moss should find some holes in a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that ranks dead-last against the pass.

If there's ever a week to start Moss, this is it.

Ramses Barden

With Hakeem Nicks probably not taking the field this Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, Ramses Barden is the best flex option of Week 4.

Barden's 6'6" frame helped him body his way to nine receptions for 138 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3, a coming out party for the 26-year-old WR.

Victor Cruz should draw a lot of coverage on Sunday—given his performances against the Eagles in 2011—leaving Barden open for big plays over the middle and down the field.

Barden earned the respect and trust of Manning in Week 3 and I think you'll see a repeat of that against Philadelphia in Week 4.

Or at least I hope so, because I picked him up for Week 4.

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