2012 NFL Fantasy Football Week 6: Flex Play Rankings / Projections

Sean E. Douglas@@seanfantasyinfoSenior Writer IIIOctober 9, 2012

Oct 7, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) celebrates his touchdown in the second quarter with teammate Bear Pascoe (86) against the Cleveland Browns. Mandatory Credit: Tim Farrell/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE
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Just a few weeks ago it appeared fantasy owners with Ahmad Bradshaw were doomed and those lucky owners who landed Andre Brown struck gold off the waiver wire. Then we learned Bradshaw was healthy enough to play against the Eagles, but it was still hard to say what his role would be, coming off a neck injury and Brown playing so well in his absence.

Bradshaw led all Giants running backs in snaps in Philadelphia, and Brown left the game with a leg injury. What surprised me most was that the Giants were using Bradshaw inside the red zone, an area where Brown had excelled in the previous two weeks, posting three touchdowns from within two yards of the end zone or less.

Clearly, the Philadelphia game was a sign that Bradshaw was ready to return to a full workload against the Browns, and that is exactly what happened as the veteran rumbled for a career high 200 yards on 30 carries.

Brown, on the other hand, did exactly what he has unfortunately done consistently throughout his short career to this point by suffering another injury, and this time it was a concussion. Adding insult to injury for Brown owners was the fact that struggling rookie David Wilson busted off a 40-yard touchdown run in the second half.

If Wilson continues to mature in the finer points of the game, Brown will find his way to third-string in a hurry.

As for Bradshaw owners, I’m sure they feel much better now that Bradshaw is back to his old self, running tough and scraping for every yard possible.

If Wilson happens to be on the waiver wire because fantasy owners were impatient with his struggles, it would be a good idea to pick him up at this point for insurance.

1 LeSean McCoy Lions
2 Jamaal Charles @ Bucs
3 Trent Richardson Bengals
4 Ray Rice Cowboys
5 Arian Foster Packers
6 Roddy White Raiders
7 Julio Jones Raiders
8 Calvin Johnson @ Eagles
9 Adrian Peterson @ Redskins
10 Alfred Morris Vikings
11 Larry Fitzgerald Bills
12 DeSean Jackson Lions
13 Reggie Bush Rams
14 Marshawn Lynch Patriots
15 Darren McFadden @ Falcons
16 Frank Gore Giants
17 Andre Johnson Packers
18 Demaryius Thomas @ Chargers
19 A.J. Green @ Browns
20 Percy Harvin @ Redskins
21 Willis McGahee @ Chargers
22 BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Browns
23 Mike Wallace @ Titans
24 Michael Turner Raiders
25 Ryan Mathews Broncos
26 Vincent Jackson Chiefs
27 Victor Cruz @ 49ers
28 Antonio Brown @ Titans
29 Reggie Wayne @ Jets
30 Stevan Ridley @ Seahawks
31 Ahmad Bradshaw @ 49ers
32 Jordy Nelson @ Texans
33 Wes Welker @ Seahawks
34 Eric Decker @ Chargers
35 Stevie Johnson @ Cardinals
36 Rashard Mendenhall @ Titans
37 Doug Martin Chiefs
38 Torrey Smith Cowboys
39 Mikel Leshoure @ Eagles
40 C.J. Spiller @ Cardinals
41 DeMarco Murray @ Ravens
42 Miles Austin @ Ravens
43 Brandon Lloyd @ Seahawks
44 Malcom Floyd Broncos
45 James Jones @ Texans
46 Dez Bryant @ Ravens
47 Dwayne Bowe @ Bucs
48 Denarius Moore @ Falcons
49 Steven Jackson @ Dolphins
50 Mike Williams Chiefs
51 Pierre Garcon Vikings
52 Jeremy Maclin Lions
53 Donald Brown @ Jets
54 Fred Jackson @ Cardinals
55 Kendall Hunter Giants
56 Bilal Powell Colts
57 Brian Hartline Rams
58 Andre Roberts Bills
59 Anquan Boldin Cowboys
60 Sidney Rice Patriots
61 Alex Green @ Texans
62 Chris Johnson Steelers
63 Michael Crabtree Giants
64 Domenik Hixon @ 49ers
65 Davone Bess Rams
66 Donnie Avery @ Jets
67 Randall Cobb @ Texans
68 Nate Washington Steelers
69 Larod Stephens-Howling Bills
70 Brandon Bolden @ Seahawks
71 LeGarrette Blount Chiefs
72 Shonn Greene Colts
73 Andrew Hawkins @ Browns
74 Jacquizz Rodgers Raiders
75 William Powell Bills

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