2012 PPR Fantasy Football Week 9: Flex Play Rankings (RB/WR)

Sean E. Douglas@@seanfantasyinfoSenior Writer IIINovember 1, 2012

Oct 21, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Andre Roberts (12) catches a pass against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter at the Metrodome. The Vikings win 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE
Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

No one can deny that Larry Fitzgerald is a superior player to his fellow teammate Andre Roberts. Up to this point in the world of PPR fantasy football, however, you’ll find Roberts' total points to be right about on par with Fitzgerald for the season.

Both are top 20 scorers at the receiver position in PPR leagues. Not only is Roberts on par with Fitzgerald, but other notable receivers like Julio Jones and Eric Decker have outscored high-profile names like Calvin Johnson, Mike Wallace and Dwayne Bowe.

Question is, what are the odds that Roberts can continue the pace he’s been on through seven weeks?

In my mind, the situation is there for Roberts to be a top 25 receiver in PPR leagues, but it will be dependent on whether John Skelton can stay on the field. Kevin Kolb is not expect back soon, which means the team will have to turn to rookie Ryan Lindley as the starter should Skelton go down.

Much like Skelton, Lindley has the physical tools to potentially be a starter or at least a respectable backup in this league. But with the worst pair of tackles in the game, it would be up to the coaching staff to give him simplified reads so he can get the football out quickly and avoid any big hits.

Even in that situation, Roberts should hold his own as the Cardinals have used him regularly in the short passing game.

While Michael Floyd will be worked into the offense, Roberts is in no danger of losing his job after the production he’s put on the field this season.

Roberts has actually proven to be a better fantasy option when the Cardinals are playing poor football. When the team falls behind and have to rely on the passing game, their wideouts get a lot more opportunities. 

While Roberts is coming into his own as a receiver, it helps to have someone like Fitzgerald draw all the attention away from opposing defenses. Roberts is left in one-on-one matchups as a result, and he has proven he can win on a regular basis.

Add it all up, and we should at least target Roberts as a WR3 option to flex play this week against the Packers at home.

1 Arian Foster Bills
2 Ray Rice @ Browns
3 Adrian Peterson @ Seahawks
4 Willis McGahee @ Bengals
5 LeSean McCoy @ Saints
6 Jamaal Charles @ Chargers
7 Brandon Marshall @ Titans
8 A.J. Green Broncos
9 Victor Cruz Steelers
10 Doug Martin @ Raiders
11 Marshawn Lynch Vikings
12 Percy Harvin @ Seahawks
13 Matt Forte @ Titans
14 Ryan Mathews Chiefs
15 Demaryius Thomas @ Bengals
16 Trent Richardson Ravens
17 Darren McFadden Buccaneers
18 Vincent Jackson @ Raiders
19 Reggie Wayne Dolphins
20 Miles Austin @ Falcons
21 Eric Decker @ Bengals
22 Alfred Morris Panthers
23 Roddy White Cowboys
24 Randall Cobb Cardinals
25 C.J. Spiller @ Texans
26 Julio Jones Cowboys
27 Denarius Moore Buccaneers
28 Rashad Jennings Lions
29 Mike Wallace @ Giants
30 Marques Colston Eagles
31 Calvin Johnson (I) @ Jaguars
32 Chris Johnson Bears
33 Reggie Bush @ Colts
34 Larry Fitzgerald (I) @ Packers
35 Steve Smith @ Redskins
36 Andre Johnson Bills
37 Fred Jackson @ Texans
38 Jonathan Stewart @ Redskins
39 Darren Sproles Eagles
40 Stevie Johnson @ Texans
41 Dez Bryant (I) @ Falcons
42 Titus Young @ Jaguars
43 Jonathan Dwyer (I) @ Giants
44 Torrey Smith @ Browns
45 Hakeem Nicks Steelers
46 Mikel Leshoure (I) @ Jaguars
47 Jordy Nelson (I) Cardinals
48 Mike Williams @ Raiders
49 Ahmad Bradshaw (I) Steelers
50 Alex Green Cardinals
51 Antonio Brown @ Giants
52 Dwayne Bowe @ Chargers
53 Jeremy Maclin @ Saints
54 James Jones Cardinals
55 Michael Turner Cowboys
56 DeSean Jackson (I) @ Saints
57 Cecil Shorts @ Packers
58 Joique Bell @ Jaguars
59 BenJarvus Green-Ellis Broncos
60 Phillip Tanner @ Falcons
61 Kendall Wright Bears
62 Andre Roberts @ Packers
63 Larod Stephens-Howling @ Packers
64 Sidney Rice Vikings
65 Pierre Thomas Eagles
66 Ronnie Hillman @ Bengals
67 Anquan Boldin @ Browns
68 Brian Hartline @ Colts
69 Josh Gordon Ravens
70 Ryan Broyles @ Jaguars
71 Santana Moss Panthers
72 Donald Brown Dolphins
73 Andre Brown Steelers
74 Darrius Heyward-Bey Buccaneers
75 Felix Jones (I) @ Falcons

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