2012 NFL Fantasy Football Week 10: Flex Play Rankings / Projections

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIINovember 5, 2012

Oct 7, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen (34) carries the ball during the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

The Bills have struggled to say the least against the run this year, and the way New England uses there running backs, we should consider Shane Vereen as a flex option. Keep an eye on Brandon Bolden's status through practice this week, but I have a feeling Vereen has earned the right to be the primary backup to Stevan Ridley, even if Bolden is healthy.

Even Danny Woodhead is worth a look as a flex, at least in PPR leagues because the Patriots are sure to build a big lead and use all three running backs. Vereen and Woodhead will also see action in the passing game, and Vereen trades off with Ridley in goal-line responsibilities.


Brandon Lloyd Worth Starting

Another Patriot we need to consider putting in the lineup is Brandon Lloyd. Tom Brady made it a point to get the football to Lloyd in the red zone before the teams bye week, and Lloyd rewarded his fantasy owners with two touchdown scores.

It could’ve been more for Lloyd as he was targeted on other drives in the end zone but failed to convert.

Beyond the joy of seeing Lloyd put points on the board, it was nice to see Brady make a point to come down to the end zone and greet him on both touchdowns. The facial expressions from Brady to Lloyd suggests it was important that Brady get him included in the offense and he wanted Lloyd to know it.

The Bills have struggled against good teams this year, and the Patriots lit them up a month ago. By the way, Lloyd’s only other touchdown on the year came against the Bills, so get him in the lineup.

1 Adrian Peterson Lions
2 Ray Rice Raiders
3 Doug Martin Chargers
4 Marshawn Lynch Jets
5 Arian Foster @ Bears
6 Matt Forte Texans
7 A.J. Green Giants
8 Julio Jones @ Saints
9 Stevan Ridley Bills
10 Brandon Marshall Texans
11 Victor Cruz @ Bengals
12 Demaryius Thomas @ Panthers
13 Roddy White @ Saints
14 Frank Gore Rams
15 Vincent Jackson Chargers
16 Wes Welker Bills
17 Eric Decker @ Panthers
18 LeSean McCoy Cowboys
19 Reggie Wayne @ Jaguars
20 Marques Colston Falcons
21 Willis McGahee @ Panthers
22 Calvin Johnson (I) @ Vikings
23 Mike Wallace Chiefs
24 Mikel Leshoure @ Vikings
25 Michael Turner @ Saints
26 Chris Johnson @ Dolphins
27 Jamaal Charles @ Steelers
28 Ryan Mathews @ Buccaneers
29 Miles Austin @ Eagles
30 Steve Smith Broncos
31 Rashad Jennings Colts
32 Denarius Moore @ Ravens
33 C.J. Spiller @ Patriots
34 Torrey Smith Raiders
35 Andre Johnson @ Bears
36 Fred Jackson @ Patriots
37 Reggie Bush Titans
38 Brandon Lloyd Bills
39 DeSean Jackson Cowboys
40 Stevie Johnson (I) @ Patriots
41 Isaac Redman Chiefs
42 Titus Young @ Vikings
43 Jeremy Maclin Cowboys
44 Mike Williams Chargers
45 Dwayne Bowe @ Steelers
46 Hakeem Nicks @ Bengals
47 Malcom Floyd @ Buccaneers
48 Shonn Greene @ Seahawks
49 Ahmad Bradshaw (I) @ Bengals
50 Brian Hartline Titans
51 Dez Bryant (I) @ Eagles
52 BenJarvus Green-Ellis Giants
53 Vick Ballard @ Jaguars
54 Pierre Thomas Falcons
55 Sidney Rice Jets
56 Michael Crabtree Rams
57 Lance Moore Falcons
58 Emmanuel Sanders Chiefs
59 Danny Amendola (I) @ 49ers
60 Steven Jackson @ 49ers
61 Shane Vereen Bills
62 Kenny Britt @ Dolphins
63 Ryan Broyles @ Vikings
64 Cecil Shorts Colts
65 Jonathan Stewart Broncos
66 Joique Bell @ Vikings
67 Darrius Heyward-Bey @ Ravens
68 Andre Brown @ Bengals
69 Marcel Reece @ Ravens
70 Anquan Boldin Raiders
71 Jeremy Kerley @ Seahawks
72 Taiwan Jones @ Ravens
73 Donald Brown @ Jaguars
74 Danny Woodhead Bills
75 Felix Jones @ Eagles

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