2012 PPR Fantasy Football Week 10: Flex Play Rankings (RB/WR)

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIINovember 9, 2012

November 5, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) is pursued by Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (97) and defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (91) during the first half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Instead of just using Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas as a two-headed backfield in New Orleans, the Saints activated Chris Ivory and used a three-man attack. We’ve seen this in the past, and while it will continue to frustrate fantasy owners, we should like what we saw from the ground game last week.

Of the three backs, look to Thomas as the top flex play option. Thomas has 17 receptions on the season and will likely receive the most work in the passing game.

Expect Matt Cassel To Start

As of Thursday, Brady Quinn was still yet to be cleared from suffering a concussion a few weeks ago, when playing against the Raiders. We should anticipate Cassel starting again this week, which is good news for Dwayne Bowe in a difficult matchup.

Bowe is more of a WR3 option this week as the Chiefs are playing against a hot defense, and Kansas City’s offense continues to struggle in the passing game. At least with Cassel at quarterback, we know the veteran will target Bowe with regularity, and based off the film from last week, it’s clear the two still have solid chemistry.

Marshawn Lynch’s Wrist Injury

If Robert Turbin is sitting out on your waiver wire it might be a good idea to scoop him up as Lynch has a wrist injury. The Seahawks have a bye week after their game against the Jets, so expect Lynch to get a ton of touches as long as he doesn’t re-injure the wrist.

As for Turbin, his upside is a low-end RB1 if Lynch should go down because he will make an impact in the running game, the passing game and on the goal line.

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

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