2012 NFL Fantasy Football Week 13: Flex Play Rankings/Projections

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2012 NFL Fantasy Football Week 13: Flex Play Rankings/Projections
Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

The Broncos threw us a curveball on Sunday as we found out that Knowshon Moreno, not rookie Ronnie Hillman, would be the starter against Kansas City. Talk throughout the week made it seem like Denver would use a three-back committee with Moreno, Hillman and Lance Ball, but that strategy proved to be false when you look at the snap-count distribution throughout the game.

Hillman played all of seven snaps, and Ball only played one. Moreno saw a feature-back workload with 55 snaps, carrying the football 20 times for 85 yards and having four receptions for 26 yards in the passing game.

Going back to watch the coaches film on GameRewind, I liked what Moreno brought to the Broncos' offense overall. While Moreno still stutters at times in the hole (usually when a linebacker or safety comes up to fill the lane that he was supposed to run through), he is showing good effort on the plays where he is decisive, and that happened more often than not last week.

Prior to a few negative rushes at the end of the game to set up a field goal, Moreno only had one negative play on the day, which is a testament to the blocking by the offensive line and Moreno’s running.

What stood out most to me had to be the final drive of the game that put the victory away. The Broncos' two previous drives leading up to that point in the game were three-and-outs, as they tried to move the football via the passing game.

On the final drive, they road Moreno, and he delivered with a few big runs that helped set Peyton Manning up for a long completion to Demaryius Thomas, which just about iced the game. Expect Moreno to continue to be the main option in the Broncos running game, and while he may have some problems breaking lose for a big day this week against the Buccaneers, next week could be a RB1 performance against the Raiders' defense.

1 Trent Richardson @ Raiders
2 Arian Foster @ Titans
3 Adrian Peterson @ Packers
4 Doug Martin @ Broncos
5 Calvin Johnson Colts
6 Demaryius Thomas Buccaneers
7 A.J. Green @ Chargers
8 Julio Jones Saints
9 C.J. Spiller Jaguars
10 Ray Rice Steelers
11 Dez Bryant Eagles
12 Andre Johnson @ Titans
13 Chris Johnson Texans
14 Frank Gore @ Rams
15 Jamaal Charles Panthers
16 Vincent Jackson @ Broncos
17 Eric Decker Buccaneers
18 Roddy White Saints
19 Reggie Wayne @ Lions
20 Marshawn Lynch @ Bears
21 Alfred Morris Giants
22 Bryce Brown @ Cowboys
23 Jordy Nelson Vikings
24 Stevan Ridley @ Dolphins
25 Victor Cruz @ Redskins
26 Hakeem Nicks @ Redskins
27 Wes Welker @ Dolphins
28 Mikel Leshoure Colts
29 Steven Jackson 49ers
30 Brandon Marshall Seahawks
31 Marques Colston @ Falcons
32 Darren McFadden (I) Browns
33 BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Chargers
34 Ahmad Bradshaw (I) @ Redskins
35 Cecil Shorts @ Bills
36 Randall Cobb Vikings
37 Danario Alexander Bengals
38 Ryan Mathews Bengals
39 Steve Smith @ Chiefs
40 Pierre Garcon Giants
41 Knowshon Moreno Buccaneers
42 Michael Turner Saints
43 Reggie Bush Patriots
44 Steve Johnson Jaguars
45 Beanie Wells @ Jets
46 Torrey Smith Steelers
47 Denarius Moore Browns
48 Michael Bush Seahawks
49 Brandon LaFell @ Chiefs
50 Justin Blackmon @ Bills
51 Ryan Broyles Colts
52 Vick Ballard @ Lions
53 Shonn Greene Cardinals
54 Lance Moore @ Falcons
55 Michael Crabtree @ Rams
56 Darren Sproles @ Falcons
57 Jacquizz Rodgers Saints
58 Mike Wallace @ Ravens
59 Kenny Britt Texans
60 Felix Jones (I) Eagles
61 Rashad Jennings @ Bills
62 Mark Ingram @ Falcons
63 Mike Williams @ Broncos
64 Dwayne Bowe Panthers
65 Jonathan Dwyer @ Ravens
66 Jeremy Maclin @ Cowboys
67 Larry Fitzgerald @ Jets
68 DeAngelo Williams @ Chiefs
69 Fred Jackson Jaguars
70 Miles Austin (I) Eagles
71 Bilal Powell Cardinals
72 Greg Jennings Vikings
73 Jeremy Kerley Cardinals
74 Kendall Wright Texans
75 Antonio Brown (I) @ Ravens

Week 13 Standard Rankings – QB | RB | WR | TE | Waivers |

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