Fantasy Football Rankings 2011: 3 Players Perfect for Your Flex Position
The flex position in your fantasy lineup is often the most obsessed-over spot in your lineup every week because there are so many players eligible to play there. Many times, you are choosing between role players and guys that would normally be sitting on your bench.
The following three players are guys that can be had later in drafts or even on the waiver wire that you can plug into your flex position all season.
Marion Barber- Chicago Bears
Barber is not worthy of being one of your starting running backs, but he should give you enough production to be a real steal for your flex spot.
Matt Forte will get a large percentage of the carries in their offense, but he isn't a great goal line running back. Those goal line carries are what will make Barber a viable fantasy option.
Don't expect Barber to pile up big yardage, but he will get his share of touchdowns. Sometimes, all you need is a touchdown out of your flex guy to make him worth the spot.
Jacoby Ford- Oakland Raiders
Ford is a typical Raiders wide receiver. He has sprinter speed, but seems to lack the hands and the route-running skills to be a quality receiver.
That being said, he is someone that can give you value as a flex player. Since the Raiders lack offensive playmakers in general, he will still get his share of playing time.
His biggest value is the prospect of the big play. With his speed, all it will take is one huge play to make him worth it. If his only catch is a 60-yard catch for a touchdown, his spot in the lineup is legitimized.
C.J. Spiller- Buffalo Bills
Spiller has been a disappointment since he was drafted with high expectations out of Clemson, but he could be ready to contribute not only to the Bills cause, but your fantasy team's cause.
The depth chart is clearing up for him and the Bills won't let their high draft pick go without seeing what he has. Spiller's workload will increase in 2011.
The number of carries isn't what you should focus on here, though. The important point is Spiller's big play potential. He is a dynamic runner and receiver. Five yard dump offs can become 40-yard gains really quickly.
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