Week 10 Waiver Wire: 10 Solid Flex Players to Pick Up in Fantasy Football

Matt LeirdahlContributor IIINovember 10, 2011

Week 10 Waiver Wire: 10 Solid Flex Players to Pick Up in Fantasy Football

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    Players like Eddie Royal and Roy Helu are still available to pick up off the waiver wire in many leagues, and they would make great starts at the flex position.

    The flex position is utilized in many leagues, but not all. It is a combination of WR, RB and TE.

    The flex is usually reserved for players that would usually not start, so picking players up off the waiver wire is fairly common.

    Here are the 10 best flex players still available.

WR Jabar Gaffney

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    Although the Washington Redskins have been struggling in 2011, WR Jabar Gaffney has not. 

    In each game Gaffney has played this season, he has had receptions for 40 yards or more. He also has two touchdowns this season.

    The Redskins are playing the Miami Dolphins in Week 10, so look for a big performance out of the Redskins. 

    The Dolphins have the No. 24-ranked passing defense in the league, something that the Redskins will exploit.

    Gaffney is a good player to put in the flex position this week, even to keep for the remainder of the season.

WR Michael Jenkins

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    Now that Christian Ponder has become the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, the receiver priorities have changed. 

    It appears as though Ponder has taken a liking to WR Michael Jenkins.

    In Ponder's first start, Jenkins gained 111 yards and scored a touchdown.

    In Week 10, the Vikings are playing their Week 7 opponent, the Green Bay Packers. 

    Look for another big game out of Jenkins as the Vikings will want to take some deep shots in order to get an early lead. 

WR Jason Avant

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    This week, the Philadelphia Eagles are playing a must-win game against the Arizona Cardinals. 

    The Cardinals have a pitiful pass defense, giving up 272 yards per game in the air.

    Jason Avant will be a big part of the Eagles' passing attack, especially as DeSean Jackson continues to struggle. 

    Avant has a reception in each game this season, showing that QB Michael Vick has faith in him.

    Avant will no doubt get a good deal of fantasy points this week, so picking him up as a flex player would be wise. 

WR Eddie Royal

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    As Denver Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow becomes more comfortable as a starter, the fantasy football numbers of his wide receivers will no doubt increase. 

    Eddie Royal will be one of them. He is currently fighting it out with Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas to be the No. 1 receiver in Denver. 

    As Royal recovers from his groin injury, his numbers will continue to get better.

    The Chiefs have a mediocre passing defense, so it will be a big week for the Broncos.

    Chances are Royal will get a good number of receptions, and is a good player to pick up and play as a flex.  

WR Jason Hill

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    Jason Hill has been one of the few strong points of the Jacksonville Jaguar offense.

    In the last four games, he has three touchdown receptions, showing the faith QB Blaine Gabbert has in him. 

    The Jaguars are playing the very porous Indianapolis Colts this week, who have given up an average of 260 yards and 31.4 points per game.

    Odds are good that Hill will be able to put up a substaintial amount of fantasy points in the flex position. 

RB Maurice Morris

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    Since Jahvid Best went down to injury, the Detroit Lions have needed a running back to rely on.

    They have chosen Maurice Morris, who in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos had 13 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown.

    Best is listed as doubtful for Week 10, meaning Morris will be getting the brunt of the carries for Detroit.

    Until Best comes back, Morris is a solid pickup and a good play at the flex position and possibly even as a starting running back.

RB Marion Barber

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    This season, Marion Barber was picked up by the Chicago Bears, and he seems to be thriving there, although in a more specialized role.

    In the five games that he has played in 2011, Barber has scored four touchdowns. He seems to get most of his carries at the goal line.

    Picking him up and starting him at the flex position is perfect for anyone looking for touchdowns. He has a knack for finding the end zone.

RB Roy Helu

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    One of the top performers of Week 9 was no doubt running back Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu.

    While he was less than impressive on the ground, Helu was a force in the passing game. He had 14 receptions for 105 yards.

    He is not the official starter for the Redskins' game against the Miami Dolphins, but he will no doubt contribute.

    If he continues to be a good outlet for quarterback John Beck, he will be a treat for fantasy football owners.

    He might get some good carries as well.

TE Brent Celek

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    Over the recent weeks, TE Brent Celek has started to become a more integral force in the Philadelphia Eagle offense.

    He had seven receptions in each of the last two games. He also has scored a touchdown.

    In Week 10, the Eagles are playing the Arizona Cardinals, who have a very weak passing defense.

    Celek will no doubt get some good looks from Michael Vick.

    Pick him up before he is gone.

WR Earl Bennett

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    Earl Bennett came out of nowhere for the Chicago Bears in Week 9, with five receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown.

    He and quarterback Jay Cutler no doubt had some great chemistry in that game; it will have to continue in Week 10 against the Detroit Lions.

    If the Bears want win, they'll need to make some big plays.

    Look for them to take some shots downfield—especially to Bennett.