2011 PPR Fantasy Football Week 12: Flex-Play Rankings and Projections

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIINovember 22, 2011

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 21:   Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots makes the catch as  Javier Arenas #21 of the Kansas City Chiefs defends on November 21, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Wes Welker @ Eagles – 

While I’m sure fantasy owners were disappointed in Wes Welker’s two catch performance against the Chiefs, the star receiver did say his knee ailment wasn’t the reason for the down game. Clearly, the Chiefs were giving Tom Brady problems for most of the game, and the solution to former Patriots’ defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel’s defensive scheme, was to use the tight ends, and use the running backs on the ground on dump offs.

Welker’s two receptions came towards the end of the game as Kansas City made stopping Welker a top priority. Sure this was a bad performance from Welker, but it was the first time this year he had under five receptions in a game, and at least in PPR leagues, we should feel good about his odds to remain a top ten receiver down the stretch.

That said, I do have Welker down a bit for this week, as the Patriots will head out to Philadelphia, and Welker will matchup against the Eagles talented corners. The good news for Welker is the Eagles defensive back trio hasn’t played up to expectations, and he should at least be good for six receptions for 75 yards this week.

Darren Sproles vs. Giants –

Like Welker, Darren Sproles had his worst performance of the season in his latest game but that should stop PPR fantasy owners from using him weekly. Sproles has had no fewer than four receptions in any game this year, but it would be nice to see him carry the football over five times a week.

That may not happen with Mark Ingram healthy again, but Sproles is still a flex play in PPR leagues because of his activity in the passing game, and his big-play potential.

More WK 12 PPR Rankings – QB | RB | WR | Flex| K/D| Waivers | Start/Sit |

1 Arian Foster @ Jaguars
2 LeSean McCoy Patriots
3 Matt Forte @ Raiders
4 Calvin Johnson Packers
5 Steve Smith @ Colts
6 Rashard Mendenhall Chiefs
7 DeMarco Murray Dolphins
8 Maurice Jones-Drew Texans
9 Steven Jackson Cardinals
10 Jordy Nelson @ Lions
11 Dez Bryant Dolphins
12 Marques Colston Giants
13 Ray Rice 49ers
14 Chris Johnson Buccaneers
15 Larry Fitzgerald @ Rams
16 Andre Johnson (I) @ Jaguars
17 Laurent Robinson Dolphins
18 Mike Wallace @ Chiefs
19 Kevin Smith Packers
20 Michael Bush Bears
21 Hakeem Nicks @ Saints
22 Greg Jennings (I) @ Lions
23 Antonio Brown @ Chiefs
24 Brandon Lloyd Cardinals
25 Vincent Jackson Broncos
26 Roddy White Vikings
27 Marshawn Lynch Redskins
28 Michael Turner Vikings
29 Fred Jackson (I) @ Jets
30 Jonathan Stewart @ Colts
31 Victor Cruz @ Saints
32 Percy Harvin @ Falcons
33 Wes Welker (I) @ Eagles
34 Anquan Boldin 49ers
35 LeGarrette Blount @ Titans
36 Reggie Bush @ Cowboys
37 Willis McGahee (I) @ Chargers
38 Ryan Mathews Broncos
39 DeSean Jackson Patriots
40 Brandon Marshall @ Cowboys
41 Michael Crabtree @ Ravens
42 Jerome Simpson Browns
43 Frank Gore (I) @ Ravens
44 Cedric Benson Browns
45 Ben Tate @ Jaguars
46 Mario Manningham @ Saints
47 Jeremy Maclin (I) Patriots
48 Santonio Holmes Bills
49 BenJarvus Green-Ellis (I) @ Eagles
50 Chris Ogbonnaya @ Bengals
51 Mike Tolbert Broncos
52 Brandon Jacobs @ Saints
53 Shonn Greene (I) Bills
54 Torrey Smith 49ers
55 Dwayne Bowe Steelers
56 Sidney Rice (I) Redskins
57 Mike Williams (TB) @ Titans
58 Toby Gerhart @ Falcons
59 Darren Sproles Giants
60 Beanie Wells (I) @ Rams
61 Nate Burleson Packers
62 Denarius Moore Bears
63 Plaxico Burress Bills
64 Harry Douglas Vikings
65 DeAngelo Williams @ Colts
66 C.J. Spiller @ Jets
67 Mark Ingram Giants
68 Nate Washington Buccaneers
69 Riley Cooper Patriots
70 James Jones @ Lions
71 Earl Bennett @ Raiders
72 Roy Helu @ Seahawks
73 Danny Woodhead @ Eagles
74 Dexter McCluster @ Steelers
75 Lance Moore Giants