2011 NFL Fantasy Football Week 13: Flex-Play (RB, WR) Rankings and Projections

Sean E. Douglas@@seanfantasyinfoSenior Writer IIIMay 14, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 20: Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the game against the Oakland Raiders on November 20, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Percy Harvin vs. Denver Broncos

The Vikings planned on getting the football in Harvin’s hands more with Adrian Peterson out, and that is exactly what happened as he hauled in eight receptions and carried the football five times. Overall, Harvin played his best game of the year with over 100 total yards from scrimmage and a second week with a touchdown.

Rookie quarterback Christian Ponder has taken a liking to Harvin as his top target in recent weeks and why not, as he’s clearly the best receiver on the team. Hopefully, you showed patience with Harvin as he struggled to produce like a start-worthy option for most of the year, as it looks like he’s ready to be a top-15 receiver for the rest of the year.

I expect Harvin to have another solid performance, even though it is likely the Broncos will shadow Harvin with future Hall of Fame cornerback Champ Bailey. Minnesota will continue to find ways to get the football in Harvin’s hands, and his shifty moves should serve him well in tight spaces against Bailey.


Plaxico Burress at Washington Redskins

Clearly not the same player he used to be, Burress just doesn’t have the same deep speed he once possessed. Still, Burress can make plays and Mark Sanchez continues to favor him in the red zone with seven touchdown catches this season.

With his tall frame and long arms, Burress also does a good job of adjusting to the errant passes Sanchez has thrown consistently this year. Look for Burress to have another respectable performance against the Redskins, and he should be good for some end zone targets weekly.


Injury Notes: Kevin Smith (DET) and Adrian Peterson (MIN)

While it’s probable that both Adrian Peterson and Kevin Smith will be inactive this week, I went ahead and ranked Smith to give you an idea of where he would be, if he played. Peterson would be an obvious start, if healthy, so I failed to list him in my early-week rankings.

Look for Toby Gerhart to replace Peterson, and a committee of running backs to fill in for Smith if both are out.

More WK 13 Rankings – QB | RB | WR | TE | K/D | Waivers | Start / Sit |

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