2011 NFL Fantasy Football Week 14: Flex-Play (RB, WR) Rankings and Projections

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIIDecember 6, 2011

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 04:  Receiver Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers catches a pass during warmups against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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Steve Smith vs. Falcons

The Falcons did a respectable job against Steve Smith in Week 6 as he posted a mere five receptions for 66 yards, but things could be different this time. Atlanta has struggled against the vertical passing game for most of the year, and with cornerback Brent Grimes sidelined for at least a few weeks, Smith will have opportunities.

Even a gimpy Andre Johnson hooked up with third-string rookie quarterback T.J. Yates for a 50-yard completion last week, so expect Smith to break out after a few slow games.

Shonn Greene vs. Chiefs

At least for one week, the Jets finally got the ground-and-pound performance they’ve been waiting for from Shonn Greene as he ran for 88 yards and three touchdowns against the Redskins. Greene looked strong at the end of the game, with a nine-yard touchdown off a Wildcat formation, and then a 25-yard touchdown to put the game away in the fourth quarter.

Another respectable matchup is on deck against the Chiefs, but after playing the Steelers and Bears tough, you have to give this defense some credit. Look for New York to give Greene the football at least 25 times this week, as they should dominate time of possession.

Nate Burleson vs. Vikings

Assuming Nate Burleson can actually figure out how to get open without piling up the pass interference penalties, he should have a good game against the Vikings. Without key veterans in the secondary, Minnesota let Demaryius Thomas and company run wild for big plays, and Burleson should take advantage of single coverage.

More WK 14 Rankings – QB | RB | WR | TE | Waivers | Start / Sit |

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