2011 PPR Fantasy Football Week 14: Flex-Play Rankings and Projections

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIIDecember 6, 2011

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 16:  Miles Austin #19 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball as  Kyle Arrington #24 of the New England Patriots defends on October 16, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The New England Patriots defeated the Dallas Cowboys 20-16.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Miles Austin, Laurent Robinson vs. Giants

The Cowboys expect Miles Austin to return this week barring a setback in practice, and that’s bad news for Laurent Robinson fantasy owners. Robinson and Austin are worth using as WR-3 plays, but I’m a little concerned about both heading into this game.

On one hand, you have Robinson who's been a great surprise this season, but a shoulder injury slowed his performance down to a crawl against the Cardinals. Now with reduced snaps, he’s unlikely to pick up more than 50 yards and maybe a touchdown.

As for Austin, the last time he returned from his hamstring injury he failed to be effective for a couple of weeks. Where both receivers become worth starting this week is because the Cowboys will be playing an all-important game as the Giants come to town. This should be a high-scoring game where both Tony Romo and Eli Manning throw for more than 350 yards and at least a couple touchdowns. Get these guys in your lineup, if anything for the matchup.

Steven Jackson @ Seahawks

It appears the Vikings have a chance to turn things around for the future with Christian Ponder and Percy Harvin, and I hope that is the case because it would be a shame to see Adrian Peterson suffer the same fate that Steven Jackson has had to endure. The Rams had expectations to contend for the division title, but instead they are arguably the worst team in football at this time.

Seattle shut Jackson down a few weeks ago, and fantasy owners should look to other options for a flex play this week. If you're desperate, go ahead and put Jackson in the lineup, because at the end of the day, at least he’s a feature back in the NFL, and that’s worth something.

More WK 14 PPR Rankings – QB | RB | WR | K/D | Waivers | Start / Sit |

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