2011 NFL Fantasy Football Week 15: Flex-Play (RB, WR) Playoff Rankings

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIIDecember 12, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 27:  BenJarvus Green-Ellis #42 of the New England Patriots scores a 1-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 27, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Broncos—

Trusting Patriot running backs over the years has proved to be a frustrating situation for many fantasy owners. Of late, BenJarvus Green-Ellis has been a disappointment but he should be the top option in the running game against a Broncos defense that has struggled to contain the likes of Marion Barber and Toby Gerhart, in recent weeks.

Both running backs are bigger north-south type runners and while the Law Firm isn’t exactly like them, he’s the closest style of runner New England has to their way of playing. If you’re up for gambling on Green-Ellis getting the football over 15 times this coming week, he could give you a strong performance from the flex position.

Beanie Wells vs. Browns—

The Arizona Cardinals have been playing well of late, and their defense is a big reason why. While Wells struggled against the 49ers, he should get a pass from fantasy owners, as the 49ers are one of the hardest teams in football to run against. This week is a different story for Wells as the Cardinals host the Cleveland Browns and that means the big man should be in line for over 20 carries for 100 yards and maybe even a couple of scores.

Michael Crabtree vs. Steelers—

In what should be a tough matchup, Michael Crabtree is worthy of keeping in your lineup as he’s clearly been Alex Smith's top receiver in the second half of the season. Last week Crabtree was targeted 12 times in a loss to the Cardinals, and Smith will likely be throwing throughout Monday night's contest against the Steelers.

More WK 15 Rankings – QB | RB | WR | TE | K/D | Waivers | Start/Sit |

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