2011 PPR Fantasy Football Week 16: Flex-Play (RB, WR) Playoff Rankings

Sean E. Douglas@@seanfantasyinfoSenior Writer IIIDecember 21, 2011

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 18: C.J. Spiller #28 of the Buffalo Bills runs against the Miami Dolphins  at Ralph Wilson Stadium  on December 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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C.J. Spiller vs. Broncos

The Bills' second-year tail back has had an up-and-down four weeks as the team's starter since taking over from Fred Jackson after he was lost to injury.

That said, last week's performance against the Dolphins was the kind of production that could have sent your team to the Super Bowl if you had him in the lineup, as he rolled up over 150 yards of offense and scored two touchdowns.

Finally, Chan Gailey seemed to realize that Spiller needs to be a part of the passing game, as he was targeted 12 times for nine receptions last week. This was up from an average of a mere four targets per game in his first three starts, good for an average of three receptions a game.

Why it took the coaching staff so long to use him this way is beyond me. But based on Gailey’s recent comments, it appears that we can expect this type of increased workload (in the passing game) going forward.

Look for Spiller to have another productive game, and because of a bunch of injuries to key running backs, he’s a worthy option to deliver you a quality performance, as he should touch the football 20 times.


Demaryius Thomas @ Bills 

It’s fun when you start to see a young player coming of age. And former first-round pick Demaryius Thomas clearly seems to be taking his recent opportunity as a starter to heart.

Thomas has struggled with injuries in his short career, but over the past two weeks, Thomas has clearly been Tim Tebow’s favorite receiver with a total of 26 targets in that time span. After falling to the Patriots, the Broncos find themselves in a matchup that is theirs for the taking, as the Bills haven’t won a game since Week 8 against the Redskins.


Ahmad Bradshaw @ Jets 

In this third game back from a foot injury, Ahmad Bradshaw put together his first start-worthy performance, even if most of his production came in garbage time.

Bradshaw did start for the Giants and had a couple of nice runs early, showing a good burst when hitting the hole; but New York was just flat on offense throughout the game, and that sapped Bradshaw’s opportunities on the ground.

Couple LeSean McCoy’s three-touchdown effort against the Jets defense last week with the fact that Eli Manning and his receivers will be facing one of the league's top pass defenses, and you should see Bradshaw touch the football up to 20 times in this game.

Simply put, this is a good week to get Bradshaw back in your lineup as a flex play.


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

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