It’s a running back party at the top of the flex projections this week, with a handful of players who should have a lot of opportunities to get in the end zone this week.
There are bad matchups for all of the big names at tight end this week, pushing them down the chart. Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski are matchup-proof, but it’s interesting to look at this list without considering that. Maybe it’s best to take a flyer on Coby Fleener or another lower-priced option this week.
I didn’t really address it in the running back projections, but I’m not sure how I feel about Trent Richardson. He’s never been a high yards per carry guy, but he should see a pile of carries this week with Ahmad Bradshaw out of the lineup. He could lose touches to Daniel Herron. I wouldn’t be surprised if Herron leads the team in rushes and yards this week, but if I’m rostering a share of the backfield it’s going to be Richardson.