Flex-Ability: Week 16

Christian Morell @CMorellNFL

Flex-Ability: Week 16

Marlon Mack – RB | Indianapolis Colts

Marlon Mack ran all over the Cowboys with neatly 140 rushing yards on the day. His matchup only gets easier against the Giants on Sunday who has struggled against running backs. The Colts need to continue to win for their playoff hopes to stay alive. Having a full sense of urgency from flex options is ideal and Marlon Mack should exceed expectations in a friendly matchup.

Dante Pettis – WR | San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers have made an effort to get their 2nd round rookie established in the offense in the last 5 weeks. During those games, he’s been targeted at least 5 times and has scored 4 touchdowns within those 5 weeks. He gets a tough matchup against the Bears but he’s been targeted more than any other 49ers wide receiver in the 2nd half of the season. The volume will be there and he’s a big play guy.

Daesean Hamilton – WR | Denver Broncos

Since Emmanuel Sanders has been out of the lineup Daesean Hamilton has been the most targeted Broncos pass catcher even ahead of Courtland Sutton. Case Keenum has shown he does his best work when throwing a short passes over the middle and that’s what Hamilton does well as a slot receiver. He’s been targeted at least 7 times in the last 2 games making him the most reliable option among Broncos pass catchers during their state of transition.

Elijah McGuire – RB | New York Jets

The Jets are down to their 3rd option at running back for the rest of the year which means Elijah McGuire should be in line for all sorts of volume. He wasn’t super effective last week but he carried the hall 21 times and got into the end zone. He only averaged about 2 yards per carry last week but his matchup gets easier this week against the Packers.

He’s also a passcatcher too, he hasn’t done a ton with the targets but 23 targets in the last 5 games should be comforting.

Robert Foster – WR | Buffalo Bills

The Bills didn’t have much of a passing game earlier in the year but at this point in the season, Josh Allen has been able to utilize at least 1 receiver consistently. Robert Foster has totaled over 100 yards in 4out of the last 6 games. He’s also thrived with limited volume, in 2 of his 100-yard performances he was only targeted 3 times showing how dangerous he can be. Without any other reliable options, he has lots of room for opportunity giving him a really high ceiling. They’ll need everything they can get from him against the Patriots.

Deep Tight End Options

Evan Engram – TE | New York Giants

The Giants offense will almost surely be without OBJ on Sunday, and anytime he misses a game Evan Engram gets thrust into a big role in the passing game. In the last 2 weeks without OBJ he’s been targeted 17 times. In the first 13 games, he was only targeted 33 times. In 2 games he reached over 50% of his season targets without Odell on the field. It’s odd that the Giants can’t include both players, but for now just enjoy the boost in opportunity at the worst position in fantasy football.

Chris Herndon – TE | New York Jets

Chris Herndon isn’t a household name but his opportunities have been more consistent than most tight ends in the NFL. He’s been targeted at least 4 times in 6 out of the last 9 games. In 4 of those games, he failed to reach at least 8 fantasy points which is an adequate point total at the tight end position. While the production isn’t always there, you can do much worse than a tight end who is targeted so consistently.