Against the Lions in Week 12, Derrius Guice is a solid flex option
With four teams on a bye in Week 12, fantasy football owners are officially in the last of the bye weeks. This will make life easier for those looking for flex options, assuming you are still in the playoff hunt. Last week, Randall Cobb was highlighted as a flex option. He had 115 yards and a touchdown — not too shabby for a flex. However, he faces the Patriots in Week 12 and should be avoided if possible. Other potential flex wide receivers include the Rams' Josh Reynolds, depending on the health of Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks. Reynolds is No. 97 on the flex chart. Josh Gordon is another to consider as a flex option, especially if Tyler Lockett is limited. Gordon has had the bye week to learn more of the offense and could be someone to find the end zone in Week 12.
Some running back flex options include Jonathan Williams, who should fill in for Marlon Mack (broken hand). However, be aware that Jordan Wilkins returned to practice, which may make the Colts backfield messy. Williams is ranked No. 91; Wilkins is ranked No. 70. Derrius Guice is ranked No. 66 and is a good flex option, especially in PPR formats. He returned to game action in Week 11 and only had 24 rushing yards but he did catch a touchdown. His role should increase and the Redskins face the Detroit Lions (a soft run defense) in Week 12. He should be considered for the flex spot.
Teams on bye: Arizona, Kansas City, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota
NFL Flex Rankings: Week 12
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.
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