I hate that I am featuring a player from my Week 15 fantasy football flex rankings whom I also have to face this week! The good news is he's ranked all the way down at 90, so hopefully he doesn't do too much. But he could be the difference-maker in my "Toilet Bowl" match this week.
However, much can change in a month and Houston's WR corps is no different. A month ago, Chad Hansen was pretty much an afterthought. Since then, Will Fuller was suspended for PED use, Kenny Stills got released, Randall Cobb has a lingering boo-boo on his toes, and Brandin Cooks had a neck problem preventing him from playing last week. During the last two weeks, Hansen has been targeted 14 times, hauling in 12 for 157 yards.
This is also a good time to mention that Hansen comes in with decent measurables — an 88th-percentile agility score and 91st percentile in hand size. Given the lack of weapons that Houston has, the opportunity is absolutely there for Hansen to become a usable flex play.
Unfortunate for me, but an opportunity for those of you looking for a potential flex play.
NFL Flex Rankings: Week 15
— Rankings by Mark Strausberg, a member of the Athlon Network Contributor, who despite his youthful exuberance and good looks has been playing fantasy sports before Wildcats or Hoosiers even made it to VHS. Got a fantasy sports question or thought? Hit him up on Twitter @MarkStrausberg.
(Top photo courtesy of houstontexans.com)