John Brown is merely a flex option this week against the New England Patriots
In Week 16, fantasy football owners need to put forth their best lineup with a championship on the line. Often, lineup decisions fall to the flex players. In Week 15, Patrick Laird was a popular flex player. He failed to put up the fantasy points that many were hoping for, and his ranking dropped for Week 16. He's RB34 and flex ranking No. 77. Someone like Laird can be considered if you are in a deeper league, but he's going to be hard to trust in the fantasy championship. Another popular flex player last week was Adrian Peterson, who rewarded fantasy owners with 66 yards and a touchdown (a solid flex day). He's RB17 this week, which puts him out of th flex range and into the start range.
As for wide receiver flex players, John Brown (at New England) is someone who went from starter to flex player. He finally saw double-digit targets again in Week 15, but didn't find the end zone. He had 99 yards, which is good, but it's going to be hard for him to get that against the Patriots. He's WR36 and flex ranking No. 75. Curtis Samuel is another player that is hard to trust. He scores touchdowns (sometimes) and when he doesn't, well, he's not worthy of starting in fantasy. He's ranked as WR39 and flex ranking No. 83.
NFL Flex Rankings: Week 16
— 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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