Many fantasy leagues concluded last week, however you guys with two-week matchups (I assume if you're reading, you're still playing) have one more week left. This is the last wide receiver article I will do until next season so let's make it a good one. Here are my rankings for fantasy's last week:
|2||Odell Beckham Jr.||NYG||PHI|
|33||Ted Ginn Jr.||CAR||TB|
You probably have your trusted WR1 and WR2 set for you lineup so let's take about a position that gets the most debate each week: the flex. Pierre Garcon is a guy I would plug in their this week. He has been a reliable option at the tail end of the season, posting four consecutive double-digit games, as well as scoring in his last two. Even though the Redskins have clinched the NFC East, they face divisional rival Dallas, so they aren't backing down from this matchup. Garcon has seen an uptick in targets, he had 12 last week. I expect that to continue, Garcon has proven he can be played this week.
Dontrelle Inman, the only receiver San Diego has left, well other than Michael Floyd but for PPR he's the guy to own on the Chargers. And that is what makes him a valuable flex option, he's the only wide out Philip Rivers really has to thrown to. Like Garcon, Inman has been very involved as of late. Last week he caught eight of 13 targets for 82 yards and a touchdown. The volume of targets alone makes him a good flex option, even if this pitiful Chargers team.
I have been low on Jordan Matthews really all season for good reason: he really hasn't been producing that well. But times have changed, and we are finally seeing the Jordan Matthews we hoped to see at the beginning of the season. He has scored in four of his last five games and has emerged as the go-to guy in Philly. I have him ranked at #16 this week, so I am pinning him at WR2 value. Therefore, he should be a shoe-in for any flex spot if you are debating on playing him. Obviously the Eagles are going through some changes since firing head coach Chip Kelly yesterday, but that shouldn't stop you from playing Matthews. This game is against the Giants and after a rough Redskin loss, the Eagles want to end the season on a high note.
For any questions about who you should start/sit, ask me on Twitter: @NickPetraccione.