I missed posting last week due to my hectic schedule, but the FakeTeams staff did a great job filling in during my absence. Now I’m back just in time for the most important part of the season. Playoffs are here for all leagues so it’s time to get down to business. Bye weeks are gone and players are geared up, so let’s get to this week’s rankings.
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Most likely a lot of owners out there have their WR1/WR2 already set in stone for most weeks, so I am going to be dedicating my analysis this week to flex players and guys who I think can provide a boost (or bust) to your lineups.
Kenny Britt - Britt is quietly having an amazing year. He's on pace to have a 1,000 yard season. He's not a touchdown machine, but he is a reliable flex play. Sure Jared Goff looks timid under center and can get lost at some points, but he's a rookie working out the kinks. Britt is the best weapon in the air for this team and I think Goff will lean on him down the stretch.
Allen Robinson - I don't want to waste too much time on this benchwarmer, but with a ranking like #42 I need to explain myself. The Jacksonville passing game has gone up in flames this season and it starts with Blake Bortles, who has been extremely ineffective. Bortles ranks 31st in yards per dropback and 29th in completion percentage, per ESPNFantasy. Not to mention he also leads the league in interceptions. Pair that up with the fact that Robinson will be guarded by Xavier Rhodes this weekend and you a hot plate of disappointment waiting to be served.
Malcolm Mitchell - Mitchell is everyone's waiver claim of the week right now and he should be. He played 67 snaps last week for New England and had eight catches on ten targets, all career highs. Subbing for Danny Amendola has given him an increased role and he's made the most of it scoring three times in the last three weeks. Amendola is likely to miss this week with an ankle injury which primes Mitchell up for another nice workload. He is against a tough Baltimore defense that hampers some expectations, but I think the amount he will be on the field will make up for that. I have him at #25 this week as a high flex play.