Fantasy Football Values: Flex Rankings Week 10


We are definitely getting down to the serious part of your fantasy football season. Half of you have a winning record and want to finish strong down the stretch run. The other half of you have a losing record and are simply trying to stay alive for your fantasy playoffs.

In a 10 team standard league week 10 usually signifies the time in which you begin playing teams for the second time. You lost to your brother in Utah back in week 3, and he’s been one game ahead of you in the standings ever since. Now is your shot to bring him back down. I know of someone, not in a league of mine who started the season 1-3. Currently they  are 6-3 are about to play to guy who hasn’t lost. Good luck Mack!

So many of your seasons hang in the balance this week. It’s important to know who you have on your team that could be very valuable going the rest of the way. It it also important who you should target in a trade or on the waiver wire. Here’s a list of players who’s value is on the rise.

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Ben Roethlisberger:

Big Ben has been Big Time in fantasy the last four weeks. He is second among quarterbacks in that time a touchdown or so ahead of Andrew Luck. The only QB who has scored more points than him is Tom Brady. Based on that, the two more than likely scenarios for Roethlisberger owners are you either picked up as a bye week fill in or actually had him on your team as a back up. If you are the one who actually did draft him (or you own him and another top five QB) then you should consider trading him. His value right now may not get any higher. If you needed a running back or a receiver this is the guy to get you over the hump and help complete your team.

DeSean Jackson:

Admit it. You dropped him after week four. If you were one of those owners I am sorry, it stings a little I know. In the first four weeks D-Jax had only one 100 yard game and one touchdown. In the five weeks since he has four 100 yard games and three touchdowns. Now, he is on a bye this week. Gauge the owner in your league. Is he having bye week issues? What is his/her record? Maybe, just maybe you can work out a deal. They don’t have to know that he has top five potential with high floor.

Mark Ingram:

He has definitely been the benefactor of the backfield injuries plaguing New Orleans. Since the Saints came back from their week 6 bye he has 64 carries for 288 yards and three touchdowns. No, these numbers don’t blow you away. They shouldn’t blow away his current owner either. The Saints rank 15th overall for strength of schedule for RB’s. He has only two kind of tough match ups against the 49ers and the Ravens. Other than that he faces four defenses (Cin, Pit, Bal, Chi) who are all susceptible to the run. I wouldn’t say Ingram is a buy low at this point thanks to his last two outings but there is a negotiation where you shouldn’t have to pay a lot for him.

Dwayne Allen:

It’s rare when I get excited about a tight end not names Gronk or Graham. Allen is a serious threat to top honors this season. In his nine games thus far he has scored on touchdown in all but two games. He has been targeted five or more times in all but three games. The crazy thing about him is he isn’t even the most targeted tight end on the Colts. Coby Fleener has actually been targeted five more times. Still, Allen is the guy who’s third on the team in yards and first on the team in receiving touchdowns. Somewhere out there I know an owner who has dropped Allen because he’s on a bye this week. So, go get him.

Minnesota D/ST:

There was some serious thought involved here. I almost went with Miami. Both defense have been pretty reliable in recent weeks. Miami has accomplished a little bit more but the real difference in my decision was ownership percentages. Miami is owned in 63% of Yahoo! leagues respectively. Minnesota has only a 25% ownership. So, since it’s a good bet Miami is owned you should take a look at the Vikings defense. When they come back from their week 10 bye their only real threat of a match up is Green Bay in week 12. They should be flying under the rader for some time to come but keep them in the back of your mind. Even if you don’t use them until week 13, that’s when they begin a serious of match-ups against the Panthers, Jets, Lions and Dolphins.

Tomorrow my Ride or Die column will come out and I will tell you who’s values are sinking and who you should avoid adding or trading off of your team.

Here’s your flex rankings for week 10:

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