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QB List’s PPR Flex Options is a weekly assembly of some of the better free agents in PPR leagues. The focus is to find someone left on the waiver wire or on benches that could fill into a flex position week-to-week. These are Week Two’s recommendations.
Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons [ESPN Own: 91% – Start:33%]: Devonta Freeman is out for Week Two, placing Tevin Coleman in a good starting spot against a strong Carolina defense. Atlanta generally gets a few passes per game to is running back and Coleman should take charge in all four quarters.
Jalen Richard, RB, Oakland Raiders [ESPN Own: 7% – Start:1%]: In Week one, Jalen Richard was targeted 11 times, the third highest of any running back – he brought in nine for 55 yards (more than all of the other Oakland wide receivers combined). As far as targets went in Week One, it was either to Richard or Jared Cook. Although this is not a recipe for a sustainable offense, Richard seems to have Jon Gruden’s confidence, for now, to play a big role in the passing game.
Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis [ESPN Own: 8% – Start:1%]: Tied for the fourth most targeted running back with nine targets, Nyheim Hines brought in seven for 33 yards. Hines should remain a stable outlet for Andrew Luck, but may see a usage decrease when Marlon Mack returns, which could be this weekend. Still, Hines should be able to carve himself out a role in Week Two as the team eases Mack back into the game.
Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers [ESPN Own: 91% – Start:38%]: Regardless of who his quarterback is, Randall Cobb has significant PPR upside after getting targeted 10 times in Week One. Cobb’s value could decrease if Davante Adams is forced to miss time, but as Green Bay’s WR2 – he should get targeted, a lot.
Nelson Agholor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles [ESPN Own: 84% – Start:37%]: With Alshon Jeffrey still inactive, Nelson Agholor is the top receiver on one of the league’s most dynamic offenses. Philadelphia play’s a porous Tampa Bay defense in Week Two and the team should have no trouble getting the ball to Agholor who may expand on his 10 targets in Week One.
Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans [ESPN Own: 90% – Start:31%]: Now that Delanie Walker is out for the season, Corey Davis is the undisputed top target in Tennessee. Davis received 13 targets in Week One, although he only caught six for 62 yards. Walker’s 111 targets from 2017 need to go somewhere and even against a tough Houston defense, Davis should continue to see the ball headed his way.
Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions [ESPN Own: 66% – Start:16%]: A repeat pick because his starting percentage is so low, Kenny Golladay was Detroit’s MVP of Week One (not quite a high bar to hit). Golladay brought in seven receptions on 12 targets for 114 yards. San Francisco has a weak secondary and Golladay is poised to continue to take targets from Marvin Jones Jr.
Quincy Enuwa, WR, New York Jets [ESPN Own: 15% – Start:10%]: A popular sleeper pick in the preseason, Qunicy Enuwa lead the New York Jets with 10 targets in Week One (out of only 21 attempted passes). If Enuwa continues to be targeted at even a fraction of that frequency, Enuwa will be a strong PPR play moving forward.
Ryan Grant, WR, Indianapolis Colts [ESPN Own: 17% – Start:2%]: T.Y. Hilton lead Indianapolis with 11 targets in Week One, but Ryan Grant followed close with 9 targets. Indianapolis will be throwing the ball quite often this season and Grant is in line for a large target share without the top coverage that will go Hilton’s way.