I just got a couple things go through on the waiver wires, so I'm wondering how to best set up my team for this week. As it currently stands, after some deliberation I've got Felix Jones and Vick Ballard as my 2 flex positions, but I just picked up Marcel Reece, the RB on Oakland that replaced Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson. I also just picked up T.Y. Hilton, one of the 3 WRs on the Colts. Donnie Avery was injured on Sunday, and may not play in tomorrow's Thursday night game, which means that Hilton might get some more receptions, after he already had a great week last week. The problem, however, with Reece and Hilton is that a) Reece is playing a strong Baltimore defense, so now may not be the best game for him, and b) I've already got Vick Ballard in, so perhaps I shouldn't have Hilton in, because I feel like having 2 players from the same squad limits your upside (this is a problem I already generally face with FJax and CJ Spiller, and with Felix Jones/Dez Bryant).
So, long story short, I'm wondering who to best put in my flex spots.
To give you guys context, here's my team as is for week 10:
QB- Tom Brady vs. Buffalo WR- Julio Jones @ NO WR- Dez Bryant @ Phi RB- C.J. Spiller @ NE RB- Mikel LeShoure @ Min TE- Antonio Gates @ TB K- Matt Bryant @ NO DEF- Denver @ Car W/R- Felix Jones @ Phi W/R/T- Vick Ballard @ Jac
Bench: Marcel Reece vs. Bal Randall Cobb- BYE Vick Ballard @ Jac Felix Jones @ Phi Alex Green- BYE T.Y. Hilton @ Jac
I would go with Ballard and Reece in your flex spots. F. Jones has been pretty pitiful as the starter so far where he's only averaged 2.9 yds per carry over the last three games against pretty mediocre run defenses. The RB situation in Oakland is interesting with Reece and T. Jones in the mix. I suspect that Reece will be utilized more - he's a better receiving back (in a very limited (about 26 receptions) role he's accumulated at least 300 yds and 2 receiving tds in each of the last two seasons) and pass blocker. T. Jones is the more standard RB, but he's been dealing with injuries all season and is a TERRIBLE pass blocker. Given the loss of McFadden, Oakland should be passing a lot more, which is good for Reece, not T. Jones.
It's hard to trust Hilton because he's so up and down from week to week. I'd start Reece and Ballard. I don't trust Jones, he has not been performing well at all, and Oakland should start Reece against a Baltimore defense that has been soft in the past few weeks.