Flex Suspects: Week 4
Last week’s suspects:
Robert Woods: 2 REC, 35 YRDS – 126th RB/WR
Danny Woodhead: 31 Rush YRDS, 7 REC, 55 Rec YRDS, 1 FUM – 48th RB/WR
Mohamed Sanu: 4 REC, 68 YRDS – 71st RB/WR
Season to date: 3/6, 50%
Week 4 Suspects:
Kendall Wright, WR, Titans:
The Jets decided to play with different coverages last week against the Bills. Although Woods was a disappointment last week, he wasn’t to blame. E.J. Manuel had a rough day passing the ball, only connecting with Woods on 2 of his 9 targets. The high number of targets for Woods are evidence that he was able to get open against the Jets. Kendall Wright should have no problem getting open as well. Jake Locker is coming off of one of, if not the best game of his young career. Wright has also been heating up of late with 32.3 fantasy points over his last two games. The Titans will likely be forced to throw the ball against a Jets who boast one of the best run defenses in the league. Kenny Britt is also banged up and shouldn’t be close to 100% on Sunday which should shift a few targets Wright’s way.
Marcel Reece, RB, Raiders:
Before week 3 the Raiders said they were looking to get their new investment, Reece, more touches and they lived up to their word. After only catching a single ball in the first two games, Reece caught four passes against Denver. Sometime soon Washington is going to get their act together on offense and force below average teams like Oakland to throw the ball to keep up. That could very well happen this week. Washington struggled to cover RBs out of the backfield last week against Detroit where Joique Bell finished with 4 catches for 69 yards. Reece is every bit of a weapon through the air as Bell is and should be utilized heavily against the Redskins.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Bengals:
Sanu was listed as a flex suspect last week and came through with a top 72 RB/WR finish. His name is getting called on again for a few reasons. Buster Skrine has been thrown at 26 times this season which indicates not only how much he is a liability in coverage, but also how much teams are willing to shy away from Joe Haden on the other side of the ball. I fully expect A.J. Green to get his fair share of targets as he does every week no matter the coverage, but Sanu should be in for another productive week against a Browns team who forces you to throw to your #2 WR often.