Andy Behrens and Tank Williams run through a few flex options to consider in week 9.
ANDY BEHRENS: All right, it's time to turn our attention to the Flex position in our "Built to Serve Picks," brought to you by RAM Trucks. They're redefining what a truck can be and do every day with plenty of power, capability, and durability. Each week, we're picking players that align with these quality traits that can lead your fantasy lineup into a winning position. Tank, get us started with capability.
TANK WILLIAMS: Yeah, I thought I was done with my acting career with Russell Wilson. But I guess I need to be Aaron Rodgers this week so. Aaron Rodgers, here we go. For capability, Romeo, Romeo, where art thou Romeo? Are we going against the Detroit Lions? Well, he got to be down there somewhere. And he got to be open because the Detroit Lions give up the fourth most fantasy points to wide receivers. So Romeo Doubs is definitely in play for me this week.
He flashed against the Buffalo Bills last week, had four catches, 62 yards and a tug. And now he gets this golden matchup against the Detroit Lions and what I feel is a must-win game for the Green Bay Packers. So make sure you get this man plugged into your lineup because if A-Rod does what I think he's going to do against those Lions, he should be the main beneficiary-- main benefactor of that ball in this.
ANDY BEHRENS: I'm going to stick with the same game and discuss my durability pick. And that is Jamaal Williams Jamaal Williams on the season has eight touchdowns. And that's not fluky either because we're talking about a guy who was actually first in the NFL in terms of carries inside the 5-yard line. He's seen a dozen of those.
So he is getting fed in goal-to-go situations. We like that. He's averaging a career high-- 4 and 1/2 yards per carry on the season. He's been running great. D'Andre Swift, we know, is back. But he's still banged up, probably not going to play as many snaps as they'd like him to get out there for. So Williams, just in a blow-up spot this week.
And Green Bay has been so generous to opposing rushers. They've given up 4.9 yards per carry. They've ranked 29th against the run. So it is a great spot for Jamaal Williams here. I fully expect him to finish as a high end RB2, perhaps an RB1. Tank, give me your pick for power.
TANK WILLIAMS: Yeah, you left out the two best things with Jamaal-- his last name and his touchdown celebration. I mean, those things are something that you can't pass up. But my player that I'm going for power is Khalil Herbert.
Now this is a guy where he's sharing the workload with David Montgomery, yet he's outperformed Montgomery over the past couple of weeks. It's been crazy. I'm not sure. A lot of you guys saw him balling out in the orange sherbet against the Dallas Cowboys last week. But my man looked pretty impressive.
And so this is one of those situations where they're going against the Miami Dolphins. This is a high-octane offense where if you're the opposing team, you're going to do whatever you can to keep Tyreek the cheetah and Jaylen Waddle off of the field. And so therefore, I think we're going to get a heavy dosage of both of these running backs. And I believe that Khalil Herbert will continue to be productive in this offense.
Now listen, there's a lot of bye teams, a lot of teams don't bye right now-- six to be exact. So I'm pretty sure some of you are in a little bit of a bind. You can do a lot worse than Khalil Herbert this week in your flex.
ANDY BEHRENS: That's a great call. Love it. Get those guys in your rosters, and be sure to check out the entire game changing RAM lineup at ram.com.