Flex Spending: Patriots find yet another offensive weapon in Ridley
Well that was an exciting Week 1, huh?
Five teams scored at least 40 points. Robert Griffin III started his case for Offensive Rookie of the Year with a bang. The Matt Ryan for MVP bandwagon got off to a roaring start. Adrian Peterson looked like Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning looked like Peyton Manning, two great developments for the NFL as a whole. The 49ers showed up in Green Bay and made a statement that 2011 was no fluke, while the Ravens, Texans, Patriots, Bears and Cowboys all made statements of their own, as well.
So yes, it was an exciting Week 1. But for our purposes here, the headiest developments of all were the fluctuations in the flex barometer. (Quick aside: "heady" means exciting or intoxicating, not smart. Please take note, sports broadcasters everywhere). We saw some players burst onto the flex scene and others solidify their places in our collective flex consciousness. On the flip side, a few players granted opportunities to impress fell flat. Let's get to the upgrades, downgrades and new faces in Week 2's Flex Spending.
1. Arian Foster at JAC