Flex rankings for Week 6 of the fantasy season

It's still two Steelers at the top of Jeff Ratcliffe's flex rankings, but DeMarco Murray is rising fast.

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Flex rankings for Week 6 of the fantasy season

As we wade our way through the bye weeks, the start/sit decisions become very tricky, especially at the flex position. To help you with those choices, here’s this week’s edition of the flex rankings:

1. Antonio Brown, PIT (WR1) – He’s the No. 1 fantasy receiver through the first five weeks of the season.

2. Le’Veon Bell, PIT (RB1) – Heavily involved as a receiver, Bell saw 11 targets last week. He gets a fantastic matchup this week and is locked in as the top running back play.

3. DeMarco Murray, TEN (RB2) – Murray is currently sixth among running backs in carries and third in catches. That volume makes him an every-week RB1 play.

4. A.J. Green, CIN (WR2) – He’ll likely face Logan Ryan, who is on pace to give up more than 100 catches this season.

5. David Johnson, ARI (RB3) – Gets a somewhat tough matchup, but the Cardinals have given Johnson 21.6 touches per game this season.

6. LeSean McCoy, BUF (RB4) – Currently fourth in rushing yards, McCoy gets a fantastic matchup against the 49ers.

7. Lamar Miller, HOU (RB5) – Last week wasn’t pretty, but it really wasn’t Miller’s fault. He projects to see a lot of touches against the Colts.

8. Odell Beckham Jr., NYG (WR3) – He didn’t break out against the Packers, but Beckham did find the end zone. He remains a front-end WR1 play.

9. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (RB6) – Elliott shredded the Bengals last week, but gets a tough matchup against the Packers this week.

10. Todd Gurley, LA (RB7) – Heavily used as a receiver for the second week in a row, Gurley remains a weekly RB1 play.

11. Allen Robinson, JAC (WR4) – Back from bye and in a strong matchup against the Bears, Robinson makes for a strong play this week

12. Jordy Nelson, GB (WR5) – Five scores in four games played for Nelson this season.

13. C.J. Anderson, DEN (RB8) – Fading, but worth one more chance as an RB1 in an extremely strong matchup against the Chargers Thursday night.

14. Jordan Howard, CHI (RB9) – A fantasy breakout player of the year candidate, Howard has ripped off back-to-back 100-yard performances in his first two starts.

15. Kelvin Benjamin, CAR (WR6) – Cam Newton should be back this week, and Benjamin gets an awesome matchup against a shaky New Orleans secondary.

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Jeff Ratcliffe is the Director of Fantasy at Pro Football Focus. He produces all of our projections and is 2016's second-most-accurate ranker in the fantasy industry. Jeff also is the host of our show on SiriusXM fantasy sports radio and is one of the main hosts of our Fantasy Slant podcast.

  • goose

    how in the world do you have Tevin Coleman ranked so low? He’s been the 7th best running back–and actually better than freeman whom you have 36 spots higher– in fantasy through 5 weeks. That makes no sense. Sure Freeman is the better runner but that’s not all these guys do.

    • Yeppers

      They’re playing Seattle.. not ideal for a RB

      • goose

        again, look where freeman was ranked. He fixed it this week.