Flex rankings for Week 8 of the fantasy season

With six teams on bye, choosing a flex option becomes harder in Week 8. Jeff Ratcliffe has his top 150 to help.

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Flex rankings for Week 8 of the fantasy season

Six teams are on bye this week and injuries are making the start/sit decisions more complicated than ever, especially at the flex position. To help you with those choices, here’s this week’s edition of the flex rankings:

(Updated Oct. 28)

1. Julio Jones, ATL (WR1) — He’s on pace for nearly 1,900 yards and has topped 100 yards in three of the last four games.

2. David Johnson, ARI (RB1) — The Cards gave Johnson a massive 42 touches in Week 7. He’s their clear workhorse and an every-week elite play.

3. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (RB2) — Despite being on bye last week, Elliott still leads the NFL in rushing yards.

4. Mike Evans, TB (WR2) — With Vincent Jackson on injured reserve, Evans is looking at a monster workload from here on out.

5. DeMarco Murray, TEN (RB3) — The renaissance continues for Murray, as he posted his third 100-yard rushing performance of the season last week.

6. Spencer Ware, KC (RB4) — With Jamaal Charles still far from 100 percent, Ware is dominating the touches in the Kansas City backfield.

7. Christine Michael, SEA (RB5) — Don’t let Week 7 fool you. Michael had a very tough matchup, but he’s back in our good graces against the Saints.

8. A.J. Green, CIN (WR3) — He’s averaging 7.1 catches per game, and only Julio Jones has more fantasy points among wide receivers.

9. Devonta Freeman, ATL (RB6) — Tevin Coleman is out. Remember what Freeman did last year when Coleman was out?

10. Lamar Miller, HOU (RB7) — The same goes for Miller, who gets a much easy contest this week against the Lions.

11. T.Y. Hilton, IND (WR4) — A depleted Indy receiving corps has meant a massive target share for Hilton. He’s topped 10 targets in 5-of-7 games.

12. Brandon Marshall, NYJ (WR5) — Fitzpatrick is back under center, and the Jets get a fantastic matchup against the Browns.

13. Matt Forte, NYJ (RB8) — The reports of Forte’s decline have been greatly exaggerated.

14. Devontae Booker, DEN (RB9) — Rockets up to RB1 territory following C.J. Anderson going to injured reserve.

15. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI (WR6) — He’s dominating the targets in Arizona and gets to face the putrid Carolina 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.

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