Flex rankings for Week 9 of the fantasy season

With six high-profile byes this week, Week 9's flex decisions could be really tough. Jeff Ratcliffe has the rankings.

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Flex rankings for Week 9 of the fantasy season


Another six teams are on bye this week. That along with the numerous injury situations make 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 Nov. 4)

1. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (RB1) — The NFL’s leading rusher gets a dream matchup against the Browns this week.

2. Le’Veon Bell, PIT (RB2) — Following the Steelers’ bye, Bell is tied for fourth among running backs in targets despite missing three games.

3. Julio Jones, ATL (WR1)

4. Melvin Gordon, SD (RB3) — Tennessee is a tougher matchup than many realize, but Gordon’s heavy volume bodes well for strong production.

5. Antonio Brown, PIT (WR2) — Big Ben is trending toward playing, which would be a boost for Brown’s value.

6. Devonta Freeman, ATL (RB4)

7. DeMarco Murray, TEN (RB5) — He was dinged up last week, but there’s no indication that Murray won’t get a full workload in Week 9.

8. Mike Evans, TB (WR3)

9. Charcandrick West, KC (RB6) — Spencer Ware is almost certain to be out with a concussion. That means a potential huge workload for West.

10. Devontae Booker, DEN (RB7) — Denver used Booker as their clear lead back, feeding him 24 touches last week. Expect the volume to continue.

11. Odell Beckham Jr., NYG (WR4) — Beckham has been frustrating at times this season, but his ceiling is enormous.

12. T.Y. Hilton, IND (WR5) — Keep an eye on Hilton’s practice status this week, as he exited last Sunday’s contest with a hamstring injury.

13. Matt Forte, NYJ (RB8) — His production hasn’t been efficient, but Forte remains on the RB1 radar as long as the Jets keep giving him big workloads.

14. Christine Michael, SEA (RB9) — C.J. Prosise played well last week, but Michael remains the Seahawks early-down workhorse.

15. Jordy Nelson, GB (WR6) — Tied for the league lead among wide receivers in touchdowns with six, Nelson remains an every-week WR1.

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Jeff Ratcliffe is the Director of Fantasy at Pro Football Focus. He produces all of our projections and is one of the most accurate rankers 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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