Flex rankings for Week 16 of the fantasy season
We’re on a short week with the fantasy championship on the line, so let’s hit the ground running with the top-150 flex plays. Remember to check out our staff rankings for all weekly rankings.
Updated Dec. 23. Movement from Wednesday’s rankings are displayed in parentheses.
1. (1) Le’Veon Bell, PIT (RB1) – Bell is coming off a “down” week where he “only” had 131 scrimmage yards.
2. (-1) Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (RB2) — The Monday night hammer. Elliott is coming off his best rushing performance of the season.
3. (2) Antonio Brown, PIT (WR1) — Fantasy owners should expect a rebound performance from Brown with the Steelers at home this week.
4. (0) LeSean McCoy, BUF (RB3) — McCoy continues to run hard and dominate touches in the Buffalo backfield.
5. (-2) Odell Beckham Jr., NYG (WR2)
6. (0) David Johnson, ARI (RB4) — It’s a tough matchup, but Johnson is a stud.
7. (0) DeMarco Murray, TEN (RB5) — Tennessee will continue to run the ball well against the Jags this week.
8. (0) Mike Evans, TB (WR3) — He’s been relatively quiet over the last three weeks, but Evans is set to go nuclear in New Orleans.
9. (0) Jordan Howard, CHI (RB6) — Howard is just one of nine running backs with over 1,000 rushing yards entering Week 16.
10. (7) Todd Gurley, LA (RB7) — There’s certainly a scenario where Todd Gurley finishes the week as fantasy’s No. 1 running back.
11. (4) Julio Jones, ATL (WR4) — Head coach Dan Quinn has said Jones will return this week. And if he does play, fantasy owners need to start him.
12. (-1) T.Y. Hilton, IND (WR5) — Don’t worry about last week. The Colts got out to a big lead early and didn’t need to force-feed Hilton.
13. (-3) Latavius Murray, OAK (RB8) — His play is inconsistent, but the Raiders continue to lean heavily on Murray.
14. (0) Devonta Freeman, ATL (RB9) — He’s likely to come back to earth after last week’s performance, but Freeman is still in the RB1 conversation.
15. (-3) Jordy Nelson, GB (WR6) — Nelson is second among wide receivers in fantasy scoring over the last five weeks.