Flex rankings for Week 2 of the fantasy season
Things move quickly around these parts. With Week 1 in the books, it’s important to not overreact to what we saw in the first slate of games. The first week of the NFL season is in many ways the fifth week of the preseason. A lot of times we see things in those initial games that can be misleading.
So for this week’s top-150 flex rankings, you’ll notice very few significant changes from last week’s list. Of course, in the NFL, one week can be an anomaly, but two weeks can be a trend. We’ll adjust accordingly if trends start to emerge.
1. Antonio Brown, PIT (WR1) – Proved last week why he’s the No. 1 fantasy option. You’re starting him every week. No matter what.
2. David Johnson, ARZ (RB1) – He finished as a top-five running back last week and dominated touches in the Cardinals’ backfield.
3. Odell Beckham Jr., NYG (WR2) – Didn’t find the end zone in Week 1, but saw eight targets. Gets a strong matchup against a Saints defense that just lost their best cornerback, Delvin Breaux, to injury.
4. DeAngelo Williams, PIT (RB2) – Picked right up where he left off last season as was the top fantasy running back in Week 1.
5. Julio Jones, ATL (WR3) – Jones didn’t see a massive workload in Week 1, but still found the end zone. He has a strong matchup against a porous Oakland secondary.
6. C.J. Anderson, DEN (RB3) – Huge Week 1 performance from Anderson. Better yet, he faces a weak Indy defense that gave up 4.8 yards per carry in Week 1.
7. A.J. Green, CIN (WR4) – Led all receivers in targets and yards in Week 1. He’ll continue to see heavy volume this week.
8. Lamar Miller, HST (RB4) – Wasn’t the most efficient back, but saw 32 touches in the opener.
9. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (RB5) – Only averaged 2.6 yards per carry, but racked up 21 touches and found the end zone in his debut.
10. Adrian Peterson, MIN (RB6) – Trending down, but certainly not out. Peterson is still an RB1 play this week against the Packers.
11. Mark Ingram, NO (RB7) – Not an ideal start for Ingram’s fantasy owners, but he averaged 4.8 yards per carry and is still the clear lead back in New Orleans.
12. Alshon Jeffery, CHI (WR5) – Just six targets in Week 1, but went over 100 yards. Jeffery will remains the clear top option in Chicago.
13. Allen Robinson, JAX (WR6) – Led all receivers with 14 targets in Week 1. He only caught six for 72 yards, but big games are coming.
14. Todd Gurley, LA (RB8) – Seattle is not who Gurley owners want to see this week, but his upside is enough to keep him in the back end of the RB1s.
15. Eddie Lacy, GB (RB9) – Only 15 touches for Lacy in Week 1, but he looked solid with 78 total yards.