Flex rankings for Week 3 of the fantasy season
On to Week 3. There were a number of injuries that impacted the fantasy landscape this past weekend, so pay close attention to all of the moving parts in this week’s top 150 flex rankings.
1. DeAngelo Williams, PIT (RB1) – Fantasy owners will get one more week of elite fantasy production out of Williams before Le’Veon Bell returns.
2. David Johnson, ARZ (RB2) – Gets a strong matchup against a Bills team that just gave up a huge day to Matt Forte.
3. Antonio Brown, PIT (WR1) – Despite last week’s down performance, you’re never benching Brown. Period.
4. Julio Jones, ATL (WR2) – Dealing with a calf injury, but is an elite fantasy option any time he’s on the field.
5. Mark Ingram, NO (RB3) – Only 27 touches so far, but found the end zone twice the last time he faced the Falcons.
6. Todd Gurley, LA (RB4) – It’s been rough for Gurley owners so far, but things get a little better this week against a middling Bucs defense.
7. Lamar Miller, HST (RB5) – The Texans have fed Miller 59 touches through the first two games. Only DeAngelo Williams has more.
8. C.J. Anderson, DEN (RB6) – Devontae Booker got some run in Week 2, but Anderson remains entrenched as the lead back.
9. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (RB7) – Despite poor yards per carry numbers, Elliott has found the end zone twice and ranks fifth in carries.
10. Odell Beckham Jr., NYG (WR3) – No scores yet for Beckham, but a big game is coming.
11. LeSean McCoy, BUF (RB8) – The Bills offense is lackluster so far, but McCoy averages nearly 20 touches per game.
12. Matt Forte, NYJ (RB9) – Monster Week 2 performance put Forte clearly in the RB1 conversation, but expect some regression in his touches.
13. DeAndre Hopkins, HST (WR4) – Target volume is down with Will Fuller in the mix, but still a top-end WR1.
14. Devonta Freeman, ATL (RB10) – Outplayed Tevin Coleman as runner in Week 2. Poised for a big game against a poor Saints defense.
15. Melvin Gordon, SD (RB11) – Vaults into RB1 territory in the wake of Danny Woodhead’s season-ending injury.