Flex rankings for Week 6 of the fantasy season
As we wade our way through the bye weeks, the start/sit decisions become very tricky, especially at the flex position. To help you with those choices, here’s this week’s edition of the flex rankings:
1. Antonio Brown, PIT (WR1) – He’s the No. 1 fantasy receiver through the first five weeks of the season.
2. Le’Veon Bell, PIT (RB1) – Heavily involved as a receiver, Bell saw 11 targets last week. He gets a fantastic matchup this week and is locked in as the top running back play.
3. DeMarco Murray, TEN (RB2) – Murray is currently sixth among running backs in carries and third in catches. That volume makes him an every-week RB1 play.
4. A.J. Green, CIN (WR2) – He’ll likely face Logan Ryan, who is on pace to give up more than 100 catches this season.
5. David Johnson, ARI (RB3) – Gets a somewhat tough matchup, but the Cardinals have given Johnson 21.6 touches per game this season.
6. LeSean McCoy, BUF (RB4) – Currently fourth in rushing yards, McCoy gets a fantastic matchup against the 49ers.
7. Lamar Miller, HOU (RB5) – Last week wasn’t pretty, but it really wasn’t Miller’s fault. He projects to see a lot of touches against the Colts.
8. Odell Beckham Jr., NYG (WR3) – He didn’t break out against the Packers, but Beckham did find the end zone. He remains a front-end WR1 play.
9. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (RB6) – Elliott shredded the Bengals last week, but gets a tough matchup against the Packers this week.
10. Todd Gurley, LA (RB7) – Heavily used as a receiver for the second week in a row, Gurley remains a weekly RB1 play.
11. Allen Robinson, JAC (WR4) – Back from bye and in a strong matchup against the Bears, Robinson makes for a strong play this week
12. Jordy Nelson, GB (WR5) – Five scores in four games played for Nelson this season.
13. C.J. Anderson, DEN (RB8) – Fading, but worth one more chance as an RB1 in an extremely strong matchup against the Chargers Thursday night.
14. Jordan Howard, CHI (RB9) – A fantasy breakout player of the year candidate, Howard has ripped off back-to-back 100-yard performances in his first two starts.
15. Kelvin Benjamin, CAR (WR6) – Cam Newton should be back this week, and Benjamin gets an awesome matchup against a shaky New Orleans secondary.