Flex rankings for Week 7 of the fantasy season
The bye weeks are in full swing and injuries are making the 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:
1. A.J. Green, CIN (WR1) – Second in the league in targets, Green gets a fantastic matchup against a Browns secondary that just got torched by Kendall Wright.
2. DeMarco Murray, TEN (RB1) – Playing inspired football, Murray is third among running backs in touches (142) and faces a Colts team that has given up 100-plus rushing yards in five of their six games.
3. David Johnson, ARI (RB2) – It’s a tough matchup for Johnson this week, but you simply can’t fade the No. 1 fantasy running back this week.
4. Julio Jones, ATL (WR2) – He went for over 100 yards and a score against the Seahawks last week. Things are much easier this week against the Chargers.
5. LeSean McCoy, BUF (RB3) – One of just three running backs with at least 100 carries and 20 catches, McCoy is a bell cow in a strong matchup against the Dolphins.
6. Le’Veon Bell, PIT (RB4) – Backsliding a bit without Ben Roethlisberger, Bell will still see volume and remains an RB1 play.
7. Devonta Freeman, ATL (RB5) – He’s clearly ahead of Tevin Coleman in Falcons’ backfield and gets an enticing matchup this week.
8. Odell Beckham Jr., NYG (WR3) – Can we get an encore? Beckham finally broke out and faces a Rams defense that got lit up by the Lions last week.
9. Todd Gurley, LA (RB6) – The efficiency hasn’t been there, but Gurley has seen the fourth-most touches (134) among running backs this season.
10. Melvin Gordon, SD (RB7) – Remember when Gordon was a “bust”? He has seven scores so far and continues to see heavy volume in the Chargers offense.
11. Mike Evans, TB (WR4) – Speaking of heavy volume, Evans leads all wide receivers in targets per game.
12. Antonio Brown, PIT (WR5) – His value takes a hit without Ben Roethlisberger, but Brown did put up 124 yards with Landry Jones under center in Week 7 last season.
13. Jordy Nelson, GB (WR6) – Despite the Packers inconsistencies, Nelson has five scores in five games. They’ll lean on the pass without Eddie Lacy.
14. Christine Michael, SEA (RB8) – Michael has a tough matchup against the Cards, but he has 56 carries and four scores over the last three games.
15. Lamar Miller, HOU (RB9) – He finally broke out last week, but Miller faces the Broncos this week. Volume should be in his favor, but Miller is a volatile fantasy option.