Flex rankings for Week 8 of the fantasy season
Six teams are on bye this week 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:
(Updated Oct. 28)
1. Julio Jones, ATL (WR1) — He’s on pace for nearly 1,900 yards and has topped 100 yards in three of the last four games.
2. David Johnson, ARI (RB1) — The Cards gave Johnson a massive 42 touches in Week 7. He’s their clear workhorse and an every-week elite play.
3. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (RB2) — Despite being on bye last week, Elliott still leads the NFL in rushing yards.
4. Mike Evans, TB (WR2) — With Vincent Jackson on injured reserve, Evans is looking at a monster workload from here on out.
5. DeMarco Murray, TEN (RB3) — The renaissance continues for Murray, as he posted his third 100-yard rushing performance of the season last week.
6. Spencer Ware, KC (RB4) — With Jamaal Charles still far from 100 percent, Ware is dominating the touches in the Kansas City backfield.
7. Christine Michael, SEA (RB5) — Don’t let Week 7 fool you. Michael had a very tough matchup, but he’s back in our good graces against the Saints.
8. A.J. Green, CIN (WR3) — He’s averaging 7.1 catches per game, and only Julio Jones has more fantasy points among wide receivers.
9. Devonta Freeman, ATL (RB6) — Tevin Coleman is out. Remember what Freeman did last year when Coleman was out?
10. Lamar Miller, HOU (RB7) — The same goes for Miller, who gets a much easy contest this week against the Lions.
11. T.Y. Hilton, IND (WR4) — A depleted Indy receiving corps has meant a massive target share for Hilton. He’s topped 10 targets in 5-of-7 games.
12. Brandon Marshall, NYJ (WR5) — Fitzpatrick is back under center, and the Jets get a fantastic matchup against the Browns.
13. Matt Forte, NYJ (RB8) — The reports of Forte’s decline have been greatly exaggerated.
14. Devontae Booker, DEN (RB9) — Rockets up to RB1 territory following C.J. Anderson going to injured reserve.
15. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI (WR6) — He’s dominating the targets in Arizona and gets to face the putrid Carolina secondary.