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(Updated) Flex rankings for Week 6 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best fantasy football flex plays going in Week 6.

Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball during a 47-42 win over the Cleveland Browns at SoFi Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Sunday update: Inactives have been removed and I’ve made some adjustments for the windy game in Cleveland. Good luck!

Week 6 kicks off tonight, as the Philadelphia Eagles host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Will Tom Brady continue his ascent on the record books? He currently is on pace for 5,006 passing yards, 51 touchdown passes and 6 interceptions. Jalen Hurts isn’t on that kind of pace, but he has yet to fall below QB12 in any week where he played a whole game in his career.

Both have fantasy appeal as usual tonight, as do a few other plays. Check out my flex rankings based on .5 PPR scoring.

Notable injuries

Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins

Tagovailoa was activated and has a chance to play this week in London. We’ll need to keep an eye on his practice status.

Tom Brady, Buccaneers

Brady is dealing with a thumb injury, but should be able to play through it. He suffered the injury in a game in which he threw five touchdowns, so he should be okay.

Russell Wilson, Seahawks

Wilson will be out for a while due to his finger injury. Geno Smith will take over in his place.

Daniel Jones, Giants

Jones is in the concussion protocol. If he can’t get cleared in time, Mike Glennon will face the Rams.

Christian McCaffrey, Panthers

McCaffrey was able to practice last week and appeared close to playing. He should be even closer this week and would get a good matchups with the Vikings.

Dalvin Cook, Vikings

Cook was questionable last week and didn’t play. It would appear that he has a chance to play this week, but we’ll need to watch the practice reports.

Saquon Barkley, Giants

Barkley appears to have avoided a high-ankle sprain, but his chances of playing this week are about nil. Devonte Booker will lead the way while he is out.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs

Edwards-Helaire will miss at least three weeks on injured reserve. Darrel Williams will take the lead role until he returns.

Damien Harris, Patriots

Harris is considered day-to-day with a chest injury and has a shot to play this week.

Giants wide receivers

Sterling Sheperd, Darius Slayton, Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney all have some degree of injury at the moment. Maybe all four suit up this week, but we are very much in wait to see mode.

JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers

Smith-Schuster is done for the season with a shoulder injury. Chase Claypool and Diontae Johnson will lead the way.

Quintez Cephus, Lions

Cephus has a broken collarbone and was put on I.R. Rookie Amon-Ra St. Brown will get the WR1 job, but Tyrell Williams could return as early as this week.

Sammy Watkins, Ravens

Watkins suffered a hamstring injury in Week 5. His status is unclear at this time, but Devin Duvernay would likely see a slight bump with him out.

Julio Jones, Titans

Jones is dealing with a hamstring injury and his coach wouldn’t commit to him practicing this week. A.J. Brown should see more work than he did last week after coming off the same injury.

Rob Gronkowski, Buccaneers

Head coach Bruce Arians said there was a slight chance Gronkowski could play Thursday, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. Week 7 does sound realistic though.

Dallas Goedert, Eagles

Goedert has been placed on the COVID-19 list. With a short turnaround for Thursday night, his chances to play don’t appear great. Zach Ertz gets a boost.

Week 6 flex rankings

Week 14 Fantasy Football FLEX Rankings

Rk Name Team Position Opp
Rk Name Team Position Opp
1 Josh Allen BUF QB @ TB
2 Kyler Murray ARI QB vs LAR
3 Justin Herbert LAC QB vs NYG
4 Lamar Jackson BAL QB @ CLE
5 Tom Brady TB QB vs BUF
6 Patrick Mahomes II KC QB vs LV
7 Dak Prescott DAL QB @ WAS
8 Aaron Rodgers GB QB vs CHI
9 Taysom Hill NO QB @ NYJ
10 Matthew Stafford LAR QB @ ARI
11 Russell Wilson SEA QB @ HOU
12 Kirk Cousins MIN QB vs PIT
13 Cooper Kupp LAR WR @ ARI
14 Cam Newton CAR QB vs ATL
15 Joe Burrow CIN QB vs SF
16 Austin Ekeler LAC RB vs NYG
17 Taylor Heinicke WAS QB vs DAL
18 Davante Adams GB WR vs CHI
19 Derek Carr LV QB @ KC
20 Ryan Tannehill TEN QB vs JAC
21 Jimmy Garoppolo SF QB @ CIN
22 Alvin Kamara NO RB @ NYJ
23 Teddy Bridgewater DEN QB vs DET
24 Ben Roethlisberger PIT QB @ MIN
25 Justin Jefferson MIN WR vs PIT
26 Leonard Fournette TB RB vs BUF
27 Matt Ryan ATL QB @ CAR
28 Tyreek Hill KC WR vs LV
29 Baker Mayfield CLE QB vs BAL
30 Stefon Diggs BUF WR @ TB
31 Justin Fields CHI QB @ GB
32 Joe Mixon CIN RB vs SF
33 Antonio Gibson WAS RB vs DAL
34 Diontae Johnson PIT WR @ MIN
35 Zach Wilson NYJ QB vs NO
36 Najee Harris PIT RB @ MIN
37 Chris Godwin TB WR vs BUF
38 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL RB @ CAR
39 Nick Chubb CLE RB vs BAL
40 Terry McLaurin WAS WR vs DAL
41 Travis Kelce KC TE vs LV
42 Dalvin Cook MIN RB vs PIT
43 Josh Jacobs LV RB @ KC
44 CeeDee Lamb DAL WR @ WAS
45 David Montgomery CHI RB @ GB
46 Jared Goff DET QB @ DEN
47 Mike Evans TB WR vs BUF
48 Aaron Jones GB RB vs CHI
49 Ezekiel Elliott DAL RB @ WAS
50 Tee Higgins CIN WR vs SF
51 George Kittle SF TE @ CIN
52 Javonte Williams DEN RB vs DET
53 D.K. Metcalf SEA WR @ HOU
54 DeAndre Hopkins ARI WR vs LAR
55 Amari Cooper DAL WR @ WAS
56 Ja'Marr Chase CIN WR vs SF
57 Tyler Lockett SEA WR @ HOU
58 Deebo Samuel SF WR @ CIN
59 Sony Michel LAR RB @ ARI
60 Saquon Barkley NYG RB @ LAC
61 Mike Williams LAC WR vs NYG
62 Trevor Lawrence JAC QB @ TEN
63 Melvin Gordon III DEN RB vs DET
64 D.J. Moore CAR WR vs ATL
65 Hunter Renfrow LV WR @ KC
66 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB WR vs CHI
67 Mark Andrews BAL TE @ CLE
68 James Conner ARI RB vs LAR
69 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC RB vs LV
70 James Robinson JAC RB @ TEN
71 Brandon Aiyuk SF WR @ CIN
72 Devonta Freeman BAL RB @ CLE
73 Marquise Brown BAL WR @ CLE
74 AJ Dillon GB RB vs CHI
75 Brandin Cooks HOU WR vs SEA
76 Rob Gronkowski TB TE vs BUF
77 Chase Claypool PIT WR @ MIN
78 Chuba Hubbard CAR RB vs ATL
79 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF RB @ CIN
80 Van Jefferson LAR WR @ ARI
81 Jerry Jeudy DEN WR vs DET
82 Odell Beckham Jr. LAR WR @ ARI
83 Jarvis Landry CLE WR vs BAL
84 Jamison Crowder NYJ WR vs NO
85 Davis Mills HOU QB vs SEA
86 Kareem Hunt CLE RB vs BAL
87 Godwin Igwebuike DET RB @ DEN
88 Dawson Knox BUF TE @ TB
89 Pat Freiermuth PIT TE @ MIN
90 Darnell Mooney CHI WR @ GB
91 Michael Gallup DAL WR @ WAS
92 Russell Gage ATL WR @ CAR
93 Kyle Pitts ATL TE @ CAR
94 Julio Jones TEN WR vs JAC
95 Christian Kirk ARI WR vs LAR
96 D'Onta Foreman TEN RB vs JAC
97 Dalton Schultz DAL TE @ WAS
98 Jalen Guyton LAC WR vs NYG
99 Dontrell Hilliard TEN RB vs JAC
100 Tyler Conklin MIN TE vs PIT
101 Darrel Williams KC RB vs LV
102 Cole Beasley BUF WR @ TB
103 K.J. Osborn MIN WR vs PIT
104 Tyler Boyd CIN WR vs SF
105 Courtland Sutton DEN WR vs DET
106 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC WR @ TEN
107 Emmanuel Sanders BUF WR @ TB
108 Alexander Mattison MIN RB vs PIT
109 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET WR @ DEN
110 Ty Johnson NYJ RB vs NO
111 Zach Ertz ARI TE vs LAR
112 Sterling Shepard NYG WR @ LAC
113 Alex Collins SEA RB @ HOU
114 Josh Reynolds DET WR @ DEN
115 Austin Hooper CLE TE vs BAL
116 Noah Fant DEN TE vs DET
117 Rex Burkhead HOU RB vs SEA
118 Tim Patrick DEN WR vs DET
119 Ameer Abdullah CAR RB vs ATL
120 JaMycal Hasty SF RB @ CIN
121 Tyler Higbee LAR TE @ ARI
122 Foster Moreau LV TE @ KC
123 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC WR @ TEN
124 Tre'Quan Smith NO WR @ NYJ
125 Devin Singletary BUF RB @ TB
126 A.J. Green ARI WR vs LAR
127 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine TEN WR vs JAC
128 Rashaad Penny SEA RB @ HOU
129 Kenny Golladay NYG WR @ LAC
130 Jared Cook LAC TE vs NYG
131 Robby Anderson CAR WR vs ATL
132 Mike Davis ATL RB @ CAR
133 Jermar Jefferson DET RB @ DEN
134 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE WR vs BAL
135 Ricky Seals-Jones WAS TE vs DAL
136 Marquez Callaway NO WR @ NYJ
137 Laquon Treadwell JAC WR @ TEN
138 Rondale Moore ARI WR vs LAR
139 Rashod Bateman BAL WR @ CLE
140 Latavius Murray BAL RB @ CLE
141 Allen Robinson II CHI WR @ GB
142 Gerald Everett SEA TE @ HOU
143 DeSean Jackson LV WR @ KC
144 Cole Kmet CHI TE @ GB
145 Evan Engram NYG TE @ LAC
146 Allen Lazard GB WR vs CHI
147 Chase Edmonds ARI RB vs LAR
148 Joshua Palmer LAC WR vs NYG
149 DeAndre Carter WAS WR vs DAL
150 Gabriel Davis BUF WR @ TB
151 Darius Slayton NYG WR @ LAC
152 Sammy Watkins BAL WR @ CLE
153 Curtis Samuel WAS WR vs DAL
154 Byron Pringle KC WR vs LV
155 C.J. Uzomah CIN TE vs SF
156 Bryan Edwards LV WR @ KC
157 Zay Jones LV WR @ KC
158 Zack Moss BUF RB @ TB
159 Kalif Raymond DET WR @ DEN
160 Mike Glennon NYG QB @ LAC
161 James O'Shaughnessy JAC TE @ TEN
162 Mecole Hardman KC WR vs LV
163 Carlos Hyde JAC RB @ TEN
164 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL WR @ CAR
165 Samaje Perine CIN RB vs SF
166 Nico Collins HOU WR vs SEA
167 Devontae Booker NYG RB @ LAC
168 D'Wayne Eskridge SEA WR @ HOU
169 Jeremy McNichols TEN RB vs JAC
170 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ WR vs NO
171 Devin Duvernay BAL WR @ CLE
172 Tajae Sharpe ATL WR @ CAR
173 Breshad Perriman TB WR vs BUF
174 Chris Conley HOU WR vs SEA
175 Adam Humphries WAS WR vs DAL
176 Trent Sherfield SF WR @ CIN
177 Demarcus Robinson KC WR vs LV
178 Matt Breida BUF RB @ TB
179 Jauan Jennings SF WR @ CIN
180 Ronald Jones II TB RB vs BUF
181 Donald Parham Jr. LAC TE vs NYG
182 Jakeem Grant Sr. CHI WR @ GB
183 Damiere Byrd CHI WR @ GB
184 Albert Okwuegbunam DEN TE vs DET
185 Freddie Swain SEA WR @ HOU
186 Ryan Griffin NYJ TE vs NO
187 Chester Rogers TEN WR vs JAC
188 Brevin Jordan HOU TE vs SEA
189 Austin Walter NYJ RB vs NO
190 Denzel Mims NYJ WR vs NO
191 Peyton Barber LV RB @ KC
192 Geoff Swaim TEN TE vs JAC
193 Cameron Brate TB TE vs BUF
194 DeeJay Dallas SEA RB @ HOU
195 Kene Nwangwu MIN RB vs PIT
196 Nick Vannett NO TE @ NYJ
197 Braxton Berrios NYJ WR vs NO
198 Kyle Juszczyk SF RB @ CIN
199 Khalil Herbert CHI RB @ GB
200 Anthony Firkser TEN TE vs JAC
201 Jimmy Graham CHI TE @ GB
202 Dede Westbrook MIN WR vs PIT
203 Rashard Higgins CLE WR vs BAL
204 Justin Jackson LAC RB vs NYG
205 Cody Hollister TEN WR vs JAC
206 John Ross NYG WR @ LAC
207 Josiah Deguara GB TE vs CHI
208 Brock Wright DET TE @ DEN
209 Tyler Johnson TB WR vs BUF
210 Tavon Austin JAC WR @ TEN
211 Royce Freeman HOU RB vs SEA
212 James Washington PIT WR @ MIN
213 Kyle Rudolph NYG TE @ LAC
214 Juwan Johnson NO TE @ NYJ
215 Brandon Zylstra CAR WR vs ATL
216 Giovani Bernard TB RB vs BUF
217 Pharaoh Brown HOU TE vs SEA
218 Terrace Marshall Jr. CAR WR vs ATL
219 Cam Sims WAS WR vs DAL
220 Will Dissly SEA TE @ HOU
221 Tommy Tremble CAR TE vs ATL
222 Jake Fromm NYG QB @ LAC
223 Qadree Ollison ATL RB @ CAR
224 Ray-Ray McCloud PIT WR @ MIN
225 Pharoh Cooper NYG WR @ LAC
226 Cedrick Wilson Jr. DAL WR @ WAS
227 Equanimeous St. Brown GB WR vs CHI
228 Jaret Patterson WAS RB vs DAL
229 Eno Benjamin ARI RB vs LAR
230 Marcus Mariota LV QB @ KC
231 Tony Jones Jr. NO RB @ NYJ
232 John Bates WAS TE vs DAL
233 Josh Gordon KC WR vs LV
234 Joshua Kelley LAC RB vs NYG
235 O.J. Howard TB TE vs BUF
236 Corey Clement DAL RB @ WAS
237 Ben Skowronek LAR WR @ ARI
238 Davion Davis HOU WR vs SEA
239 Hayden Hurst ATL TE @ CAR
240 Mekhi Sargent LAR RB @ ARI
241 KhaDarel Hodge DET WR @ DEN
242 D'Ernest Johnson CLE RB vs BAL
243 Jaydon Mickens JAC WR @ TEN
244 Wendell Smallwood WAS RB vs DAL
245 MyCole Pruitt TEN TE vs JAC
246 Marcedes Lewis GB TE vs CHI
247 Ian Thomas CAR TE vs ATL
248 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR RB @ ARI
249 Larry Rountree III LAC RB vs NYG
250 Keith Smith ATL RB @ CAR
251 Jaylen Samuels HOU RB vs SEA
252 Scotty Miller TB WR vs BUF
253 Benny Snell Jr. PIT RB @ MIN
254 Dyami Brown WAS WR vs DAL
255 Elijhaa Penny NYG RB @ LAC
256 Stephen Anderson LAC TE vs NYG
257 Kenny Stills NO WR @ NYJ
258 Daniel Helm LV TE @ KC
259 Demetric Felton CLE RB vs BAL
260 Malik Turner DAL WR @ WAS
261 Jalen Richard LV RB @ KC
262 Collin Johnson NYG WR @ LAC
263 Garrett Griffin NO TE @ NYJ
264 JoJo Natson CLE WR vs BAL
265 Kalen Ballage PIT RB @ MIN
266 Stanley Morgan Jr. CIN WR vs SF
267 Dare Ogunbowale JAC RB @ TEN
268 Kendall Hinton DEN WR vs DET
269 Ihmir Smith-Marsette MIN WR vs PIT
270 Mike Boone DEN RB vs DET
271 Amari Rodgers GB WR vs CHI
272 La'Mical Perine NYJ RB vs NO
273 Zach Gentry PIT TE @ MIN
274 Derrick Gore KC RB vs LV
275 Ty'Son Williams BAL RB @ CLE
276 Noah Gray KC TE vs LV
277 Blake Bell KC TE vs LV
278 Trey Lance SF QB @ CIN
279 Chris Manhertz JAC TE @ TEN
280 Frank Darby ATL WR @ CAR
281 Drew Sample CIN TE vs SF
282 C.J. Ham MIN RB vs PIT
283 Reggie Gilliam BUF RB @ TB
284 Tyrod Taylor HOU QB vs SEA
285 Mike Thomas CIN WR vs SF
286 Jonathan Williams WAS RB vs DAL
287 Andy Janovich CLE RB vs BAL
288 Kenny Yeboah NYJ TE vs NO
289 Penny Hart SEA WR @ HOU
290 Chris Herndon IV MIN TE vs PIT
291 Jesse James CHI TE @ GB
292 Dominique Dafney GB TE vs CHI
293 Luke Farrell JAC TE @ TEN
294 KJ Hill Jr. LAC WR vs NYG
295 Dwayne Washington NO RB @ NYJ
296 Alex Erickson CAR WR vs ATL
297 Antony Auclair HOU TE vs SEA
298 Miller Forristall CLE TE vs BAL
299 Tre' McKitty LAC TE vs NYG
300 Josh Oliver BAL TE @ CLE
301 Christian Blake ATL WR @ CAR
302 Jordan Akins HOU TE vs SEA
303 Craig Reynolds DET RB @ DEN
304 Johnny Stanton CLE RB vs BAL
305 Kendall Blanton LAR TE @ ARI
306 Kevin White NO WR @ NYJ
307 Jeff Smith NYJ WR vs NO
308 Travis Benjamin SF WR @ CIN
309 Andre Roberts LAC WR vs NYG
310 Tom Kennedy DET WR @ DEN
311 Chris Myarick NYG TE @ LAC
312 Shane Zylstra DET TE @ DEN
313 Case Keenum CLE QB vs BAL
314 Darius Bradwell LAC RB vs NYG
315 Lee Smith ATL TE @ CAR
316 Adam Prentice NO RB @ NYJ
317 James Proche II BAL WR @ CLE
318 Demetrius Harris ARI TE vs LAR
319 Damien Williams CHI RB @ GB
320 Charlie Woerner SF TE @ CIN
321 Phillip Dorsett II HOU WR vs SEA
322 Trenton Irwin CIN WR vs SF
323 Michael Burton KC RB vs LV
324 Antoine Wesley ARI WR vs LAR
325 Brian Hill SF RB @ CIN
326 Darrell Daniels ARI TE vs LAR
327 Brandon Allen CIN QB vs SF
328 Jake Kumerow BUF WR @ TB
329 Trey Ragas LV RB @ KC
330 Damarea Crockett DEN RB vs DET
331 Marcus Kemp KC WR vs LV
332 Tyron Johnson LV WR @ KC
333 Ross Dwelley SF TE @ CIN
334 Colby Parkinson SEA TE @ HOU
335 Malik Taylor GB WR vs CHI
336 Diontae Spencer DEN WR vs DET
337 Luke Stocker MIN TE vs PIT
338 Patrick Taylor Jr. GB RB vs CHI
339 Eric Tomlinson BAL TE @ CLE
340 Tylan Wallace BAL WR @ CLE
341 Eric Saubert DEN TE vs DET
342 Racey McMath TEN WR vs JAC
343 Ito Smith DAL RB @ WAS
344 Tory Carter TEN RB vs JAC
345 Jeremy Sprinkle DAL TE @ WAS
346 Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT RB @ MIN
347 Nick Foles CHI QB @ GB
348 Stephen Carlson CLE TE vs BAL
349 Nate McCrary BAL RB @ CLE
350 Dillon Stoner LV WR @ KC
351 Derek Watt PIT RB @ MIN
352 Jordan Wilkins TEN RB vs JAC
353 Isaiah McKenzie BUF WR @ TB
354 Vyncint Smith NYJ WR vs NO
355 Daniel Brown NYJ TE vs NO
356 Gary Brightwell NYG RB @ LAC
357 Brycen Hopkins LAR TE @ ARI
358 D.J. Montgomery NYJ WR vs NO
359 Nick Bawden NYJ RB vs NO
360 Mitchell Wilcox CIN TE vs SF
361 J.P. Holtz CHI TE @ GB
362 Sammis Reyes WAS TE vs DAL
363 Giovanni Ricci CAR TE vs ATL
364 Nick Eubanks DET TE @ DEN
365 Rodney Adams CHI WR @ GB
366 Trayveon Williams CIN RB vs SF
367 Ethan Wolf NO TE @ NYJ
368 Ryan Nall CHI RB @ GB
369 Reggie Bonnafon CAR RB vs ATL
370 Easop Winston Jr. NO WR @ NYJ
371 River Cracraft SF WR @ CIN
372 Tyler Davis GB TE vs CHI
373 Andrew Beck DEN TE vs DET
374 Jason Moore Jr. LAC WR vs NYG
375 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB RB vs BUF
376 JaQuan Hardy DAL RB @ WAS