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Flex rankings for Week 2 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best fantasy football flex plays going in Week 2.

East Rutherford, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) warm up before the game against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday update

It’s football Sunday! Time to get those lineups solidified. There isn’t a whole lot of new news to work with this morning. Josh Jacobs is out of course, which moves Kenyan Drake and Peyton Barber up the rankings in a tough matchup with the Steelers. I’d rather stay away if possible, but Drake has the most upside as the receiver of the two.

Raheem Mostert is out for the year and Elijah Mitchell has the starting duties this week against the Eagles. Hard to trust Kyle Shanahan to give one back a huge workload, but he’s still a start this week.

Good luck!

Welcome to Week 2 of the NFL season. We have football tonight, as the New York Giants and Washington Football Team face off in the nation’s capital. To help you set your lineups before this Thursday night affair, we’ve got updated flex rankings. These are .5 PPR, which is so hot right now.

Remember to always keep your Thursday night fantasy starters out of the flex spot. You may need that flexibility come Sunday or Monday.

Tonight we get Saquon Barkley, who wasn’t much help to fantasy managers in Week 1, will get another shot in a quick turnaround game. Evan Engram is out again, so Kyle Rudolph will get the most run at tight end for New York.

Ryan Fitzpatrick is out for around half of the season, so the Giants will face Taylor Heinicke. We should continue to rank Washington’s skill players as we did in Week 1. He may be an upgrade, but if so, not all that much of one.

Week 2 flex rankings

Week 7 Fantasy Football FLEX Rankings

Rk Name Team Position Opp
Rk Name Team Position Opp
1 Derrick Henry TEN RB vs KC
2 Jonathan Taylor IND RB @ SF
3 Davante Adams GB WR vs WAS
4 Tyreek Hill KC WR @ TEN
5 Cooper Kupp LAR WR vs DET
6 Alvin Kamara NO RB @ SEA
7 Travis Kelce KC TE @ TEN
8 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR RB vs DET
9 DeAndre Hopkins ARI WR vs HOU
10 D.J. Moore CAR WR @ NYG
11 Ja'Marr Chase CIN WR @ BAL
12 Aaron Jones GB RB vs WAS
13 Joe Mixon CIN RB @ BAL
14 Calvin Ridley ATL WR @ MIA
15 Terry McLaurin WAS WR @ GB
16 Darren Waller LV TE vs PHI
17 Damien Harris NE RB vs NYJ
18 Leonard Fournette TB RB vs CHI
19 Josh Jacobs LV RB vs PHI
20 D'Andre Swift DET RB @ LAR
21 A.J. Brown TEN WR vs KC
22 Deebo Samuel SF WR vs IND
23 Mike Evans TB WR vs CHI
24 D.K. Metcalf SEA WR vs NO
25 Chris Godwin TB WR vs CHI
26 Marquise Brown BAL WR vs CIN
27 Antonio Brown TB WR vs CHI
28 Mark Andrews BAL TE vs CIN
29 Courtland Sutton DEN WR @ CLE
30 Robert Woods LAR WR vs DET
31 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL RB @ MIA
32 Brandin Cooks HOU WR @ ARI
33 Tyler Lockett SEA WR vs NO
34 DeVonta Smith PHI WR @ LV
35 Darrel Williams KC RB @ TEN
36 Jaylen Waddle MIA WR vs ATL
37 Chuba Hubbard CAR RB @ NYG
38 Elijah Mitchell SF RB vs IND
39 Miles Sanders PHI RB @ LV
40 Tee Higgins CIN WR @ BAL
41 Michael Pittman Jr. IND WR @ SF
42 James Conner ARI RB vs HOU
43 Chase Edmonds ARI RB vs HOU
44 Sterling Shepard NYG WR vs CAR
45 Antonio Gibson WAS RB @ GB
46 Kyle Pitts ATL TE @ MIA
47 Henry Ruggs III LV WR vs PHI
48 Devontae Booker NYG RB vs CAR
49 Mike Davis ATL RB @ MIA
50 Javonte Williams DEN RB @ CLE
51 Mike Gesicki MIA TE vs ATL
52 D'Ernest Johnson CLE RB vs DEN
53 Darnell Mooney CHI WR @ TB
54 Jakobi Meyers NE WR vs NYJ
55 Corey Davis NYJ WR @ NE
56 Dallas Goedert PHI TE @ LV
57 Tim Patrick DEN WR @ CLE
58 Alex Collins SEA RB vs NO
59 Allen Robinson II CHI WR @ TB
60 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE WR vs DEN
61 Melvin Gordon III DEN RB @ CLE
62 Noah Fant DEN TE @ CLE
63 Mecole Hardman KC WR @ TEN
64 Damien Williams CHI RB @ TB
65 Michael Carter NYJ RB @ NE
66 Christian Kirk ARI WR vs HOU
67 Tyler Boyd CIN WR @ BAL
68 J.D. McKissic WAS RB @ GB
69 T.J. Hockenson DET TE @ LAR
70 Rondale Moore ARI WR vs HOU
71 Ricky Seals-Jones WAS TE @ GB
72 Hunter Renfrow LV WR vs PHI
73 Brandon Aiyuk SF WR vs IND
74 T.Y. Hilton IND WR @ SF
75 Robby Anderson CAR WR @ NYG
76 Tyler Higbee LAR TE vs DET
77 Rashod Bateman BAL WR vs CIN
78 Latavius Murray BAL RB vs CIN
79 A.J. Green ARI WR vs HOU
80 AJ Dillon GB RB vs WAS
81 Marquez Callaway NO WR @ SEA
82 DeVante Parker MIA WR vs ATL
83 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE WR vs DEN
84 Rob Gronkowski TB TE vs CHI
85 Nelson Agholor NE WR vs NYJ
86 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET WR @ LAR
87 Bryan Edwards LV WR vs PHI
88 Van Jefferson LAR WR vs DET
89 Hunter Henry NE TE vs NYJ
90 Zach Pascal IND WR @ SF
91 Jamison Crowder NYJ WR @ NE
92 Allen Lazard GB WR vs WAS
93 Myles Gaskin MIA RB vs ATL
94 Jarvis Landry CLE WR vs DEN
95 Devonta Freeman BAL RB vs CIN
96 Khalil Herbert CHI RB @ TB
97 Kendrick Bourne NE WR vs NYJ
98 Quez Watkins PHI WR @ LV
99 Jalen Reagor PHI WR @ LV
100 Demarcus Robinson KC WR @ TEN
101 Rhamondre Stevenson NE RB vs NYJ
102 Kendall Hinton DEN WR @ CLE
103 Mark Ingram II HOU RB @ ARI
104 Jamaal Williams DET RB @ LAR
105 Randall Cobb GB WR vs WAS
106 Mo Alie-Cox IND TE @ SF
107 Nico Collins HOU WR @ ARI
108 David Johnson HOU RB @ ARI
109 Kalif Raymond DET WR @ LAR
110 Chris Moore HOU WR @ ARI
111 Terrace Marshall Jr. CAR WR @ NYG
112 Zach Ertz ARI TE vs HOU
113 Kenneth Gainwell PHI RB @ LV
114 Sony Michel LAR RB vs DET
115 Evan Engram NYG TE vs CAR
116 Elijah Moore NYJ WR @ NE
117 Russell Gage ATL WR @ MIA
118 Le'Veon Bell BAL RB vs CIN
119 DeSean Jackson LAR WR vs DET
120 Byron Pringle KC WR @ TEN
121 Dyami Brown WAS WR @ GB
122 John Ross NYG WR vs CAR
123 Kenyan Drake LV RB vs PHI
124 Ty Johnson NYJ RB @ NE
125 Ronald Jones II TB RB vs CHI
126 Ross Dwelley SF TE vs IND
127 C.J. Uzomah CIN TE @ BAL
128 Josh Gordon KC WR @ TEN
129 Robert Tonyan GB TE vs WAS
130 David Njoku CLE TE vs DEN
131 Adam Humphries WAS WR @ GB
132 Gerald Everett SEA TE vs NO
133 Albert Wilson MIA WR vs ATL
134 Cole Kmet CHI TE @ TB
135 Freddie Swain SEA WR vs NO
136 Jonnu Smith NE TE vs NYJ
137 Devin Duvernay BAL WR vs CIN
138 Austin Hooper CLE TE vs DEN
139 Chester Rogers TEN WR vs KC
140 Nyheim Hines IND RB @ SF
141 Salvon Ahmed MIA RB vs ATL
142 Demetric Felton CLE RB vs DEN
143 Anthony Firkser TEN TE vs KC
144 Chris Conley HOU WR @ ARI
145 Trey Sermon SF RB vs IND
146 O.J. Howard TB TE vs CHI
147 Rashard Higgins CLE WR vs DEN
148 Jeremy McNichols TEN RB vs KC
149 Giovani Bernard TB RB vs CHI
150 Kenny Golladay NYG WR vs CAR
151 Rashaad Penny SEA RB vs NO
152 Jack Doyle IND TE @ SF
153 DeeJay Dallas SEA RB vs NO
154 Malcolm Brown MIA RB vs ATL
155 DeAndre Carter WAS WR @ GB
156 Ty'Son Williams BAL RB vs CIN
157 Tommy Tremble CAR TE @ NYG
158 Samaje Perine CIN RB @ BAL
159 Hayden Hurst ATL TE @ MIA
160 KhaDarel Hodge DET WR @ LAR
161 Tyler Johnson TB WR vs CHI
162 Kenny Stills NO WR @ SEA
163 Tevin Coleman NYJ RB @ NE
164 Phillip Lindsay HOU RB @ ARI
165 Ian Thomas CAR TE @ NYG
166 Royce Freeman CAR RB @ NYG
167 Marquise Goodwin CHI WR @ TB
168 Collin Johnson NYG WR vs CAR
169 Anthony Schwartz CLE WR vs DEN
170 Marlon Mack IND RB @ SF
171 Auden Tate CIN WR @ BAL
172 Deonte Harris NO WR @ SEA
173 Cameron Brate TB TE vs CHI
174 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL WR @ MIA
175 Josh Reynolds TEN WR vs KC
176 Darius Slayton NYG WR vs CAR
177 Jaret Patterson WAS RB @ GB
178 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ WR @ NE
179 Mack Hollins MIA WR vs ATL
180 Will Dissly SEA TE vs NO
181 N'Keal Harry NE WR vs NYJ
182 Marcus Johnson TEN WR vs KC
183 Preston Williams MIA WR vs ATL
184 Adam Trautman NO TE @ SEA
185 Harrison Bryant CLE TE vs DEN
186 Juwan Johnson NO TE @ SEA
187 Dante Pettis NYG WR vs CAR
188 Mohamed Sanu Sr. SF WR vs IND
189 Jerick McKinnon KC RB @ TEN
190 Marcedes Lewis GB TE vs WAS
191 Chris Evans CIN RB @ BAL
192 Damiere Byrd CHI WR @ TB
193 Elijhaa Penny NYG RB vs CAR
194 Greg Ward PHI WR @ LV
195 Ryan Griffin NYJ TE @ NE
196 James Proche II BAL WR vs CIN
197 Brandon Bolden NE RB vs NYJ
198 Equanimeous St. Brown GB WR vs WAS
199 Tajae Sharpe ATL WR @ MIA
200 Zay Jones LV WR vs PHI
201 MyCole Pruitt TEN TE vs KC
202 Jordan Akins HOU TE @ ARI
203 Travis Homer SEA RB vs NO
204 Kyle Juszczyk SF RB vs IND
205 Travis Benjamin SF WR vs IND
206 Kyle Rudolph NYG TE vs CAR
207 Foster Moreau LV TE vs PHI
208 Chris Hogan NO WR @ SEA
209 Pharaoh Brown HOU TE @ ARI
210 Ty Montgomery NO RB @ SEA
211 Kylin Hill GB RB vs WAS
212 Wayne Gallman Jr. ATL RB @ MIA
213 Braxton Berrios NYJ WR @ NE
214 Saquon Barkley NYG RB vs CAR
215 Geoff Swaim TEN TE vs KC
216 Josh Oliver BAL TE vs CIN
217 Penny Hart SEA WR vs NO
218 Jimmy Graham CHI TE @ TB
219 Denzel Mims NYJ WR @ NE
220 Durham Smythe MIA TE vs ATL
221 Phillip Dorsett II SEA WR vs NO
222 Trinity Benson DET WR @ LAR
223 Willie Snead IV LV WR vs PHI
224 Lee Smith ATL TE @ MIA
225 John Bates WAS TE @ GB
226 Dax Milne WAS WR @ GB
227 Ashton Dulin IND WR @ SF
228 Artavis Pierce CHI RB @ TB
229 Dwayne Washington NO RB @ SEA
230 J.J. Arcega-Whiteside PHI WR @ LV
231 Christian Blake ATL WR @ MIA
232 Shi Smith CAR WR @ NYG
233 Deon Yelder TB TE vs CHI
234 Geronimo Allison DET WR @ LAR
235 Peyton Barber LV RB vs PHI
236 Jalen Richard LV RB vs PHI
237 Jonathan Ward ARI RB vs HOU
238 Gary Brightwell NYG RB vs CAR
239 Amari Rodgers GB WR vs WAS
240 Danny Amendola HOU WR @ ARI
241 Boston Scott PHI RB @ LV
242 Rex Burkhead HOU RB @ ARI
243 Alec Ingold LV RB vs PHI
244 Patrick Ricard BAL RB vs CIN
245 Mike Boone DEN RB @ CLE