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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 6 Fantasy Football FLEX Rankings

Rk Name Team Position Opp
Rk Name Team Position Opp
1 Austin Ekeler LAC RB @ BAL
2 Derrick Henry TEN RB vs BUF
3 Ezekiel Elliott DAL RB @ NE
4 Davante Adams GB WR @ CHI
5 Tyreek Hill KC WR @ WAS
6 Najee Harris PIT RB vs SEA
7 Dalvin Cook MIN RB @ CAR
8 Cooper Kupp LAR WR @ NYG
9 Travis Kelce KC TE @ WAS
10 Stefon Diggs BUF WR @ TEN
11 Aaron Jones GB RB @ CHI
12 Jonathan Taylor IND RB vs HOU
13 D.J. Moore CAR WR vs MIN
14 Justin Jefferson MIN WR @ CAR
15 Kareem Hunt CLE RB vs ARI
16 James Robinson JAC RB vs MIA
17 Terry McLaurin WAS WR vs KC
18 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR RB @ NYG
19 Joe Mixon CIN RB @ DET
20 Keenan Allen LAC WR @ BAL
21 D'Andre Swift DET RB vs CIN
22 Ja'Marr Chase CIN WR @ DET
23 Antonio Gibson WAS RB vs KC
24 CeeDee Lamb DAL WR @ NE
25 DeAndre Hopkins ARI WR @ CLE
26 Diontae Johnson PIT WR vs SEA
27 Chris Godwin TB WR @ PHI
28 Leonard Fournette TB RB @ PHI
29 Robert Woods LAR WR @ NYG
30 Mike Williams LAC WR @ BAL
31 Khalil Herbert CHI RB vs GB
32 Darren Waller LV TE @ DEN
33 D.K. Metcalf SEA WR @ PIT
34 Mark Andrews BAL TE vs LAC
35 Chase Claypool PIT WR vs SEA
36 Amari Cooper DAL WR @ NE
37 Mike Evans TB WR @ PHI
38 Courtland Sutton DEN WR vs LV
39 Darrel Williams KC RB @ WAS
40 Marquise Brown BAL WR vs LAC
41 Antonio Brown TB WR @ PHI
42 Brandin Cooks HOU WR @ IND
43 A.J. Brown TEN WR vs BUF
44 Michael Pittman Jr. IND WR vs HOU
45 Josh Jacobs LV RB @ DEN
46 Tee Higgins CIN WR @ DET
47 Tyler Lockett SEA WR @ PIT
48 Adam Thielen MIN WR @ CAR
49 Devontae Booker NYG RB vs LAR
50 Myles Gaskin MIA RB @ JAC
51 Tyler Boyd CIN WR @ DET
52 Zack Moss BUF RB @ TEN
53 Jakobi Meyers NE WR vs DAL
54 Kadarius Toney NYG WR vs LAR
55 DeVonta Smith PHI WR vs TB
56 Emmanuel Sanders BUF WR @ TEN
57 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC WR vs MIA
58 Chuba Hubbard CAR RB vs MIN
59 Tim Patrick DEN WR vs LV
60 Allen Robinson II CHI WR vs GB
61 Miles Sanders PHI RB vs TB
62 Chase Edmonds ARI RB @ CLE
63 Julio Jones TEN WR vs BUF
64 Dawson Knox BUF TE @ TEN
65 Javonte Williams DEN RB vs LV
66 Jaylen Waddle MIA WR @ JAC
67 Noah Fant DEN TE vs LV
68 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE WR vs ARI
69 Melvin Gordon III DEN RB vs LV
70 Alex Collins SEA RB @ PIT
71 Sterling Shepard NYG WR vs LAR
72 Hunter Renfrow LV WR @ DEN
73 J.D. McKissic WAS RB vs KC
74 Kenneth Gainwell PHI RB vs TB
75 T.J. Hockenson DET TE vs CIN
76 Dalton Schultz DAL TE @ NE
77 Damien Harris NE RB vs DAL
78 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC WR vs MIA
79 Darnell Mooney CHI WR vs GB
80 Mike Gesicki MIA TE @ JAC
81 Rondale Moore ARI WR @ CLE
82 Tyler Higbee LAR TE @ NYG
83 Cole Beasley BUF WR @ TEN
84 Zach Ertz PHI TE vs TB
85 Robby Anderson CAR WR vs MIN
86 Mecole Hardman KC WR @ WAS
87 Henry Ruggs III LV WR @ DEN
88 Jamaal Williams DET RB vs CIN
89 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET WR vs CIN
90 A.J. Green ARI WR @ CLE
91 Ricky Seals-Jones WAS TE vs KC
92 Hunter Henry NE TE vs DAL
93 Tony Pollard DAL RB @ NE
94 Christian Kirk ARI WR @ CLE
95 Van Jefferson LAR WR @ NYG
96 Jared Cook LAC TE @ BAL
97 Jalen Reagor PHI WR vs TB
98 Devin Singletary BUF RB @ TEN
99 Nelson Agholor NE WR vs DAL
100 Nyheim Hines IND RB vs HOU
101 Randall Cobb GB WR @ CHI
102 Zach Pascal IND WR vs HOU
103 Latavius Murray BAL RB vs LAC
104 James Conner ARI RB @ CLE
105 Kalif Raymond DET WR vs CIN
106 Kendrick Bourne NE WR vs DAL
107 Quez Watkins PHI WR vs TB
108 Evan Engram NYG TE vs LAR
109 Demetric Felton CLE RB vs ARI
110 Adam Humphries WAS WR vs KC
111 K.J. Osborn MIN WR @ CAR
112 AJ Dillon GB RB @ CHI
113 Terrace Marshall Jr. CAR WR vs MIN
114 Rashod Bateman BAL WR vs LAC
115 Bryan Edwards LV WR @ DEN
116 Dan Arnold JAC TE vs MIA
117 Giovani Bernard TB RB @ PHI
118 Preston Williams MIA WR @ JAC
119 Parris Campbell IND WR vs HOU
120 David Johnson HOU RB @ IND
121 Tyler Conklin MIN TE @ CAR
122 James Washington PIT WR vs SEA
123 Robert Tonyan GB TE @ CHI
124 Jerick McKinnon KC RB @ WAS
125 Mark Ingram II HOU RB @ IND
126 Rashard Higgins CLE WR vs ARI
127 Alexander Mattison MIN RB @ CAR
128 Cameron Brate TB TE @ PHI
129 Mo Alie-Cox IND TE vs HOU
130 Jonnu Smith NE TE vs DAL
131 Allen Lazard GB WR @ CHI
132 Sony Michel LAR RB @ NYG
133 Chris Conley HOU WR @ IND
134 Gerald Everett SEA TE @ PIT
135 David Njoku CLE TE vs ARI
136 Cole Kmet CHI TE vs GB
137 DeAndre Carter WAS WR vs KC
138 Tyler Johnson TB WR @ PHI
139 Cedrick Wilson Jr. DAL WR @ NE
140 DeSean Jackson LAR WR @ NYG
141 C.J. Uzomah CIN TE @ DET
142 Austin Hooper CLE TE vs ARI
143 Freddie Swain SEA WR @ PIT
144 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE WR vs ARI
145 Anthony Firkser TEN TE vs BUF
146 Devin Duvernay BAL WR vs LAC
147 Jamal Agnew JAC WR vs MIA
148 Jalen Guyton LAC WR @ BAL
149 KhaDarel Hodge DET WR vs CIN
150 Ronald Jones II TB RB @ PHI
151 Pat Freiermuth PIT TE vs SEA
152 Byron Pringle KC WR @ WAS
153 Tavon Austin JAC WR vs MIA
154 Rhamondre Stevenson NE RB vs DAL
155 Brandon Bolden NE RB vs DAL
156 Ian Thomas CAR TE vs MIN
157 T.Y. Hilton IND WR vs HOU
158 Demarcus Robinson KC WR @ WAS
159 Chris Evans CIN RB @ DET
160 Jeremy McNichols TEN RB vs BUF
161 Gabriel Davis BUF WR @ TEN
162 Jack Doyle IND TE vs HOU
163 DeeJay Dallas SEA RB @ PIT
164 Josh Reynolds TEN WR vs BUF
165 Kenyan Drake LV RB @ DEN
166 Albert Wilson MIA WR @ JAC
167 Tommy Tremble CAR TE vs MIN
168 Greg Ward PHI WR vs TB
169 Chester Rogers TEN WR vs BUF
170 Malcolm Brown MIA RB @ JAC
171 Marquise Goodwin CHI WR vs GB
172 Dyami Brown WAS WR vs KC
173 Chris Moore HOU WR @ IND
174 Ray-Ray McCloud PIT WR vs SEA
175 Blake Jarwin DAL TE @ NE
176 Kendall Hinton DEN WR vs LV
177 Josh Gordon KC WR @ WAS
178 Jordan Akins HOU TE @ IND
179 Marlon Mack IND RB vs HOU
180 John Ross NYG WR vs LAR
181 N'Keal Harry NE WR vs DAL
182 Mack Hollins MIA WR @ JAC
183 Carlos Hyde JAC RB vs MIA
184 Travis Homer SEA RB @ PIT
185 Phillip Lindsay HOU RB @ IND
186 Pharaoh Brown HOU TE @ IND
187 Eric Ebron PIT TE vs SEA
188 Donald Parham Jr. LAC TE @ BAL
189 Salvon Ahmed MIA RB @ JAC
190 Royce Freeman CAR RB vs MIN
191 Anthony Schwartz CLE WR vs ARI
192 Devonta Freeman BAL RB vs LAC
193 D'Ernest Johnson CLE RB vs ARI
194 Joshua Kelley LAC RB @ BAL
195 Harrison Bryant CLE TE vs ARI
196 Marcus Johnson TEN WR vs BUF
197 James Proche II BAL WR vs LAC
198 Kyle Rudolph NYG TE vs LAR
199 Dede Westbrook MIN WR @ CAR
200 Will Dissly SEA TE @ PIT
201 Collin Johnson NYG WR vs LAR
Damiere Byrd CHI WR vs GB
Gary Brightwell NYG RB vs LAR
Ryan Nall CHI RB vs GB
Benny Snell Jr. PIT RB vs SEA
Justin Jackson LAC RB @ BAL
Noah Brown DAL WR @ NE
Brandon Zylstra CAR WR vs MIN
Jaret Patterson WAS RB vs KC
Joshua Palmer LAC WR @ BAL
Demetrius Harris ARI TE @ CLE
Kylen Granson IND TE vs HOU
Auden Tate CIN WR @ DET
Zay Jones LV WR @ DEN
Durham Smythe MIA TE @ JAC
Jacob Hollister JAC TE vs MIA
MyCole Pruitt TEN TE vs BUF
Peyton Barber LV RB @ DEN
Eric Saubert DEN TE vs LV
Dax Milne WAS WR vs KC
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine TEN WR vs BUF
Elijhaa Penny NYG RB vs LAR
Kalen Ballage PIT RB vs SEA
Jimmy Graham CHI TE vs GB
Penny Hart SEA WR @ PIT
Anthony Miller PIT WR vs SEA
Marcedes Lewis GB TE @ CHI
Josh Oliver BAL TE vs LAC
Foster Moreau LV TE @ DEN
Kylin Hill GB RB @ CHI
Ashton Dulin IND WR vs HOU
Darrell Daniels ARI TE @ CLE
Tyron Johnson JAC WR vs MIA
Geoff Swaim TEN TE vs BUF
Stephen Anderson LAC TE @ BAL
Tommy Sweeney BUF TE @ TEN
Drew Sample CIN TE @ DET
Alec Ingold LV RB @ DEN
Adam Shaheen MIA TE @ JAC
Ameer Abdullah MIN RB @ CAR
John Brown DEN WR vs LV
Chris Manhertz JAC TE vs MIA
Darren Fells DET TE vs CIN
Jalen Richard LV RB @ DEN
Isaiah Ford MIA WR @ JAC
Dare Ogunbowale JAC RB vs MIA
Kaden Smith NYG TE vs LAR
C.J. Board NYG WR vs LAR
J.J. Taylor NE RB vs DAL
Zach Gentry PIT TE vs SEA
Chris Herndon IV MIN TE @ CAR
Colby Parkinson SEA TE @ PIT
David Moore DEN WR vs LV
Jody Fortson KC WR @ WAS
Artavis Pierce CHI RB vs GB
Noah Gray KC TE @ WAS
Johnny Mundt LAR TE @ NYG
Isaiah McKenzie BUF WR @ TEN
Luke Farrell JAC TE vs MIA
Jakeem Grant Sr. CHI WR vs GB
Josiah Deguara GB TE @ CHI
John Bates WAS TE vs KC
Antony Auclair HOU TE @ IND
Darrynton Evans TEN RB vs BUF
Patrick Ricard BAL RB vs LAC
Cethan Carter MIA TE @ JAC
Willie Snead IV LV WR @ DEN
C.J. Ham MIN RB @ CAR
Jesper Horsted CHI TE vs GB
Trayveon Williams CIN RB @ DET
Cullen Gillaspia NYG RB vs LAR
Diontae Spencer DEN WR vs LV
Eric Tomlinson BAL TE vs LAC
Miles Boykin BAL WR vs LAC
Nick Bowers LV TE @ DEN
Michael Burton KC RB @ WAS
Boston Scott PHI RB vs TB
Alex Erickson CAR WR vs MIN
Gabe Nabers LAC RB @ BAL
Reggie Gilliam BUF RB @ TEN
Equanimeous St. Brown GB WR @ CHI
Samaje Perine CIN RB @ DET
Jake Kumerow BUF WR @ TEN
Mitchell Wilcox CIN TE @ DET
Khari Blasingame TEN RB vs BUF
Derek Watt PIT RB vs SEA
Sammis Reyes WAS TE vs KC
Le'Veon Bell BAL RB vs LAC
Colin Thompson CAR TE vs MIN
K.J. Hill Jr. LAC WR @ BAL
Mike Boone DEN RB vs LV
Jakob Johnson NE RB vs DAL
Tom Kennedy DET WR vs CIN
Antonio Gandy-Golden WAS WR vs KC
Jesse James CHI TE vs GB
Amari Rodgers GB WR @ CHI
Andre Roberts HOU WR @ IND
Derrick Gore KC RB @ WAS
Cody White PIT WR vs SEA
Trenton Irwin CIN WR @ DET
Jake Funk LAR RB @ NYG