Fantasy football flex rankings for Week 10

Eric Karabell
ESPN PLUS


The votes are in, and this week's PPR flex rankings -- in which we combine the best of the running backs, wide receivers and tight ends into one tidy package -- indeed can be counted on to help your fantasy football teams. Nearly half of the league's teams still need to serve their bye weeks, so making sure your bench is strong for upcoming weeks is important as well. Perhaps someone that ranks well below is available, but even if you do not need this player, do not let some other team have him! Regardless, it is Week 10. Let us all flex!

1. Todd Gurley II, RB, Los Angeles Rams: Oh, no! The end is nigh now that Gurley failed to score 20 PPR points for the ninth consecutive week. Do not worry. He had 33.3 points the last time he faced Seattle.
2. Kareem Hunt, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: He did not score a touchdown between Weeks 4 and 12 last season, but Hunt is having no such worries in 2018. Has six touchdowns among 21 catches. Hard to do, but also hard to continue.
3. Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints: Is one touchdown short of what he achieved as a rookie, and still has eight games to go!
4. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants: Back from the bye and ready to resume the quest for 100 receptions.

5. James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Still, unbelievably, no sign of that other fellow. Conner does not care. Only two running backs have more PPR points this season.
6. Melvin Gordon, RB, Los Angeles Chargers
7. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons: Now watch him score a touchdown every week. OK, probably not.
8. Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints: Having a fantastic season, but also not a bad time to float his name in trade talks since Weeks 4 through 8 were not exactly awesome. Week 9 was.
9. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys
10. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers
11. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants
12. Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: On pace for 100 receptions yet again, but just barely. The touchdowns are the key here.
13. Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers: In Aaron Rodgers we all trust.
14. David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals
15. James White, RB, New England Patriots: Has topped 23 PPR points in six of seven weeks. No other running back has.
16. Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
17. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs
18. Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: Tough matchup with Arizona's Patrick Peterson looms, but Hill is tough to control.
19. Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: In Ryan Fitzpatrick we somehow trust, but Evans caught only one of 10 targets last week. Do not expect a repeat.
20. Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons: About time he solidified himself as an RB2.
21. Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns: No problem with his usage rates.
22. Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Who? I do not recall this name. Oh, the top-10 running back from draft day who is finally healthy? Yep, now I remember. No word of reduced touches, so go with it.
23. Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
24. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
25. Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams: Pick a Rams receiver, any receiver.
26. Brandin Cooks, WR, Los Angeles Rams
27. Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams
28. Adrian Peterson, RB, Washington Redskins: His managers might be tempted to sit him after the Week 9 stinker, but look what happened after he struggled in Weeks 2 and 5. He bounced back.
29. Tarik Cohen, RB, Chicago Bears
30. Sony Michel, RB, New England Patriots: Word is he will play this week and will usurp the rushing attempts from the WR-turned-RB everyone is talking about lately.
31. Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns
32. Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Moves into larger role, in theory, with A.J. Green on the shelf. Could be a while, too.
33. Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
34. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
35. Golden Tate, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: Looks good typing his new team after his name. Expect similar performance. Carson Wentz should be happy.
36. Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers: Miami gives it up on the ground, so how about -- for once -- someone lets Jones run the ball like 20 times. Anyone?
37. Mark Ingram II, RB, New Orleans Saints
38. Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Not so durable, we are gathering, but he should play and there is no word yet of reduced touches.
39. Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots
40. Josh Gordon, WR, New England Patriots: If you stuck with him, good for you. Still, this is not a normal Patriots offense. Tom Brady has not been prolific.
41. George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers: Kelce is the lone tight end with more receiving yards. This is all legit.
42. Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers
43. Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots: No guarantee he plays this week, either, especially with the bye week approaching. Be careful here.
44. Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago Bears: Nice Week 9, but hard to expect it to continue each week against better opposition.
45. Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts
46. Dion Lewis, RB, Tennessee Titans: Past two games have been good ones, so perhaps he can keep it going this week versus the Patriots.
47. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Perhaps this season it will be a big second half for him. Matchup is good this week.
48. T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts
49. Matt Breida, RB, San Francisco 49ers
50. Kerryon Johnson, RB, Detroit Lions: Would be nice if Lions options would show some consistency, even the young ones.
51. Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions: I still like his big-play ability a bit more than the next Lion, but after that awful Week 9, it is hard to tell.
52. Marvin Jones Jr., WR, Detroit Lions
53. Sammy Watkins, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
54. Amari Cooper, WR, Dallas Cowboys: Well, he scored a touchdown. A better matchup in Philly looms this week.
55. Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks
56. Duke Johnson Jr., RB, Cleveland Browns: His Week 9 outing was better than anything last season, giving hope that the next two months could be awesome.
57. Kenyan Drake, RB, Miami Dolphins: Just get him the football 15 times a week. Even that would make him valuable.
58. Isaiah Crowell, RB, New York Jets: Rushed for 219 yards in Week 5. Since then, in four games, he has rushed for 147 yards. Yeah, things are not going well but ... they play the Bills!
59. Devin Funchess, WR, Carolina Panthers
60. Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons: Reunited with touchdowns and it feels so good.
61. Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants
62. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers: Someone has to be another deep threat with Rodgers, and it will not be Geronimo Allison.
63. Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans: Still only one touchdown all season and it came in overtime versus Philly. We expected more.
64. Jimmy Graham, TE, Green Bay Packers
65. O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
66. Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts
67. Jared Cook, TE, Oakland Raiders: Has topped 20 receiving yards in one game since Week 4, so perhaps this is the last time he will be ranked generously.
68. LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills: I still think this is more about the Buffalo offense than McCoy being toast, but for this season, it is hard to like him.
69. T.J. Yeldon, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: He was performing nicely even when Fournette was healthy, so do not disregard him.
70. Jalen Richard, RB, Oakland Raiders
71. Chris Thompson, RB, Washington Redskins: Nothing since Week 2. If he cannot rip up the Tampa defense, then that is about all for him.
72. DeSean Jackson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Speaking of Tampa, the way Washington's defense fell apart in Week 9 makes him look appealing.
73. Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
74. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks
75. Mike Davis, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Carson's injury updates matter to Davis managers.
76. Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers
77. Doug Martin, RB, Oakland Raiders: Hard to believe the shape this franchise is in. Martin showed some promise the past fortnight.
78. Ito Smith, RB, Atlanta Falcons: Coleman is the Falcons runner you want, but Smith has some flex appeal.
79. Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers
80. Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Rookie can get deep, and we think his rookie quarterback can find him.
81. Allen Robinson, WR, Chicago Bears: Has a mere three 20-plus-yard plays this season. That is not good. Mitchell Trubisky has not been the problem.
82. Marquise Goodwin, WR, San Francisco 49ers
83. Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons
84. Taylor Gabriel, WR, Chicago Bears
85. Elijah McGuire, RB, New York Jets: Somewhat appealing pass-catcher could see nice opportunity.
86. Carlos Hyde, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Value based on Fournette, and that is likely bad news.
87. Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans: Has 300 rushing yards in eight games. Time to give up on him becoming a superstar.
88. Danny Amendola, WR, Miami Dolphins
89. Tre'Quan Smith, WR, New Orleans Saints: There is lots of time for him to blossom, though.
90. Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
91. Adam Humphries, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
92. Corey Clement, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: The problem is the Eagles are going to share the load here, and guessing who scores a touchdown is just that, a guess.
93. Wendell Smallwood, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
94. Frank Gore, RB, Miami Dolphins: Is 18th in the league in rushing, but the 17 others have scored touchdowns. This is not like Julio Jones.
95. Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas Cowboys
96. Tyrell Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers: He scores touchdowns, but a 44-catch pace is not enough.
97. Donte Moncrief, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Now comes the Jaguars wide receivers part of the show. Not exactly like the Rams, eh?
98. Dede Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
99. Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
100. John Ross, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: If not now, then when?



Others: DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins; Nelson Agholor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles; Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants; Trey Burton, TE, Chicago Bears; Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts; Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions; Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers; Alfred Morris, RB, San Francisco 49ers; Josh Adams, RB, Philadelphia Eagles; Spencer Ware, RB, Kansas City Chiefs; Kapri Bibbs, RB, Washington Redskins; DJ Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers; Cordarrelle Patterson, RB/WR, New England Patriots