Fantasy football flex rankings for Week 11

Eric Karabell
ESPN PLUS


Welcome to Week 11 and the latest flex rankings! For those new to the space, we combine the best of the running backs, wide receivers and tight ends to form one large list and then tell jokes next to some of their names. Nah, the jokes are not so funny but as long as we fulfill our goal to help in your ranking decisions, that is enough. There are six teams serving the bye this week before Thanksgiving and you might need to dig a little deep. Flex away!

1. Todd Gurley II, RB, Los Angeles Rams: I hate the fact that Gurley will not be leading this list next week. The Rams and Chiefs serve their bye weeks over Thanksgiving weekend. Prepare now.
2. Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints: The way the Eagles defended the Cowboys on Sunday night, the Saints could score 50 if they want.
3. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants: Has 63 receptions with seven games to go. That is incredible for a running back.
4. Melvin Gordon, RB, Los Angeles Chargers: He has topped 1,000 total yards in eight games. I do not think people realize what he is doing.
5. Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints: Good luck naming the entire Eagles secondary. You cannot do it. Half of it is new to the club.
6. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons: Touchdowns in consecutive games and nobody has more receiving yards. It is all good.
7. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys: As long as guard Zack Martin is healthy, Elliott eats.
8. Kareem Hunt, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
9. Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings
10. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants: So ridiculously talented, he just needs Eli Manning to have time and find him.
11. James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Well, it is over. Conner remains the starter. This is a tough week at Jacksonville, but not as tough lately.
12. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers
13. David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Last week was awesome, with his highest rushing and receiving total, and a pair of touchdowns. Now he faces the league's worst team.
14. Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Jaguars remain No. 1 in preventing PPR points to wide receivers. The Colts had success with their tight ends last week. I ranked Vance McDonald 11th at tight end.
15. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans
16. Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers
17. Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: Does not have to play at altitude after all. Not that it mattered much for him.
18. Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: Team needs to be a bit more competitive so he can run the ball. It should be OK this week.
19. Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: The yards were low, but the carries were not. That is a good sign.
20. Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers: Matched his season touchdown total last week, just like Julio. But nobody talks about Keenan.
21. Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: So much for any narrative he could produce numbers only with Ryan Fitzpatrick. Evans is just inconsistent.
22. Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings
23. Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons: Not so consistent either.
24. Mark Ingram II, RB, New Orleans Saints
25. Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings: Would assume he is feeling good coming off the bye week.
26. Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers: Does anyone else feel like the Packers were the last to realize how good Jones was?
27. Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams: Loss of Cooper Kupp stinks, but the Rams have depth. Woods is ninth in PPR scoring this season.
28. Brandin Cooks, WR, Los Angeles Rams: Cooks is 10th.
29. Kerryon Johnson, RB, Detroit Lions
30. Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles: Not only on pace to shatter the mark for tight end receptions, but only six wide receivers boast more fantasy points.
31. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs: He would rank ninth at wide receiver scoring. Great season for these fellows. What a shame the preseason No. 1 tight end cannot join them.
32. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
33. T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts
34. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos: Not much since Week 7, but still no reason to worry.
35. Adrian Peterson, RB, Washington Redskins: So inconsistent, but this should be a decent week for him.
36. Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts
37. Phillip Lindsay, RB, Denver Broncos
38. Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Might be a few more weeks sans A.J. Green. Bengals just look bad.
39. Marvin Jones Jr., WR, Detroit Lions
40. Tarik Cohen, RB, Chicago Bears: Has 16 or more PPR points in five of six games. Pretty good.
41. Lamar Miller, RB, Houston Texans
42. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals
43. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: Well, expect the Eagles to be playing from behind at New Orleans. Good for the passing game.
44. Dion Lewis, RB, Tennessee Titans: He has 39 rushing attempts the past two weeks. That is quite a few for him. For anyone, really.
45. Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks: People do not like when we question his durability, but we have to. Make sure he will be active.
46. Amari Cooper, WR, Dallas Cowboys
47. Sammy Watkins, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
48. Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions
49. Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans: Concern is he has only two games with more than 13 PPR points all season. Has to be more consistent on the good side.
50. Allen Robinson, WR, Chicago Bears: For those who wrote him off, Week 10 was a reminder he has game. His quarterback is playing exceptionally well.
51. Devin Funchess, WR, Carolina Panthers
52. Golden Tate, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: Beats me why the Eagles trade a high pick for him and then do not use him in a must-win. Perhaps they were saving him for this week. Regardless, we have to step back a bit in fantasy.
53. T.J. Yeldon, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: I keep saying he is worth a flex spot even with Fournette active.
54. Alex Collins, RB, Baltimore Ravens
55. Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago Bears: The bottom line is you have to be better than this if you do not catch passes.
56. Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans: Ditto.
57. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Houston Texans
58. Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos
59. Mike Davis, RB, Seattle Seahawks: He clearly matters now, regardless of the health of Carson.
60. Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons: His touchdown rate was not sustainable, but we did expect more yards. Ridley has only one game all season with more than 71 yards.
61. Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants
62. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers
63. Chris Thompson, RB, Washington Redskins: Missed games with the Falcons and Bucs, which is a problem, and remains injured. Maybe he plays.
64. Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
65. Jalen Richard, RB, Oakland Raiders: Tough to recommend any Raiders running back, but I still go with the pass-catcher.
66. Doug Martin, RB, Oakland Raiders
67. Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Too quiet against the Chiefs. He and his rookie quarterback will grow nicely together, though. Get him in dynasty formats.
68. DeSean Jackson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
69. Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers
70. O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Still not at the point where he produces weekly.
71. Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks: Pretty underwhelming season. Might be time to move on if you are expecting WR3 stats.
72. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks
73. Anthony Miller, WR, Chicago Bears
74. John Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens: Team's passing game has been a problem of late. Perhaps a new rookie QB can fix things?
75. Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons
76. Ito Smith, RB, Atlanta Falcons
77. Javorius Allen, RB, Baltimore Ravens
78. Rashaad Penny, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Breakout outing in Week 10 but still no indication the Seahawks will give him the same chance this week. He is a risk.
79. Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Had 13 receptions all season, then he goes off in Week 10. We should be a bit skeptical.
80. Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers: His touchdown rate was unlikely to continue, but it is surprising to see nary a target in two of the past four games.
81. Tyrell Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
82. Michael Crabtree, WR, Baltimore Ravens
83. Willie Snead IV, WR, Baltimore Ravens: Sure seems like myriad Ravens in the past group of picks. That is not good.
84. Jimmy Graham, TE, Green Bay Packers: Revenge game!
85. Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts
86. Eric Ebron, TE, Indianapolis Colts: We cannot write him off just because of low usage. He is scoring touchdowns. Lots of 'em.
87. Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
88. Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
89. Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts: Only eight receptions the past four games. It is all Mack.
90. Josh Adams, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: Just give him 20 touches and see what happens. I doubt it happens.
91. Nelson Agholor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
92. Tre'Quan Smith, WR, New Orleans Saints: Yep, they signed Dez Bryant and then Brandon Marshall, but it is not an indictment of Smith.
93. Josh Reynolds, WR, Los Angeles Rams: Probably deserves a better ranking than this, but the Rams have many options.
94. Taylor Gabriel, WR, Chicago Bears
95. John Ross, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Interesting option if Andy Daltonthrows his way.
96. Adam Humphries, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
97. DJ Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers
98. Royce Freeman, RB, Denver Broncos
99. Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers
100. Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions


Others: Maurice Harris, WR, Washington Redskins; Dede Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars; Donte Moncrief, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars; Trey Burton, TE, Chicago Bears; Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons; Jared Cook, TE, Oakland Raiders; Latavius Murray, RB, Minnesota Vikings; Wendell Smallwood, RB, Philadelphia Eagles; Corey Clement, RB, Philadelphia Eagles; LeGarrette Blount, RB, Detroit Lions; Alfred Blue, RB, Houston Texans; Devontae Booker, RB, Denver Broncos; Spencer Ware, RB, Kansas City Chiefs