Fantasy football flex rankings for Week 2

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Welcome to Week 2 of the fantasy football season, and as you see below, updated flex rankings await! We combine the best of the running backs, wide receivers and tight ends into one handy list for PPR formats, and we hope it aids in your decision-making.


Remember to keep up with the news as the week continues, because the value for some of these players can and will change. Enjoy and best of luck not only in Week 2, but all season long.




1. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Panthers: Still think last season was a fluke? This really has little to do with the health of Cam Newton. McCaffrey is simply awesome.
2. Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants: It is hardly news that the Giants should struggle this season, but again, Barkley will always get his numbers.
3. Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints: Pretty much unstoppable in the passing game, and does enough in the ground game.
4. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys: Not everyone needs a preseason. No worries here.
5. Le'Veon Bell, RB, Jets: Strong volume in his first game and he got into the end zone.
6. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans: What a magician. Did you see those catches? And please, do not worry about the matchup. The Chiefs didn't.
7. Michael Thomas, WR, Saints: Awesome player but remember, this offense does not play nearly as well in road games. Thomas should be fine, though.
8. Julio Jones, WR, Falcons: The Eagles gave up big plays galore last week.
9. Nick Chubb, RB, Browns
10. David Johnson, RB, Cardinals
11. Austin Ekeler, RB, Chargers: Melvin who? Honestly, do Chargers fans care if Gordon returns when Ekeler is thriving?
12. Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers
13. Davante Adams, WR, Packers: They won, but offense did not lead them. Another tough matchup but Adams has scored on the Vikings before.
14. James Conner, RB, Steelers: Unimpressive performance from the entire offense, frankly. At least Conner's touches seem safe.
15. Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders: Could not ask for much more volume here, and there is a promise for more. We love that!
16. Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings: Keep dominating and we might be looking at a top-5 running back.
17. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Steelers: Sometimes it is a lot easier when you are not the No. 1 option. Still, this ranking shows much faith.
18. Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs: How many more targets can he get with Tyreek Hill sidelined?
19. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Browns: Who cares about a watch? We want 1,300 yards and 10 scores and for now, we still believe it can happen.
20. Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers
21. Antonio Brown, WR, Patriots: Well, here we go. Let us see how the offense looks with him in it.
22. Sammy Watkins, WR, Chiefs: If you think he is playing all 16 games, then go for it. Trade whatever it takes to get him. I am skeptical. OK, more than skeptical.
23. Joe Mixon, RB, Bengals: Not 100 percent healthy so make sure he is active. The offense actually looked OK in Week 1.
24. Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks
25. Derrick Henry, RB, Titans: He can probably catch myriad passes if he gets chances. Anyone can. Still, do not expect many.
26. Adam Thielen, WR, Vikings
27. Amari Cooper, WR, Cowboys: Wait, the Cowboys have another receiver that looks amazing, too? That could complicate Cooper. Or help him.
28. Brandin Cooks, WR, Rams
29. Robert Woods, WR, Rams
30. Mark Ingram II, RB, Ravens: Hard to tell based on them playing the Dolphins, but Ingram looked fantastic.
31. Leonard Fournette, RB, Jaguars
32. Todd Gurley II, RB, Rams: I figured he would get all the touchdown chances, but fewer overall carries. The truth is, nobody knows a thing here.
33. George Kittle, TE, 49ers: Not a strong offense around him for sure, but he will get his yards.
34. Stefon Diggs, WR, Vikings
35. Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals
36. T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts: Jacoby Brissett is good enough. By which week can we stop noting this? I am already there.
37. Kerryon Johnson, RB, Lions
38. Damien Williams, RB, Chiefs: More of a timeshare than many believed, and Williams might end up just catching passes.
39. Marlon Mack, RB, Colts: Mack might end up a top-10 RB if he keeps this up.
40. Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams
41. Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles
42. Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots: Volume should remain, despite the many weapons, and really, will we learn much against Miami? Pats could sit everyone after they reach 40 points.
43. DJ Moore, WR, Panthers
44. Tyrell Williams, WR, Raiders: Antonio who? Williams stepped up and should have flex appeal for a while.
45. Aaron Jones, RB, Packers: I want to believe he can be great, but he rarely shows it.
46. Devonta Freeman, RB, Falcons: It is one game, but he looked particularly awful, and the Eagles should be tough to run on.
47. Jamison Crowder, WR, Jets: First guy to 100 catches and fewer than 750 yards? OK, let us not overrate one odd performance.
48. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Eagles
49. Chris Godwin, WR, Buccaneers
50. Mike Williams, WR, Chargers: I don't want to refer to him as brittle so, for now, I will not. But we are all thinking it.
51. James White, RB, Patriots
52. Sony Michel, RB, Patriots: We know he is better than a yard per carry, so was it the matchup, the knee, the moon? Keep the faith.
53. Allen Robinson, WR, Bears
54. Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons
55. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks: Need to see more targets to believe he is close to a WR2 because the touchdown rate from last season was a bit too high.
56. Kenny Golladay, WR, Lions
57. Devin Singletary, RB, Bills: His investors drool at the possibilities should he get reasonable touches. Could happen this week, but dangerous to assume.
58. Tarik Cohen, RB, Bears: Looks like the dreaded three-headed monster in this backfield, but Cohen is the one catching the ball.
59. Duke Johnson Jr., RB, Texans
60. Sterling Shepard, WR, Giants
61. Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns: Not a WR2, but really, who thinks that anymore? Can still be a WR3 so do not cut him.
62. Evan Engram, TE, Giants
63. Jared Cook, TE, Saints
64. Darren Waller, TE, Raiders: Volume. Volume. Volume. Say it with me.
65. Phillip Lindsay, RB, Broncos: Looked like a timeshare to me, but Lindsay catches the passes.
66. DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles: We would all love two 50-yard scores per week, but c'mon, we know that cannot occur. Volume remains key here.
67. Marquise Brown, WR, Ravens: Monster performance, but we must see consistency against reasonable defenses.
68. Chris Thompson, RB, Redskins: Still catching the passes, and with Derrius Guice out, that will not cease.
69. David Montgomery, RB, Bears: Fantastic rookie needs volume, but it might not happen in September.
70. Robby Anderson, WR, Jets
71. Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys: Showed promise a season ago, but not like Week 1. That was fantastic.
72. Matt Breida, RB, 49ers: Might not see great volume, but he has to matter near the goal line.
73. LeSean McCoy, RB, Chiefs: Perhaps he just did not care last season? He seemed to care in Week 1.
74. Latavius Murray, RB, Saints: This offense can easily support multiple running backs, as we have seen for years.
75. Christian Kirk, WR, Cardinals
76. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals
77. Josh Gordon, WR, Patriots: Nice matchup for all Pats, but after this week, does Gordon's value drop?
78. O.J. Howard, TE, Buccaneers
79. Austin Hooper, TE, Falcons
80. Dede Westbrook, WR, Jaguars
81. John Ross III, WR, Bengals: Top free-agent pickup but at some point A.J. Green returns. Well, we think so.
82. Kenyan Drake, RB, Dolphins: If this team cannot compete, no running back will matter.
83. Giovani Bernard, RB, Bengals
84. Malcolm Brown, RB, Rams: You do not see Darrell Henderson ranked this week for a reason, but one has to believe the rookie will matter soon.
85. Marvin Jones Jr., WR, Lions
86. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Broncos: Showing no signs of advanced age.
87. Mecole Hardman, WR, Chiefs: A rookie, but so talented, he figures to get his chances. At least see if he is available for pickup.
88. Adrian Peterson, RB, Redskins: From inactive to starting. Interesting franchise, eh? Peterson had several relevant games last season.
89. Ronald Jones, RB, Buccaneers: More production than volume, so be careful here.
90. Rex Burkhead, RB, Patriots: He was out there on the field quite a bit in Week 1. More than most figured.
91. Curtis Samuel, WR, Panthers
92. Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens
93. Vance McDonald, TE, Steelers
94. Terry McLaurin, WR, Redskins
95. DK Metcalf, WR, Seahawks
96. Nyheim Hines, RB, Colts
97. Miles Sanders, RB, Eagles
98. Justin Jackson, RB, Chargers
99. Dion Lewis, RB, Titans
100. John Brown, WR, Bills


Others: Chris Conley, WR, Jaguars; Frank Gore, RB, Bills; Raheem Mostert, RB, 49ers; Corey Davis, WR, Titans; Danny Amendola, WR, Lions; Will Fuller V, WR, Texans; Courtland Sutton, WR, Broncos; T.J. Hockenson, TE, Lions; Royce Freeman, RB, Broncos; Jalen Richard, RB, Raiders; Cole Beasley, WR, Bills; DJ Chark, WR, Jaguars; Jamaal Williams, RB, Packers; Mike Davis, RB, Bears; Peyton Barber, RB, Buccaneers; Hunter Renfrow, WR, Raiders