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Week 6 Fantasy Flex Rankings

Sporting News — (Jacob Camenker)

With Week 6 of the fantasy football season now approaching, fantasy owners are starting to face some of the toughest start 'em, sit 'em decisions at the flex spot so far. With four teams on bye this week -- the Seahawks, Saints, Raiders, and Chargers -- plenty of top-tier fantasy contributors will be on the bench. Some players may have two or even three key players on bye, not to mention one or two more out with injuries. In order to fill those holes, some owners will have to plug in streamers or deep sleepers into their lineups. Comparing RB, WR, and TE options for your final lineup spot can be tricky, but our Week 6 flex rankings will help to do just that.

Because of the absences of Alvin Kamara, Chris Carson, Josh Jacobs, Keenan Allen, Michael Thomas, DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Darren Waller, and Hunter Henry, among others, our flex rankings this week are a bit light. Instead of targeting players who would be fringe-starters during a normal week, fantasy owners are going to be comparing a slog of similarly ranked, uninspiring choices. It's always tough to pick the right one in that area, but there's one strategy that usually can help as a tiebreaker. 

WEEK 6 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

That would be targeting potential high-scoring matchups or teams playing bad defenses. Most weeks this year, choosing a receiver going against the Cowboys is a good bet, so looking at some Cardinals (Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald) as flex plays this week makes sense. Additionally, Falcons-Vikings, Texans-Titans, and Lions-Jaguars all have the potential of being high-scoring matchups, so grabbing some of those players could work out. So could targeting either Mecole Hardman or Demarcus Robinson, two players that could emerge as the No. 2 receiver for the Chiefs with Sammy Watkins (hamstring) out.

WEEK 6 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

If you're looking for safe options, target RBs who are getting guaranteed touches, even if that means you're going with a volume RB in a bad offense (Devonta Freeman comes to mind). If you need upside, typically, the receivers are better in this area, as big-play threats (standard) and reception machines (PPR) are often readily-available on owners' benches or on the waiver wire. And a friendly reminder: Always put your player with the latest-starting game into your flex spot. That way, if there are any unexpected cancellations or injury issues, you'll have more replacement options.

Without further ado, here are our Week 6 flex rankings. 

Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings: Flex

These rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.

RankPlayer
1DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Cardinals @ Cowboys
2Derrick Henry, RB, Titans vs. Texans
3Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys vs. Cardinals
4Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons @ Vikings
5Davante Adams, WR, Packers @ Buccaneers
6Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs @ Bills
7David Montgomery, RB, Bears @ Panthers
8Adam Thielen, WR, Vikings vs. Falcons
9Julio Jones, WR, Falcons @ Vikings
10Kenny Golladay, WR, Lions @ Jaguars
11Jonathan Taylor, RB, Colts vs. Bengals
12James Robinson, RB, Jaguars vs. Lions
13Todd Gurley, RB, Falcons @ Vikings
14Allen Robinson, WR, Bears @ Panthers
15Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers vs. Packers
16JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Steelers vs. Browns
17Aaron Jones, RB, Packers @ Buccaneers
18DJ Chark, WR, Jaguars vs. Lions
19Kareem Hunt, RB, Browns @ Steelers
20Mike Davis, RB, Panthers vs. Bears
21Amari Cooper, WR, Cowboys vs. Cardinals
22Stefon Diggs, WR, Bills vs. Chiefs
23Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Browns @ Steelers
24Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens @ Eagles
25Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Chiefs @ Bills
26James Conner, RB, Steelers vs. Browns
27Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington @ Giants
28David Johnson, RB, Texans @ Titans
29Alexander Mattison, RB, Vikings vs. Falcons
30Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs @ Bills
31George Kittle, TE, 49ers vs. Rams
32A.J. Brown, WR, Titans vs. Texans
33DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins vs. Jets
34Chris Godwin, WR, Buccaneers vs. Packers
35Justin Jefferson, WR, Vikings vs. Falcons
36Raheem Mostert, RB, 49ers vs. Rams
37Ronald Jones II, RB, Buccaneers vs. Packers
38Kenyan Drake, RB, Cardinals @ Cowboys
39Jamison Crowder, WR, Jets @ Dolphins
40Robby Anderson, WR, Panthers vs. Bears
41Joe Mixon, RB, Bengals @ Colts
42Evan Engram, TE, Giants vs. Washington
43Marquise Brown, WR, Ravens @ Eagles
44Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams @ 49ers
45Will Fuller V, WR, Texans @ Titans
46Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington @ Giants
47Chase Claypool, WR, Steelers vs. Browns
48CeeDee Lamb, WR, Cowboys vs. Cardinals
49Marvin Jones, WR, Lions @ Jaguars
50Miles Sanders, RB, Eagles vs. Ravens
51Adrian Peterson, RB, Lions @ Jaguars
52Myles Gaskin, RB, Dolphins vs. Jets
53Robert Woods, WR, Rams @ 49ers
54Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals @ Colts
55Christian Kirk, WR, Cardinals @ Cowboys
56Phillip Lindsay, RB, Broncos @ Patriots
57Devonta Freeman, RB, Giants vs. Washington
58D.J. Moore, WR, Panthers vs. Bears
59Devin Singletary, RB, Bills vs. Chiefs
60Darrell Henderson, RB, Rams @ 49ers
61Eric Ebron, TE, Steelers vs. Browns
62Jonnu Smith, TE, Titans vs. Texans
63Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots vs. Broncos
64Mecole Hardman, WR, Chiefs @ Bills
65T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts vs. Bengals
66Damien Harris, RB, Patriots vs. Broncos
67D'Andre Swift, RB, Lions @ Jaguars
68T.J. Hockenson, TE, Lions @ Jaguars
69Mike Gesicki, TE, Dolphins vs. Jets
70Brandon Aiyuk, WR, 49ers vs. Rams
71Darius Slayton, WR, Giants vs. Washington
72Mark Ingram, RB, Ravens @ Eagles
73Deebo Samuel, WR, 49ers vs. Rams
74Zack Moss, RB, Bills vs. Chiefs
75Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles vs. Ravens
76Jerry Jeudy, WR, Broncos @ Patriots
77Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Jaguars vs. Lions
78Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns @ Steelers
79Frank Gore, RB, Jets @ Dolphins
80Travis Fulgham, WR, Eagles vs. Ravens
81Chase Edmonds, RB, Cardinals @ Cowboys
82James White, RB, Patriots vs. Broncos
83Robert Tonyan, TE, Packers @ Buccaneers
84Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Packers @ Buccaneers
85Greg Ward Jr., WR, Eagles vs. Ravens
86John Brown, WR, Bills vs. Chiefs
87Preston Williams, WR, Dolphins vs. Jets
88Leonard Fournette, RB, Buccaneers vs. Packers
89N'Keal Harry, WR, Patriots vs. Broncos
90Brandin Cooks, WR, Texans @ Titans
91Russell Gage, WR, Falcons @ Vikings
92Cole Beasley, WR, Bills vs. Chiefs
93Tim Patrick, WR, Broncos @ Patriots
94Keelan Cole, WR, Jaguars vs. Lions
95Jerick McKinnon, RB, 49ers vs. Rams
96Jamaal Williams, RB, Packers @ Buccaneers
97James Washington, WR, Steelers vs. Browns
98Hayden Hurst, TE, Falcons @ Vikings
99Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals @ Cowboys
100Jeff Smith, WR, Jets @ Dolphins
101Demarcus Robinson, WR, Chiefs @ Bills
102Tyler Higbee, TE, Rams @ 49ers
103Isaiah Ford, WR, Dolphins vs. Jets
104Randall Cobb, WR, Texans @ Titans
105Tee Higgins, WR, Bengals @ Colts
106Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys vs. Cardinals
107A.J. Green, WR, Bengals @ Colts
108Darren Fells, TE, Texans @ Titans
109Gus Edwards, RB, Ravens @ Eagles
110Irv Smith Jr., TE, Vikings vs. Falcons
111Scotty Miller, WR, Buccaneers vs. Packers
112Malcolm Brown, RB, Rams @ 49ers
113Cam Akers, RB, Rams @ 49ers
114Dontrelle Inman, WR, Washington @ Giants
115Golden Tate, WR, Giants vs. Washington
116Zach Pascal, WR, Colts vs. Bengals
117Matt Breida, RB, Dolphins vs. Jets
118D'Ernest Johnson, RB, Browns @ Steelers
119JK Dobbins, RB, Ravens @ Eagles
120Royce Freeman, RB, Broncos @ Patriots