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Week 7 fantasy football flex rankings

Sep 15, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) carries the ball as Buffalo Bills defensive back Levi Wallace (39) defends during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time to breakout the flex fantasy football rankings for Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season. If you’re new to the concept of flex rankings, these are simply the combined overall rankings for running back, wide receiver, and tight end for each week during the fantasy football season. Remember that rankings change throughout the week, so be sure to check our staff rankings for updates.

1. Dalvin Cook, MIN @ DET (RB1) — Cook is coming off a tough matchup against Philly, but he bounces back against the fantasy-friendly Lions run defense.

2. Saquon Barkley, NYG vs ARI (RB2) — Barkley should return this week and is right back up in elite fantasy territory.

3. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL vs PHI (RB3) — Yes, this is a rough matchup, but don't overthink it.

4. Leonard Fournette, JAC @ CIN (RB4) — This week's fantasy cheat code goes to Fournette, who is also second in the league in touches per game.

5. Julio Jones, ATL vs LAR (WR1) — The Rams secondary underwent a seismic shift this week, and it still isn't clear if Jalen Ramsey will be on the field. If he is, we'll downgrade Jones to mid-WR1 territory.

6. Alvin Kamara, NO @ CHI (RB5) — Kamara is a dealing with an ankle injury, so keep an eye on his status this week.

7. Chris Carson, SEA vs BAL (RB6) — Only Christian McCaffrey has seen more carries through the first six weeks of the season.

8. Travis Kelce, KC @ DEN (TE1) — A big game is bubbling right near the surface for Kelce.

9. David Johnson, ARI @ NYG (RB7) — Johnson hasn't been the most efficient back this season, but his healthy workload keeps him locked in as a mid-range RB1.

10. DeAndre Hopkins, HOU @ IND (WR2) — He may not have had the biggest fantasy day last week, but Hopkins did rack up 12 targets.

11. Cooper Kupp, LAR @ ATL (WR3) — Look for the entire Rams offense to bounce back in a plus matchup against the Falcons this week.

12. Le'Veon Bell, NYJ vs NE (RB8) — Bell won't have a lot of room to operate as a runner in this one, but his role in the passing game bodes well for volume.

13. Michael Thomas, NO @ CHI (WR4) — His yards per catch may not jump off the screen, but Thomas is on pace for over 140 receptions this season.

14. Derrick Henry, TEN vs LAC (RB9) — Henry wasn't effective last week, but he'll continue to see ample opportunities in the Titans' run-heavy offense.

15. Tyreek Hill, KC @ DEN (WR5) — He's back. Hill returned last week and immediately put up WR1 fantasy numbers.

16. Keenan Allen, LAC @ TEN (WR6) — Allen's fantasy stats have trended down over the last two weeks, but he's still an every-week WR1 option.

17. Aaron Jones, GB vs OAK (RB10) — Monday night was ugly for Jones owners, but don't panic. He's still the top fantasy option in the Green Bay backfield.

18. T.Y. Hilton, IND vs HOU (WR7) — The Colts return from bye and Hilton should be good to go. He showed a solid connection with Jacoby Brissett earlier this season.

19. Tyler Lockett, SEA vs BAL (WR8) — Lockett enters the week in the top 12 of both receptions and receiving yards.

20. Mark Ingram, BAL @ SEA (RB11) — Ingram doesn't see heavy volume, but he's been ultra-efficient this season.

21. Adam Thielen, MIN @ DET (WR9) — After a rough start to the season, Thielen has rebounded in a big way over the last two weeks. He's racked up six end-zone targets over that span.

22. Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs KC (RB12) — While the Broncos are still using a committee in their backfield, Lindsay has put some distance between himself and Royce Freeman as the preferred fantasy option.

23. Julian Edelman, NE @ NYJ (WR10) — Edelman has had a drop issue this season, but his heavy target volume places him at the back end of the WR1s this week.

24. Michael Gallup, DAL vs PHI (WR11) — With Amari Cooper banged up, Gallup is in a prime spot to produce against the suspect Eagles secondary.

25. Josh Jacobs, OAK @ GB (RB13) — With Raiders back from their bye, we can fire Jacobs up as a borderline RB1.

26. Robert Woods, LAR @ ATL (WR12) — The Rams are poised to explode this week, so start 'em if you got 'em.

27. Brandin Cooks, LAR @ ATL (WR13) — See above.

28. D.J. Chark, JAC @ CIN (WR14) — The breakout receiver came back to earth last week, but he's a good bet to rebound in a plus matchup.

29. Will Fuller, HOU @ IND (WR15) — Deshaun Watson continues to look Fuller's way a lot. Another big game is brewing.

30. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI @ NYG (WR16) — The veteran has cooled off after his hot start to the season, but this is a big-time matchup upgrade for Fitzgerald.

31. Joe Mixon, CIN vs JAC (RB14)

32. Kenny Golladay, DET vs MIN (WR17)

33. Tyler Boyd, CIN vs JAC (WR18)

34. Courtland Sutton, DEN vs KC (WR19)

35. John Brown, BUF vs MIA (WR20)

36. Kerryon Johnson, DET vs MIN (RB15)

37. Stefon Diggs, MIN @ DET (WR21) — Diggs was a fantasy rock star last week, but Detroit's secondary is a much tougher task than Philadelphia's.

38. Melvin Gordon, LAC @ TEN (RB16)

39. Calvin Ridley, ATL vs LAR (WR22)

40. Devonta Freeman, ATL vs LAR (RB17)

41. George Kittle, SF @ WAS (TE2)

42. Sony Michel, NE @ NYJ (RB18)

43. Tevin Coleman, SF @ WAS (RB19)

44. Matt Breida, SF @ WAS (RB20)

45. Marlon Mack, IND vs HOU (RB21)

46. Austin Hooper, ATL vs LAR (TE3)

47. Alshon Jeffery, PHI @ DAL (WR23)

48. Carlos Hyde, HOU @ IND (RB22) — Hyde will see plenty of volume in the right gamescripts, but his limited upside keeps him in RB2 territory.

49. Terry McLaurin, WAS vs SF (WR24)

50. Zach Ertz, PHI @ DAL (TE4)

51. Mark Andrews, BAL @ SEA (TE5)

52. Hunter Henry, LAC @ TEN (TE6)

53. Austin Ekeler, LAC @ TEN (RB23)

54. Allen Robinson, CHI vs NO (WR25)

55. Royce Freeman, DEN vs KC (RB24)

56. Amari Cooper, DAL vs PHI (WR26)

57. James White, NE @ NYJ (RB25)

58. Damien Williams, KC @ DEN (RB26)

59. Jordan Howard, PHI @ DAL (RB27)

60. Todd Gurley, LAR @ ATL (RB28) — Gurley sat out with a quad injury last week and is far from a lock to suit up this week. Have Malcom Brown and Darrell Henderson on standby.

61. Evan Engram, NYG vs ARI (TE7)

62. Mike Williams, LAC @ TEN (WR27)

63. LeSean McCoy, KC @ DEN (RB29)

64. Dede Westbrook, JAC @ CIN (WR28)

65. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs OAK (WR29)

66. David Montgomery, CHI vs NO (RB30)

67. Marvin Jones, DET vs MIN (WR30)

68. Miles Sanders, PHI @ DAL (RB31)

69. Robby Anderson, NYJ vs NE (WR31) — Anderson exploded last week, but be careful. This is a very tough matchup for the Jets receiver.

70. Malcolm Brown, LAR @ ATL (RB32)

71. Golden Tate, NYG vs ARI (WR32)

72. D.K. Metcalf, SEA vs BAL (WR33)

73. Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs NE (WR34)

74. Adrian Peterson, WAS vs SF (RB33)

75. Emmanuel Sanders, DEN vs KC (WR35)

76. Christian Kirk, ARI @ NYG (WR36)

77. Auden Tate, CIN vs JAC (WR37)

78. Mohamed Sanu, ATL vs LAR (WR38)

79. Frank Gore, BUF vs MIA (RB34) — Yes, the matchup is excellent, but Gore's minimal fantasy upside still keeps him outside of the RB2s.

80. Tyrell Williams, OAK @ GB (WR39)

81. Preston Williams, MIA @ BUF (WR40)

82. Devin Singletary, BUF vs MIA (RB35)

83. Jamaal Williams, GB vs OAK (RB36)

84. Dante Pettis, SF @ WAS (WR41)

85. A.J. Brown, TEN vs LAC (WR42)

86. Corey Davis, TEN vs LAC (WR43)

87. Demarcus Robinson, KC @ DEN (WR44)

88. Chase Edmonds, ARI @ NYG (RB37)

89. Darren Waller, OAK @ GB (TE8)

90. Josh Gordon, NE @ NYJ (WR45) — Gordon is banged up with a knee injury, so keep an eye on his practice status this week.

91. Mecole Hardman, KC @ DEN (WR46)

92. Kenyan Drake, MIA @ BUF (RB38)

93. Geronimo Allison, GB vs OAK (WR47)

94. Marquise Goodwin, SF @ WAS (WR48)

95. Deebo Samuel, SF @ WAS (WR49)

96. DeVante Parker, MIA @ BUF (WR50)

97. Keke Coutee, HOU @ IND (WR51)

98. Nelson Agholor, PHI @ DAL (WR52)

99. Delanie Walker, TEN vs LAC (TE9)

100. Willie Snead, BAL @ SEA (WR53)

101. KeeSean Johnson, ARI @ NYG (WR54)

102. Duke Johnson, HOU @ IND (RB39)

103. Gerald Everett, LAR @ ATL (TE10)

104. Latavius Murray, NO @ CHI (RB40) — With Alvin Kamara dealing with an ankle injury, it's a good idea to stash Murray.

105. T.J. Hockenson, DET vs MIN (TE11)

106. Jakobi Meyers, NE @ NYJ (WR55)

107. Darius Slayton, NYG vs ARI (WR56)

108. Jimmy Graham, GB vs OAK (TE12)

109. Jared Cook, NO @ CHI (TE13)

110. Demaryius Thomas, NYJ vs NE (WR57)

111. Chris Conley, JAC @ CIN (WR58)

112. Ted Ginn, NO @ CHI (WR59)

113. Albert Wilson, MIA @ BUF (WR60)

114. Paul Richardson, WAS vs SF (WR61)

115. Adam Humphries, TEN vs LAC (WR62)

116. Marquise Brown, BAL @ SEA (WR63)

117. Jason Witten, DAL vs PHI (TE14)

118. Miles Boykin, BAL @ SEA (WR64)

119. Danny Amendola, DET vs MIN (WR65)

120. Trey Quinn, WAS vs SF (WR66)

121. Ito Smith, ATL vs LAR (RB41)

122. Darrell Henderson, LAR @ ATL (RB42)

123. Eric Ebron, IND vs HOU (TE15)

124. Jaron Brown, SEA vs BAL (WR67)

125. Sammy Watkins, KC @ DEN (WR68) — If Watkins is good to go, he'll move up into the top 40 wide receivers.

126. Phillip Dorsett, NE @ NYJ (WR69)

127. Anthony Miller, CHI vs NO (WR70)

128. Byron Pringle, KC @ DEN (WR71)

129. Tavon Austin, DAL vs PHI (WR72)

130. Giovani Bernard, CIN vs JAC (RB43)

131. Damiere Byrd, ARI @ NYG (WR73)

132. Trent Sherfield, ARI @ NYG (WR74)

133. Kenny Stills, HOU @ IND (WR75)

134. Raheem Mostert, SF @ WAS (RB44)

135. Noah Fant, DEN vs KC (TE16)

136. Duke Williams, BUF vs MIA (WR76) — Williams is now the No. 3 receiver in Buffalo, but don’t get too carried away. He's just a deep stash at this point.

137. Jake Kumerow, GB vs OAK (WR77)

138. Cole Beasley, BUF vs MIA (WR78)

139. DaeSean Hamilton, DEN vs KC (WR79)

140. Dallas Goedert, PHI @ DAL (TE17)

141. Jack Doyle, IND vs HOU (TE18)

142. Chris Thompson, WAS vs SF (RB45)

143. Davante Adams, GB vs OAK (WR80)

144. Jordan Akins, HOU @ IND (TE19)

145. Devin Smith, DAL vs PHI (WR81)

146. Travis Benjamin, LAC @ TEN (WR82)

147. Dawson Knox, BUF vs MIA (TE20)

148. Darren Fells, HOU @ IND (TE21)

149. Seth Roberts, BAL @ SEA (WR83)

150. Tyler Eifert, CIN vs JAC (TE22)

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