We made it! It’s time to grind the stats, hawk the rankings and set our fantasy football lineups. Week 1 of the NFL season is officially here.
This year, I will be publishing weekly .5-PPR superflex rankings to assist with start/sit decisions in what can often be complicated league formats. The key to winning superflex matchups is to understand the range of outcomes on top of with weekly projections.
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We will examine these players using tiers. For example, any player in Tier 2 should be started over a player in Tier 3. Within any tier, these choices are going to be a matter of preference.
Since the quarterback pool is limited to essentially 32 starters per week, we will be breaking down the top 100 superflex options each week. Let’s get to it!
Tier 1: The bonafide QB1s & RB1s
Up at the top, we have all the big dogs. Some of the top running backs like Christian McCaffrey and Dalvin Cook are sprinkled in among the top-12 quarterbacks, but it is extremely unlikely you are making the choice between those players and a quarterback for your superflex position.
Matt Ryan and Justin Herbert round out the bottom of the top-12 quarterbacks. Ryan faces a decent Eagles secondary on paper, but it looked messy and unorganized in Philly's preseason game against the Jets. The Eagles brought in CB Steven Nelson and FS Anthony Harris this offseason to shore up the passing defense, but it may take a few weeks for the defensive synergy to meld.
This week, Herbert’s upside is capped against a WFT defense that was stout enough to earn a playoff spot last season.
Tier 2: The elite options