Week 8 Fantasy Rankings: FLEX

Isn’t it the worst having to pick a player for the FLEX spot? Often, there are many good options on any given fantasy football roster — or conversely, uninspiring options in deep leagues — and comparisons across positions aren’t easy to make, especially if you’re choosing between a running back operating in a backfield split or a boom-or-bust playmaker at wide receiver. Thankfully, our Week 8 FLEX rankings are here to help you figure out who the top plays are this week, and it will help you sort through the clutter at RB, WR, and TE to know who you should really be starting and sitting in any given week.

Generally speaking, the rules for identifying quality flex plays are simple. If you have a high-volume running back or receiver, they should be plugged into your lineup no matter what. Additionally, it’s not usually a good idea to play two tight ends — unless you have extreme depth at the position or the players you have at the position have excellent matchups. Still, the position is pushed down a bit more than normal in these FLEX rankings solely because few fantasy owners choose to take the two-TE path.

Week 8 Standard Rankings:
Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker

Of course, as the week goes on, we may have to make changes based off injuries. Notably, Chris Ivory (Bills) could rise if his teammate LeSean McCoy ends up missing time while the 49ers backfield could see a shake-up if Matt Breida ends up playing (we don’t expect him to right now, so he’s not in our rankings). Additionally, Cooper Kupp is doubtful this week, so we have Robert Woods a bit higher ranked than we did at the beginning of the week.

We’ll do everything we can to help you get your best lineup out on the field this week, so here’s our FLEX rankings for Week 8.

Reminder: Check back for updates throughout the week, and for analysis for individual players, check out our standard running back, wide receiver, and tight end rankings. For even more fantasy insight, check out “How Your Fantasy Team Will Lose in Week 8” and our Week 8 preview podcast!

WEEK 8 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver |  Tight end

Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings: FLEX

These rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues

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