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Week 11 Fantasy Flex Rankings

Sporting News — (Jacob Camenker)

There are now just a few games separating fantasy owners from the fantasy playoffs in most leagues, and that means that lineup decisions will be more important than ever. Of course, there are also still numerous injuries and byes to keep pace with, so that means that fantasy owners will be relying on streamers and bench players to fill in where they're shorthanded. These start 'em, sit 'em calls can be tricky, and owners will need to compare RB, WR, and TE options to know exactly who to play at the flex spot. Our Week 11 fantasy flex rankings can help you identify some potential sleepers and waiver wire streamers.

Because most of the teams on bye -- the Giants, Bills, 49ers, and Bears -- use committee approaches in their backfields, the middle tier of the flex rankings is thinned out a bit. There are fewer worthwhile RBs to target, as the rankings are top-heavy even with Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) expected to be out and others questionable. Essentially, what that all means is that if you have good RBs, feel free to start them. If you're contemplating some mid-tier options, they will be harder to trust than some of the receivers in good matchups.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Neither the Vikings nor the Cowboys are good against receivers, so the likes of Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, Adam Thielen, and Justin Jefferson could all have good games. Meanwhile, the Steelers (@ Jaguars), Saints (vs. Falcons), and both teams in the Cardinals-Seahawks game should be able to do well against weaker secondaries. If there ever was a week to trust a boom-or-bust receiver over an RB who may be viewed as a safer option, this would be the one since the matchups are so favorable.


Speaking of that, any time you're picking a flex play, examine your lineup and take a look at what it might need to be successful. If you need a player with a high floor to ensure that the lineup stays competitive, then going with an RB  who gets guaranteed touches, like J.D. McKissic (vs. Bengals), makes a lot of sense. If you need more upside, targeting a WR is usually the way to go, even if they're a low-floor option. Nelson Agholor (vs. Chiefs) comes to mind when thinking about those options.

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One last little tip: Always put the player with the latest-starting game into your flex spot once you've made your final lineup decisions. Doing that gives you more flexibility in the event that a late-minute injury pops up or there are any sort of COVID-related issues with the game.


Without further ado, here are our Week 11 flex rankings. 

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings: Flex

These rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.

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1Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints vs. Falcons
2Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings vs. Cowboys
3Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs @ Raiders
4DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Cardinals @ Seahawks
5Julio Jones, WR, Falcons @ Saints
6Adam Thielen, WR, Vikings vs. Cowboys
7James Conner, RB, Steelers @ Jaguars
8Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys @ Vikings
9Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders vs. Chiefs
10Davante Adams, WR, Packers @ Colts
11Miles Sanders, RB, Eagles @ Browns
12Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons @ Saints
13Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington vs. Bengals
14Michael Thomas, WR, Saints vs. Falcons
15Amari Cooper, WR, Cowboys @ Vikings
16DK Metcalf, WR, Seahawks vs. Cardinals
17Derrick Henry, RB, Titans @ Ravens
18Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Chiefs @ Raiders
19Mike Davis, RB, Panthers vs. Lions
20Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers vs. Jets
21Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks vs. Cardinals
22Taysom Hill, TE, Saints vs. Falcons
23Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs @ Raiders
24Robby Anderson, WR, Panthers vs. Lions
25Christian Kirk, WR, Cardinals @ Seahawks
26Aaron Jones, RB, Packers @ Colts
27Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington vs. Bengals
28Travis Fulgham, WR, Eagles @ Browns
29DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins @ Broncos
30JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Steelers @ Jaguars
31James Robinson, RB, Jaguars vs. Steelers
32Damien Harris, RB, Patriots @ Texans
33Darren Waller, TE, Raiders vs. Chiefs
34Todd Gurley, RB, Falcons @ Saints
35DJ Chark, WR, Jaguars vs. Steelers
36Justin Jefferson, WR, Vikings vs. Cowboys
37CeeDee Lamb, WR, Cowboys @ Vikings
38Nick Chubb, RB, Browns vs. Eagles
39Duke Johnson, RB, Texans vs. Patriots
40Giovani Bernard, RB, Bengals @ Washington
41A.J. Brown, WR, Titans @ Ravens
42Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams @ Buccaneers
43Hayden Hurst, TE, Falcons @ Saints
44Jamison Crowder, WR, Jets @ Chargers
45Chase Claypool, WR, Steelers @ Jaguars
46Kenyan Drake, RB, Cardinals @ Seahawks
47Carlos Hyde, RB, Seahawks vs. Cardinals
48Adrian Peterson, RB, Lions @ Panthers
49Will Fuller V, WR, Texans vs. Patriots
50Robert Woods, WR, Rams @ Buccaneers
51Chris Godwin, WR, Buccaneers vs. Rams
52Diontae Johnson, WR, Steelers @ Jaguars
53Ronald Jones II, RB, Buccaneers vs. Rams
54Melvin Gordon, RB, Broncos vs. Dolphins
55Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals @ Washington
56Jakobi Meyers, WR, Patriots @ Texans
57Marvin Jones, WR, Lions @ Panthers
58Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Saints vs. Falcons
59Kareem Hunt, RB, Browns vs. Eagles
60Kalen Ballage, RB, Chargers vs. Jets
61Rob Gronkowski, TE, Buccaneers vs. Rams
62Austin Hooper, TE, Browns vs. Eagles
63Jalen Reagor, WR, Eagles @ Browns
64D.J. Moore, WR, Panthers vs. Lions
65Antonio Brown, WR, Buccaneers vs. Rams
66Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers vs. Rams
67Gus Edwards, RB, Ravens vs. Titans
68Eric Ebron, TE, Steelers @ Jaguars
69Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens vs. Titans
70Marquise Brown, WR, Ravens vs. Titans
71J.D. McKissic, RB, Washington vs. Bengals
72Nyheim Hines, RB, Colts vs. Packers
73Tee Higgins, WR, Bengals @ Washington
74Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns vs. Eagles
75Mike Williams, WR, Chargers vs. Jets
76La'Mical Perine, RB, Jets @ Chargers
77Salvon Ahmed, RB, Dolphins @ Broncos
78Logan Thomas, TE, Washington vs. Bengals
79Jared Cook, TE, Saints vs. Falcons
80Hunter Henry, TE, Chargers vs. Jets
81Nelson Agholor, WR, Raiders vs. Chiefs
82Darrell Henderson, RB, Rams @ Buccaneers
83Mark Ingram, RB, Ravens vs. Titans
84Brandin Cooks, WR, Texans vs. Patriots
85Jerry Jeudy, WR, Broncos vs. Dolphins
86Curtis Samuel, WR, Panthers vs. Lions
87T.J. Hockenson, TE, Lions @ Panthers
88Phillip Lindsay, RB, Broncos vs. Dolphins
89Jordan Wilkins, RB, Colts vs. Packers
90Cam Akers, RB, Rams @ Buccaneers
91Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys @ Vikings
92Jonathan Taylor, RB, Colts vs. Packers
93Noah Fant, TE, Broncos vs. Dolphins
94Dallas Goedert, TE, Eagles @ Browns
95Chase Edmonds, RB, Cardinals @ Seahawks
96Kerryon Johnson, RB, Lions @ Panthers
97Leonard Fournette, RB, Buccaneers vs. Rams
98Josh Reynolds, WR, Rams @ Buccaneers
99Breshad Perriman, WR, Jets @ Chargers
100Willie Snead, WR, Ravens vs. Titans
101T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts vs. Packers
102Tim Patrick, WR, Broncos vs. Dolphins
103JK Dobbins, RB, Ravens vs. Titans
104Le'Veon Bell, RB, Chiefs @ Raiders
105Keelan Cole, WR, Jaguars vs. Steelers
106Jakeem Grant, WR, Dolphins @ Broncos
107Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals @ Seahawks
108Rashard Higgins, WR, Browns vs. Eagles
109Marvin Hall, WR, Lions @ Panthers
110Mecole Hardman, WR, Chiefs @ Raiders
111Allen Lazard, WR, Packers @ Colts
112Randall Cobb, WR, Texans vs. Patriots
113Jamaal Williams, RB, Packers @ Colts
114Greg Ward Jr., WR, Eagles @ Browns
115Demarcus Robinson, WR, Chiefs @ Raiders
116Tre'Quan Smith, WR, Saints vs. Falcons
117Matt Breida, RB, Dolphins @ Broncos
118Rex Burkhead, RB, Patriots @ Texans
119Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Packers @ Colts
120Henry Ruggs III, WR, Raiders vs. Chiefs