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Fantasy Football Flex Rankings: Week 3

calvin ridley flex rankings week 3

Week 2 is in our rear-view mirror so we’re moving onto my flex rankings for week 3. Hopefully these rankings have guided you to a perfect 2-0 start. Or if you’re like me, something like 69-52-1 across all your leagues. Don’t ask me how you get a tie in decimal scoring, but I found out recently that it is indeed possible!

As a reminder, I devise these flex rankings using WR21-35 and RB21-35 from our weekly Half PPR ranks, as well as some suggestions from Twitter users who are featured below. If I don’t solve your flex problems, go see a flex therapist…kidding! Feel free to ping me on Twitter: @Dan_Haas or join our Slack community! Without further ado, let’s dive right into my flex rankings for Week 3!


1 Calvin Ridley (ATL) at IND – Narrow usage tree in Atlanta represents a tremendous opportunity for a budding superstar like Ridley
2 Brandin Cooks (LAR) at CLE
3 Marquise Brown (BAL) at KC – Hollywood saw 12 targets and 65% of the team’s offensive snaps last week, and now gets Vegas’s highest OU of the week (52)
4 Julian Edelman (NE) vs. NYJ – Edelman has a higher floor than the two guys ahead of him, so it depends if you need a home run or a double–homers come with a higher risk of strikeout
5 Joe Mixon (CIN) at BUF – It was great to see him make it through last week unscathed–better times are ahead for your second-round pick
6 David Montgomery (CHI) at WAS – Chicago is favored by 4 points on the road and my guess is that they want to continue to keep the ball out of Trubisky’s hands
7 Josh Jacobs (OAK) at MIN – Tough road matchup for a player who’s been so sick he reportedly lost 10 pounds in the past week
8 Josh Gordon (NE) vs. NYJ – AB is gone so fire him up
9 D.J. Moore (CAR) at ARI – With Cam likely out this week, the possession receiver becomes the guy you want in the Carolina passing game
10 Mike Williams (LAC) vs. HOU – Williams balled out last week and should’ve had a bigger game as the team’s red zone threat (3 targets) with Henry out–he also came away healthy
11 Miles Sanders (PHI) vs. DET – Sanders continues to lead the backfield in snaps (43%)–a number that should continue to increase as the season goes on because it’s clear he has the most talent
12 Frank Gore (BUF) vs. CIN – Singletary has been ruled OUT this week so it’s time to fire up the Oldsmobile for a Sunday drive
13 Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) vs. CAR
14 Tyler Boyd (CIN) at BUF
15 Will Fuller (HOU) at LAC – Represents more upside than the two ahead of him, but shaky pass protection makes deep plays more variable
16 Devonta Freeman (ATL) at IND – I understand the frustration, but Minnesota and Philly represent two of the toughest run defenses in the NFL–bounce back coming
17 John Brown (BUF) vs. CIN
18 LeSean McCoy (KC) vs. BAL – Tweaked his ankle last week but represents a better shot to play than Williams
19 Carlos Hyde (HOU) at LAC – Not only did Carlos Hyde take over the snap share last week (61% to 39%), he out-carried Duke 20 to 6
20 James White (NE) vs. NYJ – Sadly as 22-point favorites, this is shaping up to be another Sony Michel game
21 Phillip Lindsay (DEN) at GB
22 Duke Johnson (HOU) at LAC – From @Brian00Johnson on Twitter
23 Nelson Agholor (PHI) vs. DET – With no D-Jax and potentially no Jeffery, could see a repeat of his 8-catch, 108 yards and a score last week
24 Tarik Cohen (CHI) at WAS – Saw 70% of snaps in Week 1 and only 38% in Week 2; see-saw usage makes it impossible to predict when the big one is coming
25 Tyrell Williams (OAK) at MIN – From @Brian00Johnson on Twitter
26 Christian Kirk (ARI) vs. CAR
27 Curtis Samuel (CAR) at ARI – Vertical threat in the passing game makes for a risky play with Kyle Allen at QB this week
28 Royce Freeman (DEN) at GB – Jumped in front of Lindsay in snap share last week (52 to 48), but Lindsay still represents more big play upside of the two
29 Darwin Thompson (KC) vs. BAL – Damien Williams is OUT this week so I’m slotting Darwin where I had Williams ranked
30 Terry McLaurin vs. CHI – From @Lakics89 on Twitter
31 Deebo Samuel vs PIT – From @AdamESuchy on Twitter
32 Randall Cobb vs. MIA – Another one from @Lakics89 on Twitter
33 Chris Thompson vs. CHI – One more from @Lakics89 on Twitter
34 Raheem Mostert (SF) vs. PIT
35 Greg Olsen at ARI – Last one from @AdamESuchy on Twitter

And finally, a bit of fun. I present to you the definitive “flex rankings” of sports video games across multiple platforms.

1 Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey, Jr. (N64) 
2 NCAA Football 2006 (PS2) 
3 Madden 2004 (Gamecube) 
4 MVP Baseball 2005 (PS2)
5 Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey (N64) 
6 NBA Jam (Sega Genesis)
7 Tony Hawk Pro Skater (N64) 
8 Wii Sports (Wii)
9 NFL Street 2 (PS2) 
10 Cruisin’ USA (Arcade)

Just like Billy Madison, I’m sure we’ll respectfully agree to disagree.

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