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Week 2 Fantasy Flex Rankings

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Week 2 fantasy flex rankings are tight end-heavy, which is weird. For basically all of last year, there were so many better options than TEs to put in your flex spot, but after some productive opening games by tight ends, a lot of injuries at wide receiver and some yet-to-be-sorted-out backfields, don't feel too bad about starting a tight end in your final lineup spot. This might be the most TEs we get mixed in with RBs and WRs all season, so if there's any time to try a "two TE set," it's now.

There are two things worth chasing in your flex spot if you don't just have a shoo-in choice: Touchdowns and touches. TDs are the quickest way to fantasy points, while a consistent touch basis can provide a solid floor. While you'll find multiple Washington and Buffalo RBs in our flex rankings, we just didn't see enough clarity in those groups to vault any of them very high on our list. Conversely, both Philadelphia tight ends played well and both Tampa Bay tight ends made cases to be fantasy starters, at least in your final lineup spot.

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

Early-season injuries likely have fantasy owners scrambling more than they'd like to fill their flex spot. No one expected Michael Thomas (ankle) or DeVante Parker (hamstring) to possibly miss Week 2, but here we are. Injuries like those matter both for owners of those players and everyone else -- Tre'Quan Smith might be a viable flex play for anyone in your league, not just the Thomas owner. And while Preston Williams is probably already on a roster, he should see more targets (albeit while blanketed by Tre'Davious White).

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endD/ST | Kicker

One other flex trick before we get to the rankings -- if you have a player who is questionable and playing in a later game than the guy currently in your flex spot, swap them. You'll more easily find a replacement if that player is indeed out.

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Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings: Flex

These rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.

1Davante Adams, WR, Packers vs. Lions
2Derrick Henry, RB, Titans vs. Jaguars
3Christian McCaffrey, RB, Panthers @ Buccaneers
4Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys vs. Falcons
5Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants @ Bears
6Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints @ Raiders
7DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Cardinals vs. Washington
8Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs @ Chargers
9Julio Jones, WR, Falcons @ Cowboys
10Aaron Jones, RB, Packers vs. Lions
11Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Chiefs @ Chargers
12Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings @ Colts
13Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders vs. Saints
14Amari Cooper, WR, Cowboys vs. Falcons
15Allen Robinson, WR, Bears vs. Giants
16Austin Ekeler, RB, Chargers vs. Chiefs
17Todd Gurley, RB, Falcons @ Cowboys
18Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Browns vs. Bengals
19Jonathan Taylor, RB, Colts vs. Vikings
20Nick Chubb, RB, Browns vs. Bengals
21Joe Mixon, RB, Bengals @ Browns
22Kenyan Drake, RB, Cardinals vs. Washington
23Raheem Mostert, RB, 49ers @ Jets
24JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Steelers vs. Broncos
25Adam Thielen, WR, Vikings @ Colts
26David Montgomery, RB, Bears vs. Giants
27Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks vs. Patriots
28Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs @ Chargers
29Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers vs. Panthers
30Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens @ Texans
31Robert Woods, WR, Rams @ Eagles
32Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons @ Cowboys
33Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers vs. Chifs
34Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams @ Eagles
35DJ Chark, WR, Jaguars @ Titans
36Marquise Brown, WR, Ravens @ Texans
37Miles Sanders, RB, Eagles vs. Rams
38David Johnson, RB, Texans vs. Ravens
39Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks vs. Patriots
40Courtland Sutton, WR, Broncos @ Steelers
41Stefon Diggs, WR, Bills @ Dolphins
42T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts vs. Vikings
43D.J. Moore, WR, Panthers @ Buccaneers
44Will Fuller, WR, Texans vs. Ravens
45Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington @ Cardinals
46Mark Ingram, RB, Ravens @ Texans
47Ronald Jones II, RB, Buccaneers vs. Panthers
48Melvin Gordon, RB, Broncos @ Steelers
49Hunter Henry, TE, Chargers vs. Chiefs
50Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Saints @ Raiders
51Corey Davis, WR, Titans vs. Jaguars
52Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns vs. Bengals
53DK Metcalf, WR, Seahawks vs. Patriots
54John Brown, WR, Bills @ Dolphins
55A.J. Green, WR, Bengals @ Browns
56Kareem Hunt, RB, Browns vs. Bengals
57Devin Singletary, RB, Bills @ Dolphins
58Mike Williams, WR, Chargers vs. Chiefs
59Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals @ Browns
60Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys vs. Falcons
61Jared Cook, TE, Saints @ Raiders
62JK Dobbins, RB, Ravens @ Texans
63Tyler Higbee, TE, Rams @ Eagles
64Darren Waller, TE, Raiders vs. Saints
65Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles vs. Rams
66Malcolm Brown, RB, Rams @ Eagles
67James Robinson, RB, Jaguars @ Titans
68CeeDee Lamb, WR, Cowboys vs. Falcons
69Henry Ruggs III, WR, Raiders vs. Saints
70Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots @ Seahawks
71Darius Slayton, WR, Giants @ Bears
72DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins vs. Bills
73Brandin Cooks, WR, Texans vs. Ravens
74Marvin Jones, WR, Lions @ Packers
75Parris Campbell, WR, Colts vs. Vikings
76Diontae Johnson, WR, Steelers vs. Broncos
77Zack Moss, RB, Bills @ Dolphins
78Benny Snell Jr., RB, Steelers vs. Broncos
79Cam Akers, RB, Rams @ Eagles
80Nyheim Hines, RB, Colts vs. Vikings
81Sammy Watkins, WR, Chiefs @ Chargers
82DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles vs. Rams
83Anthony Miller, WR, Bears vs. Giants
84Allen Lazard, WR, Packers vs. Lions
85Scotty Miller, WR, Buccaneers vs. Panthers
86Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Packers vs. Lions
87Preston Williams, WR, Dolphins vs. Bills
88Breshad Perriman, WR, Jets vs. 49ers
89Robby Anderson, WR, Panthers @ Buccaneers
90Adrian Peterson, RB, Lions @ Packers
91Sony Michel, RB, Patriots @ Seahawks
92Jonnu Smith, TE, Titans vs. Jaguars
93Evan Engram, TE, Giants @ Bears
94Tre'Quan Smith, WR, Saints @ Raiders
95Sterling Shepard, WR, Giants @ Bears
96Dallas Goedert, TE, Eagles vs. Rams
97James Conner, RB, Steelers vs. Broncos
98Peyton Barber, RB, Washington @ Cardinals
99Mecole Hardman, WR, Chiefs @ Chargers
100N'Keal Harry, WR, Patriots @ Seahawks
101Noah Fant, TE, Broncos @ Steelers
102Joshua Kelley, RB, Chargers vs. Chiefs
103Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington @ Cardinals
104Hayden Hurst, TE, Falcons @ Cowboys
105T.J. Hockenson, TE, Lions @ Packers
106Eric Ebron, TE, Steelers vs. Broncos
107Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals vs. Washington
108Danny Amendola, WR, Lions @ Packers
109Russell Gage, WR, Falcons @ Cowboys
110Quintez Cephus, WR, Lions vs. Packers
111Austin Hooper, TE, Browns vs. Bengals
112Rob Gronkowski, TE, Buccaneers vs. Panthers
113Tarik Cohen, RB, Bears vs. Giants
114Golden Tate, WR, Giants @ Bears
115Christian Kirk, WR, Cardinals vs. Washington
116Mike Gesicki, TE, Dolphins vs. Bills
117O.J. Howard, TE, Buccaneers vs. Panthers
118Logan Thomas, TE, Washington @ Cardinals
119Jalen Reagor, WR, Eagles vs. Rams
120D'Andre Swift, RB, Lions @ Packers