Week 2 Fantasy Flex Rankings

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 probably 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 end | D/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.

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