Week 12 Fantasy Rankings: FLEX


We're into Week 12 of the fantasy football season, and at this point, every start-or-sit decision matters. That said, FLEX rankings are now more important than ever. There are only two teams on bye this week, but they are the Rams and the Chiefs. That will knock out many top-tier fantasy contributors, and it will call for some decisions to be made at positions across the board. It's hard to weigh bench players at different positions comparatively to each other, but that's what our Week 12 FLEX rankings are here to do.

Matchup-based plays are critical for fantasy owners. You need to be able to find that guy who can come in and keep you afloat without Todd Gurley or Tyreek Hill or Travis Kelce for a week to keep you alive in the playoff race. You'll never find a truly comparable player, but sometimes, a good matchup can be enough to create an unexpected RB1/RB2. The same can be said at any of the skill positions.

Week 12 Rankings:
Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker

This week, our FLEX rankings are a bit receiver-heavy, as 56 of the 120 players listed come at that position. This isn't a surprise, since most NFL offenses are able to support at least two viable fantasy receivers. So, if you're looking for some help in the starting lineup, that is definitely the top position to pull talent front. Without further ado, here's this week's flex rankings.

Reminder: For more analysis for individual players, check out our standard running back, wide receiver, and tight end rankings.

WEEK 12 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiverTight end

Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings: FLEX

These rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues

1 Melvin Gordon, RB, Chargers vs. Cardinals
2 Michael Thomas, WR, Saints vs. Falcons
3 Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints vs. Falcons
4 Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Giants @ Eagles
5 Julio Jones, WR, Falcons @ Saints
6 Adam Thielen, WR, Vikings vs. Packers
7 Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys vs. Redskins
8 Nick Chubb, RB, Browns @ Bengals
9 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans vs. Titans
10 Joe Mixon, RB, Bengals vs. Browns
11 Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers vs. 49ers
12 Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants @ Eagles
13 David Johnson, RB, Cardinals @ Chargers
14 Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers @ Broncos
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15 Davante Adams, WR, Packers @ Vikings
16 Leonard Fournette, RB, Jaguars @ Bills
17 Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers vs. Cardinals
18 James Conner, RB, Steelers @ Broncos
19 Matt Breida, RB, 49ers @ Buccaneers
20 T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts vs. Dolphins
21 Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals vs. Browns
22 Alshon Jeffery, WR, Eagles vs. Giants
23 Christian McCaffrey, RB, Panthers vs. Seahawks
24 Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles vs. Giants
25 Marlon Mack, RB, Colts vs. Dolphins
26 Mark Ingram, RB, Saints vs. Falcons
27 Stefon Diggs, WR, Vikings vs. Packers
28 JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Steelers @ Broncos
29 Kenny Golladay, WR, Lions vs. Bears
30 Sony Michel, RB, Patriots @ Jets
31 Amari Cooper, WR, Cowboys vs. Redskins
32 George Kittle, TE, 49ers @ Buccaneers
33 Phillip Lindsay, RB, Broncos vs. Steelers
34 Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns @ Bengals
35 Josh Gordon, WR, Patriots @ Jets
36 Aaron Jones, RB, Packers @ Vikings
37 Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings vs. Packers
38 James White, RB, Patriots @ Jets
39 Jordan Howard, RB, Bears @ Lions
40 Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots @ Jets
41 Golden Tate, WR, Eagles vs. Giants
42 Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks @ Panthers
43 Dion Lewis, RB, Titans @ Texans
44 Gus Edwards, RB, Ravens vs. Raiders
45 Tarik Cohen, RB, Bears @ Lions
46 Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons @ Saints
47 Sterling Shepard, WR, Giants @ Eagles
48 Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks @ Panthers
49 Eric Ebron, TE, Colts vs. Dolphins
50 Adrian Peterson, RB, Redskins @ Cowboys
51 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Broncos vs. Steelers
52 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals @ Chargers
53 Allen Robinson, WR, Bears @ Lions
54 Peyton Barber, RB, Buccaneers vs. 49ers
55 Corey Davis, WR, Titans @ Texans
56 David Njoku, TE, Browns @ Bengals
57 LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills vs. Jaguars
58 Kendrick Bourne, WR, 49ers @ Buccaneers
59 Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots @ Jets
60 Lamar Miller, RB, Texans vs. Titans
61 Frank Gore, RB, Dolphins @ Colts
62 D.J. Moore, WR, Panthers vs. Seahawks
63 John Brown, WR, Ravens vs. Raiders
64 Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers vs. Seahawks
65 Chris Godwin, WR, Buccaneers vs. 49ers
66 Keke Coutee, WR, Texans vs. Titans
67 Trey Burton, TE, Bears @ Lions
68 Willie Snead, WR, Ravens vs. Raiders
69 Isaiah Crowell, RB, Jets vs. Patriots
70 Josh Doctson, WR, Redskins @ Cowboys
71 Antonio Callaway, WR, Browns @ Bengals
72 Jeff Heuerman, TE, Broncos vs. Steelers
73 C.J. Uzomah, TE, Bengals vs. Browns
74 Duke Johnson Jr., RB, Browns @ Bengals
75 Josh Adams, RB, Eagles vs. Giants
76 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Packers @ Vikings
77 Doug Baldwin, WR, Seahawks @ Panthers
78 Courtland Sutton, WR, Broncos vs. Steelers
79 Tevin Coleman, RB, Falcons @ Saints
80 John Ross, WR, Bengals vs. Browns
81 Curtis Samuel, WR, Panthers vs. Seahawks
82 Vance McDonald, TE, Steelers @ Broncos
83 DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins @ Colts
84 DeSean Jackson, WR, Buccaneers vs. 49ers
85 Kenyan Drake, RB, Dolphins @ Colts
86 Jordan Reed, TE, Redskins @ Cowboys
87 Elijah McGuire, RB, Jets vs. Patriots
88 Danny Amendola, WR, Dolphins @ Colts
89 LeGarrette Blount, RB, Lions vs. Bears
90 David Moore, WR, Seahawks @ Panthers
91 Michael Crabtree, WR, Ravens vs. Raiders
92 Donte Moncrief, WR, Jaguars @ Bills
93 Jared Cook, TE, Raiders @ Ravens
94 Evan Engram, TE, Giants @ Eagles
95 Doug Martin, RB, Raiders @ Ravens
96 Mohamed Sanu, WR, Falcons @ Saints
97 Rashard Higgins, WR, Browns @ Bengals
98 Jalen Richard, RB, Raiders @ Ravens
99 Austin Ekeler, Chargers vs. Cardinals
100 Bruce Ellington, Lions vs. Bears
101 Trent Taylor, 49ers @ Buccaneers
102 Jimmy Graham, Packers @ Vikings
103 Royce Freeman, RB, Broncos vs. Steelers
104 Theo Riddick, RB, Lions vs. Bears
105 Dontrelle Inman, WR, Colts vs. Dolphins
106 Chris Herndon, TE, Jets vs. Patriots
107 Kyle Rudolph, TE, Vikings vs. Packers
108 Cameron Brate, TE, Buccaneers vs. 49ers
109 Maurice Harris, WR, Redskins @ Cowboys
110 Tyrell Williams, WR, Chargers vs. Cardinals
111 Nick Vannett, TE, Seahawks @ Panthers
112 Demaryius Thomas, WR, Texans vs. Titans
113 Anthony Miller, WR, Bears @ Lions
114 DeAndre Washington, RB, Raiders @ Ravens
115 Alfred Morris, RB, 49ers @ Buccaneers
116 Buck Allen, Ravens vs. Raiders
117 Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens vs. Raiders
118 Jonnu Smith, TE, Titans @ Texans
119 Derrick Henry, RB, Titans @ Texans
120 Nyheim Hines, RB, Colts vs. Dolphins