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Week 5 – Flex Play Rankings

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After receiving consistent questions about flex play decisions on our weekly mailbag, I’ve decided to list a weekly top flex play ranking article out each week to give you an idea of my top 75 options to start. I will have this list updated on Fridays as injuries and weekly news changes the outlook of many fantasy players around the league. These flex play rankings consist of running backs and wide receivers, for tight end rankings please checkout our weekly tight end rankings, if your league allows for that position to be eligible for a flex play.

Arian Foster vs Raiders -

Just in case you forgot why Arian Foster should be the feature back in Houston, he reminded us that he’s the best fantasy back in the land after a 155-yard performance, and a 42-yard game-winning touchdown run against the Steelers. Sure, Pittsburgh isn’t the same run stuff force we’ve come to know, but to see Foster (and his offensive line) dominate, was a thing of beauty.While Darren McFadden is a great running back, I have Foster moved up to the number one flex play option on our week five list of the top 75 players to start.

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Julio Jones vs Packers –

Back to back 100-yard games for rookie Julio Jones makes him a must start WR-3 play going forward as the Falcons will continue to throw the football. Atlanta’s pass defense is pathetic and if Tavaris Jackson can throw for over 300 yards against this group, what with Aaron Rodgers do to them? Expect Matt Ryan to throw 50 plus times in this one, and Jones makes for a good bet to post his third-straight 100-yard game.

Eric Decker vs Chargers –

A two touchdown performance at Lambeau field, was in large part because the Broncos were forced to throw playing from behind. Eric Decker not only continues to start, but his ten targets on the day should let you know that he’s an active part of this team passing attack and is a WR-3 play going forward.

Thomas Jones @ Colts –

I know it’s trendy to right-off Thomas Jones in fantasy circles, but he does face the Colts defense this week as Kansas City is fresh off a win against the Vikings. Sure, Jones won’t have a good yard per carry average this year, but he should be the starting tailback to begin this game, and has a chance to help your squad if you’re in need of help in deep leagues.

Last Updated – Oct. 7th

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Week 5 Bye Weeks – Browns, Cowboys, Rams, Dolphins, Redskins, Ravens

1 Arian Foster Raiders
2 Darren McFadden @ Texans
3 LeSean McCoy @ Bills
4 Calvin Johnson Bears
5 Fred Jackson Eagles
6 Adrian Peterson Cardinals
7 Matt Forte @ Lions
8 Ryan Mathews @ Broncos
9 Maurice Jones-Drew Bengals
10 Chris Johnson @ Steelers
11 Greg Jennings @ Falcons
12 Hakeem Nicks Seahawks
13 Ahmad Bradshaw Seahawks
14 Frank Gore Buccaneers
15 Wes Welker Jets
16 Steve Smith (Carolina) Saints
17 Larry Fitzgerald @ Vikings
18 Roddy White Packers
19 Dwayne Bowe @ Colts
20 Michael Turner Packers
21 LeGarrette Blount @ 49ers
22 Jahvid Best Bears
23 Santonio Holmes @ Patriots
24 DeSean Jackson @ Bills
25 Jeremy Maclin @ Bills
26 Beanie Wells (I) @ Vikings
27 A.J. Green @ Jaguars
28 Mike Wallace Titans
29 Vincent Jackson (I) @ Broncos
30 Willis McGahee Chargers
31 Cedric Benson @ Jaguars
32 Mike Williams (TB) @ 49ers
33 Percy Harvin Cardinals
34 Stevie Johnson Eagles
35 Reggie Wayne Chiefs
36 Mark Ingram @ Panthers
37 Steven Ridley Jets
38 Sidney Rice @ Giants
39 Brandon Lloyd Chargers
40 Joseph Addai Chiefs
41 Shonn Greene @ Patriots
42 Nate Washington @ Steelers
43 Jordy Nelson @ Falcons
44 Julio Jones Packers
45 Mike Tolbert @ Broncos
46 BenJarvus Green-Ellis Jets
47 Darren Sproles @ Panthers
48 James Starks @ Falcons
49 Lance Moore @ Panthers
50 Mike Thomas Bengals
51 Eric Decker Chargers
52 Ryan Grant (I) @ Falcons
53 Jonathan Stewart Saints
54 DeAngelo Williams Saints
55 LaDainian Tomlinson @ Patriots
56 Johnny Knox Lions
57 Marques Colston @ Panthers
58 Mario Manningham Seahawks
59 Plaxico Burress @ Patriots
60 Marshawn Lynch @ Giants
61 Pierre Thomas @ Panthers
62 David Nelson Eagles
63 Victor Cruz Seahawks
64 Michael Crabtree Buccaneers
65 Thomas Jones @ Colts
66 Kendall Hunter Buccaneers
67 Denarius Moore @ Texans
68 Robert Meachem @ Panthers
69 Steve Breaston @ Colts
70 Titus Young Bears
71 Deion Branch Jets
72 Brandon LaFell Saints
73 Randall Cobb @ Falcons
74 Jacoby Ford (I) @ Texans
75 Antonio Brown Titans

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