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Week 10 Flex Rankings: No-Action Jackson

There are four teams on bye in Week 10, which is standard protocol for the NFL at this time of year. However, not all byes are created equally. This week, the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons are on a bye. That could be problematic for many fantasy owners. The Chiefs and Falcons sport some of the most prolific fantasy commodities in the NFL through the halfway point of the season. Each team has high-end options at virtually every position. That can make things difficult for fantasy managers this week. There really is not much of a decision when it comes to starting Julio Jones, Tyreek Hill, or Travis Kelce. Such players are matchup proof and must-starts every week. This week may require some more thought into the decision making process. Enter the Week 10 Flex rankings.

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I should probably mention that the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets are also off this week, but those teams are currently as bad as it gets from an offensive standpoint. Neither team has a top 30 running back or wide receiver over the last three weeks. If you are relying on players from either team, the bye week is probably not your biggest concern. As of this writing, the highest implied total for Week 10 is for the game involving the Las Vegas Raiders and Denver Broncos. Considering neither team boasts a top 10 quarterback or a top 30 receiver, this may not exactly inspire confidence in fantasy managers this week. But there are still plenty of matchups to exploit at each position. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the Week 10 Flex rankings.

Week 10 Flex Rankings

Welcome Back, Mike Davis!

Fantasy managers who picked up Mike Davis back in September have been living high on the hog for several weeks. The return of Christian McCaffrey last week seemingly signaled the beginning of the end for Davis’ fantasy prospects. The fantasy stud immediately returned to his normal workload and overall RB1 status. McCaffrey put up a ho-hum 37.1 PPR points against the Chiefs in his first action in well over a month. Davis had one carry and five receptions and was back to becoming an afterthought for fantasy purposes. However, McCaffrey hurt his shoulder on his final touch and is now unlikely to play this week. Managers who dumped Davis may come to regret that decision. Davis should be a mid-range RB2 this week, even in a difficult matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

No Action for Jackson

We finally thought we would have some clarity in the Los Angeles Chargers backfield last week. Justin Jackson seemed to be the lead back heading into last week’s matchup. Naturally, he got hurt on the team’s first offensive snap, which rendered him useless for fantasy purposes. Much to the dismay of fantasy managers, it was Kalen Ballage, and not Joshua Kelley, who picked up most of the slack. Kelley racked up just 28 rushing yards on only nine carries. He did at least manage five receptions for those in PPR leagues, which prevented a complete disaster. The only thing we can say for certain about the Chargers going forward is that the backfield is a fluid situation. I do have Kelley as the Chargers’ top backfield option this week, but my confidence level in him returning value is extremely low.

I’m Richie James!

It is not often that a player posts an overall WR1 week that makes virtually zero fantasy impact, but that is what happened with Richie James of the San Francisco 49ers last week. With Brandon Aiyuk and Kendrick Bourne out due to Covid protocols and Deebo Samuel out with a hamstring injury, James stepped in and posted a 9-184-1 line against Green Bay. For context, James had never posted more than nine receptions or 165 yards in a season before last week. Last week’s performance is likely the best game we will ever see out of James. But the 49ers once again placed Bourne on the reserve/Covid list, and Samuel is no sure thing to return this week. That means James may get a little more run than normal. I have him ranked in the “dart throw” category, but he may be fantasy relevant for another week.

1Alvin Kamara (NO)vs. SFRB1
2Davante Adams (GB)vs. JACWR1
3Aaron Jones (GB)vs. JACRB2
4Dalvin Cook (MIN)at CHIRB3
5DeAndre Hopkins (ARI)vs. BUFWR2
6James Robinson (JAC)at GBRB4
7Stefon Diggs (BUF)at ARIWR3
8Derrick Henry (TEN)vs. INDRB5
9Keenan Allen (LAC)vs. LVWR4
10James Conner (PIT)vs. CINRB6
11Miles Sanders (PHI)at NYGRB7
12Michael Thomas (NO)vs. SFWR5
13Josh Jacobs (LV)vs. DENRB8
14Terry McLaurin (WAS)at DETWR6
15Tyler Lockett (SEA)at LARWR7
16A.J. Brown (TEN)vs. INDWR8
17Cooper Kupp (LAR)vs. SEAWR9
18Mike Davis (CAR)vs. TBRB9
19Nick Chubb (CLE)vs. HOURB10
20Robert Woods (LAR)vs. SEAWR10
21DK Metcalf (SEA)at LARWR11
22Antonio Gibson (WAS)at DETRB11
23D'Andre Swift (DET)vs. WASRB12
24Adam Thielen (MIN)at CHIWR12
25Chase Edmonds (ARI)vs. BUFRB13
26Duke Johnson (HOU)at CLERB14
27Giovani Bernard (CIN)at PITRB15
28Darren Waller (LV)vs. DENTE1
29Kareem Hunt (CLE)vs. HOURB16
30DeVante Parker (MIA)vs. LACWR13
31Chris Godwin (TB)at CARWR14
32Allen Robinson (CHI)vs. MINWR15
33Travis Fulgham (PHI)at NYGWR16
34Will Fuller (HOU)at CLEWR17
35Jerick McKinnon (SF)at NORB17
36Robby Anderson (CAR)vs. TBWR18
37Brandon Aiyuk (SF)at NOWR19
38Justin Jefferson (MIN)at CHIWR20
39D.J. Chark (JAC)at GBWR21
40Mike Evans (TB)at CARWR22
41Tyler Boyd (CIN)at PITWR23
42JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)vs. CINWR24
43D.J. Moore (CAR)vs. TBWR25
44Diontae Johnson (PIT)vs. CINWR26
45Leonard Fournette (TB)at CARRB18
46Melvin Gordon (DEN)at LVRB19
47Jarvis Landry (CLE)vs. HOUWR27
48Darius Slayton (NYG)vs. PHIWR28
49Christian Kirk (ARI)vs. BUFWR29
50Jerry Jeudy (DEN)at LVWR30
51Curtis Samuel (CAR)vs. TBWR31
52Ronald Jones II (TB)at CARRB20
53Brandin Cooks (HOU)at CLEWR32
54Tee Higgins (CIN)at PITWR33
55Chase Claypool (PIT)vs. CINWR34
56Darrell Henderson (LAR)vs. SEARB21
57Marvin Jones (DET)vs. WASWR35
58Mike Williams (LAC)at MIAWR36
59T.J. Hockenson (DET)vs. WASTE2
60Sterling Shepard (NYG)vs. PHIWR37
61Tim Patrick (DEN)at LVWR38
62John Brown (BUF)at ARIWR39
63Mark Andrews (BAL)at NETE3
64Corey Davis (TEN)vs. INDWR40
65Jonathan Taylor (IND)at TENRB22
66Hunter Henry (LAC)at MIATE4
67Zack Moss (BUF)at ARIRB23
68J.K. Dobbins (BAL)at NERB24
69J.D. McKissic (WAS)at DETRB25
70Deejay Dallas (SEA)at LARRB26
71Emmanuel Sanders (NO)vs. SFWR41
72Noah Fant (DEN)at LVTE5
73Wayne Gallman (NYG)vs. PHIRB27
74Antonio Brown (TB)at CARWR42
75Marquise Brown (BAL)at NEWR43
76Rob Gronkowski (TB)at CARTE6
77Jakobi Meyers (NE)vs. BALWR44
78Devin Singletary (BUF)at ARIRB28
79Dallas Goedert (PHI)at NYGTE7
80Darnell Mooney (CHI)vs. MINWR45
81Jalen Reagor (PHI)at NYGWR46
82Evan Engram (NYG)vs. PHITE8
83A.J. Green (CIN)at PITWR47
84Cordarrelle Patterson (CHI)vs. MINWR48
85Danny Amendola (DET)vs. WASWR49
86Eric Ebron (PIT)vs. CINTE9
87Jared Cook (NO)vs. SFTE10
88Rashard Higgins (CLE)vs. HOUWR50
89Jonnu Smith (TEN)vs. INDTE11
90Henry Ruggs (LV)vs. DENWR51
91Phillip Lindsay (DEN)at LVRB29
92Cole Beasley (BUF)at ARIWR52
93Kendrick Bourne (SF)at NOWR53
94Keelan Cole (JAC)at GBWR54
95Josh Reynolds (LAR)vs. SEAWR55
96Joshua Kelley (LAC)at MIARB30
97Latavius Murray (NO)vs. SFRB31
98Mike Gesicki (MIA)vs. LACTE12
99Austin Hooper (CLE)vs. HOUTE13
100T.Y. Hilton (IND)at TENWR56
101Damien Harris (NE)vs. BALRB32
102Nelson Agholor (LV)vs. DENWR57
103Hunter Renfrow (LV)vs. DENWR58
104James White (NE)vs. BALRB33
105Jordan Wilkins (IND)at TENRB34
106Robert Tonyan (GB)vs. JACTE14
107Matt Breida (MIA)vs. LACRB35
108Jimmy Graham (CHI)vs. MINTE15
109Nyheim Hines (IND)at TENRB36
110Jakeem Grant (MIA)vs. LACWR59
111Anthony Miller (CHI)vs. MINWR60
112Damiere Byrd (NE)vs. BALWR61
113Jamaal Williams (GB)at JACRB37
114Larry Fitzgerald (ARI)vs. BUFWR62
115Rex Burkhead (NE)vs. BALRB38
116Randall Cobb (HOU)at CLEWR63
117K.J. Hamler (DEN)at LVWR64
118Michael Pittman (IND)at TENWR65
119Adrian Peterson (DET)vs. WASRB39
120Trey Burton (IND)at TENTE16
121JaMycal Hasty (SF)at NORB40
122Zach Pascal (IND)at TENWR66
123Malcolm Brown (LAR)vs. SEARB41
124Gus Edwards (BAL)at NERB42
125Tyler Higbee (LAR)vs. SEATE17
126Marquez Valdes-Scantling (GB)vs. JACWR67
127Logan Thomas (WAS)at DETTE18
128Marvin Hall (DET)vs. WASWR68
129Travis Homer (SEA)at LARRB43
130Troymaine Pope (LAC)at MIARB44
131Jordan Reed (SF)at NOTE19
132Kalen Ballage (LAC)at MIARB45
133Ryan Nall (CHI)vs. MINRB46
134David Moore (SEA)at LARWR69
135Gerald Everett (LAR)vs. SEATE20
136Chris Conley (JAC)at GBWR70
137Greg Ward (PHI)at NYGWR71
138Allen Lazard (GB)vs. JACWR72
139Tre'Quan Smith (NO)vs. SFWR73
140Alexander Mattison (MIN)at CHIRB47
141Alfred Morris (NYG)vs. PHIRB48
142Kyle Rudolph (MIN)at CHITE21
143Jordan Akins (HOU)at CLETE22
144Anthony Firkser (TEN)vs. INDTE23
145Mark Ingram (BAL)at NERB49
146Mo Alie-Cox (IND)at TENTE24
147Willie Snead (BAL)at NEWR74
148Kenyan Drake (ARI)vs. BUFRB50
149Greg Olsen (SEA)at LARTE25
150Jordan Howard (MIA)vs. LACRB51
151Marcus Johnson (IND)at TENWR75
152Richie James (SF)at NOWR76
153Devontae Booker (LV)vs. DENRB52
154Ross Dwelley (SF)at NOTE26
155Samaje Perine (CIN)at PITRB53
156Steven Sims (WAS)at DETWR77
157N'Keal Harry (NE)vs. BALWR78
158Jalen Guyton (LAC)at MIAWR79
159Boston Scott (PHI)at NYGRB54
160Andy Isabella (ARI)vs. BUFWR80
161Chris Thompson (JAC)at GBRB55
162Gabriel Davis (BUF)at ARIWR81
163Tyler Eifert (JAC)vs. HOUTE27
164Alshon Jeffery (PHI)at NYGWR82
165Drew Sample (CIN)at PITTE28
166Cam Sims (WAS)at DETWR83
167Harrison Bryant (CLE)vs. HOUTE29
168Golden Tate (NYG)vs. PHIWR84
169Kalif Raymond (TEN)vs. INDWR85
170Jalen Richard (LV)vs. DENRB56
171Myles Boykin (BAL)at NEWR86
172Scott Miller (TB)at CARWR87
173KhaDarel Hodge (CLE)vs. HOUWR88
174Darren Fells (HOU)at CLETE30
175Benny Snell (PIT)vs. CINRB57
176Dawson Knox (BUF)at ARITE31
177Malcolm Perry (MIA)vs. LACRB58
178Auden Tate (CIN)at PITWR89
179James Washington (PIT)vs. CINWR90
180Cam Akers (LAR)vs. SEARB59
181Devin Duvernay (BAL)at NEWR91
182Dontrelle Inman (WAS)at DETWR92
183Jacob Hollister (SEA)at LARTE32
184Dan Arnold (ARI)vs. BUFTE33
185Kerryon Johnson (DET)vs. WASRB60
186David Njoku (CLE)vs. HOUTE34
187Mack Hollins (MIA)vs. LACWR93
188Olabisi Johnson (MIN)at CHIWR94
189Austin Mack (NYG)vs. PHIWR95
190Ian Thomas (CAR)vs. TBTE35
191Kyle Juszczyk (SF)at NORB61
192Anthony McFarland (PIT)vs. CINRB62
193Nick Boyle (BAL)at NETE36
194Dion Lewis (NYG)vs. PHIRB63
195Alex Collins (SEA)at LARRB64
196Trent Taylor (SF)at NOWR96
197Trenton Cannon (CAR)vs. TBRB65
198DaeSean Hamilton (DEN)at LVWR97
199Isaiah Wright (WAS)at DETWR98
200Jeremy McNichols (TEN)vs. INDRB66

If you enjoyed Mick’s Week 10 Flex Rankings, make sure to check the rest of our Week 10 Analysis for more help in optimizing your lineups.

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  1. Mitch says

    Where will you rank Gio if Mixon sits again

    1. Mick Ciallela says

      Hi Mitch,

      He would be an RB2 for me, somewhere in the 15-20 range among RBs.

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