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Week 8 Flex Rankings: Bye Weeks and Boo-Boos

Lineup decisions are often tough calls, so here are the Week 8 flex rankings listing the top-100 PPR options at running back, wide receiver, and tight end. With a lot of injured players questionable to play, including big names like Alvin Kamara, David Johnson, and more, make sure you check back for injury updates before finalizing lineups. Also, Dallas and Baltimore are on bye this week, so get those players out of your lineups. Good luck with your matchups this week!

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Week 8 Flex Rankings (PPR)

Last updated on Sunday, October 27th at 10:30 AM CST.

1DeAndre HopkinsWRRodgers just torched this OAK secondary, and Hopkins saw 12 targets vs IND with Fuller out. Fire him up.
2Dalvin CookRBWAS is unlikely to keep this one close, which should mean a lot of work for Cook with MIN playing with a lead.
3Christian McCaffreyRB
4Saquon BarkleyRB
5James ConnerRBFresh off the bye, PIT should continue their run-heavy offense vs a pitiful MIA defense with Conner leading the way.
6Julio JonesWREven with Matt Schaub under center, Jones could be a target monster with Sanu now in NE vs a beatable SEA secondary.
7Michael ThomasWREven with Patrick Peterson likely to limit him, Thomas is a target magnet and talented enough to still produce.
8Todd GurleyRBA healthy Gurley vs CIN's bottom-ranked run defense should lead to a bounceback. Expect to see vintage Gurley.
9Aaron JonesRBWith no Patrick Mahomes, GB could give Jones a lot of work if they lead by multiple scores in the second half.
10Le'Veon BellRBBell is a workhorse and should bounce back from a tough game vs a stifling NE defense on Monday night.
11Leonard FournetteRB
12Chris GodwinWR
13Cooper KuppWR
14Stefon DiggsWRWith Thielen out, Diggs should see more targets vs a porous WAS secondary on Thurs night even if MIN leads.
15Chris CarsonRB
16George KittleTEEven with Sanders there, Kittle remains the no. 1 will get more work than he did in the monsoon game at WAS.
17Mike EvansWR
18JuJu Smith-SchusterWR
19Tyreek HillWRMoore is a downgrade from Mahomes, but we saw vs DEN that all it takes is one broken coverage for Hill to score.
20Latavius MurrayRBWith NO not risking Kamara's health with their bye next week, Murray should be a workhorse again.
21Tyler LockettWRATL has been awful defending slot receivers. The Wilson to Lockett connection should be on full display this week.
22Kenny GolladayWRGolladay was quiet vs MIN with Jones exploding, but he remains a top option for Stafford vs a poor NYG secondary.
23Julian EdelmanWR
24Chase EdmondsRBAssuming Johnson is out, Edmonds has proven capable of producing and should again even in a tough matchup.
25Robert WoodsWR
26Brandin CooksWR
27Travis KelceTEGB boasts a good pass defense, but Kelce should get peppered with targets from Moore as the outlet receiver.
28Marvin JonesWRAnother four TD day is unlikely here, but the Giants' secondary is vulnerable, which could result in another big day.
29Kenny StillsWRWith Will Fuller out, Stills should see a lot of work alongside Hopkins vs a bottom-ranked OAK secondary.
30D.J. CharkWR
31Devonta FreemanRB
32Marlon MackRBIND will likely play with a lead with Joe Flacco struggling to move the ball, and that means a lot of carries for Mack.
33Courtland SuttonWRSutton figures to see plenty of targets with DEN likely to play from behind and with Sanders traded away to SF.
34Austin HooperTELike Sutton, Hooper benefits from Sanu traded away to NE. He should see even more targets than he has been.
35Austin EkelerRBCHI's run defense hasn't been the same since losing Akiem Hicks, and Ekeler could see a lot of dump-off passes.
36T.Y. HiltonWREven coming off a big game vs HOU, Hilton owners should be cautious with him likely to see a lot of Chris Harris Jr.
37Allen RobinsonWR
38Keenan AllenWRThe Bears defense has not lived up to expectations, and Allen remains Rivers's top WR.
39Odell Beckham Jr.WRGilmore will be in shadow coverage, but Beckham is talented enough to make a few contested catches.
40Ty JohnsonRBTy Johnson is the lead back with Kerryon Johnson on IR, and we saw Chase Edmonds dominate this run defense.
41Tevin ColemanRB
42James WhiteRBWhite had a TD called back by penalty and was inches away from another vs NYJ. He should cash in this week.
43Sony MichelRBMichel has been up and down, but so has the CLE defense. He has a shot at scoring another TD or more this week.
44Calvin RidleyWRLike Hooper, Ridley should benefit from more targets with Sanu's departure, and SEA's defense is middling at best.
45Darren WallerTEWith Tyrell Williams sidelined, Waller continues to be the primary receiver for this OAK team and a safe PPR start.
46John BrownWRPHI's secondary is healthier, but they weren't great to begin with. Brown should see enough targets either way.
47Hunter HenryTEHenry is due for a lot of check-down throws with the offensive line hurt and likely to struggle vs this CHI pass rush.
48Larry FitzgeraldWR
49Christian KirkWRFinally healed from the high ankle sprain, he could see a lot of targets out of the slot if ARI trails in the Superdome.
50Golden TateWRIf Sterling Shepard is still unable to clear concussion protocol, Tate would likely lead the team in targets again.
51Robby AndersonWRAnderson predicably struggled vs Stephon Gilmore, but Darnold will look to test A.J. Bouye's coverage this week.
52Josh JacobsRBHOU is tough against the run, and Jacobs isn't 100% with a shoulder injury and hasn't been utilized much in the passing game.
53Jamaal WilliamsRBWilliams gets usage as a receiver, and he could see more carries if GB gets up big on a Mahomes-less KC team.
54Evan EngramTE
55A.J. BrownWRTB has given up the second-most fantasy points to opposing WRs, and Tannehill is actually targeting his WRs.
56Corey DavisWRBoth TEN WRs could have big games as long as TEN's offensive line can slow down Shaq Barrett & company.
57D.K. MetcalfWRMetcalf could have a huge game vs a bottom-ranked ATL secondary, though volume is a concern if SEA leads.
58Zach ErtzTE
59Derrick HenryRBTB has a top-rated run defense, and Henry isn't involved much as a receiver. It's TD or bust for him this week.
60Nick ChubbRBLike Henry, Chubb has a tough matchup and will likely be playing from behind, meaning fewer carries for him.
61Jonnu SmithTEIf Delanie Walker is out, Smith faces a TB secondary giving up the second-most fantasy points to opposing TEs.
62Dede WestbrookWR
63Keke CouteeWR
64LeSean McCoyRBKC's best bet is to attack GB on the ground rather than in the air with Mahomes, trying to keep Rodgers off the field.
65Jamison CrowderWR
66Joe MixonRB
67Jimmy GrahamTEKC hasn't been great vs opposing TEs, and Graham's targets have increased with Davante Adams out.
68Josh HillTEAssuming Jared Cook is out again, Hill steps in with a beautiful opportunity vs the worst team at defending the TE.
69Melvin GordonRB
70Matt BreidaRB
71Zach PascalWRPascal is slowing stepping into the no. 2 WR role and could see a lot of targets if Chris Harris Jr. limits T.Y. Hilton.
72Royce FreemanRB
73Phillip LindsayRB
74Phillip DorsettWRSanu's presence could help free up Dorsett vs two CLE CBs both returning from multi-week hamstring injuries.
75Emmanuel SandersWRSanders will need time to get up to speed in SF, but itshouldn't stop Shanahan from scheming a few plays for him.
76Tyler BoydWRBoth Boyd and Erickson are volume plays in PPR assuming CIN will need to play catch-up vs the Rams in London.
77Alex EricksonWR
78Carlos HydeRB
79Gerald EverettTEEverett continues to see a high target share, and Goff has now missed him on long TDs two weeks in a row. His time
80Marquez Valdes-ScantlingWR
81Geronimo AllisonWR
82Mike WilliamsWR
83Alshon JefferyWRIf DeSean Jackson is out again, Jeffery faces a tough matchup vs Tre'Davious White but should lead in targets.
84D.J. MooreWR
85Damien WilliamsRBLeSean McCoy is taking more snaps, but Williams could be involved as a receiver if KC trails in the second half.
86Jarvis LandryWR
87Terry McLaurinWRIt's a tough matchup vs MIN, but McLaurin is the best offensive player they have, and there's garbage time potential.
88Curtis SamuelWR
89David MontgomeryRBIt's risky, but Montgomery might see more carries after Matt Nagy admitted not running vs NO was a mistake.
90Jordan HowardRBBUF is stout vs the run, but Howard is PHI's goal-line back and could punch in a TD like Kalen Ballage did last week.
91Ronald JonesRB
92Peyton BarberRB
93Preston WilliamsWRBoth MIA WRs have some potential with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center, but it's still a tough matchup vs PIT's CBs.
94Davante ParkerWR
95Eric EbronTE
96Mohamed SanuWRIt's unlikely Sanu will make a big impact in his first game with NE, but Tom Brady could welcome him with a TD.
97Greg OlsenTE
98Allan LazardWR
99Auden TateWR
100Wendell SmallwoodWRThe rain made it close vs SF, but MIN is likely to lead big here. Garbage time receptions make him viable in PPR.

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For a look at how the rankings break down at each position, please check out Mick Ciallela’s Week 8 Rankings and Scott Engel’s Rest of Season Rankings.

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