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!
Week 8 Flex Rankings (PPR)
Last updated on Sunday, October 27th at 10:30 AM CST.
|Rodgers just torched this OAK secondary, and Hopkins saw 12 targets vs IND with Fuller out. Fire him up.
|WAS is unlikely to keep this one close, which should mean a lot of work for Cook with MIN playing with a lead.
|Fresh off the bye, PIT should continue their run-heavy offense vs a pitiful MIA defense with Conner leading the way.
|Even with Matt Schaub under center, Jones could be a target monster with Sanu now in NE vs a beatable SEA secondary.
|Even with Patrick Peterson likely to limit him, Thomas is a target magnet and talented enough to still produce.
|A healthy Gurley vs CIN's bottom-ranked run defense should lead to a bounceback. Expect to see vintage Gurley.
|With no Patrick Mahomes, GB could give Jones a lot of work if they lead by multiple scores in the second half.
|Bell is a workhorse and should bounce back from a tough game vs a stifling NE defense on Monday night.
|With Thielen out, Diggs should see more targets vs a porous WAS secondary on Thurs night even if MIN leads.
|Even with Sanders there, Kittle remains the no. 1 will get more work than he did in the monsoon game at WAS.
|Moore is a downgrade from Mahomes, but we saw vs DEN that all it takes is one broken coverage for Hill to score.
|With NO not risking Kamara's health with their bye next week, Murray should be a workhorse again.
|ATL has been awful defending slot receivers. The Wilson to Lockett connection should be on full display this week.
|Golladay was quiet vs MIN with Jones exploding, but he remains a top option for Stafford vs a poor NYG secondary.
|Assuming Johnson is out, Edmonds has proven capable of producing and should again even in a tough matchup.
|GB boasts a good pass defense, but Kelce should get peppered with targets from Moore as the outlet receiver.
|Another four TD day is unlikely here, but the Giants' secondary is vulnerable, which could result in another big day.
|With Will Fuller out, Stills should see a lot of work alongside Hopkins vs a bottom-ranked OAK secondary.
|IND will likely play with a lead with Joe Flacco struggling to move the ball, and that means a lot of carries for Mack.
|Sutton figures to see plenty of targets with DEN likely to play from behind and with Sanders traded away to SF.
|Like Sutton, Hooper benefits from Sanu traded away to NE. He should see even more targets than he has been.
|CHI's run defense hasn't been the same since losing Akiem Hicks, and Ekeler could see a lot of dump-off passes.
|Even coming off a big game vs HOU, Hilton owners should be cautious with him likely to see a lot of Chris Harris Jr.
|The Bears defense has not lived up to expectations, and Allen remains Rivers's top WR.
|Odell Beckham Jr.
|Gilmore will be in shadow coverage, but Beckham is talented enough to make a few contested catches.
|Ty Johnson is the lead back with Kerryon Johnson on IR, and we saw Chase Edmonds dominate this run defense.
|White had a TD called back by penalty and was inches away from another vs NYJ. He should cash in this week.
|Michel has been up and down, but so has the CLE defense. He has a shot at scoring another TD or more this week.
|Like Hooper, Ridley should benefit from more targets with Sanu's departure, and SEA's defense is middling at best.
|With Tyrell Williams sidelined, Waller continues to be the primary receiver for this OAK team and a safe PPR start.
|PHI's secondary is healthier, but they weren't great to begin with. Brown should see enough targets either way.
|Henry is due for a lot of check-down throws with the offensive line hurt and likely to struggle vs this CHI pass rush.
|Finally healed from the high ankle sprain, he could see a lot of targets out of the slot if ARI trails in the Superdome.
|If Sterling Shepard is still unable to clear concussion protocol, Tate would likely lead the team in targets again.
|Anderson predicably struggled vs Stephon Gilmore, but Darnold will look to test A.J. Bouye's coverage this week.
|HOU is tough against the run, and Jacobs isn't 100% with a shoulder injury and hasn't been utilized much in the passing game.
|Williams gets usage as a receiver, and he could see more carries if GB gets up big on a Mahomes-less KC team.
|TB has given up the second-most fantasy points to opposing WRs, and Tannehill is actually targeting his WRs.
|Both TEN WRs could have big games as long as TEN's offensive line can slow down Shaq Barrett & company.
|Metcalf could have a huge game vs a bottom-ranked ATL secondary, though volume is a concern if SEA leads.
|TB has a top-rated run defense, and Henry isn't involved much as a receiver. It's TD or bust for him this week.
|Like Henry, Chubb has a tough matchup and will likely be playing from behind, meaning fewer carries for him.
|If Delanie Walker is out, Smith faces a TB secondary giving up the second-most fantasy points to opposing TEs.
|KC's best bet is to attack GB on the ground rather than in the air with Mahomes, trying to keep Rodgers off the field.
|KC hasn't been great vs opposing TEs, and Graham's targets have increased with Davante Adams out.
|Assuming Jared Cook is out again, Hill steps in with a beautiful opportunity vs the worst team at defending the TE.
|Pascal is slowing stepping into the no. 2 WR role and could see a lot of targets if Chris Harris Jr. limits T.Y. Hilton.
|Sanu's presence could help free up Dorsett vs two CLE CBs both returning from multi-week hamstring injuries.
|Sanders will need time to get up to speed in SF, but itshouldn't stop Shanahan from scheming a few plays for him.
|Both Boyd and Erickson are volume plays in PPR assuming CIN will need to play catch-up vs the Rams in London.
|Everett continues to see a high target share, and Goff has now missed him on long TDs two weeks in a row. His time
|If DeSean Jackson is out again, Jeffery faces a tough matchup vs Tre'Davious White but should lead in targets.
|LeSean McCoy is taking more snaps, but Williams could be involved as a receiver if KC trails in the second half.
|It's a tough matchup vs MIN, but McLaurin is the best offensive player they have, and there's garbage time potential.
|It's risky, but Montgomery might see more carries after Matt Nagy admitted not running vs NO was a mistake.
|BUF 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.
|Both MIA WRs have some potential with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center, but it's still a tough matchup vs PIT's CBs.
|It's unlikely Sanu will make a big impact in his first game with NE, but Tom Brady could welcome him with a TD.
|The 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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