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Michael Fabiano

Week 1 Fantasy Football Rankings: Flex (RB/WR/TE)

Finally! We made it! It's the start of Week 1 and because of the Labor Day holiday, it's already Tuesday so we're less than two days away from the regular season kickoff during Thursday Night Football, when the Rams will host the Bills. I hope you're ready to dive into this week's NFL slate because I know I am.

One game I'm looking forward to is Chiefs at the Cardinals—Patrick Mahomes vs. Kyler Murray. That matchup has highest over/under point total (53.5) over at SI Sportsbook. Another potential shootout is the Bengals vs. Cowboys game (O/U 51). Both of those games feature some of the best fantasy players in all the land so it's no surprise that the markets are expecting fireworks.

My rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | FLEX | K | DST

Week 1 flex rankings (RB/WR/TE, PPR)

  1. Jonathan Taylor, RB, IND (at HOU)
  2. Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR (vs. CLE)
  3. Cooper Kupp, WR, LAR (vs. BUF)
  4. Derrick Henry, RB, TEN(vs. NYG)
  5. Austin Ekeler, RB, LAC (vs. LV)
  6. Justin Jefferson, WR, MIN (vs. GB)
  7. Joe Mixon, RB, CIN (vs. PIT)
  8. Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN (vs. GB)
  9. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, CIN (vs. PIT)
  10. CeeDee Lamb, WR, DAL (vs. TB)
  11. Davante Adams, WR, LV (at LAC)
  12. Alvin Kamara, RB, NO (at ATL)
  13. D'Andre Swift, RB, DET (vs. PHI)
  14. Mark Andrews, TE, BAL (at NYJ)
  15. Najee Harris, RB, PIT (at CIN)
  16. Aaron Jones, RB, GB (at MIN)
  17. James Conner, RB, ARI (vs. KC)
  18. Leonard Fournette, RB, TB (at DAL)
  19. Stefon Diggs, WR, BUF (at LAR)
  20. Travis Kelce, TE, KC (at ARI)
  21. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, IND (at HOU)
  22. Keenan Allen, WR, LAC(vs. LV)
  23. Javonte Williams, RB, DEN (at SEA)
  24. Deebo Samuel, WR, SF (at CHI)
  25. A.J. Brown, WR, PHI (at DET)
  26. Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG (at TEN)
  27. D.J. Moore, WR, CAR (vs. CLE)
  28. Tyreek Hill, WR, MIA (vs. NE)
  29. Nick Chubb, RB, CLE (at CAR)
  30. Diontae Johnson, WR, PIT (at CIN)
  31. Mike Evans, WR, TB (at DAL)
  32. Brandin Cooks, WR, HOU (vs. IND)
  33. Marquise Brown, WR, ARI (vs. KC)
  34. Terry McLaurin, WR, WAS (vs. JAC)
  35. Tee Higgins, WR, CIN (vs. PIT)
  36. Antonio Gibson, RB, WAS (vs. JAC)
  37. Mike Williams, WR, LAC (vs. LV)
  38. Courtland Sutton, WR, DEN (at SEA)
  39. D.K. Metcalf, WR, SEA (vs. DEN)
  40. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL (vs. TB)
  41. Michael Thomas, WR, NO (at ATL)
  42. Rashaad Penny, RB, SEA (vs. DEN)
  43. David Montgomery, RB, CHI (vs. SF)
  44. Travis Etienne, RB, JAC (at WAS)
  45. Chase Edmonds, RB, MIA (vs. NE)
  46. Gabe Davis, WR, BUF (at LAR)
  47. A.J. Dillon, RB, GB (at MIN)
  48. Josh Jacobs, RB, LV (at LAC)
  49. Dameon Pierce, RB, HOU (vs. IND)
  50. Kyle Pitts, TE, ATL (vs. NO)
  51. Elijah Mitchell, RB, SF (at CHI)
  52. Rashod Bateman, WR, BAL (at NYJ)
  53. Jaylen Waddle, WR, MIA (vs. NE)
  54. Damien Harris, RB, NE (at MIA)
  55. Tony Pollard, RB, DAL (vs. TB)
  56. Adam Thielen, WR, MIN (vs. GB)
  57. Allen Robinson, WR, LAR (vs. BUF)
  58. Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, DET (vs. PHI)
  59. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, KC (at ARI)
  60. Darnell Mooney, WR, CHI (vs. SF)
  61. George Kittle, TE, SF (at CHI)
  62. Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA (vs. DEN)
  63. Christian Kirk, WR, JAC (at WAS)
  64. Jerry Jeudy, WR, DEN (at SEA)
  65. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, SF (at CHI)
  66. Dalton Schultz, TE, DAL (vs. TB)
  67. Devonta Smith, WR, PHI (at DET)
  68. T.J. Hockenson, TE, DET (vs. PHI)
  69. Cam Akers, RB, LAR (vs. BUF)
  70. Allen Lazard, WR, GB (at MIN)
  71. Cordarrelle Patterson, RB, ATL (vs. NO)
  72. Robert Woods, WR, TEN (vs. NYG)
  73. Elijah Moore, WR, NYJ (vs. BAL)
  74. Darren Waller, TE, LV (at LAC)
  75. Chris Godwin, WR, TB (at DAL)
  76. Hunter Renfrow, WR, LV (at LAC)
  77. Breece Hall, RB, NYJ (vs. BAL)
  78. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, KC (at ARI)
  79. Dallas Goedert, TE, PHI (at DET)
  80. Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, NE (at MIA)
  81. Kareem Hunt, RB, CLE (at CAR)
  82. Zach Ertz, TE, ARI (vs. KC)
  83. Amari Cooper, WR, CLE (at CAR)
  84. Drake London, WR, ATL (vs. NO)
  85. Devin Singletary, RB, BUF (at LAR)
  86. Miles Sanders, RB, PHI (at DET)
  87. Tyler Boyd, WR, CIN (vs. PIT)
  88. Darrell Henderson, RB, LAR (vs. BUF)
  89. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, KC (at ARI)
  90. Jakobi Meyers, WR, NE (at MIA)
  91. Dawson Knox, TE, BUF (at LAR)
  92. Isaiah McKenzie, WR, BUF (at LAR)
  93. Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG (at TEN)
  94. DeVante Parker, WR, NE (at MIA)
  95. Chris Olave, WR, NO (at ATL)
  96. Mike Davis, RB, BAL (at NYJ)
  97. D.J. Chark, WR, DET (vs. PHI)
  98. J.D. McKissic, RB, WAS (vs. JAC)
  99. Rondale Moore, WR, ARI (vs. KC)
  100. Jarvis Landry, WR, NO (at ATL)
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