Do I have DeAndre Hopkins too high in my fantasy football Week 11 flex rankings? Perhaps. But as the highest-ranked discrepancy between me and the Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR) on the board, I will explain my rationale.
First off, I have him right around sixth overall in half and full PPR. He's above five running backs, with only Saquon Barkley, Austin Ekeler, and Derrick Henry as the only RBs I have ahead of him. In this year of RBs going bust left and right, that seems about right.
And I have him as the third-highest wide receiver in my Flex rankings. And if you are playing in a PPR or half-PPR, you might know why. In both scoring systems, he has the fifth-highest fantasy points per game. That's pretty gosh darn good, as he seems to be making up for the lost time.
The four WRs with better FP/G ratios are Stefon Diggs, Justin Jefferson, Tyreek Hill, and Cooper Kupp. The first two I have ranked about Hopkins. Hill is on a bye. And Kupp is on injured reserve. This really is kind of a no-brainer.
See below for the rest of my flex rankings.
Teams on bye: Jacksonville, Miami, Seattle, Tampa Bay
NFL Flex Rankings: Week 11
— Rankings by Mark Strausberg, a member of the Athlon Network Contributor, who despite his youthful exuberance and good looks has been playing fantasy sports before Wildcats or Hoosiers even made it to VHS. Got a fantasy sports question or thought? Hit him up on Twitter @MarkStrausberg.