The flex position often poses a challenge for fantasy owners. It's hard to pick someone when fantasy owners often have to choose between a running back, a wide receiver, or even a tight end. The running back and wide receiver rankings are straightforward, but when it comes to flex it gets tougher. The first eight flex positions are running backs, but odds are fantasy owners that have those players are starting them in the running back slots.
The flex rankings are designed to rank two players against each other that are of different positions. Often, the decision on who to start and who to sit will also come down to league settings. If your league is PPR, you may get more value from a wide receiver. If your league awards more points for a running back reception than a wide receiver reception (yes, such leagues exist), the running back is definitely more valuable. Know your settings and follow the rankings.
NFL Flex Rankings: Week 2
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.