The odd thing about the flex rankings for Week 4 of the fantasy football season is how different positions intermingle with each other. Evan Engram is ranked ahead of Josh Gordon, for example. While most people aren't able to flex a tight end (they'll put Engram in their TE spot and then look at other players for flex), the starting spot takes into account the projected points each player will get. Mecole Hardman, as another example, is ranked No. 55 in the flex rankings. This sounds like a low ranking, but remember all the other wide receivers and running backs are included. Hardman may easily be a flex on a Week 4 roster.
Use the running back and wide receiver rankings when determining which players to start at those positions. However, the flex rankings can help when fantasy owners are trying to figure out who to start from the guys that are left at the bottom of their roster. The flex spot isn't necessarily the "worst" player left on your team. Often, your team may be stronger at wide receiver, for example, than running back. Use the flex spot to start an extra wide receiver!
Teams on bye: New York Jets, San Francisco
NFL Flex Rankings: Week 4
— 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.
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